Backup and Synchronize Your Contacts, Pictures, SMS and Calendar with ZYB

zyblogoIf you change phones a lot for any reason, you must be familiar with the problem of transferring your contacts.

One way to solve that problem is to regularly backup your files. But this does not have to be limited to just contacts. Other files, such as SMS, pictures and calendar entries, can be backed up too.

If you have a PC, you can backup your phone via whatever PC Suite the manufacturer supports. If not, an online backup service is a viable alternative.

ZYB is an online sysstem that backs up all the contact information on your phone to the internet. ZYB automatically updates your contacts, on the phone and internet, whenever you or your friends change or add information. This basic functionality is free.

Basically, you need a GPRS/EDGE/3G/HSDPA connection, and you can backup and restore your files anywhere, anytime as long as you are within network coverage.

You can also backup your contacts by sending SMS to a predefined number. Picture backups can be done via MMS as well.

The advantage of thee online sservice is that you are not tied to doing backups and restores from just one location (wherever your PC happens to be).

In addition to backing up contacts, ZYB also backs up your calendar entries. You can also backup your SMS, pictures and videos for a small subscription.

In addition, ZYB shows you your frieends’ Social updates from Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Hyves and blogs.

Sounds like something you could use? Then head over to ZYB.COM to signup free and Keep your phone in sync.

Mister Mobility

I started blogging about mobile in 2004 as a fun way to share my passion for gadgets and mobile services. My other interests include digital media, speaking and teaching, photography, travelling, and dancing.

12 thoughts on “Backup and Synchronize Your Contacts, Pictures, SMS and Calendar with ZYB

  • April 8, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    I registered on d ZYB website & i was sent their settings which i saved immediately.when i tried to start d synchronizatn i kept getting a message dat says contact database cant be opened.wat do u think is d problem?

  • April 8, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Azeez, on what phone is this happening?

  • April 9, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    D phone is Nokia 5320 is a s60 3rd edition, 3G phone.

  • April 9, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Azeez, on your phone, go to Tools -> Sync -> ZYB -> Edit Sync Profile -> Applications -> Contacts -> Remote database. In “Remote Database”, ensure that what is there is:


  • April 9, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Ok.d remote database setting is right.can u pls tell me d right settings to enter if am to edit d profile i.e d ZYB profile.i think am not getting some things right.tanx.

  • April 9, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Profile name: ZYB
    Connection type: Internet
    Access point: your network’s internet connection
    Host address:
    Port: 80
    Username: your ZYB username
    Password: your ZYB password
    Confirm password: your ZYB password
    Contacts: Yes
    Calendar: Yes
    Email messages: No

    *contacts settings
    Local data base: C:SystemDataContacts.cdb
    Remote data base: contacts
    Synchronisation type: Normal

    *calendar settings
    Local database: C:SystemDataCalendar.cdb
    Remote database: calendar
    Synchroniation type: Normal
    Set as default profile: Yes

  • April 9, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Finally i got it working & i was able to do d synchronisation.i backed my contacts & calendar to d zyb server.Tanx, Yomi.U re d man!

  • April 16, 2009 at 9:48 am

    I got the settings from zyb but got a error message saying I had to delete a data bank as there wasn’t enough space.I did that but now cant get hold of the synchronization settings.The phone is a sony ericsson k800i.

  • June 19, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    i lost my data on mobile and restored from ZYB, only contact & notes will restored….SMS data not restored…data is very imporatant for me…plz. help me in this regards….

  • June 19, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Ajay, backup and restore of SMS is an extra or premium service by ZYB, to the best of my knowledge. It is not included in the standard free service. The same goes for pictures.

  • October 5, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Nigeria is not listed on zyb

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