Most of the time, when you add a contact or calendar event on your desktop or laptop computer, it will immediately and magically show up on all your other devices. However, sometimes it may be several minutes later and it doesn’t show up.
This can be a problem if you leave your home or office, thinking the recently added contacts will now be on your mobile device, but they aren’t.
So, here’s a trick that just might work:
- On OS X, you can exit the Calendar or Contacts apps and start them again. This can help force a synchronization with iCloud.
- On mobile devices, closing and re-opening apps may or may not work. You may need to add a new contact or event for the synchronization to be initiated.
Push technology is supposed to ensure that data synchronization and flow is forced to happen in real-time. However, it sometimes doesn’t work, so these tips can help in such situations.
For Google devices, a check-in can be established by sending an email or checking for new messages. This will initiate communications with their cloud services.