Problems with Google Mobile Sync for iPhone

As much as I love the new Google Mobile Sync for my iPhone, there are a couple problems that I’ve come across. Well, they’re not necessarily problems, but they’re “features” that I might like to see added.

Syncing to iPhone
This is when I add contacts in Gmail and they are Pushed to my iPhone.


  • Contact photo gets pushed to iPhone


  • Nowhere to add birthday
  • Deleting a contact in Gmail doesn’t remove it from my iPhone

Syncing to Gmail
This is when I add new contacts in my iPhone and they are pushed to Gmail. I love the fact that when adding contacts on the iPhone, you can typically put in all information immediately, including a photo.


  • Automatically backs up new contacts to Gmail. No need to sync to your computer anymore.


  • Does not push contact photo to Gmail
  • Does not push contact birthday to Gmail
  • Deleting a contact from my iPhone doesn’t delete it from my Gmail contacts

Other than these few minor “problems” there is not really anything else that needs to be added. I love the features and functionality of google mobile sync. Stay tuned for my review of how to sync your iPhone calendar to two or more Google Calendars.

iPhone Sync Gmail, Google Contacts and Google Calendar with iPhone Contacts and Calendar

Google has finally decided to offer a fully functional syncing system that allows users to sync their Google accounts with their mobile devices, such as iPhone, BlackBerry or Windows Mobile device. Sync functionality with my Google account is something that I’ve been looking for ever since I’ve I got my iPhone. I’ve tried a few other 3rd party options over the past year or so, none of which was really “fluid” in the way that it worked.

That’s the best part about the new Google Mobile Sync functionality. It is truly fluid and works seemlessly once it is setup. The Push capability makes it a breeze, and I love the security knowing that when I add a new contact on my phone it is immediately Pushed to my Gmail account, and vice versa, when I add a contact in Gmail, it is available on my phone next time I look at my contact list. Before you sync to your Google account for the first time, you may want to export your your current contact list from Outlook, iCal or whatever. My problem was that my Gmail contact list wasn’t quite the same as my iPhone/Outlook contact list, so what I did was import my exported list into Gmail. This added all of the “missing contacts” from into my Google Account.

Here are a few things that I’ve noticed so far:

  • This is just great!

iPhone Google Sync