Google contact sync?

chagla

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Mar 21, 2008
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the guide is accurate. you have to setup an Exchange connection instead of Gmail. try again.
 

Slip Jigs

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Feb 18, 2008
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You have two options, one is to connect to Google via an exchange setup. I do this for my work google account and it works great. The other is to do it via CardDav which I use for my personal google account, also works good. Below is a link on CardDav setup.

http://support.google.com/calendar/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=151674
I set up my Google/Gmail account on my iPad using the Exchange option. But in both contacts and calendars in the Gmail section, contact groups and sub-calendars are not displayed, just the main collection identified by the account email address. The synchronization of data seems to work though, and I have do to some more testing to see where new or editing contact or calendar entries end up depending on whether I do the editing on the iPad or the Google site.

iCloud of course mirrors the contact group structure and different calendars, even in Outlook when syncing with my PC via the iCloud control panel.

Is this normal for a Gmail account on an iOS device using the Exchange method, or is something haywire?
 

SonRK

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Aug 9, 2011
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I didn't know I already had contacts on my iCloud. So strange...

so when I setup my exchange it combined a lot of my old and new contacts which synced to the Google server. Good, but it was bad in my situation and now i have a bunch of older numbers and I have to sift through which ones still work and not.
 

cableguy619

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Jul 4, 2010
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I didn't know I already had contacts on my iCloud. So strange...

so when I setup my exchange it combined a lot of my old and new contacts which synced to the Google server. Good, but it was bad in my situation and now i have a bunch of older numbers and I have to sift through which ones still work and not.
Go to gmail and manage your old contact there so much easier to clean it up... Took me about 30 seconds and it was cleaned up.
 
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