With the public release of Republic Anywhere for iOS, I thought a walkthrough for adding one’s Google account to an iOS device might be helpful. As best I’m able to determine, unlike the Anywhere desktop apps, Anywhere for iOS integrates with the contacts stored or synced to one’s iOS device (iPad, iPhone or iPod touch). For most of us, the contacts on our Republic phones are synced with our Google Account, so it makes sense to add that same account to our iOS devices. Here’s how:
Locate, then tap the Settings app.
Scroll to, then tap Contacts.
Tap Add Account.
Sign into your Google Account.
Verify the toggle for Contacts is on. By default, Mail and Calendars will also be toggled on. You may optionally toggle those off and/or toggle Notes on. Tap Save upper right.
You’ll see that your Google Account has been added and (presuming only one Google account on your iOS device) will be titled Gmail.
If you wish to change the title to something else:
Edit as desired, then tap Done upper right.
Astute observers will note step 5 offers a choice of accounts in addition to Google. The process for adding these is substantially the same as that for adding a Google account. These contacts would be available to Anywhere for iOS as well as will any contacts stored locally and/or synced with Apple’s iCloud.
For those wanting to move contacts from a Republic phone to an iOS device without involving anyone’s cloud; this app will do the trick. It’s as simple as emailing yourself an attached file.