How to sync ios 9’s notes with your gmail account

Here are the current limitations for using Google Sync on Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices.

Incorrect or invalid password

You might need to unlock your account by solving a short CAPTCHA.

  1. Go to
  2. If prompted, enter your email address, password, and the letters in the CAPTCHA box.
  3. If CAPTCHA issues persist:
    • If you have multiple devices, reset all devices to use the correct password.
    • Follow the steps to enroll your iOS device.
    • Try setting your phone to check for updates every 15 minutes. Open SettingsPasswords & AccountsFetch New Data. Switch Push to Offunder Fetch, select Every 15 minutes. If you need data to be pushed to your iOS device, consider downloading the Gmail app from Apple’s iTunes Store.

If you use 2-Step Verification (2SV) or single sign-on (SSO) with a third-party identity provider, you need to use an Application Specific Password. For details, see Sign in using App Passwords.

  • We support editing draft messages on iOS and in Gmail. However, these drafts do not synchronize across accounts.
  • We currently don’t support creating new mailboxes (labels) from within Apple Mail.
    Workaround: create new labels from the Gmail web interface.
  • When you use Google Sync, some Gmail actions might behave differently for you. For example, when you “delete” a message from your Inbox, the Gmail default is to archive the message and not delete it. To delete the message, select Enable “Delete Email As Trash” for this device in your Google Sync settings. See our complete list of how actions taken on your device affect your Gmail interface.


  • Accept/Maybe/Decline page has a field to Add Comments, but changes you make in this field do not synchronize with Google Calendar.
  • Attendee status changes might not sync. Under certain circumstances, when you’re invited to a series of recurring events, saving a change for all events after accept/maybe/decline only applies the change to a single, selected event.
  • Imported recurring events may not sync. If you’ve imported calendar entries from another calendar system into Google Calendar, you might find that only the first occurrence of the event synchronizes. In some cases, the event does not synchronize at all. Events occurring multiple times per month (for example “the first and last Monday of each month”) are not accurately represented in the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync protocol. Recurring events created within Google Calendar will synchronize correctly.
  • Duplicate events can be created when changes are made across daylight savings time. This issue arises If you edit an instance of the recurring event after the first event occurs, and you remove the attendee and select Save for future events. In some cases, the iOS device doesn’t correctly make these changes, and instead creates two separate event series that overlap by one day. This problem often affects events created in the GMT timezone when the series of events spans across the Daylight Savings Time boundary. For example, if you create a series of recurring events in August, and in December you change an instance of the series, the iOS device will show both the original event and the changed instance in the Calendar application.

General issues

    Contact field limitations. The iOS device can synchronize up to three email addresses. Phone number synchronization is limited to two home numbers, one home Fax, one mobile device, one pager, three work numbers (one will be labeled ‘Company Main’) and one work Fax number. Custom labels for phone numbers and other fields are not synced.

Incomplete contact information. If you have copied a contact from your domain’s Directory to Google Contacts, only the email address and phone number of the contact will be synchronized with your iOS device. On the web, the contact entries you see result from combining information you have manually entered and information from the contact’s Google Profile, a connected profile. The information from these connected profiles does not automatically synchronize to iOS devices through standard contacts synchronization.

Connected Profile information is available on iOS 4.0 or higher using Currents. If you’re not a Currents user, you can manually enter a contact’s connected profile data into Contacts. Additionally, you could delete the contact from Contacts and then copy the contact from the Directory to Contacts on your iOS device itself, which will move the contact information to the device without issue.

Note: Currents is now only available for Google Workspace customers, and it is no longer available for consumer (personal) and brand accounts.

Google, Google Workspace, and related marks and logos are trademarks of Google LLC. All other company and product names are trademarks of the companies with which they are associated.

You can manage how your apps sync messages, email, and other recent data in your Google Account.

What sync does

When your phone syncs, your Google apps refresh their data, and you get notifications about updates.

