Apple’s never been so great with sync. Nonetheless, the idea of MobileMe is great. In practice it just doesn’t work so well when you have data flowing through multiple devices. Here’s how to fix MobileMe when it inevitably screws up.
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MacLife’s posted a great guide on curing your MobileMe woes that can basically be summarised in three words: reset, reset, reset. When you’re syncing with a bunch of devices, MobileMe will often have trouble deciding what data to delete and what to keep. In my experience, it errs on the side of keeping everything and so no matter how many times you delete address book contacts, widgets or whatever, you find them popping back up again. This is extremely frustrating after spiritually cleansing your data.
While not using MobileMe is probably the best cure for frustration, it is nice in theory and sync is not exactly an easy thing to accomplish. Hopefully MobileMe will continue to improve. For now, a lot of resetting can help you out when MobileMe doesn’t feel like working properly.