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How To Sync Calendar and Contacts Between iOS and Android

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How To Sync Calendar and Contacts Between iOS and Android

For some having all their devices come from Apple works for them. For others having all their devices come from Google (with Android) works for them.  However, not everyone sticks to one brand. There are many people who prefer using an iPad for their tablet and use a HTC One or a Samsung Galaxy (or other Android) phone. For those people syncing calendars and contacts between the two operating systems is one of the biggest struggles they face. The following information is a how to sync calendar and contacts between iOS and Android.

Calendar

To sync with your device, follow these steps:

  • Open the Settings application on your device’s home screen
  • Open Mail, Contacts, Calendars

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  • Select Add Account…

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  • Select Gmail

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  • Enter your account information:

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  • In the Name field, enter your name as you’d like it to appear to others.
  • In the Email field, enter your full Google Account or Google Apps email address.
  • In the Password field, enter your Google Account or Google Apps password.
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  • In the Description field, enter a description of the calendar (e.g. “Personal Calendar”).
  • Select Next at the top of your screen.
  • Make sure the Calendars option is turned on.

After you’ve completed setup, open the Calendar app on your device. Syncing will automatically begin.

Contacts

Here’s how to sync your contacts to your device:

  • Open the Settings application on your device.
  • Select Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

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  • Select Add Account…

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  • Select Other

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  • Select Add CardDAV Account

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  • Fill out your account information in the following fields:

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  • Server: Enter “google.com”
  • User Name: Enter your full Google Account or Google Apps email address.
  • Password: Your Google Account or Google Apps password.
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  • Description: Enter a description of the account (e.g. Personal Contacts).
  • Select Next at the top of your screen.
  • Make sure that the “Contacts” option is turned to ON.

After you’ve completed setup, open the Contacts app on your device, and syncing will automatically begin.

Setting Google contacts as your default account

If you have set up iCloud, are syncing contacts from another account, or already have contacts stored on the device, you will need to select a Default Account.

Set your default account

  • Open the Settings application on your device.
  • Select Mail, Contacts, Calendars and scroll down to the Contacts section. You will only see the Default Account option if you are syncing more than one account.
  • Select Default Account.
  • Select your Google contacts account. Your account will be labeled with the description you gave it in the Description field.

New and existing contacts

New contacts created directly on your iOS device will be added to your default account.