How to Mount Windows Mobile on a Mac

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Windows Mobile smart phones are not designed with Mac compatibility in mind, but thanks to third-party development it's possible to mount such a device on your Mac computer, enabling data transfer and various sync operations to be performed. These programs---SyncMate, The Missing Sync and PocketMac---provide the driver support necessary to access your Windows Mobile device from a Mac operating system and include an array of features for synchronising data between Mac applications and the Windows Mobile smartphone.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Download and install SyncMate (see Resources).

  2. 2

    Connect your Windows Mobile device using the appropriate USB cable.

  3. 3

    Launch SyncMate.

  4. 4

    Click "Add Connection."

  5. 5

    Select "Windows Mobile Device (USB)" and click "Continue." Once your Windows Mobile device is properly detected, click "Continue" again to proceed. You may also choose to sync your Windows Mobile device using Bluetooth or wireless if your mobile device supports these formats.

  6. 6

    Enter a name for your Windows Mobile device and click "Finish." Your Windows Mobile device will now be mounted every time you connect the device to the Mac and you can sync data between Mac applications and your device using the SyncMate software.

  1. 1

    Download and install The Missing Sync (see Resources). The software costs £25.90 as of October 2010 to download.

  2. 2

    Connect your Windows Mobile device to the Mac using the appropriate USB cables.

  3. 3

    Launch The Missing Sync once your computer finishes rebooting. You will be required to enter the registration details you received when purchasing the product to continue. Enter your information and click "OK."

  4. 4

    Select "Devices" and then "Add Device" from the menu bar. Your Windows Mobile device should be automatically detected. Click the Windows Mobile icon and it will now be displayed in The Missing Sync toolbar. When connecting your Windows Mobile device to the Mac in the future, The Missing Sync will mount the device and you can use the program to sync data between your computer and Windows Mobile.

  1. 1

    Download and install PocketMac for Windows Mobile (see Resources). The software costs £19.40 as of September 2010 to download but is available for 90 days risk free.

  2. 2

    Connect your Windows Mobile device to the Mac using the appropriate USB cables and then click the right-arrow button in the "Device Locator Assistant" to scan for the Windows Mobile device.

  3. 3

    Select your Windows Mobile device and click "Configure."

  4. 4

    Select your screen size and click the right arrow.

  5. 5

    Click "Configure" to complete the device set up. Once you restart your computer, it will be set up to mount your Windows Mobile device every time you connect it. You can use PocketMac to sync Mac data to your smart phone.

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