I used to think that the only way to add contacts to your iPod Touch or iPhone is by adding them manually using the Contacts app. I just found out there’s an easy way to add contacts by using Outlook.
If you don’t have Outlook you can also use your Yahoo, Windows or Google Address Book to store your contacts and then transfer to your iPod Touch. But since it’s much easier to update and use Outlook, that’s what I recommend.
You can also use Outlook to get your contacts from your Palm or other Smartphones before transferring it to your iPod Touch or iPhone.
It’s easy to transfer contacts if you read the help file, but here it is anyway:
1. You must first plug in your iPod Touch to your PC.
2. Start iTunes and select your device.
3. Go to the Info tab and check Sync contacts with the source of your choice. In our case it’s Outlook.
4. Click Sync to start transferring your contacts. Now every time you modify your Contacts in Outlook, it will be included whenever you sync your iPod Touch.
Now if you include the birthdates of your contacts in their details, you might want to download the free app, iHappyDays to alert you whenever a friend’s birthday is coming up.
Time to build my contact list.
Filed under: iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad