If you use the Infrared (IR) port on your handheld, you can connect with a wide range of IR enabled computers and other devices, such as cell phones that conform with the IrCOMM standard. This means that you can perform HotSync operations through the IR port on your handheld without using your cradle.
First, you need to ensure that your desktop or laptop computer is equipped with an infrared interface that is IrCOMM compatible. You also need to make sure that the IR port on your computer is enabled and ready to use. Check the documentation that came with your computer to learn more about enabling infrared communications.
Once your computer is ready for general IR communications, you need to configure the HotSync Manager.
Follow these steps to enable IR HotSync on your Windows computer:
- Click the HotSync Manager icon in the Windows system tray.
- Make sure InfraRed is checked in the menu.
If a COM port is not available or in conflict with another application, you may need to contact your PC manufacturer to resolve these issues.
Once HotSync Manager is setup, follow these steps to perform an IR HotSync procedure:
- On your device, open the Applications launcher.
- Launch the HotSync application.
- Tap Local.
- Tap the drop-down menu under the HotSync icon and select "IR to a PC/Handheld."
- Position the IR port of your handheld within a couple of inches of the infrared port of your computer.
- Tap the onscreen HotSync icon (on your handheld) to start the IR HotSync operation.
Be sure to keep the IR ports aligned during the HotSync process. Moving your handheld or computer out of range results in disruption and termination of the HotSync process.
Note: IR HotSync operations are the slowest, and they consume the most battery power. If you have the means to synchronize another way (USB, serial, etc.), we recommend doing so.