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    My ipad2 calendar is set to SYNC ALL EVENTS in mail,contacts,calendar and it still only goes back 6 months. I sync with the google calendar.

    My android phone goes back several years.

    Help?
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    Is you Gmail account set up as an Exchange account?

    If so go into your account settings and change the Mail Days to Sync to No Limit.

    This will probably have no affect, but it's worth a try.
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    Didn't work, I did just what you said....puzzled why iPad can't do same as my pc or android calendar..all use google
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    Sorry. No idea.

    I went searching my Google Calendar, went back two years and can't find an entry online or on the iPad, making it difficult for me to test. I don't use the Google calendar much, but there should have been something on the site.
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    Puzzles me why it won't go back as far as the andoid phone does?
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    Have you looked at the Google Calendar site? I doubt it is different, but it would stop a mental itch for me. ;)
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    Checked google calendar web site...no clue
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    Ok. Sorry I couldn't help.
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    Maybe someone has an idea??
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    Stupid suggestion but have you tried the iPad calendar setting of All events


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    Sorry ignore above post as I see you gave tried this! Blond Moment
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    Is your google account an exchange account or using the regular gmail option? I remember having the same issue with one of my google apps accounts and support had me change from using Exchange to using the gmail option. I know they sent me an explanation of the issue. I'll post it if I can find it.
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    That's an interesting idea. If you are using an Exchange account try this.

    Turn off calendars in your exchange account.
    Add a default Gmail (IMAP) account.
    Turn off everything except the calendar in that account.

    If this works, there's only one problem with it. You can only sync your (one) default Gmail calendar with the IMAP account.
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    Actually, you sync up to 25 with that option, but you have to use a different URL to enable them.

    https://www.google.com/calendar/iphoneselect

    Unlike the exchange one, that works from a desktop browser (but will look a little odd)

    EDIT: This is the help document where I found the URL (it references caldav, but it apples to the Gmail option as well):
    http://support.google.com/calendar/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=151674&rd=1
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    I did not consider adding each calendar individually by it's URL. Thanks for reminding me that it is possible.

    But as far as I know your first link, for Google Sync, only works with the Exchange setup; because it uses Active Sync.


    Edit: I take that last back. Your link is indeed different than the one that adds calendars to the Exchange setup, and it works with the IMAP setup. Amazing. Thanks for that.

    Off to do my I-Learned-Something-New dance. :D

    And save the link, of course.
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    I am not understanding what you folks are talking about
    Sorry
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    When you setup your google calendar, did you use the Microsoft Exchange or the Gmail option on the new account screen? There's an issue where some accounts only fully sync calendars if used as an exchange account, others only if you used the gmail account type (it mostly affects olde gmail accounts)

    Another way of asking: are your contacts syncing with your gmail account or is it syncing notes?
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    I am syncing with Gmail account for contacts, although I notice that my android phone has some added contacts that the iPad contact list does not have.
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    Depending on how you set it up, the iPad is either syncing with the My Contacts or All Contacts group. It's possible the missing contacts are in All Contacts and not My Contacts which would cause that :)'

    For your calendars try this:

    Disable calendar syncing for the exchange account then go through the process of adding a new account using the gmail option. Make sure to only leave the calendars option enabled. When you finish the process, go to https://www.google.com/calendar/iphoneselect and make sure all the calendars you want to sync are checked and click save.

    After that, open the calendar app and make sure all your events are listed. If it works, you should be all set. If not, you'll have to get help from google because the problem will be on their end.

    I actually use the above setup with my account, except I have my mail and notes synced that way and use exchange for the contacts only :)
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    I did this, (mostly because I started tasting a hint of foot right after my original response to your post ;) ). I just want to add that it took a little while before the newly selected calendars started to show up; five to ten minutes if I remember correctly. Don't be discouraged if it doesn't seem to work immediately.
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