iPhone users can now use Address Book app in Mac OS X 10.5.3 to sync Google Contacts

If you have updated to Mac OS X 10.5.3 which was released by Apple yesterday and you use Google Contacts then there is some good news for you.

The Address Book application in Mac OS X 10.5.3 now allows iPhone users to sync their Address Book with Google Contacts. More details on how to set this up is available after the jump.

Folks at Google’s Official Mac blog have provided the following instructions for all those running Mac OS X 10.5.3:

"Go to the Address Book menu, choose Preferences, and then check Synchronize with Google. It’ll ask for your Google account and password, then automatically update your contacts every time you sync your iPhone.

Before you try syncing, it’s a good idea to back up both your Address Book contacts and Gmail contacts. For instructions on how to do that, plus other important information, see the FAQ" or simply follow the instructions provided by iPhone Hacks reader, Louis, in the comments below (Thanks Louis).

Address Book app in Mac OS X 10.5.3 now syncs with Google Contacts

Mike Morton of Google Mac blog also notes that the sync software communicates with Gmail’s contact info using the Google Data APIs.

In case you had missed out on some other apps Google has optimized for the iPhone don’t forget to check the links below:

New Beta version of Google Reader
Mobile Google Notebook
Optimized Google Homepage, Calendar & Gmail

Google reader is one of my top applications for the iPhone, which one is yours?

[via Google Mac Blog]


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