Sync Android phones and tablets direct over USB using CompanionLink's new DejaConnect USB sync method. Sync contacts, calendar, tasks and notes from Outlook or other PC or web databases. DejaConnect USB is the easiest and most automatic way to sync your Android with a USB cable.
This guide will show you how to sync with Android devices via USB using CompanionLink's DejaConnect USB sync method.
The first thing you want to do is install CompanionLink. If you haven't already done so, visit www.companionlink.com/downloads and install CompanionLink on to your PC. Once you have CompanionLink installed, run the software from the desktop or start menu. You should see a screen looking something like this.
From the first dropdown option, select 'Android'. Then, under 'Select your sync method', choose DejaConnect USB. The setup wizard will open.
At this point, we're going to pause what we're doing on the PC and get the Android device configured. The first thing you want to do is install the DejaOffice app on your Android phone or tablet. You can install DejaOffice directly from the Google Play Store; just search for DejaOffice. If your device does not have the Google Play Store, you can also install the app directly by visiting www.dejaoffice.com/androidapp from your mobile browser.
Once DejaOffice has installed, open it up. You should be greeted with the Setup Wizard (if not select the Setup Wizard from the DejaOffice homescreen). Follow the instructions from the setup wizard, and make sure you select DejaConnect USB as your sync method.
You'll need to enable USB Debugging in order for the sync to function properly. Tap the button displayed here, or open your Android Settings and choose Developer Options (some older devices may have this option under the Applications settings menu).
Press Back to return to DejaOffice. At this point, you can also import any existing contacts from your device, and create shortcuts for your Android homescreen.
Now, we'll need to return to the PC and install the ADB drivers for your device -- don't connect your device just yet. You should still have CompanionLink open -- click next on the Setup Wizard, and you should see a link directing you CompanionLink's support site where you can download the ADB USB drivers for your device. The USB driver installer is very straightforward, just run the installer and follow the instructions, accepting any security prompts along the way.
Once the ADB drivers have been installed, you can connect your Android device. After a few moments, you should see Windows begin to recognize your device. You can confirm that the USB drivers installed successfully by clicking the start menu, right click on Computer, and select Manage. Click the device manager tab. If successful, you should see an Android Phone listed. The actual name of the listing may vary depending on device.
Once the USB drivers have installed correctly, you can return to CompanionLink. Click Finish. Now from the third dropdown menu, select the PC or web database you wish to sync with. In this example, we'll choose Microsoft Outlook. Select the data types you wish to sync, then click Finish.
You may also want to click Advanced Settings at this point. Under General Settings, you can enable or disable auto-sync, which makes the sync process start automatically whenever you connect your device to your PC. If you're using Microsoft Outlook, you may also want to check the Outlook Folders tab and ensure that you have selected the proper folders to sync with. Click Finish when you're done.
Now we're ready to sync. You can begin the sync process by clicking the Sync button in CompanionLink. The time it takes to sync will vary depending on the size of your database, and keep in mind that it will take a bit longer the very first time you sync.
For additional help and troubleshooting, visit www.companionlink.com/support. Thanks for watching!