Which apps sync

By default, your apps made by Google automatically sync with your Google Account. You can turn auto-sync off or back on for individual apps made by Google. Whether other apps can sync varies by app.

  1. Open your phone’s Settings app.
  2. Tap Accounts.
  3. If you have more than one account on your device, tap the one you want.
  4. Tap Account sync.
  5. See a list of your Google apps and when they last synced.

For these other apps, look in each app’s settings menu for an option to sign in or sync. Learn how to change app permissions.

Turn off auto-sync

  1. Open your phone’s Settings app.
  2. Tap Accounts.
  3. If you have more than one account on your phone, tap the one you want to sync.
  4. Tap Account sync.
  5. Turn off the apps you don’t want to auto-sync.

Tip: Turning off auto-sync for an app doesn’t remove the app. It only stops the app from automatically refreshing your data.

  1. Open your phone’s Settings app.
  2. Tap Accounts.
  3. Turn off Automatically sync data.

Tip: Turning off auto-sync can help save battery life. To start auto-sync again after your battery recharges, turn it back on.

Manually sync your account

  1. Open your phone’s Settings app.
  2. Tap Accounts.
  3. If you have more than one account on your phone, tap the one you want to sync.
  4. Tap Account sync.
  5. Tap More Sync now.

Tip: Manual sync refreshes your account data for all your apps made by Google, including any with auto-sync turned off.

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How to sync ios 9’s notes with your gmail account

Taking notes is a great way to make sure you don’t forget the latest million-dollar idea (or maybe just to get milk on the way home). Keeping notes in sync between your devices is vital to not missing something.

Thankfully, when it comes to iPhone and iPad, there are numerous ways of making notes on one device and having it almost magically appear on another. You don’t need to go hunting for an app to do it, either. Apple’s Notes app ticks off most of the requirements the majority of people need. The fact it’s built right into every iPhone and iPad—and that it’s free—certainly helps!

There are a couple of ways you can keep notes in sync—using iCloud or taking advantage of Google—and we’re going to outline both of them here.

Given iCloud’s tight integration with iPhone and iPad, let’s start there, shall we?

How to Sync Notes Using iCloud

To get things started, open the Settings app on any device on which you need your notes to sync.

Next, tap the Apple ID area at the very top of the screen. You’ll see your account’s profile picture as well as your name. Tapping anywhere around there should take you into the Apple ID settings screen. You may need to enter your iCloud password at this point, depending on how long it has been since you last authenticated.

How to sync ios 9’s notes with your gmail account

Tap on the iCloud entry within the newly opened Apple ID settings screen.

How to sync ios 9’s notes with your gmail account

Turn on the “Notes” toggle, and you can then exit Settings.

How to sync ios 9’s notes with your gmail account

This enables syncing of notes within the Apple Notes app for this particular device. Remember to repeat the process on your additional iPhones or iPads.

How to Sync Notes Using Google

First and foremost, you’ll want to make sure your Google account is already set up on your iDevice. If you haven’t done that, we have an article that walks you through the ins and outs.

The process for enabling syncing for the Apple Notes app via Google’s services is very similar to setting up iCloud and again begins in the Settings app. Once there, tap the “Passwords & Accounts” entry.

How to sync ios 9’s notes with your gmail account

Next, tap the Google account you want to use for Apple Notes syncing.

How to sync ios 9’s notes with your gmail account

Finally, switch the “Notes” toggle to the on position.

How to sync ios 9’s notes with your gmail account

Again, it’s important to remember that this enables the syncing of notes for one device. You’ll need to enable this on any additional devices in the same way.

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How to sync ios 9’s notes with your gmail account

Done with Apple Notes and looking for a way out? You can try Google’s excellent note-taking app, Google Keep. It’s now a robust notetaking service available everywhere from the web, Chrome, Android to iOS. Here’s how to transfer your notes from Apple Notes to Google Keep.

Apple Notes makes it extremely difficult to export notes. And Google hasn’t created an automatic importer. This means you’ll have to manually import notes from Apple Notes to Google Keep. One by one.

