- 04-12-2012, 11:16 PM #26
just got my lumia 900 in the mail today. been going crazy with the same problem as everyone else: google wont sync no matter what i do even though everything else syncs fine and google had been syncing fine on my iphone and still does on my ipad.
the worst part is there is almost nothing on the web about this...this thread was really the only thing to identify this problem the same way im experiencing it.
sucks cuz i really love this phone, but i heavily use gmail and google calendar and also have all my contacts stored there. hope someone can find a fix soon...
- 04-12-2012, 11:28 PM #27
Ok, time I got some reps or thanks for starting the thread...lol. Like most of you, I didn't see a thing out there so I immediately came here figuring someone would have posted on it... Apparently I was the first. Hope we get this solved together. Loving my phone otherwise.
- 04-13-2012, 01:14 AM #33
Current work around: enable IMAP through gmail.com and set up your gmail as an IMAP account.
To do this: log onto your gmail account, hit the cog in the top right hand corner and click "settings" from the dropdown menu, from the top choose "Enable Forwarding and POP/IMAP", hit Enable IMAP, and remember to SAVE your settings at the bottom.
On your phone: settings, add email, etc. setup gmail as "Other Accounts", enter your information and you should be gtg.
Worked wonderful on my device
- 04-13-2012, 01:34 AM #36
On live.com, under "account highlights" there should be a calendar button, click it, at the top there should be a few options next to "New", hit "Subscribe", and then import the ICS file you recently saved by browsing to where you put it on your computer.
Another option is to Share your Google Calendar with your Windows Live account account from your Gmail account.
- 04-13-2012, 01:43 AM #37
I hate the fact that we are all having this problem, but misery does love company. I am glad to see it's not just the Lumia and its not just me. I posted in the google groups under Gmail as service issue so hopefully that will get some attention.
For now I will have to import all my contacts to hotmail and hope that I can sync them that way. I'm still out my calendar though. Strange how this just started happening. The fact that we can set up the mail through IMAP makes me wonder if it is an issue with their Sync Software. It is in Beta or so they say.
- 04-13-2012, 01:43 AM #38
To merge your Google Contacts all you have to do is navigate to Live.com, hit "Contacts" in the "highlighted features" area, from there hit "Manage" near the top and "Import" from the dropdown tab. Click Gmail from the "other services" icon and simply follow the other instructions.
- 04-13-2012, 02:21 AM #40
- 04-13-2012, 03:00 AM #41
Edit: I tried this with a Test contact and it worked a-OK, but I added directly to Live, let me know if you are still having issues
Last edited by Welve; 04-13-2012 at 03:07 AM.
- 04-13-2012, 03:31 AM #42
Question: will doing ruin syncing if you update on your phone? in other words, if i add a contact or calendar event on my phone (after syncing the google services with Live) will it then push up to Live and then up to Google? Contacts isn't as big a deal with syncing for now i guess as i can re-upload at a later time, but the calendar is pointless if its not syncing across everything
- 04-13-2012, 04:12 AM #43
I hate to say it, but after moving to Windows Live calendar, I like the functionality more than Google...I am not saying you should change the way you do things, or all out stop using Google Calendar, but I am putting it out there because you can sync all your current stuff for sure...and what better time to make the leap with a beautiful Lumia 900 that I wish I had :(
Last edited by Welve; 04-13-2012 at 04:20 AM.
04-13-2012, 04:35 AM #44
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Same problem for Nokia Lumia 710. Gmail won't sync, getting:
m.google.com is currently unavailable. try again later. error code: 85010017
Lost a day searching in forums for a workaround with no luck..
it is really annoying.. I am going to sell it and return to my old-trusty blackberry where email-contacts-calendar synced at once with no issues.
- 04-13-2012, 04:50 AM #45
The error isn't specific to the Windows Phones as a whole. The m.google.com server is a ActiveSync server, for non Android phones to sync (based on Exchange) contacts/calendar and push mail, when you are setting up using the gMail feature in the WP7 E-Mail and accounts features. (basically it's trying to use activesync and it's not working right)
It's very typical of Google's active sync servers to " go haywire ".. I had setup my gmail account as Exchange, on my iPhone, and quite often would receive this error. Reliability is one reason I don't use google's services anymore.
Setting it up manually using IMAP should resolve that. But of course, calendar and contact sync with IMAP is a different story.
Personally, I would login to gmail, and export my contacts - import them into a hotmail account ,and set that up in your WP7 device, to sync contacts.
Edit: I noticed the error code that's being given. The error is a very old ActiveSync error, and MSFT Has a KB article on it: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/912242
While the article doesn't offer resolution on this specific to gmail, a quick Bing search yields many with this issue on a variety of mobile OS platforms: http://www.bing.com/search?q=8501001...1-15&sp=-1&sk=
Last edited by palemoonrises; 04-13-2012 at 04:56 AM.
04-13-2012, 08:32 AM #47
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04-13-2012, 08:40 AM #48
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I have used google exchange settings in previous nokia phones with symbian s60 and it worked without issues. I believe it's a microsoft issue.. Reading a link from a previous post mentioning that it could be an activesync issue that microsoft could be aware? Anyway.. I have a "device failure". These features should work out of the box, and should be properly pass QA before releasing. Otherwise the default "add gmail" feature should have only imap as available option and not trying with exchange settings.
Using imap works fine, but this is not a case. The fact is that using a gmail on WP7 device (nokia lumia 710 in my case) , supporting contact-calandar sync, is not possible.
So this makes me an unsatisfied customer and I would definitely look for another device (iphone or android) that fits to my needs.. one main basic need: use my google mail-contact-calendar without issues.
Hacks like using hotmail to pass my contacts are not acceptable for me.