How to Sync Push Google Calendar(s) to your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad

Configuring your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad’s calendar by selecting Gmail” in the list of available accounts on your device is a simple way to sync Google Calendars to your device. However, that method only sets up Fetch” calendar syncing, which will only update calendar information every 15 minutes or longer. For nearly instantaneous updating, you’ll want to configure your device to enable push Google Calendars. This guide will show you how to do just that.

Note: This guide is written using an iOS4 device, exact directions may vary on the iPad or devices running older firmware. However, this should still work fine if you are running firmware version 3.0 or later.

Configure Your Account

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad.settings select
  2. Open the Mail, Contacts, Calendars section.mail, contacts, calendars
  3. Click Add Account….add account...
  4. Select Microsoft
  5. In the Email field, enter the entire email address with which you sign in to Google Calendar (ie: [email protected]).
  6. Do not enter anything in the Domain field.
  7. In the Username field, enter the entire email address with which you sign in to Google Calendar (ie: [email protected]).
  8. Enter your Gmail accounts password in the Password field.
  9. At the top right of the screen, click the Next, username, password, next
  10. A new Server” field will appear. In the Server field, enter
  11. At the top right of the screen, click the Next button again.server
  12. On the following screen, ensure that the Calendar switch is toggled to On, then click Save at the top right of the screen.calendar switch

Choose Which Calendars to Sync

  1. From any web browser, visit and sign in with the Google Account that you use to sign in to Google Calendar.
  2. Select the calendars which you’d like to sync to your device, then click the save button.check calendars
  3. Ensure that your settings have been saved.settings saved
  4. Launch the Calendar app on your 1
  5. At the top right of the screen, tap Calendars.calendar button
  6. Ensure that the calendars which you would like to view are checked off, then click the Done button at the top right to return to the event 3

Congratulations! You’ve now successfully set up your Google Calendars for push on your iDevice. Now your online Google Calendar and your device’s calendar will be perfectly in sync. If you add, delete, or change events through the online Google Calendar, you’ll see the changes reflected almost immediately on your device, and vice-versa!

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