How to Transfer Apple Notes to Google Keep Using The App

The official way to do this is by using the Google Keep app. It’s a workaround, but basically, you use the share extension to transfer notes from Apple Notes to Google Keep.

Step 1: Open a note from the Notes app after installing the Google Keep app on your iPhone.

How to sync ios 9’s notes with your gmail account

Step 2: Tap on the Share button. Here, swipe all the way to the end, tap on More and enable the Google Keep extension.

How to sync ios 9’s notes with your gmail account

Step 3: Select the Google Keep extension. You’ll see a popup. Here you can choose which account to add the note to. And then tap on Post. The note will now be added to your Google Keep account.

How to sync ios 9’s notes with your gmail account

Follow the same process for all the notes you want to transfer from Apple Notes to Google Notes.

How to Sync Apple Notes to Gmail

There’s a setting that lets you use Google as the syncing engine for notes in Apple Notes. This doesn’t mean all your notes show up in Google Keep automatically. They can merely be seen from Gmail app and you can then copy/paste to Google Keep manually.

How to sync ios 9’s notes with your gmail account

There are a couple of caveats involved. Even after you enable Google as a source for Apple Notes app, it doesn’t actually start syncing all the notes from your iCloud account. It will only sync notes that are in the Gmail folder. To make matters worse, I couldn’t find a way to move notes from iCloud folder to Gmail folder.

How to sync ios 9’s notes with your gmail account

So this is what the workflow would look like:

  1. Manually copy text from a note in the iCloud folder.
  2. Create a new note in the Gmail folder and paste the text.
  3. Open the Gmail app or Gmail website and find the Notes label.
  4. Open the note in the label.
  5. Manually paste the text in a Google Note on the web.

This route is also manual. The bright side is that you can do some batch processing. And you can paste the text in Google Keep using your computer, which makes things faster.

To set this system up, follow the instructions:

Step 1: Open Settings on your iPhone and go to Accounts & Passwords.

Step 2: If you haven’t already, add your Gmail account.

How to sync ios 9’s notes with your gmail account

Step 3: Then select your Google account and turn on the Notes syncing feature.

Step 4: You can make the Gmail your default account. To do that open Notes section in Settings and tap on Default Account. Now select Gmail.

How to sync ios 9’s notes with your gmail account

Your Favorite Note Taking System?

Do you prefer Apple Notes or Google Keep? Or do you use Evernote? Share with us in the comments below.

When you add your Exchange ActiveSync account, you can sync your Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, and Notes with your iOS device.

Add your Exchange account

Tap Settings > Mail > Add Account > Microsoft Exchange.
If you’re adding another account, tap Accounts > Add Account.

Enter your address

Enter your email address, then tap Next. You can also enter an account description.

How to sync ios 9’s notes with your gmail account

Connect to your Exchange Server

After you enter your email address, choose Sign In or Configure Manually.

Tap Sign In to automatically discover your Exchange account information. If your account uses modern authentication, you’ll be guided through a custom authentication workflow.

Tap Configure Manually to set up your account with Basic authentication. Enter your email password, then tap Next. You might also be prompted to enter additional server information, which you can get from your Exchange Server administrator.

How to sync ios 9’s notes with your gmail account

Sync your content

You can sync Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, and Notes. When you’re finished, tap Save.

How to sync ios 9’s notes with your gmail account

Edit your Exchange settings

Tap Settings > Mail > Accounts, then select your Exchange account. You can also set up automatic out-of-office replies, and change how often you want Mail to sync. To change advanced settings, tap your account name to change settings like SSL and S/MIME.

If you use Apple Notes on your iPhone and want to access them on a Windows PC, here are several methods for doing so.

Apple Notes is convenient for jotting down information quickly on your iPhone or iPad. However, like many other Apple apps, it doesn’t have a Windows version. So while accessing Apple Notes on a Windows computer might appear like a chore, it is easy enough.

