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How does the HP Synergy feature work?

How does the HP Synergy feature work?

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How does the HP Synergy feature work?  (webOS 3.x Tablet)

How does the HP Synergy feature work?

Introduction

The HP Synergy feature gathers information from several sources and brings them onto your device. All of your info remains in its original location online.

For example, suppose your contact info is stored in online accounts like Google Contacts, Exchange Contacts, and Facebook. When you set up accounts for those three services on your device, the contact info from all three appears in the Contacts app on your device. When you look at the info in these accounts online, however, you see that your Facebook contacts stay in Facebook, your Google contacts stay in Google, and so on. In some apps, such as Email and Contacts, you can view info gathered from multiple sources in a single view on your device.

For some online accounts, you can gather info from more than one app. If the info you want on your device is already in an online account that is supported by the Synergy feature, all you need to do is set up this account on your device. When setting up the account in one app (such as Contacts), you can choose whether to set up the account in your other apps. For example, when you set up a Google email account (called Gmail), you can choose whether to set up Google Contacts in your device?s Contacts app, Google Calendar in your device?s Calendar app, and Google Talk in your device?s Messaging app.

Synchronization is also supported with some online accounts; for accounts that support synchronization, any changes you make on your device or in the online account are automatically updated in either location. Other accounts support a one-way transfer of information from the online service to your device. See the next section and Synchronization and data transfer summary chart for details.

Which accounts work with the Synergy feature?

You must already have the account set up on the web to use this option (for instance, a Facebook account set up on Facebook.com, or a Google account set up on gmail.com).

Google: This account includes Gmail, calendar, contacts, and messaging. Setting up a Google account brings in Google email (Gmail), contacts, and calendar events, and sets up Google Talk in Messaging. In addition, Google email, calendar, and contacts in your My Contacts list are also automatically synchronized, so changes you make to info on your device are kept in sync with changes you make to your info on Gmail.com.

Note When you create a Gmail account, Google does not automatically add Google Calendar to your account. You must add Google Calendar separately. If you don?t already have a Gmail account, go to mail.google.com and create one first. To add Google Calendar, go to google.com/calendar and log in using your Gmail account name and password. When prompted, add Google Calendar to your account.

Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync: This account includes email, calendar, contacts, and tasks. Setting up an Exchange account brings in Exchange email, calendar events, contacts, and tasks to your device. In addition, Exchange email, calendar, contacts, and tasks are also automatically synchronized, so changes you make to info on your device are kept in sync with changes you make to your info in your desktop app that is connected to an Exchange server.

Yahoo!: This account includes email, calendar, and contacts. Sprint customers can also set up instant messaging. Setting up a Yahoo! account brings in Yahoo! Mail Plus email (and for Sprint and Verizon only, Yahoo! Mail), contacts, and calendar events, and if applicable, sets up Yahoo! IM in Messaging as well. In addition, email and calendar are automatically synchronized, so changes you make to info on your device are kept in sync with changes you make to your info on Yahoo.com. Your device also displays contacts from your Yahoo! account on your device. If you edit Yahoo! contacts on your device, however, your changes stay on your device and do not change the info stored on Yahoo.com.

Facebook: This account includes contacts and calendar. Setting up a Facebook account brings in Facebook contacts and events to your device. Your device displays contacts and calendar events from your Facebook account. Calendar events are updated on your device if you make changes in Facebook online.

LinkedIn: This account includes contacts. Setting up a LinkedIn account brings in your LinkedIn network contacts to your device. It brings in your immediate connections but it does not bring in contacts for other people in your network (your 2nd and 3rd level connections).

Photobucket: This account includes photos. Setting up a Photobucket account enables you to upload photos from your device to your online Photobucket account.

Snapfish: This account includes photos. Setting up a Snapfish account enables you to upload photos from your device to your online Snapfish account.

YouTube: This account includes videos. Setting up a YouTube account enables you to upload videos from your device to your online YouTube account.

