Contacts sync with Google AND Outlook?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by tboooe, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. tboooe macrumors regular

    May 22, 2009
    I have searched the forums and it doesn't look like this is possible but I wanted to make sure. I want to be able to sync between my iphone, google, and outlook contacts. I currently have my iphone set up to sync to google and set up itunes to sync with outlook. I was hoping that any changes I made in outlook would then sync with my iphone and also google (and vice versa). However, it looks like on my iphone I now have two separate contact groups "From my PC" and Google.

    Is what I am asking for impossible?
  2. tjp888 macrumors regular


    Oct 29, 2007
    I'm in the same boat

    Yeah, I was hoping to do the same thing.
    I returned my Palm Pre because the Sprint service was so bad. But, this is one thing the Pre did very well. Like the iPhone it had a dedicated Exchange connection. But in addition it also had a special Gmail interface that allowed google mail, calendar and contacts to push to the Pre. It kept all the calendar and contacts seperate, but you could merge them if you wanted.

    I assumed the iPhone could do the same, but I don't see how.
    I even signed up for a trial MobilMe account. This let me do a one time pull from my Google contacts (sans pictures) but that was all.
    Plus, the popup notifications for email were done much better on the Pre.

    I really thought the iPhone could do all this, but I have been unable to get it to work.
  3. tboooe thread starter macrumors regular

    May 22, 2009
  4. tjp888 macrumors regular


    Oct 29, 2007
    Thanks for the tip tboooe. But for me, this isn't quite what I want to do.
    I want to be able to seperately sync my personal contacts in my Gmail account and also my work contacts on our Exchange server. works very well for the Google contacts, but it uses the single Exchange link that the iPhone offers. I need that for my work email & contacts.
  5. AKlrt macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2009
    Sync with Outlook

    On the subject of sync'ing with Outlook. 3.0 put a phone field called iPhone, which is kind of neat. How do I sync that with a field in Outlook? Is this a mapping issue?
  6. nippyjun macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2007
  7. floatingspirit macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    Plaxo has been working great for me, but they're about to start charging 50 bucks a year.

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