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General Android Gmail account synching question

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by SilverK20A3, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. SilverK20A3

    SilverK20A3 Member
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    Hi! My internet service provider uses Google to power its email. Consequently, it doesn't use "@gmail.com" as its domain. Would it be possible to use that account as my primary Android account for synching contacts, calendar, push email, etc.? Getting Droid soon.
     

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  2. Aerimus

    Aerimus Well-Known Member
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    This is the Droid "Eris" forum, so I will be specific with you. My understanding is that yes you can, but the functionality is better on the Moto Droid because of Android 2.0's better account handling. Anyone with an actual android phone feel free to correct me. :)

    edit: My assumption is that you are talking about a domain account through google apps.
     
  3. LarryMcJ

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    Absolutely...any domain that is on Google Apps works just fine with Droid or Eris. I have Eris and a Google Apps account and have no problem at all. I just hope you have very good eyes, though. The font size on both phones in Gmail is so tiny everyone is complaining about it. Hoping there will be a software fix in the future for it.
     
  4. SilverK20A3

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    Thanks for the feedback ppls. Got it working just fine. I just realized I posted this question in the Eris forum. Woops. I guess it's more of a general Android question.
     
  5. mpwoodward

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    Google apps for domains works for me EXCEPT for the calendar. When I added this account I can sync contacts and mail, but calendar doesn't even show up as an option. Calendar does show up as an option for my @gmail account though.

    Any ideas?
     
  6. LarryMcJ

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    Not sure if I'm understanding your correctly, but I use Google Apps for my private domain and all three (Gmail, Calendar, and Contacts) show up just fine. Go to Home|Menu|Settings|Data Synchronization|Google|...and you'll see all three. Make sure Calendar is checked here.
     
  7. mpwoodward

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    That's the problem--when I go to the sync screen I only see checkboxes for Mail and Contacts. There is no checkbox for Calendar, as in it's not even there, not that it's there and unchecked.
     
  8. LarryMcJ

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    Understand. Your only hope may be a complete reset. If that doesn't work...VZW tech support?
     
  9. mpwoodward

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    Thanks--I nuked and re-added the account but still no calendar, so I'll probably check with support before doing a total device reset. I'll post back what I find out in case others run into this.
     
  10. mpwoodward

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    Resetting to factory defaults did the trick. When I initialized the phone the first time I used an @gmail.com account, and I added my Google Apps for Domains account later. Not sure why it wasn't showing my apps for domains account's calendar, but using that as the primary account seems to have done the trick.
     
  11. LarryMcJ

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    Glad it's now working for you.
     
  12. jloosli

    jloosli New Member
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    I have the same problem, but I've got enough information on the phone that I worry about losing stuff when doing a factory reset. Are there any options out there without totally reinstalling everything?
     
  13. tarponbeach

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    I use My Backup (Free in the App Store). Backs up the apps that you select, as well as all data, to the SD card. Once you do the reset, restore from the backup, and you should be good to go.
     
  14. whenpigsfly

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    Has anyone else experienced this issue...

    My calender seems to sync with Google; however, the sync date on my phone never changes from "Fri. Nov 27, 2009 10:43 AM" as the last recorded sync.

    When I auto sync, or manually sync, my Gmail and contacts update just fine; however, the calendar sync never appears to complete (ie, the sync symbol continues to spin until it times out or I cancel the sync).

    The only advice I receive from Verizon or HTC is to do a factory reset but I hate to do something so drastic just to have my calendar sync date update - especially since the calendar does actually appear to sync.
     

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