Setting up to sync your Palm OS device

You can use iSync to synchronize the Address Book contacts and iCal calendar and To Do information on your computer with the contacts, calendar, and to do list on your Palm OS device.

Before you can sync your Palm OS device and computer, you need to install the iSync Palm Conduit 1.2 software. To download a copy, visit Once you have the software installed, you need to add your Palm OS device to iSync. You only need to do this once.

To add your Palm OS device to iSync:

1. Make sure you’ve installed iCal 1.5 or later, iSync Palm Conduit 1.2, and Palm Desktop 4.0 or later for Mac OS X.

To download the latest version of iCal, visit To download the latest iSync Palm Conduit, visit

iSync requires HotSync 3.0, which is installed along with the Palm Desktop 4.0 software. For more information about Palm Desktop software, visit

WARNING: You should plan to sync your Palm OS device with only one computer. If you add your Palm device to iSync on more than one computer, the information may not sync correctly.

2. Open HotSync Manager (by default, it’s located in the Palm folder inside your Applications folder).

3. Choose HotSync > Conduit Settings.

4. In the Conduit Settings window, double-click the iSync Conduit, then select “Enable iSync for this Palm device.”

This allows the Address Book, Date Book, and To Do information on your Palm OS device to be synchronized with your Mac OS X Address Book and iCal using iSync. (Notes on your Palm will continue to sync with the Palm Desktop.)

5. If you’re using a Palm device that’s localized for use with Japanese, select “This is a Japanese Device.”

IMPORTANT: If this is a Japanese Palm OS device and you do not select this checkbox, your information may become corrupted.

6. Click OK.

Your Palm OS device appears in the iSync window the next time you open iSync.

For information on setting up your Palm to sync wirelessly using Bluetooth, search Mac Help for Bluetooth and Palm.

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