I personally love Google Calendar. I love the fact that it is web based and I can share calendars with my wife and I can get my calendar from any web enabled device. But the one thing that I felt was always missing was being able to sync my Google Calendar to my devices. I know I could do this by syncing with my computer, but I wanted to sync my Google Cal wirelessly. If I made a change on my iPhone calendar I wanted it to sync to my Google cal wirelessly. That is what this post is all about. It took Apple and Google a little while to make this happen, but they finally played nice and are able to now make this happen in a way that works well.
Obviously, the first thing you need to do is have a Google account. If you don’t already have one, go to www.google.com/accounts. If you are anything like me, you have more than one google calendar and you want to make sure that all your calendars stay in sync. No problem. Go to your iDevice, whether it be your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. Go to the Settings and then click on “Mail, Contacts, Calendars”. You are then going to want to press on “Add Account”. You are now given some options, click on Microsoft Exchange. Then enter in your gmail address, your full username and password that you use for your Google account. You can leave the domain blank. If you are given an error message, just press cancel. You will then be asked to input a server. Type in “m.google.com” When this is done, you can now press “Done”. Your main Google Calendar should now be syncing with your iCal on your iDevice.
If you did this right, you will only see one calendar syncing. Don’t worry if you have multiple calendars, I will show you how to do this. On the Safari browser on your device, go to m.google.com/sync. Here you will set up your device to sync with your other Google Calendars. Your other calendars will show up and you can check the ones that you want to sync to your device.
After you are done with this step, you should now see the calendars that you just clicked on start to appear on your iCal on your device. You are now done. The nice thing about this is that now you can add, change, or delete events, from the web, or your device and it will sync across everything. This comes in so handy when you are trying to juggle a handful of different schedules and calendars. Good luck with this and happy snycing!