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Will Google Sync work after restore?

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groundkontrol Calculating status...
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Feb 8, 2013 4:12 AM

I set up my phone with Google Sync (using Exchange) a few months ago for push. I know Google stopped new accounts from using this method after Jan 30th. However, I have to restore my phone as new due to some issues. Will I still be able to set up Google Sync or am I screwed? Thanks!

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  • ckuan Level 6 Level 6 (19,825 points)
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    Feb 8, 2013 4:30 AM (in response to groundkontrol)

    You can try and if it's not working you have to contact Google.

  • ckuan Level 6 Level 6 (19,825 points)
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    Feb 8, 2013 5:02 AM (in response to groundkontrol)

    Before you do, contact Google and ask them. I have to pass.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,460 points)
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    Feb 8, 2013 5:08 AM (in response to groundkontrol)

    It's not at all clear to me if you'll be able to continue to use ActiveSync after a restore.

     

    Here's some information on how to set up your phone if you can't:

     

    http://www.mactrast.com/2012/12/how-to-setup-google-email-contacts-calendar/

     

     

    There's also a link at the beginning of the article to information about the Google decision. I haven't looked at it in a while, though.

     

    Best of luck.

  • fromsouth Level 4 Level 4 (3,170 points)
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    Feb 8, 2013 5:14 AM (in response to groundkontrol)

    I actually had to replace my wife's ipad yesterday. Google exchange account stopped working on replacement unit (restored from itunes and then erased and restored from icloud). it just restored as regular gmail. Instructions that Meg provided are also available at google support site, but it only syncs contacts. That was enough for me. Thank you HOTMAIL for still providing exchange service!

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,460 points)
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    Feb 8, 2013 8:38 AM (in response to groundkontrol)

    I'm quite curios about that myself. I don't if the specific device is some how registered with Google and therefore will get to keep it even after a restore or, if it's just a question of maintaining ActiveSync on the device and once you stop, you can't use it again. I suspect the latter, though. Some posted a few days ago having used Exchange to connect to calendars in the past but they had stopped. When they tried again, on the same phone, after 1 Feb, it didn't work.

     

    If you have to restore the device, I hope you'll get a chance to post back and let us know what happens.

     

    Best of luck.

  • fromsouth Level 4 Level 4 (3,170 points)
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    Feb 8, 2013 1:00 PM (in response to groundkontrol)

    The fun part that I could have given the correct answer two days ago. I went to apple store with restored original pad, but they didn't have replacement at stock. I had to restore from icloud back up. But since I knew that I am turning unit in, I didn't check if that was exchange or gmail. Sorry.

    @Meg, I would not underestimate Google, people use restores from icloud all the time, like getting new iphones and restoring from old one. Purpose of that change Google made, is to make people pay for premium service. I am not sure but... I think they can read more info about device then we would suspect, just like itunes store.

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