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How do I sync my Google calendar with my iPhone?

So I want to be able to add appointments/events/tasks on either and have those changes reflected on both.

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You should really use Google Sync for iPhone to have all the benefits of Calendars (and even Mail if you need it).

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The Exchange (Google Sync) mail support is a little lacking. I continue using IMAP for mail, and use Exchange for contacts and calendars. Works great! –  NReilingh Aug 18 '10 at 2:18
Nice, this one looks like it just works! –  longda Aug 18 '10 at 2:19
@NReilingh why you think is lacking for mail? –  gsharp Aug 18 '10 at 22:16
@gsharp I believe there are issues with syncing saved drafts. Google has this information posted in "known limitations." google.com/support/mobile/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=139635 –  NReilingh Aug 21 '10 at 15:28
I find it curious that an iOS feature is called "Google Sync" - it's baked into the OS using a combination of Exchange ActiveSync technology and plain old CalDAV for the rest. –  bmike Oct 10 '11 at 17:36

In iCal, add a new CalDAV account.

Description: Google:you@gmail.com

Username: you@gmail.com

Password: yourpass


Server Address: www.google.com

Server Path: /calendar/dav/you@gmail.com/user/

Port: Auto

Use SSL: CHecked

Make sure you have sync enabled in iTunes.

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To make a new CalDAV account go to ICAL > Preferences > Accounts and click the plus "+" button. –  Brian Bolton Aug 18 '10 at 1:43

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