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Set iSync to synchronize to any arbitrary future timeframe Apps
Annoyed that iSync only offers eight weeks to sync future events with your Bluetooth phone? While the iSync graphical interface doesn't allow it to be set to higher values, you can change this value directly in the corresponding preferences file, which is found here: -> Library -> Application Support -> SyncService -> 501 -> BTConduitDefaults.plist. The 501 bit should be replaced by your user id. If you don't know your user id, issue an id command in the terminal. The first value uid is yours.

You have to change the integer value of the kBTConduitDayRangeKey key. It's the number of days you like to synchronize into the future. Here's an example of the top of the BTConduitDefaults file, set for synchronization of six months' worth of events:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" 
  "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<array>
  <dict>
    <key>kBTConduitDayRangeKey</key>
    <integer>184</integer>
It seems that this value is only overriden if you select another period in the popup-menu, so simply ignore that iSync displays "8 Weeks" in said pop-up. Have fun!
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Set iSync to synchronize to any arbitrary future timeframe
Authored by: serres on Nov 27, '03 09:30:50PM

in iSync: You have to change the default of "2 weeks" to something different before seeing the key in the plist-file.

After configuring your BT device in iSync, open the named file and change the key.



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Set iSync to synchronize to any arbitrary future timeframe
Authored by: chris.lamberti on Dec 04, '04 10:01:24AM

Please help me. I don't know how to change the settings? I have found the file BTConduitDefaults.plist. How do I get into to it to change it?

Thanks in advance.

Chris



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Set iSync to synchronize to any arbitrary future timeframe
Authored by: xgbcman on Jan 19, '04 06:02:42PM

After I made this change I could synk more than 8 weeks, but on a Sony-Ericsson T610 there was a timeshift of 1 hour after 28th of March, the same day daylight-saving time starts.

Any suggestions how to fix it?



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Set iSync to synchronize to any arbitrary future timeframe
Authored by: faquin on Aug 10, '04 03:23:01PM

Once again, macosxhints is THE answer.
I found exactly what I was looking for. Thanks you so much !!



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Tiger? Set iSync to synchronize to any arbitrary future timeframe
Authored by: dlclough on May 12, '05 04:34:25AM

I've been relying on this hint for some time to synchronize my T610 with iCal, but it seems broken in Tiger: this file doesn't exist, and I can't find any other with the kBTConduitDayRangeKey tag in using Spotlight. Has anyone found the way to fix this in Tiger?



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Tiger? Set iSync to synchronize to any arbitrary future timeframe
Authored by: Jonsi on May 28, '05 09:13:06AM

Noone solved this yet for Tiger?



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Set iSync to synchronize to any arbitrary future timeframe
Authored by: dlclough on Jul 27, '05 04:02:28PM

I'm still looking for a way of achieving this in iSync 2.0 or later, which changed all the plists. I've just come across a set of useful looking settings after looking in the package contents for the iSync application, then:

Contents/Plugins/ApplePhoneConduit.syncdevice/Contents/Plugins

but this setting doesn't seem to be in any of the Ericsson files. If anyone finds a solution to this, I'd be very grateful. I need to be able to plan my life more than 2 months ahead!

David.



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Set iSync to synchronize to any arbitrary future timeframe
Authored by: topofpop on Sep 06, '05 04:55:53PM

Yeah. Me too. Same problem. I really hope someone will be able to fix this... Very annoying to have a limit on the calender outreach.

/jkn



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Set iSync to synchronize to any arbitrary future timeframe
Authored by: jehrler on Aug 09, '05 03:48:51PM

In a .nib file (/Applications/iSync.app/Contents/PlugIns/ApplePhoneConduit.syncdevice/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/BTConduitUI.nib
) a user on the Apple forums found a reference to the length of events and I, in turn, found that this referenced was referencing dontSyncEventsAfterDateValue. I can find that via HexEdit in several locations in the ApplePhoneConduit but still haven't located where that value is stored.

Maybe someone smarter than I can help further.



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Set iSync to synchronize to any arbitrary future timeframe
Authored by: topofpop on Sep 16, '05 08:03:52AM

This seems to be a problem to which there is no solution???

/Johannes



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Set iSync to synchronize to any arbitrary future timeframe
Authored by: Frig on Jan 31, '06 12:37:33AM

I've the same problem with my Motorola Razr V3. I changed the MotorolaConduitUI.nib with the Interface Builder and saw 1/2 year instead of the original 8 weeks, but I got only 8 weeks synchronized with my mobile.
If you open the .nib file with the Interface Builder you see the dropdown button and you can change it values with the Inspector and also the Tag which is equivalent to the days which should be synchronized f.e. 1 week-> tag=7



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Set iSync to synchronize to any arbitrary future timeframe
Authored by: Frig on Apr 10, '06 07:47:24AM

With the new 10.4.6 update you will be avaiable to synchronize up to one year!!!!!



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