- 02-21-13, 06:56 PM #76
Tons of ppl use Gmail. On top of that tons of places have authentication using Gmail (login with ur Gmail account on a different website like crackberry even lol And cydia)
I can definitely see ppl getting fed up and going to their old phone or just going to an android phone cuz "It's google Os phone and will for sure Work" according to the sales men
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- 02-21-13, 07:24 PM #77
- CrackBerry User
02-21-13, 07:54 PM #78
- 95 Posts
I'm confused about this CalDAV. I can't find it anywhere on my Z10. There is no mention of it when setting up the acount. If I go to settings then accounts I see I have three Gmail accounts - contacts, email and Calendar. Is this what I should have?
- 02-21-13, 09:06 PM #79
What I'm curious to know is what exactly is meant by "Leave it alone". Does that mean don't open the calendar, don't view entries, don't do anything with the calendar app at all like create an entry on the local calendar or just don't delete the CalDav setup I just did. Also, does it matter that my Gmail has been setup as the email account for the "Meeting Invitation Settings" or should I have not done anything there either. Can only say how extremely frustrating this is to get to work.
- 02-21-13, 09:57 PM #83
- 02-21-13, 10:11 PM #84
re: How To: sync your GMail calendar with BB10
- 02-22-13, 12:08 AM #85
- 02-22-13, 02:41 AM #86
I got my Z10 on a Saturday and it took until the Monday to figure out u needed to generate an application specific password for Gmail as I use 2-step verification - while BlackBerry Help on Twitter were good, they never asked about 2-step.
Thanks to Google, I found the answer on BlackBerry's Knowledge Base.
A leaflet in the box detailing this would have helped.
This isn't a complaint, just pointing out that I understand the frustrations of people new to BB10 - especially seasoned BlackBerry users.
Many of the Gmail woes are down to Google not adopting or abandoning industry standards - unless for paid customers (even then it's pot luck).
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- 02-22-13, 02:46 AM #89
No resolution time frame.
I removed my calendars, waited more than 24h, added them again, and still have only one way sync. Hopefully after another 24?
Not optimistic as this is going about the same as the first time I added them.
Maybe I should just give my iCloud calendar a shot. (Can't without first deleting the Gmail one - Z10 doesn't like that the user names are the same.)
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- 02-22-13, 03:29 AM #90
I've been waiting for 2-way sync to magically appear for several days now...easily 96 hours....still no calendars other than the 'local calendar' are available for inputting an entry on the phone. Caldav was set up and we see our google calendar events on the phone, but we just can't input to google calendars from the phone. Still waiting...no longer hopeful... This is really crappy...
- 02-22-13, 08:22 AM #91
Wow. You weren't kidding when you said that you have to wait and not touch the settings. It was nearly 8 days later and one of my Google calendars finally showed up in the calendar entries. Now I just need to wait another week until the next one shows up. Horrible start out of the gate BBRY
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- 02-22-13, 08:43 AM #92
- CrackBerry User
02-22-13, 10:19 AM #94
- 49 Posts
Your screen capture shows a Google apps account. Do we have anyone who has 2 way sync with a free gmail address?? How about extra "my calendars" or extra "shared calendars" using sync select? I read the thread and these issues haven't been clear to me.
I'm getting pretty frustrated, over a week of screwing with this and over 3 days of waiting since I've followed the instructions. Google is pissing me off. Between this and active sync, their philosophy is changing. They're not the google they used to be. I think there should be another thread just recommending people to swtich to hotmail calendar... I love my Z10, but I'm not going to switch devices because I'm not having google calendar. Export calendar from gmail ---> import to hotmail.
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-22-13, 12:16 PM #95
- 270 Posts
I have 2-way calendar sync with 2 free Gmail accounts (calDEV). Added entries and changed entries update online in less than 5 seconds. Online changes update on the phone whenever it checks. I have it set for 15 minutes, but if you pull down the top menu and tap "Refresh" you can update it immediately anytime.
I don't have more than one calendar on each account so I haven't tried that but I think I read somewhere that you can only sync the first one.
- 02-22-13, 01:37 PM #96
copying and pasting my post from another thread on this topic... this one needs to be made sticky so there aren't a **** load of google calendar threads all over the place ??
I re did the caldav thing with Google around 9pm the day before yesterday. Today right now it is just before 1030am. Now when I go add event it allows me to choose the Gmail calendar. I have yet to Confirm if it is two way sync by going on a computer but I just made a test event to check later for tmr.
This means Google is not playing nice and has implemented some sort of delay where caldav add requests are not instant and occur at some specific time during the day. Hence the 48 hour rule to allow this to happen.
Ok I was just able to create that test event using Gmail calendar in the drop down and now wanted to make another one and all I see is local calendar again now WTF Google **** this I'm fed up and also going to outlook I think soon. Google extended active sync dead line to July this year for Windows Phone 8 but the rest got cut off. I hope Microsoft doesn't give us the shaft too at some point lol
that ONE event i was able to create did indeed sync from my phone to my google calendar (just looked online)
BUT after creating that single event i am again unable to create another one the only calendar that shows up is "local calendar"
on the upside (regarding outlook)
adding calendars is pretty much instant and same with events
also reading that ppl are able to sync multiple calendars with ease
the masses won't know about this BS issue with google and will incorrectly blame BlackBerry (since there seems to be a ton of ppl on crackberry blaming BlackBerry for this already!)
BlackBerry really reallly needs to make this issue known to users so they direct the bad PR to Google and NOT to BlackBerry..
I don't have any information on shared calendars or sync select at this point.
- 02-22-13, 02:43 PM #99
from what ive read, seems that google was a bit slow in turning off Exchange active sync and ppl were able to do it up until Feb 5 or 6 or so (cut off was supposed to be Jan 31 i believe)
or some ppl got it disable earlier than others
I have EAS setup on my iPhone right now and i am wondering if this same BS will happen if i delete it and try to add it again (since any new setup of it wont work anymore from what i understand, but current devices with it already setup will continue to work with EAS until it needs to be setup again?)
- CrackBerry User
02-22-13, 02:48 PM #100
- 92 Posts
Thanks again to just_luc for his clear instructions and patience in trying to help out so many people!
I think the 24hr wait time between setup attempts on the Google side is incredibly annoying.
But once the account has been setup on the device, the wait for it to show up on the list of calendars to use for new events must be partly BBRY's fault, right? Here's a finding I reported in another thread: while waiting for it to show up in the list, if your account is set as the Default calendar (under device Settings/Accounts) try creating an appointment using Voice Control. I found that the entry is getting added to my calendar just fine -- on both the device and in the cloud! I was still unable to edit it afterwards on the device, though. Eventually once I gave it a couple of days for whatever behind-the-scenes action occurs, I was able to add/edit entries for this calendar on the device.
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