Difficulty Setting GMAIL Calendar to Work Properly
I am having some difficulty with syncing my Google calendar to my iPhone, e.g., I sync one way and I get no "pop-up" alerts. I sync another way and get the alerts but the holidays and weather in my calendar are not synced to my iPhone.
Being new to the iPhone, I thought it best to first find out the "preferred" method of syncing the Google Calendar to the iPhone to make sure I've got that down before bothering you with the details of the issues.
I am willing to pay for an app if it makes life easier.
NB: I have my Google contacts and mail synced and working via Exchange.
Last edited by scormodo; 02-28-2011 at 07:58 PM.
- 02-28-2011, 08:32 PM #2
When I sync through Exchange, I do not get the "Pop-Up" alerts that you can set to arrive through Google Calendar XX minutes, hours or days before the event.
When I sync the calendar through Google directly, I get the Pop-Up alerts but for some reason, my "Other Calendars", i.e., US Holidays and weather do not display on my iPhone.
- 03-08-2011, 09:35 AM #4
- 03-08-2011, 10:06 PM #5
I, too, would set it up as a CalDAV calendar. I wrote up some detailed instructions a while back. You can find them here: Google Calendar (CalDAV) on iPhone - Instructions - MacRumors Forums
If you have any questions just let me know - I'll walk you through it.
Edit: oh, and it allows you to setup subscribed calendars, too. Notifications work perfectly, as well - popups as well as redundant email notifications (which you setup through Google's settings).
Last edited by milani; 03-08-2011 at 10:12 PM.