iSync 2.1 and Nokia 6680, 6682


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!



I never saw a response to the question of whether the Nokia 9300 can sync Entourage and/or address book to a Mac?? any info would be greatly appreciated


I do have serious problems with syncing my mac and nokia 6680. I have tried “everything” but it will not work. My previous phone was a SonyEricsson K700i, with the same problem. I started iSync, it took FOREVER to sync a few phonenumbersm and a week of appointments… Forever is in this context somewere near 30-90 minutes. Anyone have a DETAILED solution? I´m running OS X.4.6, iSync version is 2.2. Also remember that this was a problem on previous phones as well. Probably a MACproblem…


How do I use this application to get my images off of the memory card in my Nokia 6682?


jm thanks. Anyone with problems check out jis entry on 25th August. Bravo~!


I follow the instructions above for setting up my new 6680 to sync, but at no point do I have to accept the iSync Agent (it clearly isn’t being installed), and the only option I get is to use my phone to access the Internet. The prefs for allowing programs to install on my phone are as they should be. How do I get the agent to install??


thank you so much for this nice chat, i found you guys on google and was abble to sync my nokia 6680 reading all your messages, it now work fine, cheers


re: transfer large files

Ah, figured it out, if you don’t want to post the previous message.

Menu->Messaging->Options->Settings->Other->Memory Card in Use->Memory Card


re: transfer large files

thanks for the tip. synching works great.

is there a way to transfer a large file (3gp for example) to the memory card in my phone. Bluetooth file excahnge seems to default to internal phone memory, so I can’t receive the video that I have room on the memory card to hold.

Phil Suarez

I am having problems viewing phone contents on my G4 powerbook when I am browsing 6680 using bluetooth browser, It wont show and directory or file information and wont let me create new folder from within tiger. isync working fine though

Phil Suarez

To sync devices re address book from computer to phone first reset deices in isync. Make sure you have no entries in phone and then sync. This will send data from computer to phone not other way round

Tim Hutchinson

Sorry, no answers, only questions…

I’ve foolishly just bought another Communicator, this time the 9500. Been through various chatrooms, and got as far as altering the connection scripts, adding the 9500icon, downloading Sync Agent to my 9500.

My mac keeps telling me install Sync Agent, which it transmits by Bluetooth. When i receive this file, where should I save it to?

Phil Baron

While I’m able to easily create a Bluetooth pair with the 6682 from
my powerbook, every time I try to sync (contacts only, a specific
group) the iSync app
immediately crashes.

What I’ve tried so far:
1) quit all unnecessary daemons and programs (ie: APE manager,
Quickeys, etc.)
2) Repaired permissions
3) Booted into Safe Boot mode
4) Deleted the BlueTooth pair numerous times
5) Turned the phone off and on
6) Drew a pentagram and prayed to the dark gods for mercy

Every single bleedin’ time, iSync crashes.
The 6682 is listed on Apple’s iSync site as a compatible device.

Does any one have any ideas on a fix for this?

Thanks, any help is appreciated


Ok. all synced but it will not transfer info from computer to phone in contacts, only the other way round. Its trying to delete all my address book and replace with mobile phone contacts – anyone any ideas?


Thats all on, its showing up, its transferred my calender to my phone. But I left my contacts in my phone blank ready to sync from the Mac and it keeps telling me it has amends to my computer of 196 records to delete, which i’m guessing is it telling me its going to update my records with a blank set, so I have aborted the sync, can’t find any settings which allow a 2 way sync?

Om Malik

has the phone shown up in your isync. go and click on – turn 6680 synchronization. if it doesn’t work, remove the bluetooth pairing and restart. it works from isync. not sure why the problem.


isync all installed on mine – all good, except it will only sync from phone to mac, not the other way round – any advice out there?? Feel free to hurl abuse if its me being daft!


I have spent a while now trying to set up my 6680 to my mac. I have iSync 2.1, all seems as though it should run smoothly, but when it comes to the mac downloading iSync onto the phone, the phone rejects it saying it is an error.
What do you suggest? Thanks.

Om Malik

you can send pictures to the mac using bluetooth and similarly use nokia collector to get the photos on and off the phone.

Jan Egil Hægeland


Is it possible to connect the Nokia 6680 with mac and transfer the pictures from the phone to the mac? And how do i do this?


Went to App Manager — Application downloads – Options – settings and Changed Software installation from ‘signed only’ to ‘on’ then the installation of the agent worked.

Just took time and trial and error to get it.


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?


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


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:(


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.

John Richey


Where did you purchase your Nokia 6682 in the USA?


Benoit Gariod

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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