1. Ertank's Avatar

    I have an iPhone 5 device. Using official iOS 9.1, no jailbreak.

    Phone is set so that only Gmail account has contact sync. No iCloud or something else has contact sync.

    Due to my limited data plan, I mostly close cellular data. Frequently, I don't have any WiFi access, too.

    When I add a new contact while no Internet connection, these contacts are not synced later when I have a WiFi access.

    I tried to tap refresh button on top left of contacts view. That didn't work out for me.

    Anybody has a solution, I appreciate that you put it here.


    Ertan Küçükoğlu
    10-27-2015 04:19 PM
  2. mdcolson's Avatar
    There seems to be an issue with gmail (carddav) sync with iOS 9.

    it worked fine before iOS 9. The refresh button is there but doesn't do anything anymore.

    If the account is set to manual refresh, the only way to trigger a refresh is to turn off/on the account and it will sync.

    There are some threads about this on the apple support forums.

    I don't have enough posts to put the link here but if you google "iOS 9 contact refresh" You will find the threads pretty easily.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    10-27-2015 06:00 PM
  3. mdcolson's Avatar
    You can find other posts/threads by searching in google for "ios 9 carddav"

    I had suspected this would be fixed by ios 9.1 but it was not.

    Besides toggling on/off the contact sync in your mail account, others are reporting that they have a "dummy" contact on their phone and if they edit any of the fields from ios and save it, that will also trigger a sync.

    To me, both seem like poor workarounds for something that used to work in ios 8 and was broken in ios 9.
    10-28-2015 03:15 AM

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