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Owen Evans Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
Since upgrading to 3.1 and iTunes 9 I have had a serious problem with my calendars.

I have no less than four separate versions of my iMobileMe account calendars on my iPhone and nothing I've tried has removed them. I've tried resetting my MobileMe sync data, synching the calendars directly with iTunes and replacing the calendar info on my iPhone, deleting all my accounts on my iPhone and re-adding them.

The way they show up is as separate accounts on my iPhone. When I have my MM account active, they are all titled "MobileMe" (which is the name I gave that account on my phone), but when I delete my MM account from the phone they show up as "Untitled Account."

I've seen several threads about issues with subscription calendars, but the duplicates I have are my local iCal calendars, not subscriptions. This issue doesn't seem to effect contacts or mail in any way, just calendars.

Has anyone seen this or been able to solve it?

Running Snow Leopard, iTunes 9, iPhone 3.1 on a core 2 duo iMac.

iPhone 3G, iMac core 2 duo, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • 1. Re: Duplicate MobileMe accounts on iPhone...
    Misterpp11 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Here you go, check this post out, it just solved it for me, there are a few different ways it has worked for different people it seems on this post http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2047723&tstart=15
  • 2. Re: Duplicate MobileMe accounts on iPhone...
    Owen Evans Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, that is one of the the things I tried already (replacing my calendars on my iPhone through iTunes).
  • 3. Re: Duplicate MobileMe accounts on iPhone...
    Misterpp11 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    As did I and it didn't work but on the 3rd post down on that link i sent you, someone said:

    +"If you use Mobile Me - try this....+

    +In iTunes, on the INFO Tab, UnCheck the "Sync Address Book Contacts" and Sync iCal Calendars.+

    +On the iPhone, go to Settings>Mail,Contacts,Calendars>.Mac - then turn OFF Contacts and Calendars. After that is off, go back out to check your info - you should have 1 copy - HOWEVER, that is the wrong info as that is the computer copy. If you use MobileMe, go back into Settings>Mail,Contacts,Calendars>.Mac - then turn Contacts and Calendars back ON - it will ask if you want to replace (delete) your calendar and contact info - sa+y YES/DELETE."
  • 4. Re: Duplicate MobileMe accounts on iPhone...
    Hendie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the same happen to me. Also just affects calendars, not contacts. I currently have seven "ghost" calendars on my iPhone 3G. When I have my MM account configured (active), they show up as MobileMe accounts (with entries duplicated from my MM calendar), and if I removed my MM account from the iPhone, they change to "Untitled Account"s. Nothing will get rid of them, not even a full nuke and restore from backup (which may of course also be corrupted.

    Please Apple, this looks like something introduced with OS 3.1
  • 5. Re: Duplicate MobileMe accounts on iPhone...
    Simon Oliver Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am having the same problem, done everything I can think of!

    Can anybody help?
  • 6. Re: Duplicate MobileMe accounts on iPhone...
    SuperflyTNT Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same here. It's clearly a 3.1 bug. I've been using MobileMe since 2.x on my iPhone 3G and when upgrading to 3.1, I now have a duplicate MobileMe calendar. Interestingly, this bug doesn't affect contacts or bookmarks. And no - I don't have calendar syncing turned on in iTunes - never have. There also appears to be only one MobileMe account in Settings, so there's really no way to remove the duplicate calendar. Apple - you stink.

    A couple of observations - I've since removed MobileMe in Settings (and removed all the data from the iPhone when asked) and the duplicate calendar has renamed itself to "Untitled Account" (in the Calendar app). I've removed a couple of entries from the now Untitled Account and I'm seeing that it's not affecting my actual MobileMe account. This is leading me to believe that the duplicate calendar actually resides on the iPhone itself and hopefully isn't going to sync with the cloud any time soon.

    What I'm doing now is removing ALL these duplicate calendar entries (taking forever) and hopefully the entry will go away. Then I'll add MobileMe back to the iPhone and resync. Cross fingers. I'll report back later.

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  • 7. Re: Duplicate MobileMe accounts on iPhone...
    SuperflyTNT Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Think I figured it out.

