1. user86's Avatar
    Hi all,

    I got a Nokia Luia 925 4 days ago and I have hours and hours trying to look for an answer on why I cannot sync a gmail account contacts to it.
    I have read that WP8 GDR 2 should be able to do so. Can someone explain me how to do it?

    Thanks!
    01-25-2014 12:15 PM
  2. psiu_glen's Avatar
    Should be able to set it up under Setting->email+accounts , make sure sync Contacts is checked?
    01-25-2014 12:18 PM
  3. John Culver's Avatar
    I just got a Nokia Icon and have the same issue
    added a gmail account, and can check email fine, but NONE of the google contacts synced (yes sync contacts is checked)
    Seems like it should be easy, what am I missing?

    I added my second google account (google hosted) and same thing, no contacts sync'd
    02-27-2014 05:38 PM
  4. John Culver's Avatar
    Tried deleting and re-adding the account as well, no luck
    02-27-2014 05:57 PM
  5. John Culver's Avatar
    Ahh This may help others too
    Under gmail most contacts are listed under 'Other Contacts'
    Those will not sync with WP8 9or Outlook) unless moved to the 'My Contacts' folder in gmail
    Once you move them, tell your phone to sync (or wait till it does automatically) and you will have all your contacts
    02-27-2014 06:35 PM
  6. John Culver's Avatar
    Well that sorta worked, all the google contacts syn'd but with no freaking email addresses, how bloody useful is that
    What the hell is wrong
    02-27-2014 07:26 PM
  7. reidbp's Avatar
    Haha, I was just going through problem, figured it out, and came back to post the solution. Changing them to mobile/home/etc. makes them sync.

    EDIT* I'm actually having a different problem, when I look at the contact the phone # is saved as "other" instead of mobile/home/etc. and those aren't syncing.
    02-27-2014 07:36 PM
  8. John Culver's Avatar
    Your solution DOES work, though that is a lot of work when you have a lot of contacts, changing the email to home etc makes them sync, now how to do it in mass
    02-27-2014 09:20 PM

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