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Sync Contacts Between Google Contacts & Nokia 5800 XM using SyncML


Ever wonder that it would be nice to synchronize your Nokia 5800 XM phone contacts (phone number, emails, etc...) with Google contacts?

Well, you can actually do that. This is part of the technology of SyncML that was enabled by Google for quite some time now.

  1. Goto
    "Settings > Connectivity > Data Transfer > Sync > Options > New sync profile"
    or
    "Contacts > Options > Synchronisation > Settings > Create New"
    to start the wizard.
  2. Page 1/10: Profile Name
    Any name that floats your boat.
  3. Page 2/10: Server Version
    "1.2"
  4. Page 3/10: Applications in sync
    check only "Contacts" option
  5. Page 4/10: Contacts Database
    "contacts". Must be all lowercase!
  6. Page 5/10: Data bearer
    "Internet"
  7. Page 6/10: Host address
    "https://m.google.com/syncml"
  8. Page 7/10: Server ID
    "Google"
  9. Page 8/10: Username "your gmail address that includes the @gmail.com"
  10. Page 9/10: Password "your gmail access password"
  11. Page 10/10: Activation "Click "Yes" to activate profile"
To start synchronizing with Google Contacts,
goto "Contacts > Options > Synchronisation > Start".

Update [26 JAN 2011]:
At the first sync with Google Contacts, some contacts might be duplicated (both phone & Google Contacts). To clean up, on a PC, go to contacts.google.com and hit the Find Duplicates button. It will put them all together so you can click Merge after reviewing them. Now go back to your phone and tell it to sync again. Sometimes you'll need to do this process twice. => Thanks gggirlgeek

Update [12 NOV 2013]:
This method still works according to Carl Boshoff.

Username: username without the @gmail.com part
Password: Generated password from your "Connected applications and sites" passwords

References:
  1. Google SyncML for S60 setup instructions

15 comments :

  1. Hola, yo uso para esto el Mail for Exchange y es perfecto. Lo uso para sincronizar tanto contactos como calendario (todo de google). El mail lo chequeo configurando aparte el telefono por IMAP.
    Si lo quieren busquen tutos que hay por todas partes.

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  2. Hi Thanks for your comment. Though i don't understand Spanish but thanks to Google translate i am able to translate your statement. Yes i did tried Mail for Exchange and setup to sync the my contacts, gmail and calendar from Google. I have discovered that sometimes the sync from Google server is not reliable. Occasionally i did see my data was not sync properly. I am not really sure why. I did write an entry about Google Sync with Mail for Exchange. http://almost-a-technocrat.blogspot.com/2010/08/google-sync-with-mail-for-exchange-on.html

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  3. gggirlgeek said:


    Yaaay! It worked.

    The key things to watch out for are:

    *the small c in contacts
    *your username includes @gmail.com
    *the host address has https://m.google.com/syncml

    Thanks a lot.

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  4. gggirlgeek said:

    Just FYI: It always duplicates half of my contacts the first time. On a PC, just go to contacts.google.com and hit the Find Duplicates button. It will put them all together so you can click Merge after reviewing them. Now go back to your phone and tell it to sync again. Sometimes you'll need to do this process twice.

    It normally keeps them pretty clean after that. It's annoying but better than most syncing software I've dealt with.

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  5. Hi gggirlgeek,

    Thank you for your comment.

    I will make some of the updates on my blog entry to make readers aware of the "watch outs".

    Yes, the first time sync will make some of your contacts to have duplicates. A little extra work of cleaning up from Google contacts.

    Notice that it will also sync the avatar from the Google contacts to your Nokia contacts picture :)

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  6. GREAT. ITS WORKING.
    ONLY SMALL ISSUE IS IT COPIES ONLY 50 CONTACTS AT A TIME.

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  7. hey ggggirlgeek,
    Awsom info, i was looking for some option like this from long time.
    I tried it and it gives an error message 'System error'.. Any clue where i went wrong

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  8. PRAISE THE LORD! I have been trying to do this for almost a year now, and just came across this article. Thank you SO much!

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  9. Woohoo, this still works, just a few minor changes.

    Username: username without the @gmail.com part
    Password: Generated password from your "Connected applications and sites" passwords

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    1. Thank you Carl for the update. Never thought this still works since Google have move to CalDav.

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  10. thanks..it helped alot

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  11. Hi....

    this Works....I was trying to secure my Nokia Contacts since ages...now this process helped me do that.

    I had to face few issues while doing this.

    Make sure.
    Server ID: is Google (Capital G)
    Contacts : is contacts (Lowercase c)
    Mind you. It copies only 50 contacts each time. So u have to synchronise till you copied all the contacts dispayed in the Google contact list.

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  12. Anyone noticed that from today it doesn't work anymore? Response: host not valid.

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  13. I also tried today and it wont work, same message "Host not valid"

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