Skype: This account includes phone, contacts, and instant messaging. Setting up a Skype account brings in your Skype contacts and IM buddies. Skype contacts are automatically synchronized, so changes you make on your device are kept in sync with your Skype account online.

AIM: This account includes instant messaging. Messages are automatically synchronized, so changes you make to info on your device are kept in sync with changes you make to in AIM online.

MobileMe: This account includes email and documents. Setting up a MobileMe account brings in email and enables you to use the QuickOffice and Adobe Reader apps on your device to access documents stored on your MobileMe iDisk.

Box.net: This account includes documents. Setting up a Box.net account enables you to use the QuickOffice and Adobe Reader apps on your device to open files stored on your Box.net account.

Dropbox: This account includes documents. Setting up a Dropbox account enables you to use the QuickOffice and Adobe Reader apps on your device to open files stored on your Dropbox account.

Other accounts: Third-party apps, that you download and install from App Catalog, enable you to sync info from other online accounts (see Managing online accounts for details).

Set up online accounts on your device

The Email, Calendar, Contacts, and Messaging applications take advantage of the Synergy feature to bring information together from various online accounts as described above.

You can set up the online account the first time you open any of these applications. Simply tap Add Account and enter the account information. You can also set up the online account at any other time in Email, Calendar, Contacts, or Messaging by following these steps:

Did you know? You can manage all of your online accounts in one place by using the Accounts app (see Managing online accounts for details).

Before you begin If you want to add a Google Calendar account on your device, make sure your Gmail account includes Google Calendar before you add your Google account on your device. By default, Gmail accounts do not automatically include Google Calendar. If you don?t already have a Gmail account, go to mail.google.com and create one. To add Google Calendar to your Gmail account, go to google.com/calendar and log in using your Gmail account name and password. When prompted, add Google Calendar to your account.

  1. On your device, open Email Email icon, Calendar Calendar icon, Contacts Contacts icon, or Messaging .
  2. Open the application menu and tap Preferences & Accounts.
  3. Tap Add Account.
  4. To set up an account that is listed, tap the account type, enter the account information, tap Sign in. To set up an account type that is not listed, go to step 6.

    When you set up an Exchange account, you must enter a password or PIN that will be required to unlock the device. Tap Set Password or Set PIN. Enter a password or PIN and tap Done.

  5. If prompted, tap On or Off to set which apps should download data from that account, and then tap Done.
  6. To set up an account type that is not listed, tap Find More, tap an app, and follow the instructions onscreen to add the account.

If the new account includes other services, you can choose which services you want to include on your device. For instance, when setting up a Google account in Contacts you can choose whether to bring in your Google calendar events, email, and contacts, as well as whether to set up Google Talk in Messaging. You don?t need to set up Google accounts separately in each application.

After you add your online accounts, the Synergy feature automatically displays the information from your various accounts (Google, Exchange, Facebook, LinkedIn, Yahoo!, etc.) in a single view on your device.

Remove an online account from a device app

Suppose you set up a Google account on your device. Then you decide you don?t want Google Calendar info to show up on your device, but you want to continue getting Google Contacts info in the device?s Contacts app. You can remove an online account from one device app and still keep it in others.

Important You cannot remove an Exchange account for a specific app. When you remove an Exchange account, you remove all of your Exchange accounts in all of your apps.

  1. On your device, open the app from which you want to remove an online account (Email, Calendar, Contacts, or Messaging).
  2. Open the application menu and tap Preferences & Accounts.
  3. Tap the account you want to remove from the app.
  4. Tap Remove Account.

The online account is now removed from that app, and if applicable, synchronization stops between that device app and the online account. The account remains active for all other device apps.

How does the HP Synergy feature work?  (webOS 2.x)

How does the HP Synergy feature work?

Introduction

The HP Synergy feature gathers information from several sources and brings them onto your device. All of your info remains in its original location online.

