Connecting USB Cable during each ActiveSync can be a troublesome task if you need to perform it multiple times a day. There is however a way to setup the task wirelessly by establishing the ActiveSync connection through the built-in Bluetooth on your Windows Mobile device.
This process can be breakdown into two parts, one to be done on the PC and the other on the Windows Mobile device. We will first look at it from the PC side:
Processes on PC
Step 1: Locate Bluetooth Configuration and the COM Port:
- You may find it in the system tray with the Bluetooth logo, or
- Control Panel > Bluetooth Configuration > Local Services tab
Step 2: ActiveSync Setup
Before we begin, please make sure the mobile device had previously been synced with the PC through ActiveSync.
Next, open up the ActiveSync and go to File > Connection Settings
Under “Allow connection to one of the following” be sure to choose the port that the Bluetooth is assigned to. In our case, it’s port 7.
Processes on Windows Mobile
Step 1: Turn on Bluetooth on both the mobile device and your PC
Step 2: Go to the Bluetooth Setting on your mobile device and select your Computer. If unavailable, perform a search of Bluetooth devices by clicking “Add New Device”.
Step 3: Next, the Partnership Settings page will appear on your mobile device listing the service to be included (as shown below).
Step 4: Open up the ActiveSync application on your mobile device and through Menu, choose Connect via Bluetooth.
Step 5: Finally, once the connection is establish, simply click on Sync to sync between your PC and the mobile device.
You are good to go, no more messy wires!