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A service from Google that allows Contacts, Mail, and Calendaring to integrate with various other products. The iOS implementation relies on Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync® technology.

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Add Google Calendar events to Apple Calendar - macOS Sonoma

I have a Google Calendar from a work account, and I want the events there to show up in (sync with) my Apple calendar on Mac. To add Google Calendar events to Apple calendar on Mac, I believe it is ...
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Help! - macOS Ventura Updated - Google Drive Local cache location missing

I've received this message on Google Drive - The folder location is controlled by macOS - and Local cache files have now been moved with an update. I use Local cache files to backup synced on an ...
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Google Drive strange prompt

Hardware: Macbook pro 13-inch, M1, 2020 OS: Ventura 13.0.1 Google Drive sync options: file mirroring on a single folder symptoms: when I delete a file from any folder on my mac, then I hit cmd+z to ...
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Q: How to configure Contacts.app with Google Contacts so that labels show up as contact groups?

I'm trying to get the Contacts app on MacOS Big Sur to display my Google contacts correctly. I have the account configured and the contacts themselves show up, but the Google contact tags (what Google ...
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Syncing with Google

I am a new mac user who owns Macbook Air M1 with macOS 11.5.2. I have a problem when I am trying to add a Google account in my internet accounts to sync (not mail) with Authorization Failed Error once ...
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How do I add a new google contact on an iPhone?

I’m trying to add a new contact on an iPhone to a google account. I can go to contacts.google.com in safari and add it there, but is there a way to do that with the contacts app? I have google ...
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Getting slow internet response for browsers other than Safari (MacOS Mojave)

I got a strange error message that might pertain to the issue: The operation couldn’t be completed. (OSStatus error -9806.) Recently, I did do a little bit of file deletions by name (a measure to ...
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Importing Google Calendar Reminders to mac Apps

Is there any way to import reminders created in Google Calendar to ANY of the available free app in macOS Big Sur? Ideally it would be nice to have a sync feature as well but I would be happy with ...
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Gmail/Mac Mail - how can I address disk space issues?

I’m running High Sierra on a 2016 MacbookPro. My business account uses G Suite (Gmail). I use Mac Mail and sync to my business account. I have a few other email accounts but my business account is by ...
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Syncing photos Android -> Mac

I would like to accomplish the following, which, in today's technological ecosystem, seems like it should just happen anyway: I take a photo on my Android phone The phone uploads it somewhere ...
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Google Backup and Sync super slow and 100% CPU usage for days

I recently copied a lot of files into a synced folder to be back them up. The total file size was about 30GB, I have 10MB up/100MB down internet connection. So in a perfect world 8 hours should have ...
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Some of my Google calendar contents just disappeared in Calendar.app

macOS 10.14.6, Calendar.app 11.0 (2245.5.2) Less than an hour ago, I brought Calendar.app to the foreground (I usually keep it running, hidden in the background), and most (8 out of 12) of my Google ...
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If I delete synced Google contacts on my iPhone, does that affect my google contact?

I needed some of my gmail contacts to email them and get some info, so I decided to sync my google accounts to my iPhone. The problem is that I have some repeated contacts and I want to delete those ...
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How to see Gmail labels on the actual emails, in Mail.app?

Is there a way to view the labels from Gmail in Mail.app on an email, while the email is in the inbox, without opening the actual email (like in Gmail)? The image shows the emails labeled as K, D, ...
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Why do some of my contacts not sync with Google?

When I add a new contact on my iPhone then after a few seconds I see it in my Google contacts. When I remove it from Google contacts, then within few seconds it's removed from my phone. So far so good....
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Contacts from Google not downloading to MBP

Never had a problem before. Enabled my Google account on a new MBP yesterday, and asked to sync contacts. A day later, none of them have populated. Am I overlooking something? Any way to force a ...
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Cannot sync Google Drive between MacBook and iPhone app

On my iPhone I installed GoogleDrive 'Drive' app. On my MacBook I installed Backup and sync from Google.app, which has created a ~/google-drive/ folder. I have set the account to [email protected] and ...
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Latest macOS Mojave update (10.14.4) and Mail.app Google accounts issue

After updating to macOS Mojave 10.14.4 two days ago and still, I have an issue with taking online Google accounts in Apple Mail.app. This problem appeared immediately after the update, although it ...
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I can't see Google Calendar on macOS Calendar app

I have had some sync issue with my Google calendars and my iPhone / iPad / macOS calendar app, so I have decided to try to fix it. I removed / added my Google Account from my iPhone and now I can ...
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Sync between Google calendar and Calendar.app stopped working

A few days ago the sync between google calendar and calendar app stopped working for me - the app can't retrieve new events/calendars and if I create events in it - they won't appear in GCal. I've ...
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Adding Google to the Internet Accounts is not working

After changing networks where i used a proxy to go online back home I got the message in Chrome that my login details are not up-to-date. I tried to log me in and it works until I close the browser. ...
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What is this Google Backup and Sync "Back up your files" dialog asking?

Google Drive recently became Google Backup and Sync, and this dialog started occasionally popping out of its menu bar item: I don't have a "Boot OS X" folder that I'm aware of, in Google Drive or ...
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My google calendar doesnt show on Macbook while is being shown on ios

This is what I see on iphone: but on macbook I do not see my gmail events. Why? How to turn it on on both: osx and ios?
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How do I view PDF attachments to my Google Calendar event synched with my iPhone?