For example, suppose your contact info is stored in online accounts like Google Contacts, Exchange Contacts, and Facebook. When you set up accounts for those three services on your device, the contact info from all three appears in the Contacts app on your device. When you look at the info in these accounts online, however, you see that your Facebook contacts stay in Facebook, your Google contacts stay in Google, and so on. In some apps, such as Email and Contacts, you can view info gathered from multiple sources in a single view on your device.

For some online accounts, you can gather info from more than one app. If the info you want on your device is already in an online account that is supported by the Synergy feature, all you need to do is set up this account on your device. When setting up the account in one app (such as Contacts), you can choose whether to set up the account in your other apps. For example, when you set up a Google email account (called Gmail), you can choose whether to set up Google Contacts in your device?s Contacts app, Google Calendar in your device?s Calendar app, and Google Talk in your device?s Messaging app.

Synchronization is also supported with some online accounts; for accounts that support synchronization, any changes you make on your device or in the online account are automatically updated in either location. Other accounts support a one-way transfer of information from the online service to your device. See the next section and Synchronization and data transfer summary chart for details.

Which accounts work with the Synergy feature?

You must already have the account set up on the web to use this option (for instance, a Facebook account set up on Facebook.com, or a Google account set up on gmail.com).

Google: This account includes Gmail, calendar, contacts, and messaging. Setting up a Google account brings in Google email (Gmail), contacts, and calendar events, and sets up Google Talk in Messaging. In addition, Google email, calendar, and contacts in your My Contacts list are also automatically synchronized, so changes you make to info on your device are kept in sync with changes you make to your info on Gmail.com.

Note When you create a Gmail account, Google does not automatically add Google Calendar to your account. You must add Google Calendar separately. If you don?t already have a Gmail account, go to mail.google.com and create one first. To add Google Calendar, go to google.com/calendar and log in using your Gmail account name and password. When prompted, add Google Calendar to your account.

Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync: This account includes email, calendar, contacts, and tasks. Setting up an Exchange account brings in Exchange email, calendar events, contacts, and tasks to your device. In addition, Exchange email, calendar, contacts, and tasks are also automatically synchronized, so changes you make to info on your device are kept in sync with changes you make to your info in your desktop app that is connected to an Exchange server.

Yahoo!: This account includes email, calendar, and contacts. Sprint customers can also set up instant messaging. Setting up a Yahoo! account brings in Yahoo! Mail Plus email (and for Sprint and Verizon only, Yahoo! Mail), contacts, and calendar events, and if applicable, sets up Yahoo! IM in Messaging as well. In addition, email and calendar are automatically synchronized, so changes you make to info on your device are kept in sync with changes you make to your info on Yahoo.com. Your device also displays contacts from your Yahoo! account on your device. If you edit Yahoo! contacts on your device, however, your changes stay on your device and do not change the info stored on Yahoo.com.

Facebook: This account includes contacts and calendar. Setting up a Facebook account brings in Facebook contacts and events to your device. Your device displays contacts and calendar events from your Facebook account. Calendar events are updated on your device if you make changes in Facebook online.

LinkedIn: This account includes contacts. Setting up a LinkedIn account brings in your LinkedIn network contacts to your device. It brings in your immediate connections but it does not bring in contacts for other people in your network (your 2nd and 3rd level connections).

Photobucket: This account includes photos. Setting up a Photobucket account enables you to upload photos from your device to your online Photobucket account.

YouTube: This account includes videos. Setting up a YouTube account enables you to upload videos from your device to your online YouTube account.

Skype: This account includes phone, contacts, and instant messaging. Setting up a Skype account brings in your Skype contacts and IM buddies. Skype contacts are automatically synchronized, so changes you make on your device are kept in sync with your Skype account online. (This account may not be available on all devices or for all wireless service providers.)

AIM: This account includes instant messaging. Messages are automatically synchronized, so changes you make to info on your device are kept in sync with changes you make to in AIM online.

MobileMe: This account includes email and documents. Setting up a MobileMe account brings in email and enables you to use the QuickOffice and PDF View apps on your device to access documents stored on your MobileMe iDisk.

