1. Check out our companion app, Forums for Android! Download from Google Play

Support synching contacts and calendar - Possible???

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by knightwing44, May 1, 2010.

  1. knightwing44

    knightwing44 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    16

    Apr 25, 2010
    55
    2
    16
    So my birthdays and anniversaries in my contacts' info isn't syncing with the calendar that came with the phone. Is that right? I checked to make sure synchronization is on in the phone settings, but that didn't change anything.

    Am I missing something obvious, or does it just not do that?

    knight
     

    Advertisement

  2. CatsTide

    CatsTide Well-Known Member
    93

    Oct 29, 2009
    752
    106
    93
    go to calendar>menu>more>calendars>contacts bithdays and events and check it
     
  3. knightwing44

    knightwing44 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    16

    Apr 25, 2010
    55
    2
    16
    Ok, so i went up to calendars BUT, the "contact birthdays and events" is NOT on the list. The list includes the following:

    - My Calendar
    - my gmail
    - PC Sync

    HELP ! ! !

    knight
     
  4. CatsTide

    CatsTide Well-Known Member
    93

    Oct 29, 2009
    752
    106
    93
    hmm..sorry drawing a blank. i assume you do have some b'days in your contacts right? if so,i'm not sure...
     
  5. knightwing44

    knightwing44 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    16

    Apr 25, 2010
    55
    2
    16
    I entered a couple of birthdays to see if they show up. Unfortunately, they do not :(

    Arg.

    knight
     
  6. knightwing44

    knightwing44 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    16

    Apr 25, 2010
    55
    2
    16
    I'm officially annoyed. I think there's something wrong with my calendar - which MAY be the root of my contacts events not sync-ing.

    I tried to change the default calendar view from month to day. The app says that it is done, but whenever I open it, it's in month view...

    Is anyone else having ANY issues with the calendar?

    If I'm the stupid one, I'd rather figure it out before downloading an alternative...

    knight (annoyed)
     
  7. Ruben

    Ruben Well-Known Member
    163

    Dec 20, 2009
    1,152
    349
    163
    I'm on the phone as I type this with HTC about this issue. I'll tell you what they say.
     
  8. Ruben

    Ruben Well-Known Member
    163

    Dec 20, 2009
    1,152
    349
    163
    They said that it wasn't possible. "It's not a functionality."
     
  9. knightwing44

    knightwing44 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    16

    Apr 25, 2010
    55
    2
    16
    Wow. That's so stupid. I wonder if any of the market apps can do it. Seems like something SO basic.

    I wonder if the phone will at least TELL you that its someone's birthday today - otherwise, why even have that option in the contacts?

    thanks!
    knight

    PS - What number do you have for calling HTC and troubleshooting problems? I'd love to call :)
     
  10. jazztalker

    jazztalker Well-Known Member
    38

    Mar 30, 2010
    161
    13
    38
    Madison, WI
    Agreed! I just came on here to try and find out if anyone else was having this issue. It seems like HTC dropped the ball on some of their contact integration features. How simple is it to have a birthday you enter for a contact carried over to the calendar? That seems so basic to me.
     
  11. honkytnkmn

    honkytnkmn Active Member
    18

    Mar 30, 2010
    42
    17
    18
    I entered stuff in my calendar on my phone and it isn't updating my google calender online. I don't see anywhere to sync it either. Is this not a functionality?
     
  12. kgeissler

    kgeissler Well-Known Member
    43

    Apr 28, 2010
    200
    32
    43
    Rowlett, TX
    If you are using Google Calendar and Google Contacts, do this:
    From Calendar, click Settings (from the links on the upper right corner of the screen), then Calendars (link just under the "Calendar Settings" tab), then the Browse Interesting Calendars (lower right) link, then More (under the heading), and finally Subscribe next to the Contacts' birthdays and events.

    It will then sync over to you Incredible Calendar.
     
    Tomoko and Ruben like this.
  13. Ruben

    Ruben Well-Known Member
    163

    Dec 20, 2009
    1,152
    349
    163
    Thank you, but fb doesn't sync into google contacts.
     
  14. cashX3r0

    cashX3r0 Well-Known Member
    58

    Apr 24, 2010
    137
    10
    58
    spirits/beer r&d
    midwest
    menu>settings>account&sync>check auto sync
    this will fix your location and weather not syncing as well when it is scheduled
     
  15. honkytnkmn

    honkytnkmn Active Member
    18

    Mar 30, 2010
    42
    17
    18
    my auto sync is on. Not sure why its not syncing with my google account.
     
  16. Tomoko

    Tomoko Well-Known Member
    38

    Feb 12, 2010
    66
    21
    38
    Information Technology Support, Supervisory
    Baltimore, Maryland
    No, but it syncs with your phone which syncs with your contacts which syncs with google calendar. So they should show up on your calendar if you subscribe to the interesting calendars as mentioned above.
     
  17. aprillh

    aprillh Well-Known Member
    16

    May 2, 2010
    61
    1
    16
    PA
    I've been pretty flustered with this too. I haven't been able to sync my phone contacts' bdays on the Google Calendar but I did figure out how to get them on my phone's calendar though. What worked for me is checking PC Sync in Calendar>Menu>More>Calendars.

    I guess my question (curiosity) is where did it pull those bdays? From my old Outlook calendar on my PC?
     
  18. Bronx1167

    Bronx1167 New Member
    5

    Oct 28, 2010
    2
    0
    5
    BirthdayBox by Droidea will help you get birthday notifications.
     

Share This Page

Loading...