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This is very similar to this question however the only problem is that I'm running solely Windows OS on my PC. I also only sync with google calendars and that's all. However, it appears the sync doesn't match the calendar colors. Is there anyway to synchronize or directly change colors on the iPod/iPhone?

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weird. tho I'm on mac, ical and google calendar have the exact same colors and nobody picked them. but, unlike the answer on the other question suggests, on my iphone the colors are all different! I have never even noticed this before. –  Cawas Feb 7 '11 at 14:15
    
For people that might upgrade to iOS 5 - this question may help solve this issue. apple.stackexchange.com/questions/27747/… –  bmike Dec 3 '12 at 18:31
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A partial-workaround is suggested on this Google thread:

There is a workaround that solved the problem for me.

The iPhone assigns calendar colours in this order: red, orange, blue, green, purple (then repeats that cycle). So the first step is to switch off Exchange syncing for Calendars in the iPhone settings then go into the m.google.com/sync web app and just enable one of your calendars. Then re-enable Exchange syncing. Now you'd think it would colour that first one red and it may do in your case but for me it coloured the first calendar orange, possibly because I had some other local calendars already on the iPhone.

If it colours your chosen calendar with a colour you were not expecting, just start again (disable Exchange/change sync settings and re-enable) and take whatever colour it chose as the starting point in that cycle above. Once you've got the first calendar/colour combination working as you like, go back into m.google.com/sync and select the calendar you want to go with the next colour in the cycle. Wait a few minutes. Check that it's showing up as expected in the calendar app. And then go back to m.google.com/sync and repeat. If you take this one calendar at a time approach, you can assign colours as you want them, except of course you will face problems if you have say three green calendars and no purple ones...

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This worked for me to get my iPad's colors to match my assigned Google calendars -- and i was impatient and didn't wait but a minute (if that) between processes and it worked fine. I had to keep track of my colors the first time to determine how they were loading. I also have some colors that I use more than once and some I only want to use once so to "skip over" a color that I no longer needed i created "dummy" calendars that I when we were all done. –  user9985 Aug 17 '11 at 0:11
    
While not exactly what I wanted, this was good to know. –  KronoS Aug 2 '12 at 16:10
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I just opened calendars in google on my laptop. Changed the colour of it there. Then just clicked the sync button on my iPod in the list of calendars. The colours and name changes just synced. I have iOS 5.1

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This question was mainly for iOS 4.2. 5.1 Appears to have native support for this now. –  KronoS Aug 2 '12 at 16:11
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