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7/22/09
Original Poster
mhmentz

iPhone Contact Changes Not Syncing to Google Contacts

Does anyone else have this problem?  iPhone 3G non-jailbreak
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GoFaster
7/22/09
GoFaster
Same here.  3GS bone stock.
HideawayHound
8/8/09
HideawayHound
Same here. Seemed to work until upgraded to 3.0
Bill Belanger
8/8/09
Bill Belanger
Level 1
11:55 PM
I was able to sync contacts both ways before updating to the iphone 3.0 OS. Now only chnages made on the google website sync back to my phone. Additions or changes made on my phone do not sync back to google. I have tried push on and off, fetch etc. without any luck in getting google to take my iphone information.

Bill Belanger
Google user
9/4/09
Google user
Personally, I think Google Sync for the iPhone must still be all messed up.  My calendars in Google sync just fine to my iPhone and so doe the initial contact sync.  However, after that any changes made to contacts in Google never get synched to the iPhone.
pwenzel
1/21/10
pwenzel
I'm experiencing the same thing. When I update events in my Google Calendar, the changes happen immediately on my iPhone. However, this does not work for Gmail contacts, with the exception of the initial sync. 

The only exception to this is when I *add* certain metadata to contacts on my iPhone. Those changes appear in Gmail.

I also experimented by changing the "Fetch New Data" setting from "Push" to "Fetch", but it doesn't seem to fix it.

(Using iPhone 2G, Firmware 3.1.2, Jailbroken, on T-Mobile.)
kk6yb
2/4/10
kk6yb
I have the same problem.  Changes or deletions made in Contacts on gmail get sent to the iPhone, but changes or deletions made on the iPhone do not get sent back to gmail Contacts.  That's not a 2-way sync, just a 1-way replication.

I'm syncing gmail/iPhone contacts over the air using Exchange.  I have iTunes sync turned off completely.

(Using iPhone 3GS, 3.1.2, not jailbroken)
danwms
3/2/10
danwms
I am also seeing this and would like help.
mlyl
4/1/10
mlyl
I noticed this yesterday but somehow managed to fix it, don´t know if it was just a fluke but the only thing I did was going into mail, contacts, calendar, and unchecked the contacts sync on the exchange settings. It deleted all my google contacts from the phone, after enabling contacts again it now works both ways. 

You can see if it will sync or not if you edit a contact or add a new one in the iphone by looking for the internet access sign (the whirling icon). I didn`t saw it when editing or adding contacts, and they weren't synced with google contacts. After it fixed, every change I make in the iphone contacts shows the whirling icon. 
DobieDoogle
4/20/10
DobieDoogle
Hey Everyone, I think I have figured it out.  Seems that all of use had the same exact issue.  Our Iphones were syncing our contacts faithfully and then out of the blue, they stopped.  Well, here is what I did to fix it.  Go to Calendar>Settings>Mobile Setup.  Once I entered my iphone cell number and then the subsequent Verification Code, my phone started working again.  It is back to its ol self of being the first to update.  I hope this works for you all.
 
Take Care.
pwenzel
5/7/10
pwenzel
To follow up on my post from 4 months ago, I can happily confirm that my contacts sync wonderfully now.  I cannot confirm exactly what I did to make it work, but I can update contacts through the web interface and have them refresh automatically on my phone (and vice-versa).

I have my phone set to "manual" updates for contacts, mail, and calendar, so it updates whenever I launch those applications. This is one of my favorite features of "going Google".
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jmp-jmp
3/1/11
jmp-jmp
yes - simple once read it
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