Anyone using Google sync with iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by davidlw, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. davidlw macrumors 6502a

    May 19, 2008
    I have a situation, I use a iPhone with Mobile Me. I also use a Blackberry for work. I need to know if the iPhone will sync with Google in conjunction with Blackberry on google also this being done on a Mac. I want to have all my phones synced and used with a Mac and done wirelessly. Is this possible, if so how would I do it. Keep in mind that I have and use Mobile Me and don't want it to mess that up.
  2. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2009
    St. Louis, MO
    Can Google Sync update the native calendar on the iPhone? Kind of like it does on Blackberry?
  3. davidlw thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 19, 2008
    Please some iPhone, Mac, MobileMe guru help with this situation.
  4. pbkiller macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2007
    Puerto Rico
    I used to have MobileMe using push mail, contacts and calendars. Now my membership expired so im using Google Sync. It's "basically" the same thing! The only thing that i cant "push" is my gmail, other than that, calendars and contacts push nicely. It works perfectly with the native calendar app on the iPhone. Just add some event, it appears on my google cal, edit in google cal, it gets pushed back to my iPhone... Seamless!

    I had to take my iPhone to warranty, as my GPS was not working, got a new phone, activated google sync, BOOM all my contacts and calendar appointments were there... It has half of the things MobileMe does, but for free, and if you just want to backup your contacts, cant beat it!
  5. robothero macrumors 6502


    May 18, 2009
  6. superxero3 macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2008
    +1 i have the same situation here.

    Google Sync is awesome, it just can't push your actual email. I use it to push my contacts and calendars and it works great. Like you said, I restored my phone completely, activated Gmail sync, and bam all of my contacts and calendars were there.
  7. fr0 macrumors member

    May 6, 2004
    I have a sneaking suspicion that Google will remedy this situation. They are close partners with Apple and push is now readily available. It just seem inevitable that they will write one unified app that receives all Google apps information via push and applies it to the correct category (i.e. contacts, calendar, mail, etc.)
  8. superxero3 macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2008
    that would be welcomed
  9. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    Google Sync is an implementation of Exchange Active Sync but for whatever reason Google haven't implemented email push with it. I guess they could at some stage do so and it would then all work.
    The push notification framework wouldn't help in this situation because it only allows the sending of notifications, not data (or, at least, data that can be automatically applied somewhere)
  10. Jowl macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2006
    I use mobileme still - because AFAIK, you cannot have different contact groups with gmail.

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