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brooksananda
Posts: 2

808 how to Sync contacts and calendar from Gmail account

Hello

 

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

 

brooks

 

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Mobile Overlord
aspergerguy
Posts: 10,000

Re: 808 how to Sync contacts and calendar from Gmail account

@brooksananda

 

You might like to have a look at this workthrough:http://nerdymum.com/2012/06/14/nail-biting-syncing-moments/#more-945

Happy to have helped forum with a Support Ratio = 42.5

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Mobile Guru
93tid
Posts: 3,546

Re: 808 how to Sync contacts and calendar from Gmail account

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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.

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geekgirl0
Posts: 2

Re: 808 how to Sync contacts and calendar from Gmail account

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I have tried following steps to sync my gmail contacts:

 

- New mailbox

- Exchange Active Sync

 

- mail address: something@gmail.com

- password: gmail password

- username: which user name? is it nokia user name that i have to enter?

- domain: google.com

 

Popup appears

its best to not to use any other sync apps for your apps after this setup is finished.

pressed 'ok'

 

- 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.

pressed 'ok'

 

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.

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Mobile Visionary
hpholm
Posts: 938

Re: 808 how to Sync contacts and calendar from Gmail account

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:

http://googlesystem.blogspot.dk/2012/12/google-sync-discontinued-for-gmail.html

 

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.

 

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Hans

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geekgirl0
Posts: 2

Re: 808 how to Sync contacts and calendar from Gmail account

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Hi Hans,

 

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 :smileyhappy:
Thanks again. 

 

Edit: No, I don't have a paid subscription for that service. So basically I'll keep using Android I guess :-/

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Mobile Visionary
hpholm
Posts: 938

Re: 808 how to Sync contacts and calendar from Gmail account

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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/1668960?hl=en

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.

 

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Mobile Sensei
Abi99
Posts: 10,235

Re: 808 how to Sync contacts and calendar from Gmail account

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