Sync your Iphone Contacts and Calendar with Google

How to Sync your iPhone Contacts and Calendar with Google

When setting up Google Sync on your iPhone or iPod touch device for Contacts, the iPhone will delete all Contacts.
Please upload all your iPhone Contacts to Google before setting up Sync.

Only the following information can be uploaded:

* People’s names and job titles
* Company names
* Email and postal addresses
* Phone numbers
* IM names, including the type of service
* Notes

Other information, like custom ringtones and photos, are not uploaded. Please sync them to Outlook first.
Upload Instructions
1. Connect your iPhone or iPod Touch to your computer using the USB cable.
2. Open the iTunes application.
3. Select your iPhone and click the Info tab.
4. Check the Sync Contacts with option and select Google Contacts from the drop-down menu.
5. Click Configure and enter your Google username and password.

6. Press Apply to sync your device with iTunes.

(Note: After you have completed this step, your iPhone may contain unwanted Contacts from your Google account. Most of these will be removed when you complete the next steps and sync your iPhone directly with Google.)
Calendar & Contacts Sync: Set Up Your iPhone or iPod Touch
To set up Google Sync on your iPhone or iPod Touch device, please follow the steps below.

Requirements and Upload
1. Make sure your device has version 2.2 firmware or above. You can check your current version by going to Settings > General > About > Version.
To upgrade, follow the instructions at

2. Upload any Contacts and Calendars from your phone to your computer before proceeding. The iPhone will delete Contacts and Calendars during setup.

3. The contacts that are replaced on your device will be the contents of your My Contacts group. This is the only group supported at this time, so make sure to clean up your My Contacts before syncing.
Tip: If you have a Mac, make sure that Synchronize with Google in the Address Book app is OFF. Otherwise all of your contacts will sync to Address Book.

4. Mail sync is not yet supported. You may receive error messages if you attempt to turn on Sync for Mail.

Getting Started
1. Open the Settings application on your device’s home screen.
2. Open Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
3. Tap Add Account….
4. Select Microsoft Exchange.

Enter Account Info
5. In the Email field, enter the name of the account (anything you’d like).
6. Leave the Domain field blank.
7. Enter your full Google Account email address as the Username.
8. Enter your Google Account password as the Password.
9. Tap Next at the top of your screen.
10. A new Server field will appear. Enter
11. Press Next at the top of your screen again.

12. Select the Google services you want to sync. Currently only Contacts and Calendar are supported.
Make sure that you have uploaded your data before proceeding.

13. Press Sync twice when warned about data loss.

You’ve set up Google Sync for your iPhone. Synchronization will begin automatically if you have Push enabled on your phone. You can also open the Calendar or Contacts app and wait a few seconds to start a sync.

Tip: If your business, school, or organization uses Google Apps, your administrator will first need to enable ActiveSync before you can take advantage of this feature.

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5 Responses to “Sync your Iphone Contacts and Calendar with Google”

  1. Shane Flynn Says:

    I tried this and it works. My only reccomendation is to remove your favorites from your favorite list PRIOR to syncing your contacts to your google account. All of my contacts transferred to the google account except the ones that were also in the favorite list….don’t remove them from your contact list, just remove them from the favorite list. The iPhone calendar and the google calendar now sync great and anytime I add an entry to either one, it automatically syncs to the other.

  2. mobilephone Says:

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  3. Hilario Ehli Says:

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  4. Donald Mathewson Says:

    Has anyone here bought a jailbroken iphone off ebay? Will that phone allow me to use any network in the USA?

  5. USERBYTES Says:

    I have not purchased a jailbroken Iphone off of ebay but if you do be sure to look for it to say somewhere that it is UNLOCKED. This means you can put any sim card in it for any network