Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Multiple Google Calenders on the iPad

Ok, I was a bit frustrated after setting up the Google Sync to find that I could only sync one calender even though the iPhone supports multiple.  I'm sure this will be fixed in short order by Google but until then here is how you can fix it on your desktop using Firefox.  You may also be able to do this in Safari as shown here but I haven't tested that.

  • First set up Google Sync as an Exchange account.
  • Then on you desktop install the User Agent Switcher extensions.
  • Restart Firefox and then go to Tools->Default User Agent->iPhone 3.0 to change your agent.
  • Now navigate to http://m.google.com/sync and select the iPad entry.
  • The new screen with list your calenders but the JavaScript code still prevents you from selecting multiple.  To get around this just go into the browser preferences and un-check Enable JavaScript under the Content tab. 
  • Now you can select all the calenders you want and save the changes. 

To revert the changes to your browser first recheck the Enable JavaScript option and then change the User Agent back to Default User Agent.

You can also just disable scripts temporarily on google.com with the NoScript plugin if you use it instead switching JavaScript on and off.

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