Syncing my Address Book to my gmail contacts; not working :(

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by rudini, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. rudini macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Hi all!

    I have a 20" iMac aluminum and i recently got an iPhone!

    Well i went into my Address Book -> Pref -> checked off Sync with Google and i put my log in info...

    I also went into iTunes -> selected my iPhone -> Info tab -> Contacts section -> checked off Sync Google Contacts -> hit the Config button and put my google login info.

    On the bottom right of iTunes I've hit the "Sync" button.

    After doing all this, i have to assume that my contacts have sync'ed. But when i log onto and check my contacts they're not sync'ed up!

    What am i doing wrong?!?

    Any help would be appreciated,

    PS: I dont have a mobile me account, i dont know if this info helps or not...
  2. rudini thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2007
    No one?

    I did do a further test. I deleted all my contacts from Gmail. When i re-sync them, it was still wrong! Didn't look like how i have it in Address Book!

    What am i doing wrong?! Grrr...

    I did notice that if add the sync icon to the menu bar (top right) and hit Sync Now, it actually forces a sync.

    Also, i tried it to my Yahoo account, and after a sync it was totally blank....

  3. Ashka macrumors 6502a


    Aug 9, 2008
    New Zealand
    There isn't a sync with Google in Address book prefs.
    Just Yahoo, Mobile Me and Exchange.

    I also use Google, I just sent my address book to Google via
    address to Google (a to g) not synced but I don't change it much.
  4. benjamintm macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2007
    I haven't been too impressed with the built in services. I continue to use Spanning Sync, which you can try at:

    If you PM me, I can send you a referral for a $5 discount. A disclaimer though: if you get a referral from me, I get cash back.

    But I do recommend the product even if you buy it on your own.

  5. mynameisraj macrumors 6502

    Nov 14, 2008
    Boulder, Colorado
  6. rudini thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Thank you guys! All your input is appreciated :)


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