Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!

10.7: How to install iSync System 10.7
After updating to OSX Lion I realized that syncing my iMac to my iPad/iPhone no longer gave me the option to be notified about pending changes to my iMac's iCal and Address Book. Given the potential to wipe out all of my data with a single click a fix was needed.

Apple Support was not able to find a solution. Having an older Snow Leopard Time Machine Backup of my machine I searched for iSync in the Applications Folder, copied and pasted it to an external HD, and then copied and pasted into the Applications Folder on the Mac running Lion.

Opening the iSync folder allowed me to set the parameters that I wanted and upon the next sync the hoped for warning message popped up as expected.

[crarko adds: I haven't tested this one. I thought there was a previous hint about this but searching yielded none, so here it is.]
  • Currently 4.17 / 5
  You rated: 4 / 5 (6 votes cast)

10.7: How to install iSync | 6 comments | Create New Account
Click here to return to the '10.7: How to install iSync' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
10.7: How to install iSync
Authored by: vogunaescht on Nov 28, '11 09:07:29AM
You can still adjust syncronisation settings with an application called "". It will be installed with the Apple Developer Tools. If you install those the application is located here:

[ Reply to This | # ]
10.7: How to install iSync
Authored by: leamanc on Nov 29, '11 01:09:53PM

Awesome find! That seems to give much more control over the process than iSync ever did. It's a lot more info, in any case. Very nice.

Edited on Nov 29, '11 01:11:25PM by leamanc

[ Reply to This | # ]
10.7: How to install iSync
Authored by: wallybear on Nov 28, '11 01:27:07PM

Good news, but I cannot understand why you had to copy iSync in two steps (first to an external drive then to your app folder) instead of copying it straight to the Application folder.

[ Reply to This | # ]
10.7: How to install iSync
Authored by: xplora on Nov 28, '11 08:58:27PM

I was also wondering why they didn't just drag'n'drop to the Applications, however I believe they used the 2 stage copy/paste, because the backup was on another computer (i.e. first copy/paste on computer where backup is, second copy/paste on the computer iSync was being installed onto).

[ Reply to This | # ]
10.7: How to install iSync
Authored by: nekomatic on Dec 01, '11 03:29:12PM

What does the hint mean by 'the iSync folder'?

[ Reply to This | # ]
10.7: How to install iSync
Authored by: Koki on Dec 02, '11 06:13:31AM

Messing with the iSync and SyncServices folders etc is not a good idea in OS X, never has been probably never will be.

Might work for what you're doing until it does something unexpected - I'd take caution when using this.

[ Reply to This | # ]