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Syncing contacts Birthdays with Calendar

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by origdav, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. origdav

    origdav Newbie
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    I've searched the forums but can't find a working solution. I want to sync the Birthdays already saved to my contacts to my Calendar.

    I don't use Gmail other than for the Marketplace and I don't have Facebook sync'd.

    Ideally I'd have reminders on the day of the Birthday.

    Is this possible? If not can anyone suggest an app?


  2. origdav

    origdav Newbie
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    Not the easiest of ways but simpler than going through all your contacts:

    Export contacts to SD card
    Open .vcf in notepad or excel
    Strip out the BDAY: field
    Manually add to your calendar
  3. mrdo

    mrdo Guest

    have you tried ebobirthday from the market ?
  4. origdav

    origdav Newbie
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    Works like a charm. Thing I've noticed:

    - Only after going into the contact, selecting the Birthday field then saving and exiting the contact, did EboBirthday recognise the Birthdays
    - A quote off their site - "Remember that the calendar integration is a hack since there is no official support for it. However, it does work."

    All my Birthday dates have 2009 as the year; one question - I've turned off 'Show Upcoming Age' and now instead of getting a (1) after the date, there's a (0) for all but 4 contacts. These contacts have already had a Birthday this year and now have (1) after their date, previously it said , "(2 in 2011)" with Show Upcoming Age turned on.

    Any ideas how to get it to show (0) for everyone?

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