Written by Keith Meyers
The best place to find software applications for your Android smartphone is on Android Market.Â Look for software that enables you to connect your Android to Microsoft Outlook. You will have to decide if you want to use a free application, or buy one that's capable of synchronizing your emails, contacts and calendar events with Outlook. You will have to use your Gmail account to log on to Android Market. Then, you will be able to select a software application that's compatible with your Android smartphone.Â Â Â
Go to the Home screen on your Android smartphone and tap the â€śAndroid Marketâ€ť icon. Click on the "Gmail" hyperlink and enter your user account information. Then click the "Sign in" button to log on to Android Market. Type the keywords â€śOutlook Syncâ€ť in the text box near the top of the display screen. Tap the magnifying glass (search button) when you're done.
Scroll down the list of software applications until you see one that you want to download. Look for free software applications like Android Sync Manager, Outlook Reflex, and HTC Sync Manager that you can use to connect Outlook with your Android smartphone. If you decide to purchase a software application from Android Market, make certain that you have your credit card information handy to complete the online transaction.Â Â Â Â Â
Tap the â€śInstallâ€ť button, after you have found an application that you want to use. Then tap the â€śOKâ€ť button to confirm that you want to download the application on your phone.
Tap on the Outlook sync icon that you just installed on your phone. Keep in mind, the user instructions for various types of Outlook synchronization software for Android smartphones can vary.
Click on the â€śSync Settingsâ€ť button. Tick the check boxes next to each item that you want to sync with your Android smartphone. For instance, your personal contacts and calendar events folders. Click the â€śSaveâ€ť button when you're done.
Go back to the â€śHomeâ€ť screen on your phone. Select â€śMenuâ€ť and then select â€śSettingsâ€ť and â€śApplications.â€ť Click the check box next to â€śUSB debuggingâ€ť to enable the option.
Make certain that you close Microsoft Outlook, if you have the application running on your computer.
Plug the USB cable that came with your phone into an open USB port on your computer. Windows will automatically detect the device. Click on the â€śSynchronize Nowâ€ť button.
Wait until the synchronization process to finish. Unplug your Android smartphone from your computer.