I dont understand how to sync contacts with google

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by amazingdm, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. amazingdm macrumors 6502

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    I click sync with google contacts but don't see them in my google account. Do they already have to be there or can they be transferred from the iphone?
     
  2. amazingdm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    aw crap I synced with my google account and it deleted all my contacts on my phone
    argh
     
  3. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    Restore your phone from a backup, and your contacts should come back.
     
  4. amazingdm thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    If you have Time Machine and/or keep copies of even older backups, get an older backup instead of using the most recent backup that iTunes picks.
     
  6. amazingdm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    time machine?

    but yeah I have older backups on another computer.. gonna pull em out now. I wonder if it'll work since I upgraded the firmware
     
  7. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    I used to use Google contacts via iTunes, never had an issue like you are.... are you doing the Google contacts via iTunes or settings menu on phone?
     
  8. amazingdm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Here's what happened. I THOUGHT that by clicking sync contacts with google contacts it would copy all my iphone contacts to google contacts (which was/is empty of contacts). What happened was it deleted all contacts on my iphone.

    I JUST got done redoing all my contacts from an extraction of an old backup file. NOW I'm doing it by syncing to Windows Contacts. Works, except I can't designate people's phones as iphones.
     
  9. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    you didn't by chance tick down the bottom to replace the replace information on your phone with google?
     
  10. ugp macrumors 65816

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    You setup your Google Account as an Exchange Server.

    Server Address: m.google.com

    Username: Full E-Mail Address

    Simple as that. You will then have the option of setting up Mail, Contacts, and Calendars.
     
  11. amazingdm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Moot point now..

    Not touching sync with google contacts again.

    Besides everytime I tried to hit configure it would ask me to sign in but then not do anything.
     

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