iCloud and google

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Mr M5, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Mr M5 macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2011
    I hav an iPad, iPod,MacBook pro and android phone. Prior to today and still I guess I have used google for my calendar and contacts. When updating to ios5 today it said I had conflicts, that made me think....what is the best way tomsync all this stuff together? What would you guys recommend? Right now I have iCloud off.

    Thanks for your help.
  2. hermitman macrumors member

    Dec 25, 2008
    here is my plan.

    Sync calendar with "google", because it could sent invitee to other platform.

    Sync my daily files with "dropbox", because it works with all kinds of OS.

    Sync the rest with "iCloud", since it is cool!



    PS: not sure if I should use icloud photo stream, cuz it is a little wired to put my photos on the cloud, which I dont really know who has access to.

    PS2: It is really a issue to use location service for me, seems to be creepy to be located anytime:)
  3. Emilio G macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2008
    West Palm Beach, FL
    On the iPad, set up your account with Exchange and then choose what you want it to sync with. You'll be given three options:

    mail, calendar and contacts

    set up the account like you normally would but when it asks for server, put in:


    This way, all your information you choose to have sync'd will be pushed to the iPad.
  4. Mr M5 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2011
    Can you elaborate on this more for me?
  5. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 7, 2007
    Cleveland, OH


    By doing it on exchange, it enables imap and allows things to sync nicely across your devices.

    If you chose Gmail, not exchange, it will only be POP3. Which does not sync gmail folders (labels) etc. across all devices
  6. ghsNick macrumors 68030


    May 25, 2010
    So I shouldn't click GMail and sync them that way?
    I want to sync my Gmail and Calendar with my new iPhone...But I need to do it through Exchange?
  7. Mr M5 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2011
    Great question as I don't have an iPhone but everything else seems to match up via imap and not pop 3.
  8. ghsNick macrumors 68030


    May 25, 2010
    Imap is good and Pop 3 is bad...right?

    I synod it and I'm using it through my Android Device...I'm assuming if I set everything up the same way through my iPhone it should work.

    Never heard of using Exchange...everything is so damn complicated lol
  9. tardman91 macrumors 65816


    Oct 21, 2009
    Tampa Area, FL
    I just finished switching everything over from Google to iCloud. I like it a little better for the time being. I just turned everything I had synced with Google (except my gmail) off on all of my iDevices. I'm happy with the way it keeps my calendars and contacts synced across my MacBook Pro, iPhone 4, and iPad. I could never get the 3-way syncing quite right with Google. Now it's perfect!
  10. ghsNick macrumors 68030


    May 25, 2010
    How did you do that?
    My Gmail won't sync on iCloud nor will my Google Calendar?

    Please give me a step by step if you can?
  11. Mr M5 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2011
    I wouldnt call one good or bad. Imap syncs across all devices but can lag behind where as pop 3 is stores locally. Exchange pushes to all devices a
    Most instantly.

    I've never had issues with google working on all my devices.

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