Box.net: This account includes documents. Setting up a Box.net account enables you to use the QuickOffice and PDF View apps on your device to open files stored on your Box.net account.

Dropbox: This account includes documents. Setting up a Dropbox account enables you to use the QuickOffice and PDF View apps on your device to open files stored on your Dropbox account.

Other accounts: Third-party apps, that you download and install from App Catalog, enable you to sync info from other online accounts (see Managing online accounts for details).

Set up online accounts on your device

The Email, Calendar, Contacts, and Messaging applications take advantage of the Synergy feature to bring information together from various online accounts as described above.

You can set up the online account the first time you open any of these applications. Simply tap Add An Account and enter the account information. You can also set up the online account at any other time in Email, Calendar, Contacts, or Messaging by following these steps:

Did you know? You can manage all of your online accounts in one place by using the Accounts app (see Managing online accounts for details).

Before you begin If you want to add a Google Calendar account on your device, make sure your Gmail account includes Google Calendar before you add your Google account on your device. By default, Gmail accounts do not automatically include Google Calendar. If you don?t already have a Gmail account, go to mail.google.com and create one. To add Google Calendar to your Gmail account, go to google.com/calendar and log in using your Gmail account name and password. When prompted, add Google Calendar to your account.

  1. On your device, open Email Email icon, Calendar Calendar icon, Contacts Contacts icon, or Messaging .
  2. Open the application menu and tap Preferences & Accounts.
  3. Tap Add An Account. Calendar Preferences Screen
  4. To set up an account that is listed, tap the account type, enter the account information, tap Sign in. To set up an account type that is not listed, go to step 6.

    When you set up an Exchange account, you must enter a password or PIN that will be required to unlock the device. Tap Set Password or Set PIN. Enter a password or PIN and tap Done.

  5. If prompted, tap On or Off to set which apps should download data from that account, and then tap Done.
  6. To set up an account type that is not listed, tap Find More, tap an app, and follow the instructions onscreen to add the account.

If the new account includes other services, you can choose which services you want to include on your device. For instance, when setting up a Google account in Contacts you can choose whether to bring in your Google calendar events, email, and contacts, as well as whether to set up Google Talk in Messaging. You don?t need to set up Google accounts separately in each application.

After you add your online accounts, the Synergy feature automatically displays the information from your various accounts (Google, Exchange, Facebook, LinkedIn, Yahoo!, etc.) in a single view on your device.

Remove an online account from a device app

Suppose you set up a Google account on your device. Then you decide you don?t want Google Calendar info to show up on your device, but you want to continue getting Google Contacts info in the device?s Contacts app. You can remove an online account from one device app and still keep it in others.

Important You cannot remove an Exchange account for a specific app. When you remove an Exchange account, you remove all of your Exchange accounts in all of your apps.

  1. On your device, open the app from which you want to remove an online account (Email, Calendar, Contacts, or Messaging).
  2. Open the application menu and tap Preferences & Accounts.
  3. Tap the account you want to remove from the app.
  4. Tap Remove Account.

The online account is now removed from that app, and if applicable, synchronization stops between that device app and the online account. The account remains active for all other device apps.

How does the HP Synergy feature work?  (webOS 1.x)

How does the HP Synergy feature work?

How does the HP Synergy feature work?

Introduction

The HP Synergy feature merges information from several sources into a single view on your phone. All of your info remains in its original location online.

For example, suppose your contact info is stored in online accounts like Google Contacts, Exchange Contacts, and Facebook. When you set up accounts for those three services on your phone, the contact info from all three is assembled in a single list in the Contacts app on your phone. When you look at the info in these accounts online, however, you see that your Facebook contacts stay in Facebook, your Google contacts stay in Google, and so on.

