General information about Nokia PC Suite
Today, almost any mobile phone can be connected to a PC or laptop using the software, which offers the manufacturer of the device. Nokia’s count is one of the pioneers in this field, the developer pays your Nokia PC Suite software, attention to improving it year after year. At the time of the material on the Nokia website can be found under the symbol package version 6.83 (http://www.nokia.ru/support/software/pcsuite/download/ ), it is suitable for all Nokia mobile phone, if installed in the OS device means the ability to work with PC Suite. Get the program is not difficult, it’s free, usually it comes bundled with a mobile phone. However, if you do not purchase a novelty, and the mobile phone or smartphone, which exists for a long time on the market, I recommend a look at the above page and use the new version of the software package. It can download any person, the amount of the distribution is about 23 Mb, Russified software package, and localization at a high level.
Requirements for the software to your computer.
Used OS, PC Suite is about 150 Mb hard disk space
Windows 2000 (Service Pack 4)
Windows XP, (Professional, or Home edition), (Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2)
Windows XP, Professional, x64 edition
Windows Vista, in the editions x32 and x64
data cable, and its mark is unimportant, infrared or Bluetooth, to work with the “blue tooth” it is necessary that a PC has been found the following Bluetooth software.
– Microsoft Windows Bluetooth (included in XP SP2 and Vista,)
– the Toshiba the Bluetooth Stack for Windows XP / 2000 4.0 v
– the WIDCOMM the BTW 1.4, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0
– Package IVT BlueSoleil Bluetooth for Windows XP / 2000, version 188.8.131.52 driver ( Nokia Nseries, Eseries and 3250 phones require driver version 184.108.40.206).
The installation process is simple and does not take much time. If you have an old version of Nokia PC Suite, the wizard will uninstall it and install the latest version. After installation, you may need to restart your computer so that the new changes to take effect. At the time of the wizard on the PC will be recorded drivers for mobile phones of Nokia, in particular, and for rather older models, which have several or even more years. Therefore, look for the driver for your phone is likely to be required.
After installing and rebooting the system tray desktop appears Nokia PC Suite icon. This label will always hang in there, he is in the startup OS Windows, it can be removed from the register in the tray, but then have to manually run the program when connected. Icon – a quick menu that opens access to various utilities. In addition, access to the program and instructions on how to work with it (pdf format) and can be of the “Start” menu.
After connecting the phone via Windows XP / Vista data cable will automatically find and install new devices to them all the necessary drivers.Almost all of the latest Nokia mobile phones in the price range from 5,000 p. (a typical example, the Nokia 6085) may vary, depending on the choice of the user of your computer. The display appears after connecting a menu where you can select the mode of operation of the device.Usually it consists of three parts, two of which are fixed, and the third varies depending on the destination telephone. For example, instead of the regime of sync with Windows MediaPlayer can act PictBridge. The other two modes: work with PC Suite software package and data transmission, in the latter case, the radio is turned off, and the phone memory and the memory card is determined by the PC as a removable hard disk. When choosing this mode to work with Nokia PC Suite can not. Once we select the desired operating mode can be started using a software package.
This wizard will help connect your mobile phone, offering to set up the type of connection devices and the PC. Working with him is very easy, just select the type of connection, the rest for the user to make a master. When working with the software via Bluetooth, using the Widcomm Bluetooth Software, it was noted that before starting the connection wizard (if the phone is first connected to the PC via the “blue tooth”), it is desirable to pre-produce pair your phone and the PC (enter the appropriate password when connecting to that require Widcomm Bluetooth Software), or else, at least it was with me, the phone can not be defined, the wizard will skip it.
Nokia PC Suite, the dialog box, additional options
dialog box Nokia PC Suite consists of the total list of available programs. In the upper part are arranged additional options, among which there is “File” menu, “Internet” and “Help”. The greatest interest is the second section, which allows to “register” the software package on the Nokia website, but under the registration means you can get to the specified mailbox information about available updates, however, are not in Russian;and the ability to order the GPRS / MMS / e-mail settings for your mobile phone. 06/07 smartphone users interested in obtaining, the setting is not necessary, since this implies downloading from the developer’s site and install the program in memory SettingWizard device, on new machines it is included in a set of pre-installed software.
first tool to use with the phone is the “Backup”, beneath it lies Nokia Content Copier utility version 4.0. Its meaning lies in the fact that the user can create a backup copy of all data (contacts, programs, bookmarks, multimedia, Internet settings, etc.) stored in the internal memory of the phone, and even the memory card. But is it worth doing “backup” information from the memory card? After the contents of the card can be easily copied to a computer using the file manager, but if offered, why not take advantage?
After starting the program the user can perform a backup or restore data.
