Synchronisation for mobile devices

It is no wonder how mobile devices changed the industry and utilized pocket computing to the next level, that every person has a mobile device. These devices are also found cheap and made widely available to the people out there. While what these little pocket machines can do is something we are all familiar with to some degree, there is one thing that people began facing the moment these devices hit the market. That is the synchronisation of the data.

Introduction to synchronisation

People did and still do not want their mobile contacts different than the contacts they have on their desktop or another technological medium. This is not only for the contacts but tons of other day-to-day used convenient features they look for, where all of these somehow are always interconnected. Smartphones did hear and were able to foresee this. Hence, all the smartphones out there come in with some form of synchronisation option.

It is also called, sync and they are synced with the cloud-based servers over the Internet or with the local machines. The kind of data that can be synced is numerous to mention here, but it goes from your documents, bookmarks, contacts, calendar events, appointments, and so on, so forth.

There are older devices like Palm Pilot, and BlackBerry, which had their special synchronisation program that you would install on your computer to sync your documents. Now the syncing has gone to the cloud, which can be accessed from anywhere in the world.

Mobile devices out there sync differently from each other. Sync depends on the device, vendor, and software. Big shot like Apple iOS uses iCloud to sync their iPhones, iPads, Macs, and so on, through the cloud. Other parts of the big shot and dominating mobile operating system like Android, uses Google’s multiple services to sync things like configuration, apps, photos, messages, and vice versa. There are other cases, when an app may come in with its synchronisation options. Backdated iOS system still supports their iTunes application, which they can use to back up their data to a computer.

Synchronisation with your car

If we look back some decades ago, it is wonderful how all of the automobiles are tremendously modernized and rich in digital features. Modern automobile manufacturers know very well that, you will come across a time when you need to talk over the phone while driving. Talking over the phone while driving poses a danger to fellow ongoing riders as well since it can distract you at any given second.

Every modern automobile come in with voice commands, which is a communication system, a hands-free calling system, which uses your smartphone via Bluetooth.

Syncing with your automobiles enables the voice-activate features, which offer voice calling from your contacts and other cool stuff, but another most useful feature of this is, that this syncs with your car’s navigation system which helps you to get to the destination you set.

Exchange ActiveSync

This is known as EAS, is a protocol offered by Microsoft, which can be used to synchronise Microsoft Exchange e-mail contacts and calendars which is used by a wide range of mobile operating systems, and hardware vendors including Apple and Android devices.

This protocol was originally developed to offer Microsoft Exchange Corporate users but changed over time, therefore, includes a wide range of device control and management features. One of the things about EAS is that they not only provide the capability to set up and configure network connectivity and secure e-mail options for clients but also offer various capabilities to control a wider array of functions. Some of the functions are the ability to set password policies, remotely wipe or lock a device, as well as some of the device settings.