If the info you want on your phone is already in an online account that is supported by the Synergy feature, all you need to do is set up this account on your phone. After the account is set up in one app (such as Contacts), the account is also automatically set up in your other apps. For example, when you set up a Google email account (called Gmail), your phone automatically sets up Google Contacts in your phone?s Contacts app, Google Calendar in your phone?s Calendar app, and Google IM in your phone?s Messaging app.

Synchronization is also supported with some online accounts, so any changes you make on your phone or in the online account are automatically updated in either location (see the next section for details).

Which accounts work with the Synergy feature?

You must already have the account set up on the web to use this option (for instance, a Facebook account set up on Facebook.com, or a Google account set up on gmail.com).

Google: This account includes Gmail, calendar, contacts, and messaging. Setting up a Google account brings in Google email (Gmail), contacts, and calendar events, and sets up Google IM in Messaging. In addition, Google email, calendar, and contacts in your My Contacts list are also automatically synchronized, so changes you make to info on your phone are kept in sync with changes you make to your info on Gmail.com.

Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync: This account includes email, calendar, contacts, and tasks. Setting up an Exchange account brings in Exchange email, calendar events, contacts, and tasks to your phone. In addition, Exchange email, calendar, contacts, and tasks are also automatically synchronized, so changes you make to info on your phone are kept in sync with changes you make to your info in Outlook connected to an Exchange server.

Yahoo!: This account includes email, calendar, and contacts. Sprint customers can also set up instant messaging. Setting up a Yahoo! account brings in Yahoo! Mail Plus email (and for Sprint only, Yahoo! Mail), contacts, and calendar events, and if applicable, sets up Yahoo! IM in Messaging as well. In addition, email and calendar are automatically synchronized, so changes you make to info on your phone are kept in sync with changes you make to your info on Yahoo.com. Your phone also displays contacts from your Yahoo! account on your phone; you cannot, however, edit Yahoo! contacts on your phone.

Facebook: This account includes contacts and calendar. Setting up a Facebook account brings in Facebook contacts and events to your phone.Your phone displays contacts and calendar events from your Facebook account. Calendar events are updated on your phone if you make changes in Facebook online.

LinkedIn: This account includes contacts. Setting up a LinkedIn account brings in your LinkedIn network contacts to your phone. It brings in your immediate connections but it does not bring in contacts for other people in your network (your 2nd and 3rd level connections).

Set up online accounts on your phone

The Email, Calendar, Contacts, and Messaging applications take advantage of the Synergy feature to bring information together from various online accounts as described above.

You can set up the online account the first time you open any of these applications. Simply tap Add An Account and enter the account information. You can also set up the online account at any other time in Email, Calendar, or Contacts by following these steps.

  1. On your phone, open Email Email icon, Calendar Calendar icon, or Contacts Contacts icon.
  2. Open the application menu and tap Preferences & Accounts.
  3. Tap Add An Account. Calendar Preferences Screen
  4. Enter your username and password for that account. This is the same username and password you use to log in to this account on the web.

If the new account includes other services, your phone sets them up automatically. For instance, setting up a Google account in Contacts automatically brings in your Google calendar events and email, and also sets up Google IM in Messaging to chat with your Google contacts. You don?t need to set up Google accounts separately in each application.

After you add your online accounts, the Synergy feature automatically displays the information from your various accounts (Google, Exchange, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Yahoo!) in a single view on your phone.

Remove an online account from a phone app

Suppose you set up a Google account on your phone. Then you decide you don?t want Google Calendar info to show up on your phone, but you want to continue getting Google Contacts info in the phone?s Contacts app. You can remove an online account from one phone app and still keep it in others.

Important You cannot remove an Exchange account for a specific app. When you remove an Exchange account, you remove all of your Exchange accounts in all of your apps.

  1. On your phone, open the app from which you want to remove an online account (Email, Calendar, Contacts, or Messaging).
  2. Open the application menu and tap Preferences & Accounts.
  3. Tap the account you want to remove from the app.
  4. Tap Remove Account.

The online account is now removed from that app, and if applicable, synchronization stops between that phone app and the online account. The account remains active for all other phone apps.