Windows Phone Mango and multiple google calendars
Thu, Sep 22 2011 12:35
With Windows Phone 7.5 (aka Mango) being released in the next couple of weeks, you may have to work around a google limitation to get multiple google calendars on your device. Both Windows Phone 7.5 and google calendar allow you to have multiple calendars on your phone, but for whatever reason Google doesn’t let you see how to set that unless you trick it to think you’re using an iPad or iPhone. (shame on you google )
To trick google, you just need to change your browser user agent string. The steps are:
- setup your google account on your phone as normal and sync with calendar and email. This will give you only the one google calendar for that account.
- Next open up IE 9 on your desktop or laptop computer, press F12 to bring up the IE developer tools. Click on the developer tools Tools menu and select Change user agent string –> Custom
Add this user agent string:
Mozilla/5.0 (iPad; U; CPU OS 3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/531.21.10 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.4 Mobile/7B334b Safari/531.21.10
- Next browse to http://m.google.com/sync and log in to your google account. You should now see your windows phone device listed. Click on that and choose which of your google calendars to sync
Kudos to Anthony Chu who posted how to do this with Safari.