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Sync Google Calendar Colors and iOS

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(image courtesy of Lifehacker)

FINALLY, a solution to an annoying problem that has plagued me ever since Google Mobile Sync was born is here: Calendar color synchronization between Google Calendars and my iPhone’s calendar. My OCD itched so badly that I would end up changing my Google Calendar colors to match the seemingly random vomit that my iPhone’s calendar would choose.

In a nutshell, don’t use Google Mobile Sync for your calendar. Use CalDAV instead.

Out of the nutshell:

  1. On your iOS device: Go to Settings –> Mail, Contacts, Calendars
  2. Under Accounts: Select your Google Mobile Sync account (mine was creatively named “Google”)
  3. Switch your “Calendars” to the “OFF” position. It will prompt you to make sure you aren’t smoking crack, but since you *are* smoking crack… the healthy, vegan kind… go for it.
  4. Click on “Add Account…”
  5. Select Other.
  6. Select Add CalDAV Account.
  7. Enter your account information:
    1. In the Server field, enter [ google.com ]
    2. In the Username field, enter your full Google Account or Google Apps email address.
    3. In the Password field, enter your Google Account or Google Apps password.
    4. In the Description field, enter the name you’d like to appear on the account (I named mine “Google Calendars”… creative, I know)
  8. Select Next at the top of your screen.
  9. Go to https://www.google.com/calendar/iphoneselect (on any browser) and select the calendars you want to sync. Alternatively, Google Apps users can go to https://www.google.com/calendar/hosted/your_domain/iphoneselect (of course, replace “your_domain” with your… uh… domain).
  10. Click Save

I can’t believe I didn’t think of this earlier. Enjoy!

via Lifehacker

via Google Mobile Help (CalDAV instructions)

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October 22, 2010 - Posted by | How-To, Rants, Software | , , , , , , ,

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