You can set IBM® Lotus Notes® Traveler to use SMS (Short Message Service) mode for auto sync, which can increase battery life. This topic does not apply to Apple devices.
By default, Lotus Notes Traveler maintains a HTTP or HTTPS connection between a device and server that allows both to stay in sync with each other. Depending on several factors (such as network provider, Network Address Translation (NAT) timeouts, and device characteristics), maintaining this connection can burden the battery of the device. Using SMS mode for auto sync can decrease the burden on the battery and increase the amount of time between battery recharges.
Do not perform these steps unless you know that you have an unlimited SMS plan. Otherwise this can result in an expensive phone bill.
To conserve battery life with SMS mode for auto sync on Windows® Mobile, Android, and Nokia devices:
- On the device, go into the Lotus Notes Traveler settings and select Auto Sync.
- Enter the SMS email address information. This is usually your phone number, followed by the @ symbol, and then a carrier-specific domain, for example:
Instructions for specific device SMS enablement.
In the Schedule settings, set the Peak sync type and/or Off-peak sync type to Always connected to indicate when auto sync using SMS notifications should occur. SMS auto sync only occurs during time periods when the sync type is set to Always connected. If any other sync type is selected, auto sync will not occur during this time period.
Click Done on Windows Mobile and Nokia devices, or use the back button to exit and save the settings on Android devices .
For Nokia devices:
- Set SMS notifications to On.
For Windows Mobile devices:
- Select Enable SMS notifications.
For Android devices:
- Select SMS notifications.
After following these steps, Lotus Notes Traveler stops maintaining a constant connection to the server. It also starts using SMS to notify the device of server-side changes. These SMS messages are received in silent mode by Lotus Notes Traveler on the device so that they do not interfere with your use of SMS messaging.
Setting the SMS message sender address
If your mobile devices are not receiving SMS messages sent by the Lotus Notes Traveler server, it may be because the mobile carrier for the device is ignoring the SMS message. By default, the email address set in the outgoing message FROM field is set to the same address as the TO field. Some carriers treat this as an invalid SMS email message. To make this work, tell the Lotus Notes Traveler server to use a different FROM address by setting an internal configuration value. The Lotus Notes Traveler server administrator must first edit the file \traveler\cfg\NTSConfig.xml
. In the top portion of the file, add a new entry similar to the following:
<PROPERTY NAME="SMS_SENDER_ADDRESS" VALUE="firstname.lastname@example.org,com"/>
Use a valid email address as the SMS_SENDER_ADDRESS
value (not the example given above). Save the file and restart the Lotus Notes Traveler server. This procedure is only required if you are having problems receiving SMS messages.
Parent topic: Setting auto sync options