We’ll show you some useful ways to access and view your iPhone’s Apple Notes on a Windows PC.

1. Sync Your iPhone Notes With Gmail

With the absence of a dedicated Apple Notes app for Windows, you can still access your notes using the Gmail account. This will only require you to let your Gmail account access the content of the Apple Notes app on your iPhone.

Here’s how you can make that happen:

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Contacts. If your iPhone runs iOS 13 or older, scroll down and tap on Passwords & Accounts.
  3. Tap on Accounts.
  4. Under Accounts, choose Gmail. If you don’t see it, tap on Add Account, then enter your Google account info to sync your Gmail, contacts, calendar, and notes with the iPhone.
  5. Under Gmail, confirm that the toggle next to Notes is enabled.

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That will create a dedicated Gmail folder in the Notes app, between the iCloud and On My iPhone folders.

While this method is quite easy to set up, it has one major limit: it won’t copy your old notes. Only new notes you make after enabling the sync will appear in Gmail.

You can’t move the notes from the iCloud or On My iPhone folders to the Gmail notes folder. You’ll have to copy the content of old notes by creating a new one under the Gmail folder in the Apple Notes app.

2. Use the Notes Web App on

If you have a lot of notes, then transferring them to new ones as above is tedious. Thankfully, Apple offers web access to on Windows, which you can use to view your Apple Notes content.

Here’s how you can start:

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone and tap on your Apple ID at the top.
  2. Tap iCloud and confirm the toggle next to Notes is enabled.
  3. Head to the site and sign in using your Apple ID. You’ll have to insert an authentication code from your iPhone to proceed.
  4. After that, select Trust when you see a popup asking whether you want to trust the browser on your Windows PC.
  5. On the iCloud home page, select the Notes to launch its web app version.

Using the Notes web app, you can view all the notes from your iPhone’s Apple Notes and even edit them in the browser. The changes you make there will get synced to the iPhone as well.

3. Make a Progressive Web App in Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome

If you need to work with Apple Notes regularly on your Windows PC, then you can turn’s Apple Notes into a Progressive Web App (PWA). We’ve covered all you need to know about Progressive Web Apps if you’re not familiar with these yet. Doing this creates a makeshift app that you can pin to your taskbar, even though it’s really just a shortcut to the website.

To start, open in Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome and sign in. Select Notes from the list of options. When the Notes web app loads, you can move onto installing the app to your desktop.

On Edge, open the browser menu and head to Apps. Then, select Install this site as an app. Give it a name, and select Install.

The Notes web app will pop open in a new app window. To make it quickly accessible, right-click its icon on the taskbar and select Pin to taskbar.

On Chrome, open its browser menu and head to More Tools. Then choose Create Shortcut. From the new window, give a name to the shortcut, check the box for Open as window, and tap Create. That’ll create a Notes web app shortcut on your desktop for easy access.

While you can view and edit your notes using iCloud and sync the changes to the iPhone, there’s always a risk of losing important details. Since there’s no version control, older details are lost once overwritten. Take care when editing your notes in this way.

4. Move Notes From Apple Notes to Simplenote

If you only need to access and work on select important notes, you can enlist the help of other note-taking apps that work better with Windows. Simplenote is one of those fuss-free note-taking apps, which will sync your notes using the cloud and make them available on iPhone and Windows.

To start, head to the Simplenote site and create an account there. Then download, install, and sign into the Simplenote app on your iPhone, as well as the desktop version for Windows.

Download: Simplenote for iPhone | Windows (Free)

Moving Your Notes to Simplenote

Now that you have Simplenote ready, here’s how to move what you have in Apple Notes over:

  1. In the Apple Notes app, open the note you want to move.
  2. When it opens, tap the three dots in the top-right corner of the note and select Send a Copy.
  3. From the Share sheet that pops open, you’ll have to swipe on the apps row and pick Simplenote.
  4. After that, your iPhone will show you a preview of the note. You can also add text or emoji to the note preview. Hit Save to confirm in the top-right corner of that preview.

