I've synced my 3G to Google successfully using Google sync, however while my calendar and mail update, my contacts don't. I've recently modified my contacts sync info to use Google on itunes but that didn't seem to help. Any ideas?
Thanks in advance for your help;
- 08-09-2012, 12:48 AM #2
You're using Gmail set up as Exchange? Go to Settings>Mail, Contacts, Calendar and choose the account; make sure Contacts is toggled On. Go back to Mail, Contacts...scroll down to the Contacts section and make sure the default account used for new contacts is your gmail. If not set there, new contacts added on your phone won't sync to gmail automatically.
Thanks for your reply. I'm on IOS 4.2.1. I don't have a Contacts account to toggle. I only have a Gmail (calendars, mail) and a google.com account (calendars).
I also want to reemphasize that I was able to setup and view my contacts -- but have not been successful in having updated contact info show in my phone.
- 08-10-2012, 03:16 PM #5
You actually DO want to use MS Exchange...it doesn't mean you're using a Microsoft account or email, it's just the name of the syncing service. It's free, very easy to set up, and once you do that you can sync Contacts, Calendars, and Mail over the air. Read about it here: Daily Tip: How to setup Gmail as Exchange to push your e-mails [Beginner] | iMore.com
I have all my gmail accounts set up this way and can't imagine ever using anything else.
Here are the setup steps from the linked article:
Launch the Settings app.
Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
Tap Add Account.
Tap Microsoft Exchange.
For Email, enter your full Gmail or Google Account email address (i.e. or ).
Leave the Domain field blank. (Really.)
Again, enter your Gmail or Google Account email address as the Username. (Yup, that's twice.)
Enter your Gmail/Google Account password for Password.
When the Server field appears, enter m.google.com.
Select what you want to sync (Mail, Calendar, and Contacts).
- 08-10-2012, 08:33 PM #7
I've just noticed that after my most recent sync I now am not showing any contact phone numbers on my iPhone. They are all missing.
After what I thought was a successful resolution to my initial problem in this thread, I started a new thead about how my iPhone Contacts were showing only one phone number per contact, even if two existed.
Now this got me wondering if either or both of these issues could be related to adding the MS exchange sync but not undoing or removing my previous configuration using Google sync and/or having Contacts sync checked as the method of synching in iTunes.
Anyway, that's where I am. Any ideas on fixing this? Thanks for any help you can give me.
Last edited by ealvin; 08-13-2012 at 02:32 PM.
- 12-04-2012, 08:52 PM #9iPhone Nanite
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Re: Google Contacts
1. "Fast Sync for Gmail Contacts" is a fast and simple way to sync Gmail & iPhone contacts .It is accurate and efficient. Requires iOS4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone,iPad and iPod touch.
Get "Fast Sync for Gmail Contacts" from AppStore:
Mac OS X App:
2."Download Contacts for Google" is a quick and easy way to download Gmail contacts into iPhone, iPad & iPod touch.
Get "Download Contacts for Google" from AppStore: