Add a ChaosHost Exchange Account to your Android device for Over-The-Air synchronization

If you find these instructions don't match up with the screens you see on your Android device, keep in mind that each device can be a little different. The basics are the same on all of them, though, so we hope there is enough info provided here to help you setup your device right the first time!

Please plug your phone into a power supply when doing your initial sync! It is not a requirement, but the very first transfer will be sending enough data that most users will notice considerable battery drain.  A Wi-Fi connection is also preferred, if available, for its superior transfer speeds.

 
Step 1. Enable Sync and Configure Options and Time Zone Settings

To successfully transfer your appointment data with correct times, you need to select a default Time Zone for your database on ChaosHost.com.  You will also want choose the same time zone you use on your device to ensure that all the appointment start and end times come to your device as they should.  WARNING:  If you change the time zone on your device, it will change all of the start and end times on your appointments!  If you want the start times and end times to continue to match what you see on ChaosHost.com and in Time & Chaos/Chaos Intellect, the time zone on your phone must match!

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Step 2. Add a new account to your device

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The first sync can take a while, depending on how large your db is, so you might want to make sure you have time to let it run for awhile AND that you have a way to power the device so its not running down your battery. Having Wi-Fi enabled is also a good idea if it is available. Future syncs are faster once it gets past the initial load.

  
Step 3. Is the ChaosHost account your default account?

Android-based devices can have multiple sources for your data. If you setup more than one source, you'll want to be careful which sources are enabled to avoid your device looking as if it has duplicate entries.  When you add new records to your device, you will also have a choice as to which online account the data should be transmitted to.

 

 

This help article applies to ChaosHost, a cloud database service for users of Chaos Intellect, Time & Chaos, and Chaos Free