How To: Wirelessly Sync your Nokia Lumia 800 (or 710) – must try!

| December 1, 2011 | 8 Replies


A very nice feature in Windows Phone (and thus now for our Nokia Lumia) is the ability for Wireless Sync. I was informed by a couple of our readers (I think one may have been Madridking) on this feature as it’s not immediately obvious that you can do this.

It’s very easy to set up. Actually it’s not really a set up, you just turn the feature on.

When you do, every time that you might charge up your Lumia 800 at home (e.g. end of work), after 10 minutes, it will synchronize the media on your phone to your PC (via Zune).

I found this extra convenient as that meant all my photos by the end of each day are always on my PC. Zune automatically starts, so all I have to do is the normal activity of putting my phone on charger for action for the following day.

This would be something I know friends and family would find useful as they’re not really the Phone-PC Connecting all the time type of people. I never have to worry whether I’ve backed up this photo.


How to:

  1. Go to Zune (on PC)
  2. Plug your phone (make sure the screen is unlocked – Zune will ask you to unlock it. It does this lock to protect your phone, i.e. someone else trying to swipe your content on their PC.)
  3. Go to Settings>Wireless Sync
  4. Click enable Wireless sync. Make sure your phone is already connected to your wireless network.
  5. Done.
What I’d like to see:
  • Although it’s automatic, it would be nice if you could manually initiate a wireless sync.
  • Would be nice to be able to transfer/sync other files. e.g. my PDFs/Docs (though the latter does sync with SkyDrive so it’s in office already anyway)
  • Bring up options for wireless sync. Plus bring things out of settings. Zune settings is awfully tiny on a 1080p screen is another thing. Make useful features like this more prominent.

BTW, if you do charge via PC, Zune will also fireup and sync all your content. Below are sync options.


Category: How to:, Lumia, Nokia, Windows Phone

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  • Viipottaja

    Yup, this sounds like a very handy feature. I have the Eye-Fi SD card (which automatically uploads pics to the PC or a sharing site when at home WiFi/WLan area) on my regular camera, and its probably the best little gadget I have!

  • Jesse

    Great feature! Every morning I have new content “podcasts, music channels, autoplaylists” and photos backed up without doing anything.

  • Rewes

    too bad it’s PC-only 🙁

  • kan


    Follow these instructions to get the sync done straight away and not wait 10 odd minutes. I assume you have syn working but you are peeved it takes its time.

    1)Plug in your phone it should have 50% charge. Make sure its on the homscreen and then lock it.

    2) start Zune – Zune should pick up the phone within a minute. I have tried this now 4 times in a row and its all fine.

    • Martyn

      Great tip about restarting Zune kan, I was pulling my hair out before I found your post !!

  • vishrut

    may i ask u what is wireless in this then ? are we babies feeding on your shit and even the thing you call wireless synchronization is even automatic, now we cant do it at our own too ?

  • reddy

    zune doesnt detect my phn

  • John

    Zune must be the biggest load of rubbish there is