How to Set Up Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Contacts on iOS
The iPhone is an awesome phone, but if you’re a frequent user of Google Services, it can be little confusing to set up your Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Contacts to sync with iOS can be a multi-step process. The default methods don’t work. Here’s the better way to do so.
Wait! The Gmail app for iOS returns to the App Store after pulling it few weeks back. Google has promised that they have resolved all the issues, i mean errors in the puch notifications, messaging and more. Now you can Download the Native Gmail App for the Apple’s iOS officially.
Following this simple steps, you can get all your Google services syncing (complete with push sync – that is, messages push to your phone as soon as you receive them) with iOS by setting up just one account.
Well! this is simple trick many says an hack? but it definitely works
The key is when setting up a new Email account, just choose Microsoft Exchange at the prompt instead of Gmail.This way you get access not only to your Gmail, but your Contacts and Calendar, and they will all sync directly to your iOS phone seamlessly – when you add a contact in Gmail or edit an event on Google Calendar, everything will move over in real-time. See it show up on your phone without having to sync anything.
To Set it up:
1. Open up the Settings app on your iOS device and go to the “Mail, Contacts, Calendars” section. Hit “Add Account”.
2. Now from there, Choose Microsoft Exchange as the type of account (again don’t choose the Gmail).
3. Type in your Gmail address under Email. Leave the Domain field blank and enter your full Gmail address under Username (including the @gmail.com, @googlemail.com, or other suffix). Type in your password and give it any description you like. Mine’s just called “Gmail”.
4. Press the Next button at the top of the screen. It should pop up a message saying Unable to Verify Certificate—if it does, just hit cancel. Then, type m.google.com in the new “Server” box that shows up at the top of the screen. Then tap Next.
From here, you should be all set. You can now turn on Mail, Contact, and Calendar syncing from the account settings page that shows up.
Some more Notes: Keep in mind that pressing the trash icon in the Mail app will archive a message, not delete it permanently. If you want it to be deleted, just hit the folder icon and choose Trash from the Menu to move it to the trash. Thank’s to Lifehacker for this Tip on How can we Set up/ Sync all your Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Contacts on the iOS devices, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch.