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Syncing two cellphones

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by biggator, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. biggator

    biggator Member

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    My wife brought home her MS85 today (officially dubbed 'Kitt'), and I had a question.

    Her phone synced up nicely and pulled all her contacts. So far, so good.

    I plan to drive it (as much as she'll let me), but before I pair my phone to it.. is there any way to NOT sync my contacts over? Or have them separated by driver profile?

    Basically, I have a metric ton of contacts in my phone for work.. she has a ton of completely different contacts.. if they're all in there, it would be a massive and unusable list.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. araxara

    araxara S-P85#3,218 X-90D#3,299

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    The contacts that are displayed are for whichever phone is paired at the moment. The contacts will not be intermingled.
     
  3. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    My recollection is that when you pair it asks if you want to sync contacts or not.
     
  4. biggator

    biggator Member

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    Can anyone confirm this? If so.. this would be perfect!
     
  5. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    If you have an iPhone, under Bluetooth->devices, you can specify if the paired device is allowed to access your contacts. I haven't had an android device for a year now, but it must have a similar option.
     
  6. biggator

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    UPDATE:
    It looks like the bluetooth sync works like BMW/Mercedes.. it seems to actually grab the contacts when you connect, and not keep them forever. I synced my phone and saw my contacts and NOT my wife's list.. so it looks like we're good!
     
  7. dtich

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    yes, it doesn't actually sync/save, just downloads/accesses the paired phone. when another is paired that database is what shows up, the other is erased from flash memory. i've done this many times with my brother and his phone. no probs.
     
  8. biggator

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    If you have two phones configured, and both are in the car.. is there a setting for the order in which they connect?
     
  9. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    Not all cars behave this way. I rented a car s few weeks ago that had a Microsoft sync system. It had phone data from 8 previous renters.
     
  10. biggator

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    Yet another good reason to just carry a wired headset for use in rental cars.
     
  11. dtich

    dtich #P708

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    indeed, yes. i was referring to the model s. but i've heard the microsoft system--my co-worker just bought a ford with it--does store info. don't know if there's a setting to disallow that or not. if i were renting i would not sync my phone. or find out how to blank the car memory when i'm done. my last couple bmw's had an option to store contacts etc on the local hard drive, i kept that function disabled, so it downloaded each time it connected. took about a minute or two everyday, but better than my car permanently storing all my info. it was a lease.
     

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