Syncing Contacts (and Calendars) - Google
Howdy folks. This is my first post and hoping not to embarrass myself.
My quest is to have one set of contacts (and one calendar) that I can access/update from the net, my iPhone 3G (3.1.3) and Outlook 2007 on my Vista desktop; using Google (calendars & Contacts) as the lynch pin.
Now when I go to Contacts on my iPhone and choose Groups > I have:
All Contacts >
From My PC
All from My PC >
myaddress(at)gmail.com Global Address List >
If I select All Contacts > I have many many dupes. Not all are duped but most are. It seem like I have both All Contacts > & Contacts > merged.
If I select All from my PC > I have no dupes but not all the contacts
If I select Contacts > Again no dupes but again not all the contacts
myaddress(at)gmail.com Global Address List > appears to be a search of my google contacts.
How do I undo what I have done have a complete list with no dupes?
I suppose I should add that I have all installed google's "Sync with Microsoft Outlook" on my PC and the google calendar app on my iPhone.
This has gotten so long I will seek help with similar problems with my Calendar later....
- 03-28-2010, 09:20 AM #2
The dupes only are seen on my iphone. "I think" (and that has gotten me in trouble before) that the problem is how I set up the iphone. I am thinking (there I go again) that the best thing might be to wipe the contacts from the iphone and I would just have the google contacts. Been looking for that alley but so far no luck.
- 03-28-2010, 02:16 PM #4
- 03-28-2010, 03:10 PM #5
- 03-29-2010, 01:33 PM #7
Bingo...got it done. Luckily it didn't take a complete "Restore as New". It became two separate issues. One was Contacts the other Calendar.
The Contact dupes disappeared when I sync'ed with Google Contacts after eliminating syncing with Outlook.
The Calendar sync was made to work following the directions at (blast...I can't insert links yet) but a google search on
"Set Up Your iPhone or iPod Touch for Google Sync" should get you there.
Thanks for listening,