Apple has never impressed me with their ability to have two different devices synchronize with each other. But they’ve got plenty of hubris, so they keep trying. Take the app store. (Please!) Here’s what happens when I sync my iPad: it tells me I need to authorize my computer to sync to it, I authorize it, and then it tells me never mind, because the computer is already authorized.
OK. That explains it, then.
In a previous posting, I said I had problems connecting with more than one Google calendar per Google app.
I assumed that was a misfeature of the syncing capability of the iOS calendar apps. But I was wrong.
The problem was with Google — or, really, with me.
Google provides an interface called iPhone Select. If you want to sync more than just a single calendar with your iOS devices, you have to change a setting there. (By “there” I mean in the iPhone Select interface. You can’t change it in the regular Google Calendar settings page.)
You can find out more about iPhone Select here.
Kudus to BusyMac, which alerted me to this feature of Google Apps when I actually RTFM‘ed their documentation.
Update: I’ve figured this out. The problem wasn’t with Apple at all. I was wrong to assume it was at their end, and even more wrong to assume the problem would never be fixed due to the poor state of relations between Apple and Google. I was wrong and I’m sorry.</update>
I’m having trouble with Calendar syncing in Mountain Lion. It works with multiple Google-Apps accounts, so long as they just have a single calendar apiece. Typical version 1.0 Apple junk. Maybe someday it will work, Continue reading