    1) Remove MobileMe from Settings. Click the Settings app --> Mail, Contacts, Calendars --> click on your MobileMe account --> Click "Delete Account".

    You'll be asked if you want to remove all the data from your iPhone. Click Yes. Since your data is still in the cloud, you should be fine. I was.

    2) Go to your Calendar app. Verify that your iPhone has removed the MobileMe calendar and renamed your duplicate calendar to "Untitled Account". I let the iPhone spin away for several minutes here just to confirm all the MobileMe data was really gone.

    3) Go back to Settings --> Mail, Contacts, Calendars --> Add Account...

    Add back your MobileMe account. Feel free to turn everything on and sync away with the cloud.

    4) Go back to the Calendar app. Click the "Calendars" button on the upper left corner of the app to see your entire calendar list. The duplicate "Untitled Account" should be gone and you should see a single MobileMe account there with all your calendar groups therein. The dup is officially gone.

    Anyhow, I don't know how or why this happened in the first place (although I've got an idea - might be related to the black raining weather outside). But I hope it doesn't happen again. Hopefully this helps you out too.
  • 8. Re: Duplicate MobileMe accounts on iPhone...
    ebladalba Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have tried all of this and still have triplicate on my iPhone calendar.

    When I upgraded to 3.1 and iTunes 9 I noticed triple the calendars I normally store on my Mac. I have tried every solution on the support pages and nothing works!!

    Very frustrated!!!

  • 9. Re: Duplicate MobileMe accounts on iPhone...
    SuperflyTNT Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    This spontaneously happened to me a second time after I wrote that post, happened a couple of days later over-the-wire. Had nothing to do with syncing on my PC, so I'm 100% convinced this is a 3.1 bug. I actually saw it happening in real-time, copying the account, and couldn't stop it.

    So what I did was let the process complete (i.e. did nothing about this for a day), went into my iPhone's MobileMe account settings, turned off calendars (delete events on iPhone), left the phone alone for an hour, then turned calendars back on and haven't had the problem since.

    All I can say is that you need to turn off calendar sync and turn it back on again, being patient in between, and eventually the phone sorts itself out. Majorly annoying.
  • 10. Re: Duplicate MobileMe accounts on iPhone...
    enjayjay Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I found a solution for me - for each copy of the mobileme calender I had, I turned off calender syncing, then turned it back on after cecking the calender. Each time I did this it removed one of the duplicates.

    I had the same symptoms, with them becoming untitiled if I deleted the mobileme account too. Eventually when I fixed it, it has gone back just showing the individual mobileme sub calender names, rather than a grouping for mobileme - which is how it used to be before gmail or another exchaneg calender was added. Anyone else being playing with those type things to cause this?

    This happened for me when I was overseas, turned my iphone into a brick that chewed internet whenever it had it. NASTY

    Sort it out Apple.
  • 11. Re: Duplicate MobileMe accounts on iPhone...
    hallerphoto Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I just wanted to second this solution. It sounds crazy, but it worked for me as well. It's just too bad that I spent so much time online with tech support trying all the same things that I had already been trying prior to contacting them.

    I found this thread afterwards, tried it, and it worked like a charm.
  • 12. Re: Duplicate MobileMe accounts on iPhone...
    willow17 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    +1 to this solution.
    I had 6 copies of my mobileme calendars on the phone and was getting nowhere with other suggested solutions. Calendar was almost unusable because of freezing.
  • 13. Re: Duplicate MobileMe accounts on iPhone...
    valvarez81 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I tried this and the untitled account still remains. When you checked the calendar after turning off syncing are you opening any events of just scrolling through on weekly view? Also, this is all assuming wireless syncing. correct?
  • 14. Re: Duplicate MobileMe accounts on iPhone...
    Rob Shepard Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    wow. you guys are lucky. 5 or 6 duplicates? I had close to 3000 duplicates of 2 calendars. Still trying to figure out what the issue is, since it is ALSO duplicating the calendars on my desktop systems. I have had to completely turn off syncing on all of my Macs in hopes that I can get the issue solved. Thought I had it fixed 2 weeks ago, but it started up again.
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