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Setup Guide - Sync Android to Mac via Local Wi-Fi


Before proceeding, PLEASE back up your data.

Address Book 6.x: Archive your address book
http://support.apple.com/kb/PH4653

iCal 5.x: Back up or restore calendars and reminder lists
http://support.apple.com/kb/PH4653

Create a backup of your Outlook for Mac data
Back up Outlook for Mac 2011


Setup DejaOffice on your Android device

  1. Install DejaOffice 2.2.1 or higher from dejaoffice.com/androidapp on your device.
  2. Connect your Android device to the same local Wi-Fi network as your Mac.
  3. Open DejaOffice, then tap "Setup Wizard" and ensure that you select Wi-Fi Sync as your sync method.
  4. Tap "Wi-Fi Settings" and record the IP address and device name (You'll need this when configuring CompanionLink).
  5. OPTIONAL: Configure DejaOffice to sync with the native Android apps (within Setup Wizard).

Setup CompanionLink on your Mac

  1. Download and install CompanionLink if you have not already done so. CompanionLink for Mac
  2. Open the "CompanionLink" app from the Lauchpad or your Applications folder.
  3. Choose "Android" from the first drop-down option (Select your sync target).
  4. Choose "Local Wi-Fi Sync" from the 2nd drop-down option (Select your sync method).
  5. Click the gear icon next to "Local Wi-Fi Sync", and enter the IP address of your device and the device name. This info can be found on the device within DejaOffice/Settings/Sync Settings/Local Wi-Fi Settings.
  6. Select the Contact Manager you wish to sync (we sync with the native Apple Apps, Outlook for Mac 2011 and 2016)
  7. Choose "Advanced Settings" to configure which Applications you would like to sync, which Calendars or Reminders lists you want to include/exclude.

How to sync

  1. Ensure that your Android device is connected to your Wi-Fi network, and that DejaOffice is running on the device.
  2. Open CompanionLink on your Mac, and click the "Synchronize" button.
  3. Once the synchronization begins, you will see a working progress indicator within DejaOffice. Please refrain from disconnecting from the Wi-Fi network until synchronization completes.

OPTIONAL: CompanionLink for Mac synchronizes your Mac's Address Book and iCal apps with DejaOffice. You can also set up two-way sync between Outlook for Mac 2011 and these apps that come with your Mac. More info here: Outlook for Mac 2011 and DejaOffice.