02-23-2012 11:20 AM
Hi I have searched the forums, tried Google search but having a problem setting up my playbook to sync with Gmail, calendar and contacts. I have had suggest connecting with mail but do not see or can not determine how to set up my calendar and contacts to sync from Google to the playbook. I should mention I do not have a blackberry phone so I am not sure if that is the issue. Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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02-23-2012 11:41 AM
02-23-2012 01:06 PM
Thank you I did download and review the manual. The problem I have is when I set up the account as new the only option it gives me is email. I may be mistaken but I thought that when you set up your Google account it would link gmail, contacts and calendar automatically. I could not find in the manual a detailed explanation on how to do each one individually. Thank you.
02-23-2012 01:10 PM
Gmail can be accessed in a few ways, Pop, IMAP, and EAS aka exchange and i listed them in order of ok, better BEST
POP is email only
Imap can do more but still limited
EAS can do all of it and more.
02-23-2012 01:30 PM
Thank you for the information. Forgive me as I am a newbie when it comes to tech but can you direct me to instructions on how I can do EAS setup on my playbook. Again thanks .
02-23-2012 02:15 PM - edited 02-23-2012 02:22 PM
remove current gmail account
then add new account
choose email, calendar, contacts
choose advanced setup
Choose Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
- Description, put what you want to describe it
- Leave domain blank
- User name will be your user name on gmail
- Use your email address for email address
- Use m.google.com for server address
click on save and enjoy
02-28-2012 02:56 PM
While not intending to highjack the thread, I set up as per your instructions above but the calendar will not sync.
Is this something I am doing wrong ? Not waiting long enough ?
Using latest OS update.
Outlook, and google calendars are synced together, and it would be awesome to have that all on the playbook.
12-04-2012 12:27 PM