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Google calendars & contacts
June 6, 2015
10:01 am
Gerald Oliva

We just got new iPhone 6’s and have heard of people sharing calendars and contacts by using a google Gmail account on multiple devices. Whenever a contact or calendar event is put in on one device it automatically comes up in the other devices as well. Can you tell me how to do this?

June 7, 2015
12:34 pm
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Yes, you can share calendars pretty easily. You need to use a computer to go into your settings for the calendar and give permission to someone else to see your calendar. Then, someone else can add your account to their calendar. Here’s the official Google instructions:…..7082?hl=en

Contacts don’t work this way. You can send copies of contacts to someone else, but you can’t “Share” ┬áIf you’re using all Apple devices, you may want to use iCloud instead. With iOS 8, there is a “Family Sharing” option. It still doesn’t fully share contacts though. (see this discussion on Apple forums)

And, here’s some stuff we’ve done on Google Calendar:

What Does this Button Do – live show on Calendar:…..w-10/login

Tutorial video on google Calendar:…..d-windows/

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