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Linking phone with new laptop

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Grammaretto Sun 29-Sep-19 11:11:28

This is a question. My Android phone is linked with my laptop but so long ago I can't remember who helped me.
Now DH has a new laptop which is HP and seems to have to change his addresses. He's lost all his contacts including Facebook and has never been able to email from his iPhone.
He's reluctant to ask for help so just accepts it.
Who would you suggest to sort it out?

merlotgran Sun 29-Sep-19 12:35:11

If he logs in to facebook. Are his contacts not there?

Ditto his email account if he has his usernames and passwords to hand.

Grammaretto Sun 29-Sep-19 13:07:29

Thanks for replying, merlot.
No he can't log on at all so made himself a new account. ditto his email account and none of his contacts are visible. He possibly had had to change all his passwords.

A local guy set up his new laptop and moved his files etc over but perhaps didn't explain properly how he could access everything. DH doesn't think this man is very bright wink so won't ask him back.

I just think he should be getting far more from both devices than he currently does and is too stubborn to ask for help.

Missfoodlove Sun 29-Sep-19 13:53:33

His iPhone should be backed up to iCloud. There are a number of ways to retrieve all of your contacts from your iCloud email address.
If he has used his iPhone properly and backed up his contacts and he has an iTunes account he should be able to plug his phone into his laptop go onto his iTunes account and all the contacts will be there they can then be downloaded onto his phone.

WOODMOUSE49 Sun 29-Sep-19 14:10:03

see my screenshots of my iphone

I assume he has MAIL on his iphone
If he does - go into SETTINGS - there he will see MAIL

Open up MAIL - you will see ACCOUNTS at the top.
Open up ACCOUNTS - he needs to have his emails accounts in there -see my 2nd screenshot - I have various emails (see top).
If he doesn't, he needs up open up ACCOUNTS and use Add Account

If not - touch ADD ACCOUNT and put in all info asked for.

Grammaretto Sun 29-Sep-19 14:42:19

Thanks very much for that. I will see to it he receives this information when he gets home.

tktech Fri 22-Nov-19 08:47:52

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