11 Replies Latest reply: Jul 1, 2009 6:29 AM by Garafraxa
Eric333 Level 1 Level 1
I'm trying to get google contacts to sync with address book on my mac, but it's not working right. I check the box and everything, but nothing happens. I add new contacts and they aren't synced at all. Why isnt it syncing correctly?

MacBook Pro 2.66 Ghz 15", Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Andy Byrne Level 1 Level 1
    You need to open up iSync and sync from there. It'll sync your contacts with google once you've checked the box in Address Book.
  • weebo08 Level 1 Level 1
    Doesn't iSync only sync with externally attached devices, i.e. Palm etc? It did not work for me when trying to sync my address book with google contacts. It connects to google momentarily, but does not download any contacts before exiting
  • Andy Byrne Level 1 Level 1
    From the Address Book help, once you enter your google account details:

    *Click the Sync menu in the menu bar and choose Sync Now.*

    *To add the Sync menu to the menu bar, open iSync, choose iSync > Preferences, and then select “Show status in menu bar.”*

    Worked for me. One word of warning though. Back up your google contacts and address book contacts before syncing.
  • Gruv2ths Level 1 Level 1
    I just got my first Mac, i am am having a similar problem syncing Google to Address Book. I have 10.5.7 but i do not have the Google option in my Address Book Preferences (Ver. 4.4.2). Any idea why or if i need a Address Book update how do i get it??

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  • Schiralli Level 1 Level 1
    ive done all the steps by setting things up in address book... but my sync icon says "sync disabled"... anyone work out how to fix this glitch.. the google sync basically does nothing?
  • jive Level 1 Level 1
    Having the same exact proble. Just got this macbook pro last week. Address Book, simply is not importing google contacts...

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  • Basic101 Level 1 Level 1
    I'm also having this issue, it seems to only want to sync via mobileme.
  • Basic101 Level 1 Level 1
    Ok, I found a solution that works:

    http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Google%20Mobile/thread?tid=69dae97a4171354 b&hl=en

    Only issue now is that it imports all of your gmail 'contacts' so I now have about 600 junk entries.
  • Eric333 Level 1 Level 1
    I think this might be a problem with the 10.5.7 OS X update, because I had it syncing before when I had 10.5.6......hopefully Apple will come out with an update soon?
  • CGee3Zero Level 1 Level 1
    Ok... I am drinking the Google Kool-Aid... putting all my Contacts up on Gmail. Challenge... in Address Book I have Groups in which I export to Google everything, seems fine, from Google I export as vCards to import to Address Book and NO Groups. Any thoughts?

    From there I got the same challenge of syncing Google Contacts to Address Book with the iPhone.

  • Garafraxa Level 1 Level 1
    I am having this problem, too. Gmail is my mothership, all the contacts and groups are hosted there, I just want to pull it down to my iMac and my MacBook.

    The process seems to work fine on the iMac, but I sync an iPod to that Mac almost every day. I do not sync a device to the MacBook, and it does not get Address Book updates. I feel strongly that the mobile device plays a role in the sync. I will try to sync an iPod to the MacBook, and see what happens. This is a valid test, but I am not willing to erase my iPod every other day just to keep my Address Book up to date on my laptop. This should work better.

    I wish there was a tool for contacts like Calaboration. Calaboration makes my iCal sync both ways to Google, and works breath-takingly well.