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    I spent a good amount of time trying to sync my gmail contacts birthday calendar with Windows Phone.

    The reason that I'm still using gmail account for all my contacts is that Hotmail (Outlook) doesn't allow to insert a picture for the contacts that don't have a Microsoft Account picture. So

    Here is a trick that works:

    1) Send yourself or type in the Windows Phone browser the following link:

    https://m.google.com/sync/settings/i...products&hl=en

    2) Open this link in your Window Phone
    3) Sign-In with your Google account
    4) Select appropriate device
    5) Check your Shared Calendar
    No other ways seems to work at this time.
    I hope this will help other people and novices who has recently switched from other platforms and experiencing a hard time to set it up.

    Best regards,

    Ruslan
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    The fact that I can't simply add a picture to my Live/Outlook contacts is so annoying. You can do it via the phone, however they don't show up online so if I wipe my device I don't know if they will actually come back or not... I should try it, but I don't wanna.. :)
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    Holy smokes, it looks like it IS saving my Live pictures.

    I have a Live account with no picture. On my WP8 device I manually set a picture for that contact. It never, ever shows up on my live.com outlook.com contact list.
    However, I just checked my iPad and it indeed shows up in that contact list! So that's sweet.
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    I went through this and I do not see the google birthday calendar show up in the list of calendars.

    I had this working in the past, but i got a new HTC 8X and have not been able to get the birthday calendar to show up.

    any help here?
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    Well I solved it - I went into the Google Account Settings and unchecked the calendar for Syncing. I let that sync and then went back to check Calendar for syncing. Now it shows up.

    Hopefully this helps others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruslan.al View Post
    I spent a good amount of time trying to sync my gmail contact’s birthday calendar with Windows Phone.

    The reason that I'm still using gmail account for all my contacts is that Hotmail (Outlook) doesn't allow to insert a picture for the contacts that don't have a Microsoft Account picture. So…

    Here is a trick that works:

    1) Send yourself or type in the Windows Phone browser the following link:

    https://m.google.com/sync/settings/i...products&hl=en

    2) Open this link in your Window Phone
    3) Sign-In with your Google account
    4) Select appropriate device
    5) Check your Shared Calendar
    No other ways seems to work at this time.
    I hope this will help other people and novices who has recently switched from other platforms and experiencing a hard time to set it up.

    Best regards,

    Ruslan
    started using windows phone again after 2 years. just got the calendar to display my google contacts birthdays. thank you!

    how did you discover or come across that link? i searched up and down but i could not find any relevant or straight forward information from google or the web. only found broken down solutions from the google product forums. more importantly, i found the link here at wpcentral forums before i noticed it at gpf.
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    Hello

    I get stuck on step 4 . There is no selection. Instead it is a page to sync with outlook.

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