To test the three devices were taken: Nokia 6670, Nokia 6290 and Nokia E65. The Nokia 6290 memory different data employed 15 Mb, creating copies of data occurred within 87 seconds, not too long. To create a “backup” from the memory card took 203 seconds (using 128 Mb card, 24 Mb employed on it). The created files have the extension * .nbu.
Using the code * # 7370 #, which means the smartphone returns to the original state, has allowed me to see how a reverse process. And it takes place without a hitch, 4 minutes and all the information was in the smartphone, and you can select what type of data can be restored, and what is not necessary, saving time and space. Make a backup copy can be written in any mobile phone Nokia.
The ability to store contacts from the phone book mobile phone to the PC is one of the most important functions of this software. That’s it, and used by the majority of users, paying little attention to other utilities. In this program these functions the package performs the Nokia PC Sync.
Nokia PC Suite can perform data synchronization with the following programs: MS Outlook, Outlook Express, Lotus Organizer 5.0 / 6.0, Lotus Notes 5/6 / 7.x. I synchronize with MS Outlook address book.
The first time you sync your phone and PC launches the wizard allows you to configure the work, they include: software selection to store information defining the type of data you want to keep (contacts, calendar items / deeds, notes and bookmarks, in the latter case, their transfer from PC to phone is copied bookmarks from IE or Mozilla FareFox, other alternate browsers are not supported). In addition to the basic settings, there are also additional options list that I will not, offer readers a look at the screenshots, just briefly, I note that the correct setting can save a lot of time in the future.
After synchronization is complete, you can view a report about what changes were made.
Nokia PC Sync Job in the following ways: data from a mobile phone are transferred to Outlook and vice versa, with almost all of the information fields remain unchanged, but “almost” is not “all.” Unfortunately, Nokia PC Suite and MS Outlook are not compatible with the groups. Group information is not transmitted. The reason is that MS Outlook group, this category and, if Address Book on OS Windows device categories are present in the Nokia, alas, no. However, the group – it is not so bad. The real problem – is when the data about the number of ICQ-user and other information is lost, which is recorded on the contact.
During the data transfer from the PC to the phone may also be faced with the fact that the mobile phone, which is recorded in the card Outlook numbered “Other” (can have other “unlucky” name fields, but for some reason I face constantly with him) often He refuses to be copied, then it can not be detected in the device memory.
Program do not care what phone numbers recording format used: through “8” ku or through “7”. All contacts, except those that are recorded in the “Other” is written to the device memory. It should be noted that the transmitted and graphics, which are attached to the terminal.
I noticed that a successful computer and phone synchronization depends on which OS is used in the device, if the OS the Symbian, especially the latest version, then everything goes smoothly For all the time with Nokia PC Suite, if the OS the Series 40 of the first or second edition, the problems will not be gathered. First of all, it is the loss of phone numbers, or the loss of the letters in the names, then, duplicate phone numbers. With the third edition of Series 40 such problems much smaller but still noticeable.
During calendar data rarely confronted with the loss of the information (the letter is omitted, the time to be reminded not moved), basically, there are no complaints.
Connecting to the Internet
Utility One Touch Access performs the same action as that of a standard network connection, which is included in the software preinstalled Windows desktop. However, it looks much better, in addition, all necessary settings can be made in the relevant section (login, password, and connection number), including, and provide additional initialization string you have to look in the Windows settings in the modem. The program has already been pre-setting for domestic mobile operators, but they are different from those used in some regions, so they gave me did not help, they had to be made manually.
Nokia Application Installer allows you to install in phone memory or memory card, new programs, and it is done in a few mouse clicks. Select the desired program in the left window, click on the button “Upload”, and for many devices to choose the type of memory in the program does not make any sense, because control over the installation process is carried out on the mobile phone screen. During installation (if the application with the extension * .sis or java-midlet), the user is free to choose the type of data store.
This Nokia Phone Browser, which plays the role of a file manager, it could be called an analogue of the usual file manager (or analogue mode “data transmission”), if not two “but”. The first and second: the browser allows you to work with contacts and send text messages, duplicating items “Contacts” and “Messages”.
Before you open a list of contacts in the device for a few seconds be uploaded from your phone. With the browser you can edit the entries in the phonebook and immediately save them in the phone’s memory.
When you create a new contact, the owner meets not only the colorful interface of the program window, but also an extensive range of additional information fields, whose abundance is at first surprising, even from Outlook such generosity will not wait. You can also personalize contacts, adding to them a picture (picture may be of any size, will automatically scale the image), it is impossible to make a ringtone.
Messages are presented with four options: outbox, sent, received and draft. However, to write a message quickly and easily, you need to select the appropriate item in the browser. Form a new message consists of two blocks: a block of text and numbers, to make some additional elements (graphics or sound) can not be. Sending a new message is carried out by means of the connected mobile phone
To send multimedia messages using this version of the software can not be as complete it is not the appropriate tool called Nokia Multimedia Factory.
