9 Replies Latest reply: Aug 7, 2013 2:17 PM by ateague01 RSS

    Google Calendar on PC will not sync with my Galaxy SII

      Anyone else having this problem?

       

      Symptoms:  I can add calendar items directly to my calendar on the Galaxy SII and the updates appear on my Google Calendar viewed from a browser on my PC which is connected via cable modem to Cox Comms as ISP.  However, if I add a new event to the Calendar via the browser on the PC it does not sync/update to my Galaxy SII.  When I go into the "Sync" menu under settings on the Galaxy SII it all looks ok EXCEPT it says although auto-sync is selected for calendar the last reported sync is 1JAN12 at 8pm.  Weird!  I am having no such problems with Google Mail nor with the Google Contacts, which show proper behavior and last auto-sync updates with very recent time stamps.

       

      Thanks in advance for any fixes, suggestions, or sympathy. 

        • 1. Re: Google Calendar on PC will not sync with my Galaxy SII
          tmo_josh_m

          Dylon9,

          Hey there. I can definitely see how that would be frustrating! I have ran into issues where I would see duplicate items on my Google Calendar, but only becuase it didn't sync correctly between my phone, Google Calendar from the web, and my Outlook (I use Calendar Sync for that).

           

          But in your case, with it just seemingly syncing one way, that is huge aggravation too.

           

          While in your GS2 Accounts & Sync, can you manually force a sync? Does that seem to transfer properly?

          Let us know, and we can take the next few steps. Thanks!

           

          Josh

          • 2. Re: Google Calendar on PC will not sync with my Galaxy SII

            Your calendar app may be the cause of the problem, and you could attempt to clear data on it in manage apps settings.  (settings-apps-manage apps-all-calendar). 

             

            This will not erase server side info, only handheld side info (data that has not properly been synchronized to Google Calendar service).

            • 3. Re: Google Calendar on PC will not sync with my Galaxy SII

              Josh;

               

              Thanks for your input.

               

              I have tried to force calendar sync on my GSII many times, with no effect.  The phone is sitting at my elbow as I type this, open to the "Data and synchronisation" screen under my Google account.  I've ticked three boxes for sync: contacts, gmail, and calendar.  Sync and Gmail are both behaving normally and list most recent sync at 4/9/12 3:55pm.  However, Calendar lists latest sync at 1/1/12 8:05pm.  When I now select the Sync Calendar sync symbol it first turns off the check in the selection box, I select again and the checkmark lights and the round sync symbol turns once and stops - with no change.  The date of last Calendar sync remains 1/1/12 8:05pm.

               

                  Dave

              • 4. Re: Google Calendar on PC will not sync with my Galaxy SII

                qqitsdenis:  yes, tried clearing data but that was not a solution to this particular problem.  same behavior ensued as described just above when i then tried to sync the app to the server side calendar.

                • 5. Re: Google Calendar on PC will not sync with my Galaxy SII

                  It may be time to try a third-party calendar app. I don't really have one to recommend, though my wife uses Business Calendar (got it as Amazon free app of the day once) and it seems to work well.

                  • 6. Re: Google Calendar on PC will not sync with my Galaxy SII
                    tmo_josh_m

                    Thank you Dlyon9 for letting us know that.

                    The recommendation from jaylanphnx is a good one.

                    Personally, the next step I would take if this were my device is a Master Reset. Reason being is because anytime an account such as FB, yahoo, Twitter, or even Google is acting up, I always remove it from my phone and then readd it. With a Google account, you have to perform a Master Reset to do so.

                    Here is the link to do so. Of course, make sure to back up your info if you have your pics or music saved on your internal SD card. You can do this with any File Manager from the Play Store.

                     

                    Thanks,

                    Josh

                     

                    http://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-2693

                    • 7. Re: Google Calendar on PC will not sync with my Galaxy SII
                      sweetpeach

                      Whoa, master reset is the last choice! Next step, try checking which calanders are in control. One may be set to "replace items on calendar" not merge calanders. Then changing items on the phone would change items on the web, but not visa versa.

                      • 8. Re: Google Calendar on PC will not sync with my Galaxy SII

                        I have found a cure, along the line of tmo_josh_m's suggestion.  Just downloaded the new Android OS software to the GSII which effectively caused a reset.  After booting up I find that the Calendar sync function is now working flawlessly both from handset=>PC and vice versa.  Thanks for everyone's suggestions.

                        • 9. Re: Google Calendar on PC will not sync with my Galaxy SII

                          Hi Josh,

                           

                          I have a new Samsung III which synced initially with my Google calendar on my PC. Now, events entered in the G cal on my pc show up on my phone immediately, but this doesn't work in the other direction. All sync options are checked in my Google acct sync settings on my phone; the "last sync" was recorded about 3 min ago. It seems like this is a settings issue on the G cal PC side.

                           

                          Thanks!