How to Sync Your Smartphone and Your PC

by ContributorUpdated September 28, 2017

Items you will need

  • Smartphone

  • Computer

As you run around in your busy life, it is impractical to leave your important files and telephone numbers stored separately in your Smartphone and computer. You can use the following steps to sync your Smartphone and your PC if you are using Microsoft Windows XP or earlier versions of the Windows operating systems.

Locate a USB port on your computer. Newer computers often have a couple of these ports somewhere on the front of your machine. If there are no ports in the front, locate a USB port on the back of your computer tower. Avoid using a port on your keyboard as these typically transfer data at a much slower rate.

Connect your Smartphone to your computer. Take the sync cable that came with your Smartphone and plug one end into a USB port on your computer and plug the other end into your Smartphone.

Use the synchronization software on your computer. Smartphones come with a CD that you can use to install a program onto your computer to sync your devices. Double click on the software icon and launch the sync program on your computer.

Click on the Synchronization Wizard to initialize the syncing process. Follow the step-by-step instructions provided by the Wizard.

Choose the data that you wish to synchronize. Find the files and folders that you would like to synchronize your Smartphone with your computer or vice versa. Select each file using the wizard User Interface by clicking on the file name once.

Click the Finish icon to complete the process. Your Smartphone and personal computer should be in sync if you have completed the process properly.


Be aware of your operating system before following the suggested steps. If your computer is running the Windows Vista system, you will have to check the Windows Mobile Device Center first for more details.

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