Originating portfolio: TECH
Estimated expiration: 2026-Aug-19
Potentially relevant companies (4): 23andMe, Inc., Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc., Ford Motor Company, Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
Products & technologies (4): Mobile:Apps & Services, Security:Authentication, Security:Computer, Telecom:Subscriber Services
The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for arranging data synchronization is a synchronization system which comprises at least a first synchronization device and a second synchronization device. The synchronization system defines binding data which associates a user data unit of the first synchronization device with at least one function of the first synchronization device. A first synchronization step is performed between the first synchronization device and the second synchronization device, the step comprising transferring the user data unit from the first synchronization device to the second synchronization device. After the first synchronization step has been performed, a second synchronization step is performed where binding data is transferred from the first synchronization device to the second synchronization device. Binding is formed in the second synchronization device between the user data unit and at least one function of the second synchronization device in accordance with the binding data.
1. A method comprising:
defining binding data which associates a user data identifier identifying a user data unit with an identifier for identifying at least one function of a first communications device;
performing a first synchronization step between the first communications device and a second communications device, the step comprising transferring the user data unit from the first communications device to the second communications device;
performing a second synchronization step between the first communications device and the second communications device in response to the performance of the first synchronization step, the second step comprising transferring the binding data from the first communications device to the second communications device, wherein the second communications device is a mobile communications device or a synchronization server configured to synchronize the binding data to a mobile communications device to form binding in the mobile communications device in accordance with the binding data, and the first communications device checks whether the second communications device supports binding data synchronization and transmits the binding data to the second communications device in the second synchronization step in response to the fact that the second communications device supports binding data synchronization on the basis of the check.
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