Sync Google Calendar with iPhone 3G

By Ian Fernando

Yesterday I posted about syncing Google Calendar with Thunderbird. Today I will talk about syncing Google Calendar with your iPhone 3G (Since I have the iPhone 3G). It is pretty simple and all it requires is a user name and login to a specific site. This site does all the syncing, the only problem I found was it kinda drains battery fairly quickly.

So far I am impressed with this specific site and its rapid syncing capability. Well the site is called NuevaSync. It is a fairly simple process. First what is NuevaSync?

NuevaSync allows direct, over-the-air, native synchronization of certain smart phones and PDA devices with public PIM, and calendaring services including Google Calendar. NuevaSync does not need any software installed on your device because it uses synchronization protocols that are already built in.

So first thing first, is to simple just signup via NuevaSync and create your username, email, and password. You will then receive an email confirmation which ofcourse you will have to validate your email.

The registration process is fairly simple and is very straight forward. So far I have not had any issues with this service. Everything syncs seamlessly and it is a perfect way to stay in control of your schedule where ever I maybe or whatever device I may have.

Well lets get into syncing the service with your iPhone. this works with your iPhone and iPod Touch as long as you have version 2.0. If you do have it then it integrates with ease and NuevaSync provides you a more in depth step by step configuration once logged in. NuevaSync helps you along the way with your installation.

After you have confirmed your email, you will then be introduced to your dashboard. It is a fairly simple dashboard with 4 options, since we are just doing Google Calendar chose "Change" which is the first row. You will then just enter your Google email or Google account id in which you want to sync your Google calendar with.

Once that is done, go to your Settings within your iPhone and you will simple just chose Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

  1. Select "Add Account".
  2. Choose "Microsoft Exchange"
  3. Under "Email", enter the e-mail address you used for NuevaSync registration.
  4. Under "Username" enter your NuevaSync username.
  5. Under "Password" enter your NuevaSync password.
  6. Under "Description" you can leave the default or enter a description of your choosing.
  7. Tap "Next".
  8. When it has finished, it will display a new field, "Server". Enter "" as the value.
  9. Tap "Next".
  10. On the next page, turn off "Mail" and "Contacts".
  11. Tap "Save"

That is it, soon this service will sync with your calendar if not immediately. I found this to be very helpful and ofcourse to be more productive. Also NuevaSync will soon have exchange service for email and that I can't wait.

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Ian Fernando
Involved in the internet space since 2002 and have been through the ups and downs of this online industry. I am a traveling digital nomad, media buyer, online strategist, and many more online titles.

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