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Mac lovers might have been happy to upgrade to OS-X Tiger earlier this year, but like me they very quickly realized what a piece of garbage it really was. Two upgrades later, I have finally found a feature I love – the new improved wireless access. […]

Mac lovers might have been happy to upgrade to OS-X Tiger earlier this year, but like me they very quickly realized what a piece of garbage it really was. Two upgrades later, I have finally found a feature I love – the new improved wireless access. Still, I think from a common user’s perspective, iSync 2.1 upgrade is what matters most. It now supports some of the latest phones on the market, like my current beloved Nokia 6682 (6680 in Europe) and other latest Nokia models. More handsets from Panasonic and Sony Ericsson get support with these release.

However, it is not without its own quirks. For instance, you can iSync your Nokia with only one computer. The reason for this being that Apple installs an iSync agent on your Symbian powered Nokia phone. Which makes syncing a breeze. But that’s the only bad news. Good news is that it syncs photos, address book, calendar and the to-do list from your Apple Address Book and iCal with your phone.

iSync Nokia 6682 Nokia 6680

In order to make it work with your Nokia 6682/80, here is what you need to do.

  1. Download iSync 2.1, and install it.
  2. Shut down all bluetooth enabled applications such as BluePhone Elite and Nokia Collector.
  3. Delete any pairings between your Mac and your Nokia 6680/82.
  4. Pair the phone and computer by starting afresh.
  5. Follow the onscreen instructions.
  6. Make the Bluetooth connection between your computer and your Nokia as authorized.
  7. Accept the iSync agent install.
  8. Shut off your phone, and power it back again.
  9. You are done.
  10. iSync and enjoy!
  1. You seem to imply there’s a causal relation between the presence of the sync agent on the phone and the inability to sync to more than one Mac. How does that work?

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  2. iSync

    Om Malik and Russ Beattie both had posts this week on syncing a Nokia Series 60 phone with the latest version of Apple’s iSync. Great resource for any of you Nokie/Apple fans out there.

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  3. Om,

    Where did you purchase your Nokia 6682 in the USA?

    Thanks
    jMr

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  4. oh i have it on loan from nokia. not yet for sale in the US

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  5. [...] is phone to consumers directly. Having used it for almost a month, I love the fact that it iSyncs with my Powerbook, and can handle the Cingular network well. I have no dropped [...]

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  6. bluechamber Monday, July 25, 2005

    Bought from Nokia Direct July 25th 2005 6:00am.

    Saw 6682 on site the 23rd but read alot before buying… I hope it serves up all I have seen so far ..
    Really want Nokia N70′s EDGE version for 850/1800/1900 but will wait til it shows up.

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  7. I’ve had a 6680 for 6 weeks here in the UK from Orange. It’s developed many quirks (often won’t save pics, often can’t access gallery) as it goes along and ocassionally goes totally tits up and has to reset. I’ve tried the much appreciated advice listed above to get it to sync with no joy:( It’s still a great phone tho, despite no Nokia software, Orange billing me double and offering minimal support:(

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  8. What about syncing other data is this possible ?

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  9. My isync agent wont install on 6680 due to a ‘security error’ no other advise given nor can I find the reason. Anyone help?

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  10. Yeh im having the exact same problem, i tried to turn off the security settings but didnt work. Still keep geting 2 ‘security error’. So… anyone any ideas?

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