Viewing multimedia files or Nokia Multimedia Player
It can be called a true omnivorous player, as it can work with any type of multimedia content, but use it by and large it is not necessary.
Selecting files is supported in the settings, their number depends on the codec installed on the PC, though, frankly I do not like the fact that when choosing a certain format, the player becomes the main program, in which this type of file will be opened by default. Nokia, still need to be a little more modest. You can create your own playlists, save them and edit (music – * .m3u, video – * .npl), and in the same list can be stored, both audio and video files.
Nokia Multimedia Player understands almost all video formats, with player window is automatically scaled to fit the size of the roller. The utility allows you to convert video files to 3gp format by pressing a single button. However, the program is noticeable anachronism of times past – you can not change the resolution of video, as well as quality of the file, the first will always be 128×96 pixels, and the second worst. It is time to give the Finns a user more flexibility in encoding, otherwise this parameter gives the player even just a small utility designed to work with the 3gp files.
The utility can be viewed and images, but Well – the usual picture viewer and Windows fax makes it more efficiently, better and more interesting.
Communication with music files is carried out by exactly the same principle as with the video, except that Nokia Multimedia Player you can not edit music tracks. As he does not pull as the main player, music files, because they do not have even the banal equalizer.
Thus, this application is only interesting to view videos from your PC.
Saving an image
in this section lies Nokia Image Store application, through which you can transfer all video and images from the phone in a specially selected by the user folder on the PC. File transfer occurs quickly and without any problems. A feature of this application is to count only the convenience, since everything is handled a couple of mouse clicks. The user gets rid of the need to travel with a browser on your phone or memory card sections in search of photos and videos.
Setting Nokia Image Store include the ability to: turn on automatic backup media data when you connect your phone to a PC (in this case, all files will be immediately copied to the selected folder), delete copied from the phone files or leave them intact, as well as costs whether immediately after synchronization using Nokia Multimedia Player, view the data.
for this action responsible Nokia Music Manager. The program is good, as it has diverse functions. First of all, it acts as a viewer of songs for their future download to your phone. Simply select a section with music and then ticks mark those files to be downloaded to the mobile device.The program understands mp3, aac, m4a, m3u file types. C it means you can also create a playlist and then transfer to your phone.
During the file transfer, you can convert selected songs in format AAC / AAC + / mp4 – this is the second opportunity that offers the program.
In addition, it can act as a music player, of course, on the functions it too far to the same winamp, but it offers a user-friendly interface. However, support Russian tags only in Unicode format.
Selects the type of mobile phone to connect to a PC.
Update your phone
probably one of the most exciting features offered by Nokia PC Suit – it is an opportunity to update your mobile phone software. If you choose this section the user will automatically go to the company’s support page, where you need to download the Nokia Software Update program (the size of the installation file – 23 Mb), if it is already installed on the computer, it will start automatically.Flash phone can be via any of cable, including non-genuine. In an attempt to carry out this operation over the 6290 involved a normal cable from a digital camera. Before flashing make sure that the battery power is full, or better to be safe and turn on the charger, and do not forget to back up data, the unit will be pretty empty after flashing.
The principle of this is the Nokia Software Update, the Finns called it “three-step”, thus it is necessary that the PC connected to the Internet. Step One – is determined by the phone, the second step – the program checks the Nokia web-resource for updates, if any, you can make the process of flashing, and this is the third step. Curiously, the program does not work with all phones, so Nokia 6670 with the old man, she refused to work.In addition, for some of Nokia mobile phones will be flashing in the “data transfer”, the manufacturer of this fair warning to the Russian-speaking guide.Firmware is loaded through the internet connection and weighs quite significantly, for example, for Nokia 6290 software update took 69 Mb. It is therefore necessary high-speed connection. Install all the updates take about 20 minutes, then you can use a mobile device re-downloading, of course, saved “backup”.
Nokia PC Suite – a collection of diverse utilities that allow the device to do everything your heart desires. It seems to me, from the entire set of functions that the greatest interest is only possible to work with the data of the phone book and organizer, as well as the flashing of the mobile device, however, do not forget about a number of disadvantages, without which it will not be able to do. However, they are not significant to spoil the overall positive impression of the work.
The only thing you can not get rid of, especially many Series 40 devices on the first two editions – a loss of contact information, here it is necessary only “teeth grinding” and endure.
Regarding the possibility to change yourself on the phone, it is a strong move by Nokia. Yes, other manufacturers offer to update your phone software “over the air”, but none of them did not realize this opportunity in the software package, the firmware change, indeed, convenient, fast and requires the user to only a couple of mouse clicks. It is this simplicity and lies at the basis of the software package, so that any user could not wrestle with and understand the program and get started right away with her.