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How to sync your mac osx contacts to gmail contacts.

This post will show you how to sync your mac osx contacts to gmail contacts. This will allow for a two-way sync – ie when you add a contact to your addressbook, its automatically added to google and when you add a contact to google its automatically added to your osx contacts.

For addressbook contacts on osx lion and later:

Option 1:

Option 2: CardDav

For addressbook on snow leopard and earlier:

Basically there are 3 steps.

OK, so on to step one.

If the option to enable google sync is missing then you need to plug-in an ipod touch or an iphone, or search google for a way to enable it without one.

Now on to step two.

Now on to step 3.

You will now have all your gmail contacts in addressbook and will most likely need to sort them all and merge a few. good luck.

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