How to Reinstall MobileMe

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Apple's MobileMe service consists of email, calendar, photo, Web hosting and online storage services. The MobileMe software can be set up on multiple computers and your mobile phone. Once MobileMe is installed, your email, contacts and calendars are constantly synched since new changes are pushed to each device. If you need to reinstall the utility, you will first need to install Apple's iTunes software.

  • Download the latest version of iTunes from Apple's iTunes page. The iTunes link is provided in the Resources section of this article. Save the file to your desktop.

  • Double-click the downloaded iTunes installer to begin the installation. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation. Apple requires iTunes installed on the computer in order to use MobileMe.

  • Download the MobileMe Control Panel from Apple's MobileMe Control Panel page. The MobileMe link is provided in the Resources section of this article. Save the file to your computer.

  • Double-click the MobileMeSetup.exe file downloaded to your computer. Follow the directions on-screen to complete the installation.

  • Open the Windows Start menu and select "Control Panel." Select "Network and Internet" and then "MobileMe." Select the "Account" tab and enter your MobileMe user name and password to sign in.

  • Select the "Sync" tab and define your desired sync settings. You have the option of syncing your calendar, contacts, bookmarks. Each has a corresponding drop-down menu that allows you to select the default application each item is associated with (Outlook vs Windows Live Mail, Internet Explorer vs Safari).

  • Click "Sync Now" to begin syncing your information. During the sync process, if duplicates are found, a pop-up dialog window will appear asking if you want to keep the version on your computer or the version on MobileMe's servers.

Tips & Warnings

  • Repeat the steps for each PC you wish to setup MobileMe on.
  • To reinstall on your iPhone or iPod Touch, simply tap "Settings > Mail, Contacts and Calendars > Add Account..." and enter your MobileMe username and password.
  • Mac users - MobileMe is built into the Mac OS X operating system and can be accessed via "System Preferences."

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