It is for sure that Google Sync would be a familiar name for most of the Apple users. Since it has been especially designed for Apple devices like iPhone, iPad as well as iPod touch. One thing users will have to take note of is that it is applicable only for iOS version 3.0 and above. It is very much important for the users to take note of the current version of iOS before even thinking of Google Sync.
The navigation for the checking of the current version of iOS is quite easy. Only thing that users will have to do is to;
Click Settings Page.
Opt for the General Tab.
In the general tab, you can see a tab named about.
Then just press the version button to know the current version.
If incase the iOS version is something before iOS 3.0, don’t get disappointed. Users have the option to upgrade themselves to the latest version of iOS by logging on to the website http://www.apple.com/ios/. Another major requirement from the user is in backing up all the contacts and calendars in the computer via iTunes which is a pretty simple process.
It is utmost important for the users to enable their Google sync which provides the administrator the authority to perform remote management capabilities. Confused! It means that administrators can wipe off data as well as provide you password recovery support if the data is stolen or hacked.
The discussion regarding the setting up of Google Sync can be explained mainly in three different phases. It includes;
Entering Account Information.
Enabling Mail and Calendar.
Let us discuss the procedure step by step.
In the device’s home screen, click Settings option.
You can see a wide range of options inside it that includes options like sounds, brightness, wall paper, General, “Mail, contacts, calendars”, phone, safari etc.
Open the Mail, contacts, calendars option.
Once you open it, users can find several applications like Add Account, show, preview etc from which Add Account has to be clicked.
Clicking of Add Account navigates you to many options like Microsoft Exchange, MobileMe, Gmail and Yahoo mail.
Click Microsoft Exchange.
Entering Account Information
The domain field which appears in the e-mail field should be left blank.
The user name should be the complete e-mail address.
Enter the password.
Click the Next button that is present at the top of your screen.
Users should press the cancel button if they receive message stating Unable to verify Certificate.
Once the server field appears, enter m.google.com.
Click the Next button again that is present next to the Exchange title.
Enabling Mail and Calendar
For syncing of the Google services, both the Mail and Calendar has to be turned on.
In Google Calendar settings, New Invitations has to be enabled.
New Invitations can be enabled by following the corresponding navigations that includes;
Sign in to Google Calendar.
Go to Calendar settings.
Check mark New Invitations under the e-mail.
Finally Click Save.
Users will have to select Keep on My iPhone if the user does not want to delete the existing contacts.
If the user only needs to sync the My Contacts Group, choose the Delete existing Contacts at the time of Google sync installation when prompted.
All Contacts group will be synced if there are no contacts in your iOS device.
It is on a firm hope that the steps regarding the setting up of Google sync on iOS device will surely benefit all those Apple users out there.