One of the advantages with Android devices is of course the tight Google integration. This is very convenient, if you like me use many of Google’s services on a daily basis. Luckily, those rocking Windows Phones can have the same benefit by setting up Google synchronization (contacts, calendar and emails) via ActiveSync.
It will work on both 6.1 and 6.5 handsets. Here’s how you do it:
- Launch the ActiveSync application on your device.
- Tap on set up your device to sync with it in the middle of the screen.
- In the Email address field, enter your full Gmail address. Make sure to uncheck the Attempt to detect Exchange Server automatically option.
- Tap Next, and enter m.google.com in the Server address box.
- Make sure the SSL option is selected, then press the Next button.
- Enter your full Gmail address in the User name field. If you don’t enter your entire address, you will be prompted to enter a domain as well and get an error. The Domain field should hence be left blank.
- Enter the password to your Google account and tap Next.
- Now select what you would like to sync. Currently, contacts, e-mail and calendar can be synced, but not tasks.
- Tap Finish and you’re done!
If you don’t alter the default synchronization schedule, you should be notified of new items as they arrive – just like on Android phones.