Google Wants You To Sync Contacts With Your iOS Device
Last Updated on Thursday, 4 October 2012 08:35 Written by Laddie13 Thursday, 4 October 2012 08:35
It’s nice to see that Apple’s beef with Google isn’t affecting users of Apple devices. iOS 6 brought about the removal of YouTube which was pre-installed on all iOS devices before the latest update. Google was quick to fix the issue by making a new and improved version of the YouTube app available for free at the App Store. Now the search giant has announced that iOS users will be able to sync their Contact App with Google contacts. Much like calendars, Google will be using an open protocol for contacts, allowing your built-in address book to stay in sync with Gmail.
This will mostly benefit people who mainly use Google Contacts. The Mail app that is built-in is already decent about finding email addresses you’ve used in the past, if that’s the only reason you use Google contacts you won’t need to use this synching. However if all of your contacts are maintained in Gmail, this new way of syncing will make your life much easier.
Synching with Google contacts will not sync your contacts with iCloud, you must depend on Google to sync and store your contacts. It will add the built-in iOS Facebook integration but doesn’t add Facebook info to Google Contacts. It merges Facebook to your iOS Contacts but it will be two separate contact cards side by side.
Need help syncing your contacts to iOS? Check out Google’s step by step instructions.
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