I was really excited for this,
then I discovered it only syncs a single calendar. I applaud Google for embracing iCalendars and making it easy for us to create lots of them to keep things nicely organized, but then they go and add all kinds of features that only work with the Default Calendar. That part sucks.
UPDATE: I was wrong – YAY!!
I believed that the sync only did the “Default Calendar” because after I entered my username and password I was presented with only this option. Since I wanted to sync more than just the Default Calendar, last time I didn’t proceed any further.
This time I did, and went ahead with the sync. Lo and behold, the first thing it did was download the calendar list (then synced the Default Calendar). After this initial sync, I was then able to go into options and choose my additional calendar; including my Google Apps calendars.
You can sync more than one calendar. I currently sync the US holidays calendar along with my default calendar. You can modify the calendars to sync by going to the options; scroll / highlight the calendars under “Sync these Calendars” and select it. It should bring up all of your calendars which you can check to sync.
I stumbled upon this and would have found it otherwise… hope this helps…
I just get an empty list there… guess I’ll try again.
absolutely delightful. if it would sync my contacts too i would seriously look into getting rid of ms exchange. crossing my fingers of the next release.
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Thanks for the info. I almost ditched Google and went back to Outlook. Once we can sync the contacts I should be set.
Thank you! This post was a lifesaver! Now I have my life and my career all synced!
Im using Verizon with the Blackberry Perl and gmail. Is there a secret to making this work? I enter the required fields in gmail, see my two created calenders within gmail, but when I sync, nothing gets synced either way!
I cannot get any but my default calendar to show up under the list of calendars. Any advice?
I hate google sync. My times are off 10 hours either way I go. BB –> google or google–> to BB. I have set both google and my BB to EST, GMT and about 10 others attempting to get it to work. GCAL sucks but at least I get the right times. I would love to use it but back to outlook I go. I have sent 5 emails to google and no response.
I can’t get other calendars either. All I get in Options under “Sync these calendars” is my default calendar. What’s the problem here?
Go to your google sync and sign out. Then sign back in. Go to google sync options, scroll down to the available calendar and select it and it should have any other available calendars to be able to choose from.
Wonderful! Thanks so much. Just to clarify for others, once in Options, under Sync these Calendars, scroll to whatever calendar(s) are listed and select it/them. A new screen will come up showing all your calendars. Select the ones you want.
ok. i’ve been trying to get a straight answer on this. I have both my google calendar and my exchange calendar on my phone. I would like to sync my google calendar, but I do *not* want to sync my exchange calendar to google (due to company policy).
Is this possible?
Hi, I found your blog very helpful but I am still having problems syncing more than my default calendar. I get to the list of all my calendars, select the one I want, re-sync & I can see its importing all the calendars but when I view my Calendar application it seems to only have sync with the non default calendars in the past & not the events in the future. I have tried everything, please if you can help me! 🙂
Hi, I see that other people are having the same problem. I only have the option to sync DEFAULT and there are no other options even though I have other calendars. Can someone PLEASE provide specific instructions on how to remedy this issue? THANKS!
I too only get the default calendar, even though I have 3 calendars in my google account. It doesnt even give me the option of other calendars only the default. This sucks cause I have a calendar for my business with all my scheduled appointments on it. I NEED it back and cant figure out how to get it. This whole mess happened after I had to wipe my phone (thanks t-mobile), so I ended up switching to Verizon, and guess what, Same Thing! It almost seems like we’re missing an update or firmware or something.
All the people that do have their extra calendars showing up…are you syncing with outlook as well???
I’m at loss.
This might help troubleshoot this problem:
I installed google sync yesterday and both my calendars showed up on my phone. Then I deleted one calendar today, and added 3 new calendars in google.
I then tried to sync the calendars and my phone didn’t recognize the new calendars, but still showed the deleted calendar.
I then logged off from my phone and logged back in again, and now the only calendar that shows is Default. The phone doesn’t recognize any of the other new calendars I added today.
For what it’s worth, I mysteriously developed a range of problems: sync failure, unable to login, missing calendars. I backup my bb using desktop manager, re-installed the google sync app and re-sync’d. All good….so far.
Google Sync has been nothing but a nightmare. I now use thinkpost.net / it may cost a few dollars a month but it works great! Been headache free….
Awesome! I would have never tried syncing more than one calendar again if I hadn’t read this post. I ran into the same problems at first.
Here’s a solution that helped me. If you are using an “alternate” google userid (not your primary google id) to log into google sync on your smartphone, you’ll only get the default calendar. Try using your primary google id as I just did and VOILA! Amazingly the calendar list in google appears in the sync software like magic.