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

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

  1. ipoddin
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    macrumors 6502a


    Jan 6, 2004
    Los Angeles
    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. DannyDrama
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    macrumors regular

    Aug 30, 2009
    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. Zcott
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    macrumors 68020

    Oct 18, 2009
    Belfast, Ireland
    I used the plain google option. Synced contacts, calendars and mail.
  4. Curun
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    macrumors 6502


    Sep 10, 2013
    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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