Google Calendar Sync Alternatives for Smartphones and DevicesSupport
Those who sync calendars and contacts with their phone through Google Calendar Sync need to find an alternative solution as it sunsets on August 1, 2014. We split the alternatives into two options:
- Sync Outlook calendar and contacts.
- Sync Google calendar and contacts.
Those using Windows Phone and Android devices can use AkrutoSync to automatically, directly and securely sync Outlook calendar, contacts, tasks and notes with their devices. Some sync solutions install a separate calendar and contacts app on the phone.
AkrutoSync uses your device’s native apps, so you won’t see two different apps doing the same thing. That means less clutter and confusion on which app to use.
AkrutoSync is Windows PC software that uses Wi-Fi or an SSL-encrypted Internet connection to sync Outlook with your devices. Your information is secure as Akruto does not go through the cloud at all. You also don’t need to use USB or any cables to sync.
While we plan to support iOS in the near future, users have reported they have AkrutoSync working with their iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. If you prefer an official solution now, you can sync your iOS device with Outlook through iTunes following Apple’s instructions.
Android devices don’t require workarounds because it automatically syncs with Google calendar and contacts.
Windows Phone users will have the ability to sync with Google calendar and contacts when they update to Windows Phone 8.1. If you can’t wait that long, see Sync Google email, contacts, and calendar FAQ for more information.
For iOS, do the following steps on your device to sync with Google:
- Select Settings.
- Select Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
- Select Add Account.
- Select Google.
- Follow the steps to enter your Gmail credentials.
- Enable the services you want to use. Choices: Mail, Contacts, Calendar and Notes.
Any new info you add in your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch will sync with your Google account.