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Confused about best way to sync Google contacts, calendar and email

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by ipoddin, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    ipoddin

    #1
    I understand I can sync all of those several ways:

    -Using Exchange
    -Using the Google option
    -Using CalDAV for contacts

    Which is the best way to do it?
     
  2. macrumors regular

    #2
    Settings, Accounts/mail, look for a CARDDAV option. All you have to do is put your account info in. That's how I did it for my contacts, worked perfectly.
     
  3. macrumors 68020

    #3
    I used the plain google option. Synced contacts, calendars and mail.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

    Curun

    #4
    You can only do Exchange if you have a grandfathered gmail account or paid.

    The old CardDAV/CalDAV was wrapped into the Google option. No reason to manually setup CardDAV anymore.

    Option 1. The best way is:
    Exchange: Mail
    Google: Calendar/Contacts

    2. Since you probably can't do exchange.
    Do Google all. Set Fetch to 1 Hour
    Download the GMail app and authenticate it. Notifications Settings: turn off badges, and just have sounds and maybe lockscreen for push. But read in Mail.
     

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