Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2011 8:00 AM (in response to LightMancito)
The solution from LightMancito led me to my own solution that worked like a charm:
0. Close iCal, AddressBook, Mail
1. Open Terminal
2. Delete AddressBook support directory
rm -r ~\Library\Application Support\AddressBook
3. Delete AddressBook preferences
Open the AddressBook.
Now it should be able to sync.
Technically, this is the same that LightMancito suggests. So, kudos to him.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2011 10:17 PM (in response to Versusnja)
You are the one!!
I researched the problem for quite a while, not Apple or Google solved it.
Frankly, Apple support *****!!
I called them twice and they dropped the issue on Google. It seems that thses two giants are enjoying to turture users!!
Classic solution. Worked like a charm.
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Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2011 1:35 AM (in response to Billyktp)
There is a working solution. See reply from LightMancito below.
Worked for me.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2011 7:22 AM (in response to Versusnja)
tried both. the one form Versusnja worked the other did not...
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 5, 2012 8:16 PM (in response to Billyktp)
Seems like there is more than one issue going on here... I had some Little Snitch issues, and fixed it as per my reply in this post: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3698922?start=0&tstart=0
Currently Being ModeratedApr 8, 2012 7:24 PM (in response to LightMancito)
Thanks for the tip. I used this method, and right away after I restored the Address Book App, the sync began to work immediately.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 28, 2012 6:48 AM (in response to Versusnja)
This worked for me:
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2012 4:29 PM (in response to theganga)
this worked for me
but I'm on 10.6.8 and a rooted HTC Sensation.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 8, 2012 9:47 PM (in response to Billyktp)
I just realized that the reason my Address Book stopped syncing with Google Contacts: I had switched on Google two-step authentication. Address Book silently fails to connect with Google as a result. To fix it, just go to your Google security settings, "Application-specific passwords" and create a password to use in the Address Book preferences (Accounts page, "Configure" button on "Synchronize with Google" option).
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 4:24 AM (in response to Billyktp)
I've had a similar problem but to BT/Yahoo contacts. BT suggested synchronisation with Address Book was root cause. I removed synchronisation between Address Book and BT/Yahoo and problem disappeared. There was also problems with Address Book which have disappeared.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 1, 2013 7:09 PM (in response to Billyktp)
Sync won't be available anymore and this isn't related to Mac's Address Book. Google announced that the service won't be available for Google Apps from January 30th (see http://support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2716936).
GMail accounts (@gmail.com) and Google Apps for Business and Education (the paid versions) will still work.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 3, 2013 8:52 PM (in response to Billyktp)
Just figured out a solution.
After searching a bit more, you can continue to sync on both iOS and OS X using the CardDAV protocol, which, IMHO, is even better.
Follow the instructions in this post: http://support.google.com/mail/answer/2753077?hl=en
Mountain Lion Contacts also supports CardDAV accounts. All you need to do is add the CardDAV account with your account credentials and it will synchronize again.
Hope this helps.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 4, 2013 5:29 AM (in response to ramsesvidor)
I found that CardDAV not fool proof. I am using this for a couple weeks now.
so far so good. Goes both ways based on user setting that can be chnaged at will.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 26, 2013 8:28 PM (in response to ramsesvidor)
Your answer was perfect.
Solved a long time problem in 2 minutes.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 14, 2013 10:58 PM (in response to ramsesvidor)
Ramsesvidor: Question.... I followed your link and did the steps on my iPad to set up the sync. But it still isn't working. I noticed a couple of things:
1. In the Google Contacts advanced settings, the URL that was automatically filled in had a /calendar -- not "/contacts." Is that possibly the problem? I've been trying to find out what the URL should be...and can't seem to locate an answer for that. There is also a number in front of calendar...
2. In my settings under Contacts, there is no Default listed. I read that there will not be, unless there is more than one account set up to do this action..so maybe that's okay? But..I'm concerned that it's looking at Google Calendar instead of Contacts .. due to the URL (mentioned in 1).
3. I've also read that I should delete all my contacts or export them to Google, then delete them, in order for the sync to happen. I tested out the sync by typing in a new contact -- it didn't show up on Google..so I don't think it is working at all.
Frustrated ... four hours on this...and no progress.