Google Contacts Gets In Sync With iPhone

    May 29, 2008

Sometimes the smallest gestures make a big impact, and the Apple crowd seems to appreciate the latest Google-iPhone effort.  In short: the Address Book application on iPhones can now be synced with Google Contacts.

On the Google Mac Blog, Mike Morton makes the slightly disconcerting suggestion that users back everything up before trying to get Mac OS X 10.5.3 and Google Contacts to talk.  There haven’t been any reports of problems, however, and we’re big fans of the "better safe than sorry" approach.

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 Google Contacts-iPhone Address Book Sync

After the backup’s been accomplished, then, Morton suggests, "[G]o to the Address Book menu, choose Preferences, and then check Synchronize with Google.  It’ll ask for your Google account and password, then automatically update your contacts every time you sync your iPhone."

Voila.  What used to be something that took lots of typing on a monthly basis becomes a one-time thing.  It doesn’t get much easier than that.

The only real question is what comes next.  Google’s been releasing a steady trickle of Apple-centric updates for at least a couple of months without any particular goal in sight.  More are almost sure to come, and fans of both companies seem to be ready and waiting.