iTunes Beta 11.1.6 contact and calendar sync coming back

Apple currently rolled out a new beta of OSX and iTunes where they seem to have reimplemented the possibility to sync contacts and calendar entries with your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. So for all who requested this feature to be reimplemented by sending feedback to apple and complained this within apple community pages, a great thanks:

iTunes 11.1.6 brings fixes for the latest 10.9.3 builds and “restores the ability to sync contacts and calendar information to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch from your Mac running OS X 10.9.3.” The ability to sync contacts and calendar data to an iOS device from a Mac was removed previously (to many complaints) but remained possible through iCloud syncing. (source: 9to5mac: http://9to5mac.com/2014/03/18/apple-seeds-new-os-x-10-9-3-beta-itunes-11-1-6-beta-to-employees/)

Google removed ActiveSync service – CalDAV for iOS devices

Hi out there. For all iOS users having google calendar sync active this is the time to do something about it and change your settings according to the changes at google with deactivating active sync. First of all you have to go to your iOS Settings –> Mail and Contacts and deactivate the calendar sync at the google account you have there.

After you have deactivated calendarsync you have to add a CalDAV Account for your google calendar entries. CalDAV is a standard Calendar Synchronisation protocol. To do this, goto your Settings –> Mail, Contacts –> Add New –> Other –> CalDAV and fill in the server name for google with google.com, your gmail user id and password. After clicking done everything is verified and if everything is ok on opening your calendar the next time your main google calendar entries should be there. If you have more than one calendar as I have, then you have to contact the following google page for including all or some of your calendars to your mobile devices: https://www.google.com/calendar/iphoneselect. When opening you will see a list of your calendars, check all the calendars you want to see on your mobile devices. DONE.

GMail and Google Calendar for iPhone and iPad

Because I had to do some setup on my iDevices I also had to reconfigure the settings for calendar using gmail, I had to do some research on the web and for all of you searching this too, here the best link for google mobile sync for ios devices and others: http://www.google.com/mobile/#utm_source=hc_header&utm_medium=Homepage&utm_campaign=answer=139206

Sync multiple calendars with iPhone and google mobile sync

I had the problem, that I wanted to sync multiple calendars using the google mobile sync to my iPhone. I am located in Austria, so my language settings are German. If you follow the instructions here you will get a device not supported error message. I found on the web that you have to click on „Change Language“, change the language to „English (US)“ and then it will work. This is a bad bug on m.google.com/sync which is not easy to go around if you don’t have the information I found on the net, so Google please fix that.

(goto http://m.google.com/sync).

(click on „Change Language“)

(Select the device and then select the calendars to sync)