Microsoft has issued an advisory to remind people about the demise of Nokia Sync. The service is being shutdown on December 5, 2014. If you use Nokia Sync, the company has offered an easy option to take backup of your data for migration, and a simple tool to quickly move to company’s new service. Also Read - Nokia Clarity, Comfort, Micro, Go Earbuds Series with ANC launched: Price, features
Launched in 2008 as Ovi Sync, the Nokia Sync is a SyncML server that synchronizes up PIM data to Nokia’s cloud. It’s a rather old service and we’re not sure how many people other than Nokia Series 40, N9 and Symbian phones users still use it as several sophisticated and more convenient services have since arrived in the market. Also Read - Nokia C30 budget phone launched with price under Rs 10,000: Check specs, price
The company is offering easy options for users to save their data and switch to a different service. The export option will allow existing users to download a standard .csv text files of contacts, making it easier for them to import the data to a different service. The migration option, on the other hand lets users easily migrate data to Microsoft Outlook. Also Read - Nokia XR20 rugged 5G phone launched: Check specs, price, India launch details
Microsoft’s letter follows.
Final Notice: Termination of Nokia Sync and Impact to You
Dear Nokia mobile phone customer,
We wanted to let you know of important changes affecting people who use Nokia Sync on Nokia Series 40, N9 and Symbian phones. Nokia Sync is the service that synchronises your contacts, calendar appointments and notes between your phone and the cloud.
We are planning to discontinue the Nokia Sync service on 5 December 2014. After 5 December 2014, you will not be able to access your data through the Nokia Sync service. We strongly encourage you to export and/or migrate your data from the service before this date.
Beginning today, you can use the following options to ensure you can continue to access your data. This includes the option to export your data so it can be imported into other services, or migrate your data to secure, cloud-based services from Microsoft.
In the interest of information privacy, all data that is stored in Nokia Sync will be destroyed following termination of the Nokia Sync service.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any further questions, please see our CARE support site CARE Nokia Sync.
Services Team at Microsoft Devices