- CrackBerry User
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Official Google/Gmail Contacts Sync for BB Now Available?
I just downloaded the Google Sync for Mobile application for my BB Curve this morning, and there is now also an option to sync contacts under the options menu. Unfortunately, I will not be able to test this feature just yet, as my BB Contacts are quite different from Gmail -- the latter with mainly just email address information. I won't have time to do any edits after a test sync, in case some of the fields do not map properly, so I'm holding off on it for now.
Anyone else tried it? Thanks!
- 11-19-08, 10:29 AM #6
Great find...I have downloaded and am syncing now. The first sync failed so cross your fingers and hope for the best. BTW, it is probably my fault as I have over 800 contacts in my BB.
- CrackBerry Abuser
11-19-08, 11:10 AM #8
- 142 Posts
Cool! I just updated the program and it worked great! I didn't have any contacts in GMail, but I had a ton on my phone. Since I use Thunderbird for email, getting contacts synced between my email contacts and my phone has been a real pain. I'll still need to update both my phone and Thunderbird when I add a new contact until someone develops a working method of syncing reliably (there are some beta add-ons right now but I haven't been able to get them to work), but at least now I have a way of backing up my phone. Hope it works for those of you with lots of contacts in both places!
- CrackBerry Master
11-19-08, 12:09 PM #10
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So does it sync both ways or just up to Gmail? If it's up to Gmail great! The ONE thing I don't like about Gmail is that it automatically adds every email address that's used on the account....and I don't want ALL those on my BB.-Lana
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- 11-19-08, 01:50 PM #11
- 11-19-08, 01:56 PM #12
I okay, gang, I need your help. With each sync attempt, my calendar does fine. No problems there. However, when it gets to my contacts, it gets 2/3 the way finish and I get,
"Sync failed Please try again later, if the problem persists try signing out of sync and signing in again."
Dismiss that message and then I get, Last Sync Failed...same message, yada yada yada. Any advice?
- 11-19-08, 02:10 PM #14
"Starting Sync....Received response"
been here for 5 minutes now.
**i also opened this thread on Google's mobile forum, so maybe b'tween here and there, we will be fixed! haha
Last edited by mscooley; 11-19-08 at 02:11 PM. Reason: added more info
- 11-19-08, 02:25 PM #15
I have been getting the same message. I thought it was related to the contact sync so I disabled that. Just syncing the calendar, I get the same message, however I get a confirmation of deleted/new events underneath the error. It looks like it is syncing the calendar OK and because the Contacts didn't sync, it gives an error. I don't know. I logged into Gmail and it looks like all my contacts are there. Maybe it works and just spits out an error.
UPDATE: Last sync failed with the mentioned error. Then under that-Last Successful Sync and the time it finished which just happened. I will try now with contacts and see what happens.
- 11-19-08, 02:31 PM #17
I didn't have any contacts in Gmail and now I have what looks like to be all of the contacts from my berry on Gmail. Maybe it is uploading from BB to Gmail but not from Gmail to bb. I haven't looked for Gmail only contacts on my berry. Will have to wait as it is in the process of syncing now and has a horrible lag.
- 11-19-08, 02:35 PM #18
- 11-19-08, 02:38 PM #19
I have a bunch of dups now in both places. Maybe that is where the error is. The dups look to be ones that don't have a last or first name but are just listed as Company Name.
Last edited by jbonnot03; 11-19-08 at 02:41 PM.
- CrackBerry Addict
11-19-08, 03:25 PM #22
- 522 Posts
I just downloaded and ran it and it worked fine.
The only error message I was "Login expired" but after I entered my information again it works great.
All my contacts from my berry have been succesfully synced over.
As another poster mentioned my BB is also my primary source for my personal contacts so I just deleted all my contacts from gmail first and then synced through my berry so as not to have to deal with duplicates.
- CrackBerry Abuser
11-19-08, 03:35 PM #23
- 142 Posts
While I didn't have any contacts in Gmail to worry about, I originally also didn't think that this synced either. My calendar did after installing, but contacts were not in Gmail. After a few minutes, I noticed some slowness and got back into Google Sync and lo and behold, it was finally syncing the contacts themselves. As one poster said, there appears to be a slight lag, but once it is done my contacts were all there, so it did work for me. There was a message that did pop up saying it could be a little slow at first while doing the initial sync but I don't remember the actual message.
I do wish for the sake of those who have contacts in both places that you could specify te direction of the sync, map fields, etc. Without knowing what they put where it may be best to try to have contacts in one place only, though so you avoid getting duplicates, etc.
- 11-19-08, 03:54 PM #25
I am not that confused am I?
I cant find any place to set the contacts to sync.
I downloaded the new sync.
Did sync and the calendar is good but it does not do the contacts.
I do not see it in the options of the sync.
Do you ahve to select it and where?
Thanks in advance!!!