Tuesday 26 July 2011

How to Sync a Google Account with an iPhone???

When Apple introduced iCloud in June, many iPhone owners were excited at the idea of having all of their mail, contacts, and calendars automatically synced across their devices. What you may not know, however, is that this is already possible if you have a Google account and use Google services (Gmail contacts, Google Calendar, etc.). Especially if you are coming from an Android device to the iPhone, setting up Google Sync is an easy way to keep all your data synced up before iCloud is released in the fall.

First, you’ll want to delete your Gmail account from your mail if you have set it up using the “Gmail” mode, because we are going to re-set up the account as an Exchange account. To delete the account, go to Settings followed by Mail, Contacts, and Calendars. Tap the Gmail account, and then scroll to the bottom and click the red Delete Account button.

Next, we’ll set up your Google account as an Exchange account, which supports mail, contacts, and calendar sync. Open Settings again, and go back into Mail, Contacts, and Calendars. Tap Add Account… and then pick Microsoft Exchange as the account type.

Now it’s time to put in your account information. Put in your full Gmail address as the Email field, leave the Domain field blank, and enter your full email again in the Username field. Put your password in the password field, and then click the Next button at the top of the screen.

The page should reload, and a new Server field will appear. Enter m.google.com in that field and hit the Next button again.

Now we’ll select which services we want to use. You can chose to sync Mail, Contacts, and Calendars. If you use these services, you may as well set to sync all of them.

Unless you want to delete all the existing contacts and calendars on your phone, when it asks you what you want to do with your existing contacts, select Keep on my iPhone. This will add your Google information on top of your existing information rather than deleting it.

You’ve set up Google Sync! If you have push for email turned on, the sync will begin immediately. If not, it will happen on your schedule or when you open the contacts, calendar, or mail apps. Any time you make a change to your contacts or calendar on the iPhone, they will be synced back to your Google account, and vice versa. Congrats, you now have iCloud features before iCloud is even out! If you set up Google Sync on multiple iOS devices, they will all be synced together automatically.

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