Can't get multiple Google calendars to sync (iPhone 5)

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by phositadc, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. phositadc macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2012
    Long time Android user bought an iPhone 5 last night. Having serious trouble getting shared Google calendars to display.

    I have my Google account set up as Exchange. That seemed to go through smoothly and my main Google calendar shows up just fine. I then went to and all of my calendars appear. I put checkboxes in the ones I wanted to sync to my iPhone, but they did not show up in my iPhone Calendar app. Waited and waited, never showed up.

    I even deleted my Exchange account completely and re-added it. Still, only the primary calendar shows up in Exchange.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Edit: Oh, and I've been to that iphoneselect website from both my iPhone using the Safari browser, and from my computer using Chrome browser, and both browsers show the calendars I want to sync as having check marks in the boxes. Those calendars simply do not sync. Is there possibly some issue with Google not being aware that I have an iPhone since I had an Android for so long?

    If I go to from my iPhone browser, it does not show up with a device select page. It just shows up with a generic Google sync page, where I can click a "Calendar" icon, then choose "Sync with a mobile device," then choose "Apple device" and it takes me to a settings page that ultimately leads me to the same check box webpage as Which, as I said, already shows check marks in the calendars that I want.
  2. phositadc thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2012
    FYI I finally got it to work. Had to read this thread: and then follow the instructions of using Safari Browser, setting User Agent to iPhone, browsing to, and then proceeding from there.

    It seems that going to no longer allows you to setup shared Google calendars for Exchange anymore -- only for CalDAV. Disappointing, but at least the method described in the above link works fine -- even if a little bit hard to discover for a new iPhone user.
  3. joeyconnick macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2007
    Thank you SO Much for this URL... I kept trying to go to and they've changed it, I guess because they're assuming everyone is going to be using CalDAV soon, not Exchange ActiveSync.

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