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How to Sync Outlook Contacts With a Samsung Galaxy S

Samsung sold 10 million Galaxy S smartphones in the six-month period between June 2010 and January 2011. Galaxy S phones, like all Android powered phones, connect the contacts, calendar and e-mail information to a single Google Account. If you have all of your contacts saved in Microsoft's Outlook application, you'll need a way to sync the information with Google's servers so you can have all your contacts available on your phone.

Download one of the free syncing applications to the computer running Outlook. The "GContactsSync" application is available through the website Code.Google.com. You can find the "Contacts Sync" program at PPPIndia.com. For those using a Google Apps account, the "Google Apps Sync" software is available from Mail.Google.com/Support.

Install the program you chose to download. Double-click on the downloaded file, then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.

Run the program once it's installed. Enter your Google Account username and password. Choose what items will sync between Outlook and Google. For example you can choose to sync only contacts, contacts and calendar events, notes, e-mails and any combination of the items.

Choose whether Google will overwrite Outlook, Outlook will overwrite Google or if they will reconcile together. Set Outlook to overwrite Google if you want all of your Google contacts to be deleted and replaced with your Outlook contacts. Choose to sync if you want to reconcile the information between the two. This might result in some duplicate contacts, but you won't lose any of your information.

Tip

Google Apps accounts can use the Google Apps Sync feature. Google Apps is for business users who have subscribed to the service. Free Google Account users cannot use the Google Apps Sync program.

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James T Wood is a teacher, blogger and author. Since 2009 he has published two books and numerous articles, both online and in print. His work experience has spanned the computer world, from sales and support to training and repair. He is also an accomplished public speaker and PowerPoint presenter.