That note will get copied to the Simplenote on your iPhone. Simultaneously, it will sync the app’s desktop version, as long as your desktop is connected to the internet.

When you sync your iPhone through iTunes, the program will back up your phone’s data, including your notes. By default, however, this will not allow you to actually read or edit the notes on your computer. If you want to use your notes on your PC, you can sync iPhone notes with any version of Microsoft Outlook back to 2003, sync notes online or send individual notes by email.

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1 Enabling Sync in ITunes

To turn on note syncing, plug your iPhone into your computer and open iTunes. Click the iPhone’s name on the top bar or in the sidebar. Open the “Info” tab and scroll down to the section labeled Other. Check the “Sync notes with” box and open the drop-down menu to select the version of Outlook on your PC. If you don’t have Outlook installed, the menu appears empty, and your notes won’t sync.

2 Choosing Accounts to Sync

The notes you take on your iPhone are associated with one of your mail accounts. To sync notes, you need to enable note syncing for the associated account. Open the Settings app on the phone, tap “Mail, Contacts, Calendars” and then tap your account. Switch the “Notes” slider on to sync notes from the account. You can change the default account used by the Notes app through the “Notes” section in the Settings app.

3 Cloud Syncing and Duplicates

Some account types can sync notes over the Internet. For example, if you turn on note syncing for a Gmail account, your notes will appear directly in Gmail when viewed in the Web browser on your computer. This will work even if you don’t have Outlook. You can also sync notes to iCloud, but Apple does not make a program for viewing iCloud notes on your PC. If you sync notes both with a cloud service and to Outlook through iTunes, you may end up with duplicate notes.

4 Transferring Individual Notes

To move a note from your iPhone to your PC without syncing, you can send it to yourself through an email. Open a note, tap the share icon (a square with an up arrow) and pick “Mail.” Enter your own email address, send the note and then open your email on your PC to receive the message. To transfer text back to your iPhone, send yourself another email, open it on your phone, copy the text and paste it into a new note.

5 Version Notice

Information in this article applies to iOS 7 and iTunes 11. It may vary slightly or significantly in other versions.

If your Gmail app isn’t syncing automatically, you might notice the following problems:

  • Can’t send mail, or mail is stuck in send
  • Not getting new mail
  • Can’t open or read mail
  • “Account not synced” error
  • Gmail app is very slow

Not getting notifications

Check your Gmail notifications settings. If that doesn’t work, try the troubleshooting steps below.

Not getting mail from Yahoo, Outlook, or other non-Gmail account

On your computer, open your non-Gmail account.

  • If you’re not getting new messages, do a search for tips from that email provider.
  • If everything looks fine, try the troubleshooting steps below.

Troubleshooting steps

After you try each step, check to see if the problem is fixed.

Step 1: Update your Gmail app

To get the latest fixes on problems with sending or receiving mail, update your Gmail app.

Step 2: Restart your device

Step 3: Check your settings

Check if you’re online

Try opening a website. If you’re in a public place, like a cafe or library, you might need to accept Terms & Conditions before you’re actually connected to the Internet.

Turn off airplane mode

  1. Open your device’s Settings app .
  2. Tap Network & Internet turn off Airplane mode.

Check Gmail sync settings

  1. Open the Gmail app .
  2. On the left, tap Menu Settings.
  3. Tap your account.
  4. Make sure the box next to “Sync Gmail” is checked.

Check your phone or tablet settings

  1. Open your device’s Settings app .
  2. Tap Users & accounts.
  3. Turn on Automatically sync data.

Step 4: Clear your storage

If your phone or tablet is running out of space, syncing won’t work. To clear space on your device:

  • Uninstall apps you don’t use
  • Delete downloaded files or files you created, or move files to your computer
  • Remove Google Play music, books, movies, or TV shows you’ve downloaded

Step 5: Check your password

On your computer, open Gmail. If you can’t sign in or get one of the errors below, sync won’t work on the Gmail app.

