How to sync your new iPhone 5s or 5c with Gmail, Google Contacts and Calendar
Thankfully, with iOS 7, it's now very easy to sync your iPhone 5s or 5c with your Gmail account. For the purpose, just follow these simple steps:
1. Open the Settings app;
2. Go to Mail, Contacts, Calendars;
3. Choose Add Account;
4. Now choose Gmail as the type of account you want to add;
5. You'll be prompted to enter your Google account details - enter them;
6. Provided you entered your details correctly, you'll be taken to a screen where you get to choose the items you want to have synced;
7. Activate the toggles for Mail, Contacts, Calendars and Notes to have them all synced, or just those that you wish.
And you're all set! Enjoy seamless syncing of Gmail, Google Contacts and Calendar with your iPhone 5s or 5c!
1. Sniggly (Posts: 7180; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Anticipating a lot of Google/Android users to make the switch, are we Ray?
2. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1457; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
That would make no sense; he switched from Ios to Windows Phone.
4. MONUQ (Posts: 31; Member since: 26 Jan 2013)
Next article will be to feel Happy and convience myself after buying to old icrap
under the Brand New innovative name......
6. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4041; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Why don't you get off his back. He's just posting a guide to help people sync their accounts. Besides it's a switch worth making.
13. Sniggly (Posts: 7180; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I will when you get off Motorola's back. And no it's not.
15. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4041; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
So you're admitting to contributing absolutely nothing to the discussion other than a rib at Ray?
I'll get off their back when they start to treat their customers better.
20. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)
"how you like the 5S"
Your kidding me right its the exact same thing as the iphone 5 side by side it is near impossible to tell the difference.
22. darkkjedii (Posts: 12394; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Dude go away...please!!!
You're not a techie, just a troll looking to argue.
17. tedkord (Posts: 5129; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
You mean like not saying you're holding it wrong?
19. Sniggly (Posts: 7180; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Of course I did nothing but rib Ray. It was more of a good natured jab than anything though, since we all know Ray is our resident iFanboy.
Also, it has valid roots, as the only people who are going to need to know how to get their Google services working on an iPhone are those switching from Android. Those switching from another iPhone would already know how to do this.
And Motorola is treating its customers pretty well, offering extensive customization, releasing developer editions for carriers that don't allow unlocked bootloaders and unlocking bootloaders where they're allowed. They're also working on software updates already for the phones.
But then again, you're stuck in August of 2012, so I don't expect you to understand any of this.
18. tedkord (Posts: 5129; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
It's OK when he trolls, because it's in support of Apple. It's only wrong to say negative things about Apple, never against their competition.
And it's not a change worth making, unless you can't make up your own mind about what you want your phone to do.
But what this article is actually saying is if you want an Apple iPhone to be worth having, you need Google on it (Maps, Gmail, search) just like you need Samsung in it.
3. Genersis (Posts: 203; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Seems quite simple; perhaps even obvious to the extent of this article seem pointless.
Was it easier to sync them in iOS 6 or something?
11. PotDragon (banned) (Posts: 214; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)
Could it be more obvious, straightforward, or easy? IOS users need these directions.
Last night Bill Maher described the ip5c as a " lime green plastic piece of crap that makes it look like your phone is wearing crocs". Exactly. People who choose that handset need all the help they can get.
Of course, they did not wait on line, nor adopt early, making this "article" redundantly useless.
7. amiaq (Posts: 497; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)
what's next..how to boil egg?..or may be ifans need all the help they can.
8. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Maybe a bit off topic but there is some news about iOS 7:
"Another iOS 7 Bug Lets Anyone Make Calls From Locked iPhones--And This One Has No Quick Fix"
10. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Maybe someone of iOS 7 users can confirm that bug?
12. HASHTAG (unregistered)
I'm sure you would follow the same steps as you would for the iPhone 4, 4S, and 5. So I don't see what's the purpose for this article... Not a Fandroid, just thought I'd state the obvious.
14. greyhulk (Posts: 124; Member since: 30 Jun 2010)
Ever since Google dropped Activesync support, gmail SUCKS in the default email client. 15 minutes is an eternity to wait for email in your primary account. You're better off just using the Gmail app and turning on notifications for it.
25. promise7 (Posts: 474; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)
A-FRICKEN-MEN! I was about to post that if you use Gmail DO NOT use stock iOS mail app. It takes FOREVER to notify you that a e-mail has come. The very fastest you can do is "fetch" every 15 minues. Once I found out, I dumped it and just use the Gmail app.