How to Set Up Google Sync for iPhone?

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If you had been using your iPhone for an extended period of time, you must have faced some difficulty at some time or the other with the iPhone calendar not syncing up correctly. Now of course for the busy working professional, this is a major problem as meetings and appointments are in jeopardy if calendars fail to do their job properly!

But fear not dear reader, today we are going to do something about that very problem. I’m sure every one of you has heard about Gmail. Bet most of you use it for sending personal emails as well. Well, today I’m going to unveil another feature of the Gmail app that has been kept well hidden and tucked away till now.

Google has a calendar app, and what’s more, you can sync with it online! Not only can you sync with the app for your appointment and dates, but you can also use it to sync your contacts! Now if you ever happen to change your phone, just sign in and sync your Google account, and all your contacts and calendar events will be right there at the tip of your fingers.

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So now that we have taken a pretty cursory look at what Google Sync for iPhone is all about, how about we dive in and take an in-depth look at the process involved? So let’s hop onto the process in the next segment of this article!

How to Set Up Google Sync for iPhone?

While we have a pretty good idea of what we want to do, the first step to going about it is to understand in great detail the process involved! Before we find a solution as to how to sync google account with iPhone, we have to find the answer to the following questions:

  • How to set up Google Sync on your iPhone?
  • How to sync your iPhone contacts and calendars with Google?
  • How to backup iPhone data on Gmail?

How to backup iPhone data on Gmail?

Backing up your iPhone is very important. In case, you loose your iPhone data; you will be able to retrieve it if it is backed up. All you have to do is to sync your iPhone data with your Gmail account.

How to sync or exchange mail, calendar, and contacts account on your iPhone?

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Before you sync with Google, you may backup your phone data, i.e., contacts, calendars, etc. to your Pc or iTunes.

Step 1.

Launch the Settings app on your iPhone.

Step 2.

Go to Mails, contacts, calendar.

Step 3.

Select Microsoft Exchange.

Step 4.

Enter your Exchange ActiveSync account settings (see your IT administrator or service provider if you don’t know them). {step 4 not changed.}

Step 5.

Then go to Next option.

Step 6.

After that, choose the option between Mail, Calendar, Contacts and Reminders which one you want to be synchronized.

Step 7.

Then save the changes.

This is how you can sync or exchange mail, calendars, contacts, etc.

How to set up Google Sync on your iPhone?

The Google Sync setup process is nearly same to the Exchange:

Set Up Google Sync On Your iPhone

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Here we come to the main point that is the ways to google sync your iPhone,

Step 1.

Launch the Settings app on your iPhone.

Step 2.

Go to Mail, Contacts, Calendars option.

Step 3.

Then tap on  Add Account option.

Step 4.

Select  Microsoft Exchange 

Step 5.

In the Email field, provide your  Gmail or Google Account or email  ID details.

Step 6.

Use m.google.com as the Server.

Step 7.

Keep the Domain field blank.

Step 8.

Enter your Gmail or Google Account or email address in the Username field.

Step 9.

Enter your Gmail account password in the Password field.

Step 10.

After giving the password, select  Next.

Step 11.

Select the options which ones you want to sync (Mail, Calendar, Contacts, Reminders).

Step 12.

Then Save the above changes made.

This is direct and the simple process to sync with Google for iPhone.

Perform all the steps mentioned above correctly to sync with Google. Your account should have authenticated successfully

How to Set Up Outlook Mail?

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Step 1.

Open the Settings app on your iPhone.

Step 2.

Go to the option which says Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

Step 3.

Tap on Add Account option.

Step 4.

Select Outlook.com.

Step 5.

Provide your outlook.com user ID and password.

Step 6.

After that, select the Next option in the upper right corner of the screen.

Step 7.

Now you have to choose services which ones you enable and sync with outlook.

Step 8.

Then tap on the save button in the upper right corner to save changes.

That’s it. By following this process, your account will be authenticated successfully.

How to Set up Gmail / Sync Google Contacts Using CardDAV?

Nowadays Google recommends synchronization of ios device contacts to Google using cardDAV or calDAV.

Step 1.

Go to the Settings app on your iPhone.

Step 2.

Select the option which says Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

Step 3.

Then Select the Add Account option.

Step 4.

Now, Select the Add CardDAV Account option from the given list.

Step 4.

Then you will have to provide some info. You will be asked to fill up them; they are given below,

In the option Server, write: google.com

In the Username field, give the email ID of your Google account.

For Password field, enter the password of the above given Gmail ID.

In the Description field, This field requires info of your account. Give a description of your account; you may type in “CardDav”, you may give any other info you like.

Step 5.

After that, select the Next option at the top right corner of the screen of your phone.

You’re done, and you should be able to sync your contacts to your Gmail account without any problem.

Wrapping Up

I hope you now know how to setup Google Sync for iPhone and how to backup iPhone data on Gmail as well. As you can see here, it is not a great deal at all. Just follow the above-said procedure correctly and you will be able to activate Google contacts sync on your iPhone.

 
sayani

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