  • “Username and password not accepted”
  • “Invalid credentials”
  • You’re asked to enter your username and password over and over

Here’s what you can do:

  • Make sure you enter your username and password correctly.
  • If you use 2-Step Verification, you might need to sign in using an app password instead of your regular password.
  • If you still can’t sign in, follow these troubleshooting steps.

Step 6: Clear your Gmail information

Warning: The following steps might erase your message drafts and your signature, ringtone, and other settings. Only follow these steps if the above steps didn’t work.

As we can see, calendars on iPhone are playing a more and more important role, and syncing iPhone calendar with Google/Gmail, Outlook, iCloud and Mac can keep the daily schedules and upcoming events up to date for more handy work and life. However, sometimes, you may come across a bothering issue that is iPhone calendar not syncing with Mac or iPhone calendar won’t keep synchronized with Gmail or Outlook. No matter which kind of problem you are meeting, you can check the related online guide on our website. And in this page, we will continue showing you how to fix iPhone calendar not syncing with Google/Gmail/Outlook account. Read carefully and try following methods one-by-one.

How to fix iPhone calendar not syncing with Google/Gmail

1. Make sure you have enabled Calendar on your iPhone

Go to “Settings” > “Calendars” > select your “Google” account. Make sure that the “Calendars” option is enabled.

2. Check Fetch settings of Gmail

Go to “Settings” > “Mail” > “Account” > “Fetch New Data”, tap on your Gmail account and tap on “Fetch”. Then, you can choose the frequency: Every 15 Minutes, Every 30 Minutes, Hourly or Manually according to your own needs,

3. Set Gmail calendar as Default calendar

Go to “Settings” > “Calendar” > “Sync” > “All Events”. Then go back to “Calendar,” tap on “Default Calendar” and select “Gmail” calendar as default.

Another problem you may run into when sync iPhone data is iPhone contacts not syncing to Google/Gmail account. You can check the online technical tutorials whenever you need.

How to fix iPhone calendar not syncing with Outlook

1. Syncing iPhone calendar to Outlook with iTunes

Open iTunes on your computer and connect your iPhone to the computer via a USB cable. Click your iPhone device within iTunes, click “Info” > “Sync Calendars with Outlook” and choose “All Calendars” > click “Apply” to begin to sync iPhone calendar to Outlook.

How to sync ios 9’s notes with your gmail account

2. Set Outlook calendar as the default calendar on your iPhone

Go to “Settings” > “Calendar” > “Sync” > “All Events”. Then go back to “Calendar,” tap on “Default Calendar” and select “Outlook Calendar” as default.

3. Upgrade to a new iPhone

Changing to a new iPhone may sound illogical, but it works for many users.

How to iPhone calendar to Windows PC

The common way to sync iPhone data, including the calendar to Windows PC is using iTunes. However, as we all know, iTunes backup won’t allows you to view and manage the exported files. What if you need to edit these files, how to make it? Now, you can refer to EaseUS MobiMover Free, the best iTunes alternative, and 100% free third-party iPhone data transfer tool in the market. With the one-click to transfer feature of EaseUS MobiMover Free, you can back up iPhone to the computer at one time, copy data between two iOS devices directly and transfer files from PC to iPhone without any previous data overwriting. Move on and see how to use MobiMover to sync iPhone to Windows PC without iTunes.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your PC with a USB cable. Then launch EaseUS MobiMover and go to “Phone to PC” > “Next”.

How to sync ios 9’s notes with your gmail account

Step 2. Check the types of files you want to transfer and click “Transfer”. You can specify a location to keep the transferred items in advance. Otherwise, they will be placed on Desktop by default.

How to sync ios 9’s notes with your gmail account

Step 3. Wait for the transfer process to finish. When it has done, go to the selected folder to check the items.

How to sync ios 9’s notes with your gmail account



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