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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by pvdiamon, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. pvdiamon

    pvdiamon Member
    Thread Starter

    My Mesmerize only syncs one way. If I have an event on the PC google calendar, it shows up on the phone. But events on the phone do NOT show up on the PC calendar. On the phone, the gmail account is active, and sync is ON. Any suggestions?
     

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  2. LaTuFu

    LaTuFu Android Expert

    A couple of things to double check in the Settings menu:

    Under Accounts & Sync, are both options (Background data and Auto-Sync) checked off?

    Under manage accounts, click on your account.

    Are all 3 options (Contacts, Gmail, Calendar) checked off?

    If all answers are yes, you may want to run the set-up wizard again, to make sure you didn't skip 2-way sync somewhere.

    I'm not entirely sure where else to go next. I have my Google calendar sync with Outlook, I rarely set an appt on my phone first.
     
  3. Rjdriver

    Rjdriver Lurker

    for two way sync to happen when you create an event on you phone towards the bottom of the page where it says calendar there are two option, one will keep it only on the phone the other is linked to your Gmail account (that is the one you want to select) then it will sync with your computer the other only goes on your phone calendar.
    I know it is harder to explain than do.... I hope this helps a little.
    best
    Rob
     
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  4. pvdiamon

    pvdiamon Member
    Thread Starter

    I may be able to explain it better now that I called Samsung and got the answer. After creating an entry, you tap My Calendar at the bottom part of that page, it goes to the next page where Gmail calendar is not green by default. You tap, hit Ok, and then it syncs. So essentially, it requires this simple manual sync after each entry. I'm amazed there isn't much on this online. And even Samsung didn't really say much about why it can't be made a default, but it's such a simple action, it's sort of irrelevant.
     
  5. LaTuFu

    LaTuFu Android Expert

    *forehead slap*
    Now I understand why you're having so much trouble. You're using the Samsung UI "my calendar" app. Yeah, that doesn't play with Google calendar. Go fingure, since this is an Android phone.

    I use Launcher Pro, with the LP calendar widget. No issues, it already syncs with google calendar.
     
  6. Tofudisan

    Tofudisan Newbie

    I'm quite new to Android as I just got my Mesermize thanks to the Element Mobile fiasco here in Wisconsin. I've had the phone for almost 2 weeks now and it's my very first Android device.

    Sooo... what's Launcher Pro? I looked at their website and it doesn't tell me what it's for or does. :thinking:

    I had the same issue with setting calendar appointments on the phone only to realize that is where they sit and that they don't sync "up" to my Google calendar. Imho it's a piss poor design choice to not be able to set the pre-loaded calendar app to default to the Google calendar and/or sync upwards to the Google calendar automatically.

    So now I'm trying to find an app/widget that will use my Google calendar by default so that I don't have to remember to set the calendar when entering appointments (that's aggravating).
     
  7. LaTuFu

    LaTuFu Android Expert

    LPP is an app you can download in the market. It is a home screen launcher app that lets you customize your home screens much more than the stock samsung TW launcher.

    It has widgets for your calendar and facebook feeds, among other things. These widgets sync better with your calendar, IMO.
     
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  8. douglaslem88

    douglaslem88 Well-Known Member

    So what do I do to get the phone calendar items on the google calendar? If I install the LP, will that automatically sync all calendar items, phone and google?

    Thanks
     
  9. LaTuFu

    LaTuFu Android Expert

    Honestly, I don't know. I never put an appointment onto my calendar from my phone.

    I work everything through our customer database at our office, which syncs with Outlook. If I set an appointment in the field, away from my desk, I email myself an appointment request. I then put it into my calendar from the office later.

    If I use more than one process for appointments, I run the risk of forgetting an appointment.

    You may want to look at a GCal type app from the market. I am certain there is something that is equivalent to K9 mail for the Google calendar.
     
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  10. douglaslem88

    douglaslem88 Well-Known Member

    Thanks, it was a actually my daughter who did it. she didn't realize when she added contacts or calendar items she needed to designate google. I copied her phone contacts to the sd card and imported them to google but couldn't find a way to do the calendar. I manually upgraded to 2.2 and it wiped the phone. Just wanted to find a way so she doesn't lose her data. Thanks anyway.
     
  11. LaTuFu

    LaTuFu Android Expert

    Hmmm. Now you've got me thinking about it from another angle. Let me stew on it a bit and see what I can come up with.
     
  12. LaTuFu

    LaTuFu Android Expert

    I just want to make sure I understand the problem and what we're trying to solve:
    1. Calendar entries made on the phone are in the phone's data, not on the Google Calendar.
    2. Phone has been updated, we're trying to save the data on the phone entries.

    Correct?

    If you flashed the 2.2 leak from XDA, then I'm pretty sure the data is gone. Like you said, the phone gets wiped clean.

    The only caveat you have is if you made a backup of your phone's data before you started. If you did, then all you need to do is figure out how to extract the calendar data from the backup and import it into the calendar.

    I know how to get the backup done, and where to look in the data to find the calendar info. I'm not sure where to go to import it into the calendar or her Google account.

    If that's where you are, then we may be able to keep figuring it out.

    Unless you've already moved on to something else. :D
     
  13. douglaslem88

    douglaslem88 Well-Known Member


    yes, you are right, i copied everything with titanium and the phone calendar got restored. Now I want to export her phone calendar to a file and import it to google so it can be permanently stored and now will sync
     
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