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Syncing contacts and calendar seems to work only one way

  1. NineToTheSky

    NineToTheSky Well-Known Member

    I know there have been a lot of threads on this, but I've never managed to find a working solution.

    I have all my contacts in my googlemail account. When I go to settings/Accounts & Sync on my Desire, and sync, it seems to sync from the Desire to my googlemail page on my PC, but not the other way round - which is a problem for me because all the correct contacts are on my PC. It also tends to duplicate or even triplicate most of contacts. On the PC there is the merge setting, but not on the Desire. I've tried deleting all my contacts on the Desire, but syncing doesn't repopulate it.

    I have all my appointments on my Desire calendar, which seems to only sync from my PC to the Desire. As I enter my appointments on the Desire, and would like to have them on my PC, this, too, is a problem.

    Where am I going wrong?

  2. JohnnyBravo1000

    JohnnyBravo1000 Well-Known Member

    Have you allowed a little time for your contacts and calendar to sync when you have updated them on your PC? It sometimes takes a little time for them to update.
  3. NineToTheSky

    NineToTheSky Well-Known Member

    I can safely say we're talking months...:)
  4. JohnnyBravo1000

    JohnnyBravo1000 Well-Known Member


    I can safely say that I was talking about seconds or minutes! :D So I'm stumped! :confused:
  5. dndxn

    dndxn Member

    When you look at your contacts on gmail does the number of contacts under "My contacts" match the number under "My contacts"?

    Also when you use the "View" option within your contacts (People) app on your phone what is the number displayed by "Google" and is that view selected (check box checked)?
  6. NineToTheSky

    NineToTheSky Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure what you mean by this. On my PC, there are 29 contacts, and on the Desire, 85, because many are duplicated or triplicated.

    As above, 85, and, yes, that view is selected.

    29 is the correct number.

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