Is there yet a way to sync iphone and mac calendar without plugging in?

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  1. ozreth macrumors 65816

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    Anybody know if this is possible yet? If so please let me know how : )
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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    There are various methods to SYNC calendar. Including Mobile Me.
     
  3. ozreth thread starter macrumors 65816

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  4. ZilogZ80 macrumors 6502a

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    I use googlemail/calendar which syncs great across Mac/iPhone/iPad
     
  5. ozreth thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So theres a gmail and gmail calendar app for iphone?
     
  6. ZilogZ80 macrumors 6502a

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    Don't think so, but not needed anyway as google syncs just fine with the stock iPhone mail/calendar app. Although I find the stock calendar app to be quite poor - there are many better alternatives (e.g. CalenGoo)
     
  7. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Google Calendar is great...syncs across many devices...sometimes I forget and get so impressed. If set up right it will take any updates you make, put them on the cloud, then send them out to devices. So your calendar on your iPhone, iPad and Mac will are be the same. (and it work well with my phone OSes(I've used Symbian and Android without issue,I'm sure it works well in Windows.)


    And you info is always on the web, if you find yourself without any of your own devices.

    (Also it has a nice contact and task feature, plus all of these can be made into Web apps on the iPhone, they have to load, but google ends of making them feel like an app more then just a web page.
     
  8. ozreth thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Sounds great, but what exactly should I do to set it up? I went into Settings > Mail, contacts, calendars > gmail > Calendars > ON.

    Although I have a feeling this won't do it. Seems like I need to simply log into my google calendar from the web and make it an icon on my home screen and use it that way? What do you mean by "If set up correctly?"

    Thanks : )
     
  9. Phil A. Moderator

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    You need to add your google account as a mail account on your phone:
    See here for full instructions
     
  10. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Well you could make your Calender an app on your iPhone/iPad, making web apps is easy in Safari.(its a choice under the arrow when your one the page)

    Or sync into the full calender, contacts and email on iPhone

    Here is contacts and email(which will push back to Gmail, which will then push to other devices like your iPad or Mac if you set those up as well)
    http://www.google.com/support/mobile/bin/answer.py?answer=138740

    And here is calendar(the actual question's answer hopefully)
    http://www.google.com/support/mobile/bin/answer.py?answer=138740

    If those aren't clear, just ask and we can try to explain, but normally google does a nice job explaining.

    Sync for iCal is a bit different(still not super hard with googles help)
    http://www.google.com/support/calendar/bin/answer.py?answer=99358#ical

    Then make sure you're using the Google Name in your iCal to get those changes back to Google Calendar online, which is then synced to your iPhone/iPad.


    You can import the old files from iCal that are in other calendar names if you'd like this time, but from here on out, it might be easier to use a Google Calendar to post event across all devices.


    (Oh and thanks for posting this thread, it made me realize my iCal wasn't set up to sync with my Google Calendar since moving to my new laptop. I which mobile devices a lot and sometimes I miss when I lose events or contacts unless I need them at a certain point)
     

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