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Old 11-09-2008, 10:07 AM
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iPhone 3G & W204 -- address book

Has anyone managed to download theire address book contacts from the iPhone to the car?

It didn't dio it automatically when it was paired and Vcard download dosn't do anything as the iPhone dosn't have a way to initiate the download.

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Old 11-09-2008, 10:13 AM
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iPhone's bluetooth only supports voice transfer. No data transfer.
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I having been trying to figure this one out myselft and now am thinking of trying to pair my iphone synced bluetooth laptop to the car. That should let me use outlook to send the data over...I think... Has anyone tried this?
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How would initiate the transfer with Outlook to the car?

There doesn't appear to be a mechanism to upload the data through Laptop Bluetooth.

I'm thinking more towards using another older spare phone, an old Motorola I have lying around, sync it with outlook, than pairing it to the car, uploading the address book and than just go back to using the iPhone.

Clumsy for updates but may work to transfer the initial bulk of the data.
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save each contact, individually, from outlook as a vcard to the root of a memory card... then put the card in the car and import from the comand menu
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save each contact, individually, from outlook as a vcard to the root of a memory card... then put the card in the car and import from the comand menu
I did this through Outlook and just copied all the vcards to the memory card. It copied them all to the car's address book in about a half a second! Somewhere on here, there's a thread that gives more detailed instructions on how to do this.
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That worked. I copied a few of the addresses from Outlook to Vcard files. Tedious if you have a lot but I only copied a few for noe.
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iPhone's bluetooth only supports voice transfer. No data transfer.
I don't think that is completely correct. The 3G iPhone does transfer the phone book when used with third party devices like the ViseeO adapter at an MB.

The way I've understood this is that iPhone (first generation) initially worked fine with the MB adapter (in Europe at least, the HFP adapter only though, iPhone does not support BT SAP) but at a certain iPhone SW upgrade this all stopped working. The 3G version has been the same from the first SW release.

It is a compatibility issue and I assume Apple is blaming MB (as their device works with an adapter that accepts a bit faulty designs) and MB is blaming Apple (because it used to work with iPhone before their SW changes).
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