Syncing multiple Google calendars to iPhone

Reader Drew Lincoln is interested in syncing Google calendars to his iPhone. He writes:

My wife, daughter, and I have busy lives and it’s sometimes hard to know where everyone is or needs to be. I was hoping there was some way to create Google calendars for all of us and then sync those calendars to my iPhone. Is that possible?

It is. The means is Google Sync. Google provides a document aptly entitled Set Up Your Apple Device for Google Sync that provides the necessary steps. But I’ll outline them here.

First, if this hasn’t been done already, create Gmail accounts for each family member. Then, each family member should create a personal calendar and share it with other members of the family.

On all the iOS devices you wish to sync the calendars with, go to Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendars and tap Add Account. Choose Microsoft Exchange as the type of account to set up.

Enter your Gmail address and password in the appropriate fields. Tap the Next button and a dialog box appears telling you that a certificate can’t be verified. Tap Cancel. In the resulting screen enter in the Server field and tap the Next button at the top of the screen.