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    Quote Originally Posted by Drow-NIN View Post
    I primarily use the Gmail app for E-mail any way (better functionality and more options). However, I exported my contact and calendar data to iCloud and it works wonderfully (I now sync with iCloud). I have wanted to do this for quite some time any how, this gave me the reason I needed.
    Furthermore, your iCloud contacts can be used with any email account you have configured on your device(s).
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    I did it the tried and true old school method......I logged into gmail via a computer and exported my contacts to vCard format and then logged in to iCloud via a computer, selected the contacts icon and then imported them. Worked like a charm. Note: if you already have an iCloud account configured and you have the same contacts information in it that you have in your gmail account, all you have to do is turn off the contacts sync in the settings for gmail on your device(s).
    JMD,
    I currently use exchange sync for emails, calendar & contacts.
    Can I just turn off exchange sync for calendar & contacts then turn on iCloud for calendar & contacts?
    Or do I have to go the export import route?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboTiger View Post
    JMD,
    I currently use exchange sync for emails, calendar & contacts.
    Can I just turn off exchange sync for calendar & contacts then turn on iCloud for calendar & contacts?
    Or do I have to go the export import route?

    TIA
    If both calendars & contacts (iCloud & Exchange) contain the same information then yes, you can simply turn off syncing for your exchange account, however, if the exchange account has updated information / information your iCloud account does not have then I recommend you go through the export / import procedure before turning off syncing via your Exchange account.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    If both calendars & contacts contain the same information then yes, you can simply turn off syncing for your exchange account, however, if the exchange account has updated information / information your iCloud account does not have then I recommend you go through the export / import procedure before turning off syncing via your Exchange account.
    I have no calendar or contact info in or through iCloud.
    If I go to iCloud.com on a PC, when I access calendar or contacts, there is nothing there.
    So does that mean I can turn off Excange Sync & turn on iCloud or the export/import route.
    Hate to be a PITA about thus JMD but it's confusing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboTiger View Post
    I have no calendar or contact info in or through iCloud.
    If I go to iCloud.com on a PC, when I access calendar or contacts, there is nothing there.
    So does that mean I can turn off Excange Sync & turn on iCloud or the export/import route.
    Hate to be a PITA about thus JMD but it's confusing.

    TIA
    You ARE NOT a PITA, my friend. . Anyway, you should export your gmail contacts (vCard format) and then login to iCloud online and import them. Do the same for your gmail calendar. As soon as you import the information, your iPhone will automatically be updated and your contact & calendar apps will show your imported information.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    You ARE NOT a PITA, my friend. . Anyway, you should export your gmail contacts (vCard format) and then login to iCloud online and import them. Do the same for your gmail calendar. As soon as you import the information, your iPhone will automatically be updated and your contact & calendar apps will show your imported information.
    Tks Bro.
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    Tks Bro.
    Good Luck
    Give me a few minutes and I will DM you step-by-step visual directions.
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    can you send me the instructions as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    Give me a few minutes and I will DM you step-by-step visual directions.
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    We are also going to lose the "send mail as" another address feature as well- am I correct?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dfb8085 View Post
    can you send me the instructions as well
    Quote Originally Posted by TurboTiger View Post
    Okie Dokie
    UPDATE: Disregard the section in regard to the Calendar. I couldn't delete the photos. Anyway, if you have a Mac or MacBook computer, import your calendar to iCal and then sync it with iCloud. That is how I did mine. The contact export/import instructions remain the same. Sorry for any inconvenience. What can I say? I'm getting old...hahaha
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    Ok Tks for your work JMD

    Good Luck

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    I been using the exchange setup as well. I went ahead and exported my contacts and calendars from gmail into my iCloud account and man it is working sweet. No problem. I would have already done this but I thought it was going to be more of a chore getting my contacts and calendar moved but it maybe took me 15 minutes. Now my macair , iPhone and the iCloud web have it all the same and it goes automatically everywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dfb8085 View Post
    I been using the exchange setup as well. I went ahead and exported my contacts and calendars from gmail into my iCloud account and man it is working sweet. No problem. I would have already done this but I thought it was going to be more of a chore getting my contacts and calendar moved but it maybe took me 15 minutes. Now my macair , iPhone and the iCloud web have it all the same and it goes automatically everywhere.
    Exporting & importing the contacts is a piece of cake, but not so much the calendar unless you have a Mac. With the Mac, you can simply import your calendar into iCal and if iCal is synced with iCloud, there is nothing more to do. The imported calendar will automatically appear on your i-device. I love it. The hardest part for me is remembering that not everyone uses Mac computers and sometime it causes me to eat crow...hahaha
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    I was lucky I guess I was using a macair so when I exported my calendar it popped up a choice hey where you want to import and I picked my icloud account and it went right there. NOt sure what option I would have gotten if I had been using a PC. I really was looking for it to save a file on the computer an then I would ahve to go and import from within each separate application. It may have if I had been using a PC not sure. I was just going to go the iCloud website and import from there but didn't have to. Anyway thanks for getting me to thinking and the quick kick in the rear to jump into it. Only thing left now if/when I get a new device which will be at least 2 years down the road unless something goes wrong my current iPhone 5 is if I can still use gmail for my email account. I wonder if the gmail app allows download an attachment and save it to the phone and/or attach a file to send an email? I haven't been able to find any app from a 3rd party or apple that allows that. Any thoughts on that ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dfb8085 View Post
    I was lucky I guess I was using a macair so when I exported my calendar it popped up a choice hey where you want to import and I picked my icloud account and it went right there. NOt sure what option I would have gotten if I had been using a PC. I really was looking for it to save a file on the computer an then I would ahve to go and import from within each separate application. It may have if I had been using a PC not sure. I was just going to go the iCloud website and import from there but didn't have to. Anyway thanks for getting me to thinking and the quick kick in the rear to jump into it. Only thing left now if/when I get a new device which will be at least 2 years down the road unless something goes wrong my current iPhone 5 is if I can still use gmail for my email account. I wonder if the gmail app allows download an attachment and save it to the phone and/or attach a file to send an email? I haven't been able to find any app from a 3rd party or apple that allows that. Any thoughts on that ?
    I'm sure you will still be able to configure gmail with your future device. As for whether the current gmail app allows for the saving of attachments, I think so. I experimented with the app for a few days but I didn't deal with any "received" attachments. I've since deleted the app and returned to using the stock mail app for my gmail. Anyway, take care, my friend, and have a safe & pleasant evening.
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    JMD,

