Update: This has been one of the most popular posts on my blog since I wrote it. Apparently I’m not the only person who found this difficult to resolve I recently found a page that describes the page I link to below. Here are Google’s official instructions for using CalDAV with an iOS device.
I’ve been banging my head for days over my work calendar (which I sync with my actual work calendar from Lotus Notes) on Google not appearing on my iPhone. Not only was it not appearing but it wasn’t even showing up as an option in the calendar app. Deleting my gmail account wasn’t helping. Looking through the various settings in the web UI for Google Calendar wasn’t helping. Finally a Google search did help and the answer is this:
The annoying thing about this page is that it’s not available from the Google Calendar settings even though it shows the same logo on the top of the page. It is also not easily available from help.
Google seems to spend a lot of time talking about Google Sync which uses the Exchange connectivity option on the iPhone but not so much about using CalDAV (for Calendar) and IMAP (for GMail). Both have their pros and cons. I like the CalDAV/IMAP option better for my needs and I don’t need instant push from the server (from the Exchange/Google Sync option). I just wish the page I linked to above wasn’t essentially floating around in the ether.
At some point I visited that page and I remember it but they don’t make it easy to find. Hopefully this post will help out someone who’s scratching their head over this one.