Sync Google contacts and calendars

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by stiwi, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. stiwi macrumors regular

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    #1
    Previously in order to setup sync for Google contacts or calendars with iOS it was required to setup CardDav or CalDav accordingly. Is this no longer a case? What is is the difference in setting up CardDav/CalDav nowadays vs simply checking Contacts / Calendars under your Google account in iOS?

    Is it also possible to use both iCloud and Google accounts at the same time for syncing contacts/calendars or it is advisable to use only one?
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    #2
    Setting them up as "Google" accounts is essentially the same as CalDav and CardDav.

    I've found that syncing contacts from two sources isn't really a problem but I prefer to keep it all clean with one source. ICloud provides more options than Google, I suppose.

    Currently I have calendars from Exchange, Google and various read-only subscriptions.

    In either case you have to pick a default account for new events or contacts, of course.
     

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