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Google calendar sync
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Jan 16, 2011, 11:44 AM
I'm confused about configuring my google calendar on my iphone and iPad. At last count, I found three ways to do it. There's the gmail account setup in settings; you can use an exchange account; and then on the google help pages they describe how to use google sync. Can someone give me the pros and cons of these three methods?

I have multiple gmail calendars that I have set up with my gmail account and a few that I subscribe to so I want to get all of these on my phone and iPad.

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Jan 17, 2011, 02:21 AM
Take a look at this:

Getting iOS 4 and Google Calendar Sync to Work | legobuff.com

You can also subscribe to calendars, separate from the ones on your Google account.
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Jan 18, 2011, 08:43 AM
When I set up google mail it asked if I wanted to use the calendar. Then I subscribed to other calendars as needed.
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Jan 23, 2011, 01:56 PM
I finally gave up on Google Calendar. Started getting some strange happenings when syncing with the desktop. Moved to MobileMe. (Not free, but haven't had any strange issues ... yet)
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Feb 1, 2011, 12:17 PM
I sync iCal on my Macbook with Google calendar, but i've not been able to sync the iPad directly with Google calendar. So I have to periodically sync the pad with the mac to keep it current.

This is one of my gripes, along with no wireless iPad sync...
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