gmail contacts / calendar not syncing
I noticed today that my contacts and calendar events on gmail were not syncing. I use the option within the gmail setup on my bb to allow sync. I do not use google sync app. I verified wireless sync was checked and activated. I also deleted my gmail account from my bb and added it back and got sync one time on the initial setup. I have been using this arrangement for a long time with no problem. Am I the only one or is google/gmail servers having a problem or can anyone offer advise?
- CrackBerry Newbie
04-10-2012, 03:47 AM #2
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I have the same problem. I was using the google sync app on my previous BB which was working very well.
I had installed it on the new Bold 9900, however it was syncing the gmail contacts to the default desktop list and did not find it convenient, so I used the new way and configured the gmail account on the BB.
However, this looks like a one-way sync, from gmail to the BB. It does not sync from the BB to gmail. How can one enable that?
- 04-12-2012, 12:46 PM #3
- 04-12-2012, 12:48 PM #4
I have a google apps account setup just for syncing my contacts and calendar and it works very well as a two-way sync. The sync from BB to Gmail is practically instant, but if you check the support docs, there can be a delay syncing from Gmail to the BB. I haven't seen very long delays though.
- CrackBerry Abuser
05-08-2012, 04:15 AM #5
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- 06-01-2012, 11:42 AM #7
I tried Google Sync a LONG time ago. Since sync was integrated into BIS accounts, I've started using that instead. Works flawlessly for me.
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- 06-05-2012, 05:01 PM #9
I had read about folks seeing addresses get mangled during sync. So, I made sure to start with the template google provides for importing addresses. I had over 1200 contacts that I imported using that template. Alas, they are all mangled now with the full address showing up crammed into one line.
I do not know how to resolve this, or why it happens. Thankfully I have not needed to search for contacts based on city or state, but that is not an uncommon need for me. I'm certain I'll be pulling my hair out when that time comes.
- 06-07-2012, 12:17 PM #12
So to answer your question, that is correct. As chrisy520 stated, Google Sync will not mash all address fields into one line.
- 06-07-2012, 01:15 PM #13
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- 06-07-2012, 01:38 PM #14
- 06-07-2012, 01:46 PM #15
estroh, your question reminded me of why I didn't trust Google Sync with my calendar before. I had issues with how things were synchronized and what was deleted (and when). I honestly don't know what the end result would be, but for now I have re-enabled BIS sync for my calendar (that works perfectly for me) and I'm using Google Sync just for contacts.
Talk about a kludge. Sigh.
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- 06-08-2012, 12:36 AM #21
- 06-08-2012, 10:03 AM #22
I'm down to 2100 now.
Seems most duplicates had company name in them and/or husband and wife names under "first name" category. Some have cell numbers and some don't, and some are missing first line of street addresses.
Ouch is right, but I dont think I can use Gmail app to delete duplicates without losing data.
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- 06-09-2012, 08:26 PM #23
I went through all my "A"s last night using the web interface, but you're right - I think there is a potential for losing data in unsynchronized fields.
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- CrackBerry Newbie
06-14-2012, 11:49 AM #25
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One way sync
I have been using the BIS on board sync for gmail with no problems for a year. In the last couple of days it seems only to work in one direction: changes I make on the BB are updated very quickly on the desktop.
In the other direction, the only sync that works is the email. An email I send from the desktop is shown on the BB, but nothing else. So if I delete an email on the desktop it still shows on the BB.
And any changes or new entries I make on the PC to calendar or contacts are not shown on the BB. But calendar and contact changes made on the BB appear on the PC almost instantly.
very frustrating, any suggestions? I have a 9780, and I am in the UK