    I'm having issues with contacts.
    I have triple contacts on iPhone & iPad. No biggie, I'm sure I clicked too many times.

    But my MacBook Air is not syncing with iCloud Contacts.
    please list what my settings should be in case I missed something.

    TIA
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboTiger View Post
    JMD,

    I'm having issues with contacts.
    I have triples contacts on iPhone & iPad. No biggie, I'm sure I clicked too many times.

    But my MacBook Air is not syncing with iCloud Contacts.
    please list what my settings should be in case I missed something.

    TIA
    First things first....Go to your MacBook "System Preferences" and select iCloud. Now make sure that you are logged into iCloud AND there is a checkmark in the box next to the item(s) you want to sync. See the attached screenshot.
    Now as for your triple entries, that is more than likely do to you having contacts set to sync with all of your configured email accounts. You only need one and I recommend it be your iCloud contacts. You can use them no matter which email account you compose a message from. If that is the case, all you have to do is go to Settings-Mail, Contacts, Calendars on your iPhone, or iPad and uncheck the box next to contacts in all of your configured email accounts except iCloud. That should take care of you unless I misread your post.
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    JMD,
    I am signed into iCloud on my MBA.
    Any other suggestion to trouble shoot my MBA contacts with iCloud.

    Multiple Contacts on iPhone & iPad
    I only have one email account. It gmail
    Everything is set to sync to iCloud except email.

    I just unchecked then checked Contacts in iCloud MBA Preferences. It's indicates it's setting up so maybe I'll see some progress. I did not see this before when I initially set it to sync to iCloud.

    If this doesn't work, how so I delete contacts from all devices, iCloud and MBA.

    Then I'll just try the export / import route again.

    TIA

    Edit: MBA is now syncing to iCloud. I did not have "All iCloud" highlighted on MBA Calendar. (Didn't know that setting was there.

    So the only issue I have is duplicate contacts on all device including MBA

    TIA
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboTiger View Post
    JMD,
    I am signed into iCloud on my MBA.
    Great
    Any other suggestion to trouble shoot my MBA contacts with iCloud.
    Yes. On your MacBook, initiate the Contacts app. At the top of the screen, select "Contacts" and then select "Preferences". Now select "Accounts". How many accounts does it list? If you only want to use iCloud, remove all the others in the list, leaving "iCloud" and "On my Mac" (local). If you click on "iCloud", make sure that there's a checkmate in the box next to "Enable this account". If you click on "On My Mac", make sure the is no checkmate in the box next to "Synchronize with Google".

    Multiple Contacts on iPhone & iPad
    This may iron itself out with the above instructions. If not AND if no other contacts are set up to sync on your iPhone & iPad, then login to iCloud online via a computer and manually delete the duplicate entries. The corrections will auto sync to your devices.
    I only have one email account. It gmail
    Everything is set to sync to iCloud except email.
    Great

    I just unchecked then checked Contacts in iCloud MBA Preferences. It's indicates it's setting up so maybe I'll see some progress. I did not see this before when I initially set it to sync to iCloud.
    Keep your fingers crossed. Hahaha

    If this doesn't work, how so I delete contacts from all devices, iCloud and MBA.
    On your devices, simply uncheck Contacts in the iCloud settings.

    Then I'll just try the export / import route again.
    Sounds like a plan, my friend. Good luck.
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    JMD,

    All is well now.

    MBA is now syncing to iCloud. I did not have "All iCloud" highlighted on MBA Calendar. (Didn't know that setting was there.)

    Deleting the duplicate contacts now.

    Tks for your help.
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    JMD,

    All is well now.

    MBA is now syncing to iCloud. I did not have "All iCloud" highlighted on MBA Calendar. (Didn't know that setting was there.)

    Deleting the duplicate contacts now.

    Tks for your help.
    Good Luck
    I'm glad you got it all taken care of, my friend. Take care and have a good night.
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    Highly recommend using iCloud over gmail! It works flawlessly!
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    Looks like they are getting serious, I saw an article about Google cleaning up some IP's so I think they are dropping this from all phones that aren't Android....a shame since Android phones are updated so haphazardly
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    Looks like they are getting serious, I saw an article about Google cleaning up some IP's so I think they are dropping this from all phones that aren't Android....a shame since Android phones are updated so haphazardly
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