Establish Connection with Windows Mobile Device

SyncMate lets you synchronize various types of data on your Mac (e.g. Safari and Firefox bookmarks, Address Book, etc.) with Windows Mobile devices via USB cable, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

Let’s see how to establish connection between SyncMate on Mac and Windows Mobile device using each of three methods:

Note: the first connection should be established via USB in order to install free SyncMate module on the device. SyncMate module will be installed automatically. If it doesn’t happen, check the following article in Knowledge Base for possible solution: “Connection problems with Windows Mobile devices”.

Establish connection via USB cable

1. Click “Add connection” button add_con_button, located in the upper right corner of the main screen. “Device connection Wizard” will be invoked.

2. Select “Windows Mobile” connection:
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3. Plug in your Windows Mobile device to USB port and click “Continue” button:

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SyncMate module will be installed automatically on the device. If connection doesn’t start after a while, please, refer to our Knowledge Base for a possible solution.

4. If the connection succeeds, you will see your Mobile device in “Devices list” area.

Note: SyncMate allows sharing the Internet from a Mac computer to your Windows Mobile device. To share the Internet, connect your Windows Mobile device to your Mac via USB cable. The Internet will be shared automatically and you can surf the web from your device. You are welcome to download the free version of SyncMate and evaluate Internet sharing yourself: http://www.sync-mac.com/download/syncmate.dmg

Establish connection via Wi-Fi

1. Click “Add connection” button add_con_button, located in the upper right corner of the main screen. “Device connection Wizard” will be invoked.

2. Select “Windows Mobile” connection:

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3. Select the device from the list:

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… or click “Add WinMobile device” and enter the name/IP/DNS name of the device manually into the special field.

If you don’t know your device’s IP address, look below in this section for instructions.

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4. When the device is selected, click “Continue” button:

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5. If the connection succeeds, you will see your Mobile device in “Devices list” area.


You can view your device’s IP address and name by clicking “Show my IP/Name” button in SyncMate driver GUI on your Mobile device:

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  • Additionally, “Show my IP/Name” button permits to reregister your Windows Mobile device in network. This method concerns devices which automatically turn off Wi-Fi to save power.
    • SyncMate driver on Windows Mobile device is in “Only from list” state by default. So, when the connection from Mac to Windows Mobile device is initialized, message “Allow connect from IP XX.XX.XX.XX ?” on Windows Mobile device will pop-up. Click “Ok”. Otherwise, the incoming connection will be refused.
    • If you have some problems with connection via Wi-Fi, refer to “How to connect via Wi-Fi?” section for instructions.

Establish connection via Bluetooth

1. Click “Add connection” button add_con_button, located in the upper right corner of the main screen. “Device connection Wizard” will be invoked.

2. Select “Windows Mobile” connection:

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3. Select your Mobile device.

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If SyncMate driver is not installed on your Mobile device, you can send driver via Bluetooth by clicking the corresponding button.

Your Mobile device should be paired with Mac. Visit our Knowledge Base to find out how to do it: “How to connect WM device to Mac via Bluetooth“.

4. Launch SyncMate driver on your Mobile device. Tick “Bluetooth” checkbox.

5. Go to your Mac’s Bluetooth settings. Select your Mobile device and click “Connect to Network“:

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6. If the connection succeeds, you will see your Mobile device in “Devices list” area.


The following sync options are available:

  1. Contacts
  2. iCal
  3. To Dos/Reminders
  4. Safari bookmarks
  5. Firefox bookmarks
  6. Folders
  7. Stickies
  8. iTunes & Video
  9. Time
  10. Entourage notes
  11. AutoSync
  12. Mail notes
  13. iPhoto
  14. Device info
  15. Applications list
  16. SMS reader
  17. SMS manager
  18. Mount disk
  19. Calls history