1. hosshaku's Avatar
    I'm trying to use google cloud to sync my outlook calendar and contacts to my s3 phone. I understand I have to have a google calendar. I have the google calendar on my PC but am unable to find a way to download the google calendar into my phone. I know this is a simple thing, but I am drawing a blank. im thinking the calendar is probably an app that can be downloaded but I can't find out how. thank you for any help
    09-18-2012 02:14 PM
  2. funkylogik's Avatar
    try just using the samsung calender. i just use Go Calender Widget and it syncs with google

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or crazy) guess
    09-18-2012 02:18 PM
  3. Rev2010's Avatar
    The built in Samsung calendar syncs with Google.


    Rev.
    09-18-2012 02:31 PM
  4. hosshaku's Avatar
    Thanks for the replys. I am now using the samsung native calendar. I opened the calendar, clicked on menu>settings>sync. it seems to be syncing briefly , but no data is transfered. when I go to the google calendar on my desktop pc there is no option to "sync". No data has been transfered. Why is there no option to sync? must be something wrong.
    some background, a few days ago I downloaded a trial version of "companion link" sync software. I want to sync via "cloud" I've been struggling with it and then I found out about google cloud syncing and I don't have to pay $49.99. I prefere to use one that doesn't cost providing it will do the job. please give your opinions. if i must pay then fine, but at this point i'm not convinced that "companion link" is that reliable If google cloud will do the job as good, then it's a no brainer. Back to my origional question, I wonder why the samsung calendar won't sync with google calendar and "contacts, and then after that my goal would be to sync outlook calendar and contacts to my samsung phone. thanks as always. Bob L.
    09-18-2012 07:14 PM
  5. Rev2010's Avatar
    One oddity I found with Google's calendar sync is, for me, it didn't sync down all my past entries. Never figured out why and I'd searched it online and found many complain of it. I guess their mentality is "it's in the past so why do you need it"? I dunno, but anything newly created synced over fine. So, I went into the Calendar in Gmail and Exported it, I think the format was iCal. I think went into the Google Play store and there is an iCal converter, since the calender I am using needed a conversion of the exported file.

    Anyhow, I got the whole calendar added to my phone and everything syncs up ok. Inconvenient process of course but it worked. Just did a quick search on exporting the calendar. Here ya go:

    http://support.google.com/calendar/b...n&answer=37111


    Rev.
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    09-18-2012 08:16 PM
  6. hosshaku's Avatar
    Thanks. still unable to sync outlook and google calendar. an error message pops up when I boot up my pc. as follows. "USERNAME AND PASSWORD DO NOT MATCH " etc. etc. is the user name for google account supposed to be different than gmail account on the galaxy phone?
    09-19-2012 06:43 PM
  7. geer_matt@hotmail.com's Avatar
    I highly recommend "Business Calendar" from the app store, it will sync with Google calendar and for $5 it totally rocks, huge customization features, and is just totally slick all the way around. If you use a calendar all the time, you can't go wrong with Business Calendar.
    09-19-2012 06:45 PM
  8. bassmig's Avatar
    I have found that google calendar synch works fine for synching outlook and google calendar. Worked fine for me.

    Sync with Microsoft Outlook - Google Calendar Help
    09-19-2012 07:14 PM
  9. KreepyKen's Avatar
    I highly recommend "Business Calendar" from the app store, it will sync with Google calendar and for $5 it totally rocks, huge customization features, and is just totally slick all the way around. If you use a calendar all the time, you can't go wrong with Business Calendar.
    I agree with this, although I use Business Calendar primarily for the agenda widget. Keeps a tidy list of upcoming items on my screen without ever needing to open the calendar app.
    09-19-2012 08:40 PM
  10. acculver's Avatar
    09-19-2012 10:16 PM
  11. vcreecher's Avatar
    Make sure you have Google calendar checked. Do this when in native calendar app, tap calendars up top.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Android Central Forums
    09-19-2012 10:51 PM
  12. clairegrrl's Avatar
    Take a look at Smooth Calendar for a widget. Syncs with Google
    09-20-2012 10:11 AM

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