Archived - iPod: Importing Contacts and Appointments
Learn how to import contacts and calendar events to iPod manually.
If you don't want to sync automatically using iTunes, you can transfer information to iPod manually. Note: iPod must be enabled as a hard disk (see "iPod: How to Put Into Disk Mode" if you don't normally connect with Disk Mode active.
To import contact information manually:
- Connect iPod to your computer and open your favorite email or contacts application. Importing contacts works with Palm Desktop, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Entourage, and Eudora, among others.
- Export contacts as vCard (.vcf) files and copy the vCard files to the Contacts folder on the iPod. Tip: Refer to the application's help or manual on how to export contacts as a vCard file. Contact the vendor for additional information.
To import appointments and other calendar events manually:
- Export calendar events from any calendar application that uses the standard iCalendar format (filenames end in .ics) or vCal format (filenames end in .vcs). Tip: Refer to the application's help or manual on how to export calendar events as a iCalendar or vCal file. Contact the vendor for additional information.
- Drag the files to the Calendars folder on iPod. Note: You can only view to-do lists on iPod using iSync and iCal.