As we all know, portable music players, mobile phones and devices can be synchronized with your computer by using sync software. It is provided along with device by producers; but now there is no need of this software. Windows 7 offers Device Stage feature itself. If your device is compatible with this feature it can be synchronized with computer. This feature is offered by all editions of Windows 7. By using this Device Stage feature, you can enjoy music and handle many tasks associated with device which vary from device to device. Calendars, contacts and files with important information can be synchronized with mobile phone supporting this feature.
It must be noted that synchronization of data is dependent on the type of the data; you cannot synchronize contacts in music players. So, at first you have to check types of file and data that device supports. For this, you must connect your device to system. Feature will start itself if device is suitable for Device Stage; it will run in separate window. It will provide setup for sync along with list of functions that can be performed with that particular device. This list will be different for different devices. You will have separate window for each device in case of more than one device connected with system.
Device Stage feature provides options for synchronization of music, videos etc. that differ from options for synchronization of contacts, calendars and files. After checking compatibility of device, connect it to computer. In the Device Stage window, run the Set up of sync and select type of file or data that is required to sync. There is drop-down list for each type; choose appropriate program which will be used as source for your files. It is essential to have source for files. You can download sync plug-ins if you don’t find program of your choice. By clicking ‘Sync now’, synchronize all your files and information. Additionally, you can automatically synchronize these files in future by saving changes. Specific synchronization can be done by modifying settings.
Moreover, sync setting page displays the space information of device. It gives information about how much space of device is used as well as the space which is available. It also let us know the amount of space required to synchronize music, pictures etc. As a result, you can choose files for synchronization by considering the free space present on device. One more important thing is, pictures in PNG and JPEG format can be synchronized easily but pictures of TIFF, BMP and GIF format are put in folder which is not used to store pictures. Pictures with rest of formats will not be synchronized.
You must make sure that your device is connected with computer. To verify it, go to ‘Devices and Printers’, check if device name is there. The name of device must be in the list; it may have name given by producer if you haven’t named it. If name is not present then make sure that it is properly connected and charged fully. Device Stage feature lets you to synchronize numerous files that you want but ensure that all files are in Windows libraries. You can synchronize at most 50 files that are outside Windows libraries. So, with the help of this Device Stage feature, you can deal with information of your choice with compatible devices.