I synched my Google Calendar with the iOS Calendar app (iOS 10.3.2) by adding my Google account. I can see the attachments and file size in the event, but when I click on it to view the PDF file, it ...
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Adding Google Account in iOS 10

I have upgraded my iPhone to iOS 10. I am not able to add my Google account to sync my Contacts, Mail etc. How do I do that?
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Sync Apple notes app on MacBook to Android

I recently got an Android phone, and I wanted to know how to sync Apple Notes to Google Keep. I have added my Gmail account to the Apple Notes app, but I don't see the notes showing up in Google Keep. ...
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Move all "All on My iPhone" contacts to "All Gmail" group

I have been syncing my iPhone and Gmail contacts for years and consistently run into this problem. Some of my contacts were created in the group "All on My iPhone", always without my knowledge, ...
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Moving from Google (Android) to iPhone

I have been using Android for many years, now I have an iPhone. I am used to Gmail, having my Contacts as Gmail contacts, Google maps, backup of SMS to Google, Chrome with sync of online bookmarks, ...
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Why can't some contacts be moved between accounts?

Using the El Capitan Contacts app, I was able to drag and drop several contacts from an Outlook account to a Google account. However, there is one contact that I am unable to drag and drop. It has a ...
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Only a small subset of contacts is synced in iOS 9

Thanks to the help I got here, my iOS 9 contacts are synced with my GMail account pretty well - the sync works, but is not immediate. I would like to sync my contacts to iCloud as well, in order to ...
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Syncing contacts from iCloud to Gmail not working

I am trying to export my contacts from iCloud to Gmail but it is not functioning. I keep on pressing export option but nothing is coming out. Is there any other way to sync my contacts to Gmail or to ...
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Mysterious photo uploads to Google Photos

I realise this question is somewhat of an intersection of OS X and Google but I'll start here. My partner discovered that most of her pictures (up to 2013) that are on her Mac were mysteriously ...
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Solution for syncing directory hierarchy of images from Mac to iOS?

I'm a photographer and need to keep an updated set of portfolio images synced from my Mac to my iOS devices and available for offline viewing. I have around 300 images totalling ~150MB) Right now the ...
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Is Google Translate Phrasebook sync available for iOS

Is Google Translate Phrasebook app sync available on iOS
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Blocked sign-in attempt to Google Account

This morning I had an email in my Inbox from Google saying "We recently blocked a sign-in attempt to your Google Account (Date & Time: Saturday, January 10, 2015 3:01:26 AM UTC Location: Oxford, ...
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My Google Contacts are not being imported into my iPhone

I’ve added my Google account to my iPhone (Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars) and activated the “Contacts” switch for it, but I still don’t see my Google contacts in the “Contacts” pane of the ...
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How to make iPhone delete GMail contats that are not in GMail "My contacts" any longer?

The only source for my iPhone contacts is my GMail account. I've cleaned up "My contacts" in GMail, but those contacts didn't get removed from my iPhone/iOS 7.0. I tried to set the GMail contact ...
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iPhone contact sync no longer working with google

Yesterday without warning, I lost all my google contacts on my phone, which is to say all my contacts. It had been working and syncing just fine, but now, nothing. I deleted the account under settings,...
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How do I make a contact in Google Contacts show up on my phone?

I have my Google Contacts synched with my phone. I see all my contacts except the one that I need. I can go to https://www.google.com/contacts/#contact/18f963d78b764fd6 and see the contact in my ...
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What is the current state of syncing Google Tasks and iOS Reminders?

Right now Siri says "You don't have any reminders," whew. But then Google Tasks tells me I have at least 9 things to do today. Whoops. Yes, I know this question has been asked before, but the answer ...
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Synchronize with Google+ Photos

Im trying to sync my photos on google plus using my iphone, because i had more free space on it. How do it sync in timely manner - auto sync.
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Can't enable Gmail calendar syncing

I'm trying to enable calendar syncing for my work Gmail account (in System Preferences > Internet Accounts). I already have Mail and Messages enabled on the account with no problems. When I try to ...
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Is the Google Translate Phrasebook Syncing not available in the iOS app?

Is the Google Translate Phrasebook Syncing not available in the iOS app? I can't find my phrasebook listing. It seems the list on the iPhone is not stored online as for the web. I suspect they ...
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Contacts has trouble syncing with the Google account. What to do?

I have Contacts (Version 8.0 (1365)) running under Mac OS X 10.9.1. I have it connected with my Google account. But it keeps showing that it is busy syncing. Changes made on other devices don't come ...
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Bookmarks syncing between 2 machines in Google Chrome after Time Machine Migration

I migrated from one Mac to another via Time Machine. So, I get a full copy of my system. Now I'm using both of this Mac's. In Chrome logged-in by Google account and set up bookmarks synchronisation. ...
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Sync Google contacts and iCloud contacts

I use CardDav to get my Google Contacts on my iPhone, which works great, but I would love it when those contacts were also in sync with iCloud contacts. Meaning when I add John Doe in Google contacts ...
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Is there a way to get different Google calendars syncing with different Apple devices?

I'm trying to sync several Google calendars with my iPhone, iPad and Mac, but I don't want all of my Google calendars to show up on the phone, just a certain few. You used to be able to go to the ...
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How to push GMail to iPhone without Exchange?

Since Google has ended support for Google Sync aka Microsoft Exchange on Janurary 30th, how can I continue to get mails from GMail pushed? As far as I know, IMAP does not support push. I know that ...
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How do I configure Gmail Sync Accounts for iOS post January 2013?

At the end of January 2013 Google dropped support for Gmail Sync for nonpaying Gmail customers. I understood this drop in support to mean that no new devices could be setup, not that I could no longer ...
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What is the best way to set up Google mail, contacts and calendar? (consolidated)

I'm trying to understand what the best way to set up Google mail, contacts and calendars on my iPhone and iPad. There seems to be plenty of options, all of which have downsides spread over lots of ...
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