How to Sync My Phone With Google

By Joshua Laud

Syncing your mobile phone with your Google account helps keep all of your affairs in order. If you properly sync your devices, you can update an entry in your address book, or add a calendar event on your phone. When you return to the office, your email software application will be updated with the information. Syncing allows you to constantly stay on top of all information you might add to your devices at any time. Syncing your mobile phone with your Google account differs slightly depending on the type of handheld. BlackBerry devices download software, while other mobile phones simply sync the Google account as an Microsoft Exchange Server account.

BlackBerry

Step 1

Navigate to the Google sync page on your BlackBerry smart phone. Click to "Download" the application.

Step 2

Press the BlackBerry menu. Go to "Downloads" or the other location to which the downloaded applications are installed. Open "Google Sync."

Step 3

Follow the setup wizard. Choose the data that you want to sync between the Google account and the BlackBerry device.

Step 4

Save the settings to perform the first sync. The BlackBerry and the Google account will automatically sync in the future.

Other Smart Phones

Step 1

Go to the email setup on the mobile phone device. Select to "Add" or "Create" a new account.

Step 2

Select "Microsoft Exchange" or "Exchange Server" from the list of options.

Step 3

Enter your Google log-in details and email address when prompted.

Step 4

Set the "Exchange Server" address to "m.google.com" (without quotations).

Step 5

Save the settings and wait for the first connection to be made. You will be asked which types of information you want to sync. You will have options such as "Mail," "Contacts" and "Calendars."

Tips & Warnings

  • Only phones using iPhone operating system versions 3.0 or higher can use Google Sync.