iPhone How to sync Google Contacts to iPhone 3G on iOS 3.1.3

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by comatory, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. comatory macrumors 6502a

    comatory

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    Pretty obvious question. It seems that the older the phone gets, less functionality is there. I'm pretty pissed.

    Here's how I used to do it: enable Microsoft Exchange. But that seems no longer to work, it revokes password (and yes I checked multiple times I'm putting the right password there) every time. I enabled 2-step verification on Google but that doesnt seem to help. I also tried putting SSL port (443) in Advanced tab but nothing works. I remember that this used to work because I used the phone 1 year ago to sync my mail, contacts and calendars flawlessly.

    Using CardDAV doesnt work either because its supported only for iOS 5+ devices, it also gives me incorrect password error.

    This totally sucks. Is there a way to do this, or an app? I saw some apps but they all require iOS 4+. I don't want to upgrade to this iOS, it's painfully slow.

    Also, don't be an a$$ by telling me to purchase newer iPhone. I don't want to.


    I guess I could sync the contacts by cable, but to make matters worse, it will be syncing with a PC on Windows 7 so I guess I need to use one of those weird Contact apps so iTunes can reach it, right?

    Please help someone.
     
  2. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    I'm confused, you're complaining that the phone losses functionality because of its age and it upsets you, yet you don't want to upgrade to a newer phone?
     
  3. comatory thread starter macrumors 6502a

    comatory

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    Yes thats right I am. This feature worked on the phone for past 4 years,why do I have to lose it? It was there in the first place. How would you feel if you lost such a basic feature on your phone?

    I know its more of a rant against Google. So if anyone has a solution for this I would be glad to hear it.
     
  4. bigcstyle4 macrumors 6502

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    I may be misremembering this but doesn't setting it up using the built-in Gmail option in Settings give you the option to sync contacts and calendars too?

    Edit: Nevermind, I was wrong! Just mail, calendar and notes
     
  5. Menel macrumors 603

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    Calendar only.

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    Outlook.com email/contacts.

    Convert. Many are. Free, and you can have a custom domain.
     
  6. Baggio macrumors 6502

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    The only way you can use Microsoft Exchange with Gmail without forwarding or completely switching email providers is to upgrade your gmail to a business account and pay $5 a month.

    Or you can move your contacts to another provider and just sync contacts. Either iCloud or outlook.com would work for that purpose.
     
  7. comatory thread starter macrumors 6502a

    comatory

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    iCloud is out of the question, not supported on this device. Outlook.com... maybe. But how would Outlook fix the syncing problem, wouldn't I have to use Exchange anyway? Or is this "incompatibility" only in Gmail?

    You probably thought of syncing via USB cable.
     
  8. Baggio macrumors 6502

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    Gmail stopped supporting it on free accounts. outlook.com is a Microsoft domain and supports exchange.
     
  9. lilolbear macrumors newbie

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    Use Itunes. I just did for an old iPhone 3 with 3.1.3 on it and it sets up an ActiveSync account for you that magically works.
     
  10. pirlouwi macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    could you explain how I can use iTunes for this purpose?
    How is it setting up an activesync account for me?
     
  11. chrisql macrumors newbie

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    me too,I know its more of a rant against Google. So if anyone has a solution for this I would be glad to hear it[​IMG]
     
  12. reukiodo macrumors member

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    iOS 3 Google Sync Solution

    This might be quite delayed, but in case anyone else finds this thread looking for a solution, I found it at http://iphone-contacts.blogspot.com/p/iphone-contacts-sync-with-gmail.html

    Basically:
    Add Exchange mail account
    xxx@gmail.com
    no domain
    username/password
    NEXT
    wait for certificate error
    cancel
    m.google.com (Server)

    And you do NOT need a business account to do this. I do not have a business account and just set working gmail sync up on an original iPhone (2G).
     

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