1. ToasterStrudel1999's Avatar
    Hey, I got a blackberry leap to replace my iPhone (I only use it for calling and texting) and when I try to add my contacts I get "at this time, your contacts couldn't be added, please try again later"

    Has anyone managed to sort out the error?

    Posted via CB10
    03-08-19 07:55 PM
  2. Ben xfg's Avatar
    Hey, I got a blackberry leap to replace my iPhone (I only use it for calling and texting) and when I try to add my contacts I get "at this time, your contacts couldn't be added, please try again later"

    Has anyone managed to sort out the error?

    Posted via CB10
    Yes, you need to add the account manually:

    First, remove the existing contacts account (if it's still there), then go to your Google account and ensure 2FA is disabled and also make sure the so called "allow less secure apps" is enabled.
    If you wish to leave 2FA enabled, you can also create an app password and use the created password for step # 6.

    Now follow these instructions carefully:

    1. Go to Accounts.

    2. Select Add Account.

    3. Select Advanced at the bottom of the screen.

    4. Tap CardDav.

    5. Enter whatever you like for a description, and your Gmail e-mail address for username and e-mail address.

    6.Enter your Gmail password for the password.

    7. For the Server Address, enter the following:

    https://www.googleapis.com/.well-known/carddav

    You might also need to sign out of Google from the browser to make this work.

    The suspicion is Google depreciated an URL, but in any case this method is confirmed to work for contacts.
    03-08-19 11:12 PM
  3. ToasterStrudel1999's Avatar
    I tried it and it actually worked! Thanks! Now I can see whose calling me now

    Posted via CB10
    03-09-19 04:59 AM
  4. bb10adopter111's Avatar
    Yes, you need to add the account manually:

    First, remove the existing contacts account (if it's still there), then go to your Google account and ensure 2FA is disabled and also make sure the so called "allow less secure apps" is enabled.
    If you wish to leave 2FA enabled, you can also create an app password and use the created password for step # 6.

    Now follow these instructions carefully:

    1. Go to Accounts.

    2. Select Add Account.

    3. Select Advanced at the bottom of the screen.

    4. Tap CardDav.

    5. Enter whatever you like for a description, and your Gmail e-mail address for username and e-mail address.

    6.Enter your Gmail password for the password.

    7. For the Server Address, enter the following:

    https://www.googleapis.com/.well-known/carddav

    You might also need to sign out of Google from the browser to make this work.

    The suspicion is Google depreciated an URL, but in any case this method is confirmed to work for contacts.
    If you don't use 2FA for Gmail, please do yourself a favor and make sure that you never use that account for anything you care about. It will almost certainly be hacked at some point without 2FA.

    Posted with my trusty Z10
    03-09-19 08:18 AM
  5. ToasterStrudel1999's Avatar
    If you don't use 2FA for Gmail, please do yourself a favor and make sure that you never use that account for anything you care about. It will almost certainly be hacked at some point without 2FA.

    Posted with my trusty Z10

    Will do, if I sync my Gmail contacts and then switch on 2FA, can I still sync and update my contacts?

    Posted via CB10
    03-09-19 10:58 AM
  6. bb10adopter111's Avatar
    Will do, if I sync my Gmail contacts and then switch on 2FA, can I still sync and update my contacts?

    Posted via CB10
    Yes, just set it up using an app password as described above.
    03-09-19 12:07 PM
  7. ToasterStrudel1999's Avatar
    Yes, just set it up using an app password as described above.

    Will do! You helped me a lot!

    Posted via CB10
    03-09-19 12:09 PM
  8. Hphv's Avatar
    The actual server address is

    https://www.googleapis.com/car...ipa...lists/default/

    Using 2 step authentication and app password for the carddav I was able to get the contacts synced without jeopardizing security
    06-23-19 08:03 PM
  9. Ben xfg's Avatar
    The actual server address is

    https://www.googleapis.com/car...ipa...lists/default/

    Using 2 step authentication and app password for the carddav I was able to get the contacts synced without jeopardizing security
    Yes, thanks, haven't updated all my posts...
    But your address looks to be shortened, is this what you meant?

    https://www.googleapis.com/carddav/v...lists/default/

    Posted via CB10
    06-23-19 08:07 PM
  10. Hphv's Avatar
    I don't know why it leaves things out when I copy and paste...

    Where The actual server address is

    ''https://www.googleapis.com/carddav/v1/principals/userEmail/lists/default/''

    Without the ''
    06-23-19 08:26 PM
  11. Ben xfg's Avatar
    I don't know why it leaves things out when I copy and paste...

    Where The actual server address is

    ''https://www.googleapis.com/carddav/v1/principals/userEmail/lists/default/''

    Without the ''
    ...and don't forget to replace the "userEmail" with your Gmail address.

    Posted via CB10
    06-23-19 08:35 PM

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