How To Sync Your N97 With Google Contacts & Calendar

by Mike Macias on August 6, 2009

I’m a huge fan Google services such as Contacts, Calendar, Gmail, & Tasks. In this article I’ll show you how to synchronize your Nokia N97 with Google Contacts & Calendar. There are a few different ways to do this. The method I’ll show you in this article is the official way as instructed by Google. This sync method is completely free.

First off, let’s get a rundown of the features as described by Google.

Synchronize your contacts. Get your Google contacts quickly and easily to your phone. With Sync, you can have access to your address book at anytime and place that you need it.

Get calendar alerts. Using your phone’s native calendar, you can now access your Google calendar, and be alerted for upcoming appointments with sound or vibration.

Always in sync. Your contacts stay synchronized whether you access them from your phone or from your computer. Add or edit contact information right on your device or on your Google account on the web.

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How To Setup Google Sync

1. BACKUP YOUR DATA (contacts & calendar) on both your phone and Google account. To backup your phone use the Nokia PC Suite software.

2. Download Mail For Exchange software.

3. Follow the instructions found on this page.

If you follow those instructions closely you shouldn’t have any problems. My pal Mark from The Nokia Blog recently created a video demonstration showing his N97 sync with Google Contacts in nearly real time.

Click here to read his full article.

Let me know how this works out for you. If you’re looking for a way to get your Gmail on your N97 check out this link.




  • http://twitter.com/fnxweb Neil Bird

    I started down this road with my N95, but anything that involves software pretending to act like Microsoft software makes me wary … and the Nokia dire warning about never ever trying to sync in any other way whatsoever at the risk of corrupting everything for some reason wasn't enough to put me off … and then it didn't work!

    The first failure was enough to abort it for me, so I bought googasync (http://www.googesync.org) which works a treat with the latest N97 firmware.

  • http://www.n97fanatics.com Mike Macias

    Hi Neil,

    Personally I use Goosync which I'm going to write about this weekend. It's a
    great alternative to this method and well worth the money.

  • http://www.n97fanatics.com Mike Macias

    Hi Neil,

    Personally I use Goosync which I'm going to write about this weekend. It's a
    great alternative to this method and well worth the money.

  • yenpei

    why isn't there a compatible MfE for N97 on the download site?

  • Viran

    Not sure why they haven't updated it, but hte MFE site has always been slow to add new devices :(
    The Mail For Exchange installer should be in the C: drive of the N97 under the installs or installation folder, unless you have done a reset/format, in which case it may have been deleted.

  • gtwod

    worked well, thanks for a great article

  • davechandler

    I looked on the supplied link for the Mail exchange software, but as previously mentioned the n97 is not listed.
    i looked in all of the folders on the actual n97 and there not in there either!
    Do you have any ideas as to what i could do? i like the fact that i can update my contacts from my PC.

  • dave

    hi all,
    i've just bought a new N97, but soon after that i found there are some problems on my device and hopefully can get any tips n tricks from you all.
    1. why does the battery so easily run-off power, it's just could endure around 12-18hrs
    2. why the internal phone memory (c: storage drive) so easily full and sometimes 'hang' because of it.
    is the c drive's memory 128 MB only? how can i allocate some free space memories from D; mass storage
    drive, still got about 29.8 GB free space).

    thanks for all :)
    Dave

  • dave

    hi all,
    i've just bought a new N97, but soon after that i found there are some problems on my device and hopefully can get any tips n tricks from you all.
    1. why does the battery so easily run-off power, it's just could endure around 12-18hrs
    2. why the internal phone memory (c: storage drive) so easily full and sometimes 'hang' because of it.
    is the c drive's memory 128 MB only? how can i allocate some free space memories from D; mass storage
    drive, still got about 29.8 GB free space).

    thanks for all :)
    Dave

  • sbts36

    Hi Dave

    I had the same problem but (having read a thread on a different site) downloaded the MfE software for the 5800, being another phone using the same software version. Once downloaded, it works pretty well if you follow the instructions above.

    Good luck

  • http://twitter.com/benjezzy Amir B

    You can also download the software by looking for “Nokia 5800″ instead of “Mokia N97″

  • walkerr

    Goosync is mentioned above, and does have great features.

    Be careful on their support though. It was great during eval, but a few of us have experienced very slow support since actually paying for the Premium Service.

    In partly self induced situation, my calendar has been dead now for more than a week and no response from Goosync.

    I really hope they improve this, the service is very good and does what is needed for my key areas, including a workable multi calendar solution. But be warned – support can be slow to non existant after you sign upt

  • http://www.n97fanatics.com Mike Macias

    Hi folks. this solution now works with Gmail.

  • http://www.n97fanatics.com Mike Macias

    Hi folks. this solution now works with Gmail.

  • Narelle

    I just tried following these instructions and MfE failed to install altogether. Curiously there was a folder in there marked MfE before installing, but no option to run anywhere. It was a pain to find on Nokia's web site.

  • Rina

    Hallelujah and thank you – it worked!

  • ..alee

    This is not working on Nokia N97 mini. The *domain* is not option while configuring the sync profile. I wrote google.com in domain and now whenever i try to start sync it gives me “server error”.

    could someone help for n97 mini?

  • http://twitter.com/xXxBelievexXx Josephine Chiang

    i sync'd my n97 mini last night.

    do you still need help, considering your post was a month ago?

  • http://twitter.com/xXxBelievexXx Josephine Chiang

    i sync'd my n97 mini last night.

    do you still need help, considering your post was a month ago?

  • Allen

    I do need your help. I tried to sync my n97 mini with google calendar via Mail for Exchange, but it never works, and I always got “service error” message.

  • Peter W

    Hello,

    I also bought the N97 mini.
    did you sync it as mentioned in this article?

  • Peter

    does it work already?

  • Rezart

    Hi, did you get it to work? I just bought a n97 mini and I was able to get it to sync with e-mail but just like you, I get “system error” message. If not, does anybody have a solution? Thank you

  • Rezart

    Sorry, just realized the incomplete sentence above. I do get a “system error” message when I try to sync Contacts and Calendar. Please let me know if there is a work around. Thanks.

  • Fredrik

    Google's only allow you to sync your contact through SyncML. A new service has been released offering the same for the Google Calendar: http://www.syncgcal.com/. Their free service is pretty generous but it doesn't allow you to sync your shared calendars, for that your must by their fancy service (which actually isn't that pricey).

  • Toivo N97fanatics

    Can you give this a try http://www.toivo.ee/nokia-symbian-google-calendar-n8-n97 and tell me what you think? Its a small and nimble Google Calendar client, native Symbian app, gets you to your events with minimal hassle, no 3rd party tools, installs, configs required.

  • Toivo

    Native Google calendar client is now finally available in Ovi Store http://store.ovi.com/content/177293

  • JRulz

    Working fine with Nokia N97mini, contacts got updated flawlessly, I used Mail-for-Exchange version 3.0. Thanks a lot, a very helpful article.

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