Can you Sync Gmail contacts list with Address Book on Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by maf2k8, May 22, 2010.

  1. maf2k8 macrumors 6502

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    I am curious if i can sync my contact from my Gmail account to my address book on my Macbook Pro and vise versa,

    I selected the SYNC WITH GOOGLE option, but if i add a contact in my address book on my Mac or if i add a contact thru Gmail, they dont show up on either end.

    For instance...I end John Doe to my contacts in my address book on my Mac, I go into my Gmail account and John Doe doesnt show up?

    the same goes for if i add John Doe to my Gmail contacts and then i go and open my address book on my mac, John Doe isnt there.

    Am i doing something wrong? or?

    This is my FIRST mac, so go easy on me! lol
     
  2. bollweevil macrumors 6502

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    Do you have an iPhone? I had this same problem when I used the "Sync with Google" option from WITHIN Apple Address Book, but when I used the option from within iTunes in the iPhone configuration it actually worked. The sync actually occurs just when I plug in the iPhone to the computer. That is to say, Google Contacts and Address Book will gather dissimilarities for a few days, and then when I plug my iPhone into my computer Google Contacts and Address Book suddenly reconcile/synchronize.

    I don't know how to do it without an iPhone, and I don't know how to make it happen at other times.
     
  3. satcomer macrumors 603

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    In Snow leopard open Address book and then open Address Book's Preferences and there select the 'Accounts' tab and sync with Google check box with a Google login.
     
  4. smith2010 macrumors newbie

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