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New iPhone owners will commonly ask themselves how they can sync their Google Calendar with their iPhone calendar.  Or maybe how to sync their Gmail or Google Reader items with their iPhone readers.  If you do a web search you’ll find some applications that will actually do this, but don’t waste your time.  You want to go to the source, straight to Google, instead of going to Joe Bob Simpleton who has written some half thought out iPhone app to sync these things.  So here’s what you do:

Turn on your iPhone, and start Safari.  Browse to www.google.com, and login.  You can login to iGoogle if you like, but I personally don’t due to speed issues.  Anyway…  On the top Google menu bar, click on “Calendar” (or “Gmail” or “Reader”, etc).  You’re now looking at the mobile version of Google’s web app – designed by Google for mobile users.  New iPhone owners won’t realize that you can add an icon for this exact URL directly to the “Home Screen” of your iPhone just be clicking the “+” button at the bottom of the browser, and then the “Add to Home Screen” button.

Posted on Monday, December 15, 2008 3:49 PM | Back to top


Comments on this post: Sync Google Calendar, Gmail, Reader with iPhone

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Well, DUH. As a brand-new iPhone owner, I did indeed search the 'tubes for this information. Instead, I read your post and said, "OMG. Duh. I'm a dumbass."

So, thanks for the info and the big wake up.
Left by Steph on Jan 10, 2009 5:06 PM

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Useless info. It still doesnt answer how to SYNC the existing iphone calendar program which you might use when you dont have service. You still need an app to SYNC the 2
Left by Captain Obvious on Jan 20, 2009 9:43 PM

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i agree. this doesn't answer the question of how to SYNC google calendar with iphone. i've tried setting up CalDAV and importing to iCal and NOTHING works. i can't get my google calendars from google OR my computer to my phone. does anyone have any tips???
Left by kristin on Oct 12, 2009 4:43 AM

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This was SUPER helpful for Reader.

For calendar, try settings-mail/cal/blahblah/- add account-
Then click OTHER, Add CalDAV, and put server www.google.com, username and password are your own, and description GOOGLE, then it should go through. Just did this yesterday.
Left by Anna on Oct 16, 2009 4:17 AM

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Check this link and fallow step by step and you'll get the google calendar set in you iphone
Left by Dominic on Sep 05, 2011 6:19 PM

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Check this link and fallow step by step and you'll get the google calendar set in you iphone

http://email.about.com/od/googlecalendartips/qt/Sync_Google_Calendar_and_iPhone_Calendar.htm
Left by Dominic on Sep 05, 2011 6:22 PM

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