I'm not very "techy" so i have trouble uploading my contacts which are on my Gmail account, as well as my calendar
I know there is googa sync for the calendar, but is there another way?
Thank you for your help
You might like to have a look at this workthrough:http://nerdymum.com/2012/06/14/nail-biting-syncing
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05-09-2012 14:44 - edited 05-09-2012 14:45
Alternatively (and much easier), you can set up your Gmail account as a Microsoft Exchange Account on the phone and Contacts and Calendar will automatically sync. You might need to enter the server manually as m.google.com and that's it.
20-11-2014 6:04 - edited 20-11-2014 6:16
I have tried following steps to sync my gmail contacts:
- New mailbox
- Exchange Active Sync
- mail address: email@example.com
- password: gmail password
- username: which user name? is it nokia user name that i have to enter?
- domain: google.com
its best to not to use any other sync apps for your apps after this setup is finished.
- keep phone contacts
- Delete phone contacts (I choose this to avoid duplicate entries that are there on phone)
Following popup appears:
Mandatory server policy failed. Access was refused. Contact your administrator.
So basically I am unable to sync contacts from my gmail. Kindly help.
Edit: Now I see an option of 'Noki Sync' in contacts. Is it different from 'Exchange Active Sync' at least the name suggests so. So how exactly I sync contacts now? Exchange Active Sync is not working but I was warned that I should not use other syncing apps after setting up Exchange Active Sync.
Hi @geekgirl0 ,
First and most important, since January 2013 a paid subscription is required to setup Gmail as MfE on Symbian phones. There is also some potential trouble regarding outdated certificates on the phone and other stuff, and I can not guarantee it is even possible to make it work.
If others have successfully done this on a Symbian phone, please chime in!
So first confirm if you have purchased the required subscription, and if this is what you really want?
Some background information:
The most obvious solution is to purchase another phone with built-in support for all Gmail features. Which will have to be a device with an operating system created by Google, or a device that Google find important enough to support with official applications and services. The only official Google app for Windows Phone is a search app ...
Keep us posted.
20-11-2014 14:45 - edited 20-11-2014 14:47
Thank you so much for the reply. I have broken my Note 2 glass accidentally and it looks like I will have to move back to a basic Android phone till I get it repaired. I can't use my gmail on Nokia, neither can I sync my online contacts from the mail. Well, that's a bummer.
Your help is much appreciated
Edit: No, I don't have a paid subscription for that service. So basically I'll keep using Android I guess :-/
20-11-2014 15:44 - edited 20-11-2014 15:54
Thanks for the feedback. The Nokia 808 unfortunately became obsolete shortly after its launch. It is still traded and valued for its unique camera, but is no longer developed. There are several workarounds possible, which may work as temporary solutions. Some of it a bit nerdy, but please ask in this forum if you decide to go for it and need further help.
In the phone browser, go to m.google.com - there is still web access to Gmail, Youtube and an old Symbian app for Maps. I do not have a Google account to check how much is possible via the phone browser, but else the contacts can be exported from Gmail on a PC and imported to the phone. This may require the Nokia Suite on a PC.
It is possible to set up Gmail as IMAP or POP. The email setup guide in the phone should work. EDIT: If that fails, Google has the manual setup information on https://support.google.com/mail/troubleshooter/166
I am not sure what to do about the calendar.
Contacts are not sync'ed automatically with this setup.
For a home user with some patience and determination it can work, but not for professional business users.