Google Sync for iOS Enhanced with Remote Gmail Search and Calendar Event Update

June 17, 2011 — by Simon Ng3


Google SyncI’m a big fan of Google Sync and have used it since its first release. If you haven’t heard of Google Sync, it’s a free service offered by Google that lets you synchronize your Google’s contacts and calendar event with your iPhone and iPad. The synchronization works seamlessly with iOS. Once you set it up, whenever you add a calendar event in your Google account, the event is automatically pushed to your iOS device and you can view in the Calendar app. Same for contacts. For any changes in Contacts (such as adding a new contact), Google Sync works in background and syncs your new contact to your Google account.

Now this free service gets even better with three new feature update, as Google announced in its blog.

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Google Sync Makes Life Easy for iPhone Users

November 4, 2010 — by Simon Ng0


This guest post is contributed by Alvina Lopez, who writes on the topics of accredited online colleges.

Just another convenience of the iPhone, if you are an avid Google Account user, you don’t have to switch to Apple’s iCal or Address Book just because you got a new mobile device. Google Sync for the iPhone ensures that your Gmail, contacts, and calendars are always the same whether you are at your office or on the go. Just follow these five easy steps to make sure you always have the information you need right at your fingertips.

Step 1: Access
Tap on the settings icon on your iPhone’s home screen and select “Mail, Contacts, and Calendars.” Now tap “Add Account” and go to Microsoft Exchange.


Google Sync for iPhone Back to Normal?

March 3, 2010 — by Simon Ng0

Over the weekend, if you are using Google Sync to synchronize your email on iPhone, you probably experienced a synchronization problem with Google and failed to retrieve your email. You may not aware of the problem as there is no error message shown when synchronizing the emails. But when you access your Gmail account on desktop, you probably notice the emails you received are not in-sync with your iPhone.

As explained by Google, the problem is preventing iPhone, Windows Mobile and S60 users from synchronizing contacts, calendar and email with the Google cloud. Here is the response from Google that further explained the issue:


Google Brings Push Email to iPhone

September 25, 2009 — by Simon Ng4


Google Push EmailYou may have been using Google Sync to synchronize your Google contacts and calendar events with iPhone. On Tuesday, Google announced the expansion of the Google Sync service to support email, in which emails are automatically pushed to your iPhone in near real-time fashion.

Google Sync was launched as a beta service in Feb to offer sync service for mobile phones (including iPhone & Windows Mobile) over Microsoft’s Exchange protocol. When Google Sync was first debut, it only supports the synchronization of Google contacts and calendar events. Any new contacts or calendar events appeared in your Google account (or the other way round) are automatically synced with your iphone over-the-air instantaneously. Since then, many users are awaiting the extension of sync support to email — what so called “Push Email”. Now, the email sync is finally here.

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How To Sync Google Contacts & Calendar with iPhone

February 14, 2009 — by Simon Ng74


Google SyncEarlier, Google announced the public release of Google Sync (Beta) that allows you to sync Google Contacts and Calendar events over the air. Any changes in your Google Contacts or Calendar will be pushed directly to your iPhone. If you’re a regular user of Gmail and Google Calendar, you’ll probably find Google Sync useful.

So, how do you setup Google Sync with iPhone?

Note: To use Google Sync, your iPhone should be running on firmware 2.2 or up.

Backup your Contacts using iTunes

Before, I go deep into the How-To. There is a catch in setting up Google Sync. All contacts and calendar events will be removed during the setup process and replaced with your contacts in your Google account. So, make sure you sync all contacts via iTunes to Google before configuring Google Sync.


Google Sync Beta: Sync your Google Calendar and Contact with iPhone

February 12, 2009 — by Simon Ng1


Google SyncAre you a regular user of Gmail and Google Calendar? I love both products from Google. I use them daily to keep in touch with my friends and keep track with my schedule. But I always complain Google lacks a sync feature to sync all my contact or calendar event from iPhone to my Google account. Yes, there are third party solutions like NuevaSync that I introduced earlier for calendar event synchronization. But it’s not from Google.

Finally, Google released its own Sync solution for synchronize contacts and calendar event for iPhone and other mobile phones.