How to sync your new iPhone 5s or 5c with Gmail, Google Contacts and Calendar

How to sync your new iPhone 5s or 5c with Gmail, Google Contacts and Calendar
Apple's new iPhone duo, the 5s and the 5c, was finally released yesterday, and if you happen to be among the lucky early adopters, chances are that you may want to sync your new iOS 7-powered smartphone with your Google account, allowing you to access your Gmail, Google Contacts and Calendar right on that 4" Retina Display.

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:

How to sync your new iPhone 5s or 5c with Gmail, Google Contacts and Calendar


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!

Related phones

iPhone 5s
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1570 mAh(10h 3G talk time)
iPhone 5c
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1507 mAh(10h 3G talk time)

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27 Comments

1. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Anticipating a lot of Google/Android users to make the switch, are we Ray?

2. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

That would make no sense; he switched from Ios to Windows Phone.

4. MONUQ

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

Next article will be to feel Happy and convience myself after buying to old icrap under the Brand New innovative name......

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I will when you get off Motorola's back. And no it's not.

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Mxy how u like the 5S

20. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 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: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude go away...please!!! You're not a techie, just a troll looking to argue.

23. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

darkkjedii, you are not techie.

24. greyhulk

Posts: 184; Member since: Jun 30, 2010

*you're

17. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You mean like not saying you're holding it wrong?

19. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

26. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

That's a poke lol. +1

21. barondebxl

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I sure did!

3. Genersis

Posts: 219; Member since: May 29, 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

Posts: 214; Member since: Jul 22, 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.

5. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

What a time pass article!!

7. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

what's next..how to boil egg?..or may be ifans need all the help they can.

8. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 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" http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2013/09/20/another-ios-7-bug-lets-locked-iphones-make-calls-and-this-time-theres-no-easy-fix/

10. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

P.S. Maybe someone of iOS 7 users can confirm that bug?

9. DechyX

Posts: 156; Member since: May 16, 2011

This seems so incredibly useless

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: 184; Member since: Jun 30, 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: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 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.

27. klaxu

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 03, 2013

good article. thanks

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