Maintaining Contact Syncing with Gmail on iOS Devices
By Boydo in Android, Apple, Contacts, Google, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Mail, Microsoft, Operating Systems, Technology, Windows Phone 7, Windows Phone 8
Google is starting to flex its muscle a little bit in dumping Exchange ActiveSync for its Gmail service unless you are a paying customer or you have existing devices setup on a free basis. This might be problematic if you’re using a new iOS device or a Windows Phone handset in the future.
At least on an iOS device you can use CardDAV to continue syncing contacts and you can set this up as follows:
- Open Settings,
- Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars,
- Tap Add Account,
- Tap Other,
- Tap Add CardDAV Account
- Enter in the following:
- Server: google.com
- Username: <your Gmail address>
- Password: <your Gmail password>
- Tap Next and finish off the configuration.
This should get you up and running using the replacement CardDAV protocol.
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