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    Adding contacts

    have Windows 7 home prem.
    I used Gmail/Gcalendar & Gcontacts (which is part of Gmail).

    Calendar syncs fine.
    I have set up Gmail on my iPad2, so I am getting the mail.

    How do I get my contacts to sync in iTunes?
    in iTunes: I have the box checked for syncing, set to Google Contacts. When I tap configure, all I am asked to do is enter my login name & password. What am I missing?
    Last edited by sethm1; 08-23-2011 at 12:37 AM.

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    Set your account up as an Exchange account instead of the standard GMail setup. Turn off the GMail syncing in iTunes first to avoid duplications and other problems.


    Setting up Google Sync with your iOS device : Mail, Calendar, & Contacts - Google Mobile Help

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    Hmmm, you mean Microsoft Exchange , yes?

    So delete my current gmail account for the mail, then set up exchange ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sethm1
    Hmmm, you mean Microsoft Exchange , yes?

    So delete my current gmail account for the mail, then set up exchange ?
    Yes, or you can just go to the GMail account's settings and turn off everything (you can leave notes on if you like).

    Pay attention to the instructions for syncing multiple caledars if you have the in Google.

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    Still not 'there' yet.

    Followed the steps from the above link.
    Good news - no duplicates of Contacts or Calendar entries - in the browser version.
    No duplicate Calendar entries on the iPad. Yea.

    But still no contacts syncing to the iPad2.

    (in Itunes- have "Sync Contacts..." checked and set to Google. As before when I tap on configure, only options are to enter username & Password. And "All Contacts" is checked).

    Sync Calendars is left alone. However when I open the Calendar App on the home page the (Google) Calendar and appropriate entries are visible.

    What did I forget?
    Last edited by sethm1; 08-23-2011 at 10:00 PM.

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    Turn off contact syncing in iTunes. Off, off, off. You do not need this when syncing through the Google account on the iPad, and it can actually cause problems if you do both.

    Make sure Contact syncing is turned on in the Google Exchange account you created. Open the Contacts app and wait a bit to see if it syncs. If it does not work, go back to the account and try turning it off. If you have all you contacts in Google, go ahead and let it delete the local contact list, if any. When you turn it back on let it merge the contacts.

    Let me know what happens. If a Groups ribbon appears in the left page of the contacts app, tap it and see if you created a second contact list. This would happen if you did not did not delete then merge a local contact list.

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    Oops.
    Ok is now unchecked in iTunes.
    Contacts is checked on the iPad.
    Still nothing so unchecked -which gave me a delete contacts msg.
    Then rechecked & did a sync - still nothing.

    It's been about 10 minutes now - still no contacts in the contact app.

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    It's not an iTunes sync you need. iTunes has nothing to do with syncing through a Mail, Contracts, Calendars account on the iPad. It only handles syncing to the computer and whatever programs, apps, accounts are set up on the computer.

    You need to be connected to the internet on the iPad for the contacts to sync. You are, yes? Double check by making sure you can browse in Safari.

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    YES connected.
    Some of my posts was via the IPF app.

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    Ok, I'm out of ideas for the moment. If I think of anything else I'll let you know.


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