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iCal Does Not Sync With iPhone

8360 Views 12 Replies Latest reply: May 15, 2010 7:00 PM by TommiS RSS
kthrynileen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 4, 2010 4:44 PM
Settings say to sync all calendars but nothing appeared to be syncing. Read suggestion about clearing sync history in iSync - did that and when I synced again, it cleared out ALL calendars on iPhone but not replace with info from Mac. Did not affect calendars on Mac. It hasn't been properly syncing for at least a few months and my co-worker with same machine & OS is having same problem. Suggestions?
MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,215 points)
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    Jan 4, 2010 5:56 PM (in response to kthrynileen)
    kthrynileen,
    Settings say to sync all calendars but nothing appeared to be syncing.

    What settings are you referring to?
    ...it cleared out ALL calendars on iPhone but not replace with info from Mac. Did not affect calendars on Mac.

    Before you do anything else, do you have a backup of your iCal data?

    Are you using MobileMe?



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    IMac 24"/2.4GHZ/320GB/SD/AP/BT; iMac G4 17 80 GB 1.25GHZ, Mac OS X (10.6.2), 20GB iPod Color, iPod shuffle, iPhone
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  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,215 points)
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    Jan 5, 2010 5:38 PM (in response to kthrynileen)
    kp,

    Try the procedures listed by my post in this thread. (Note revised step # 5)

    1. As a first step, I suggest resetting the sync history on your Mac. This is done via iSync preferences with the iSync application located in your Applications folder.
    2. After selecting reset sync history with iSync preferences, restart your Mac and try again. Disconnect your iPhone and quit iTunes.
    3. At the iCal menu bar, go to File and select Back up iCal.
    4. Save the backup on your Desktop.
    5. Delete all calendars from iCal so that is it empty. (You must have at least one calendar remaining...just create a new blank calendar)
    6. At the iCal menu bar, go to File and select Restore iCal - selecting the backup file placed on your Desktop.
    7. Launch iTunes and connect your iPhone.
    8. Check if this resolves the problem.


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    IMac 24"/2.4GHZ/320GB/SD/AP/BT; iMac G4 17 80 GB 1.25GHZ, Mac OS X (10.6.2), 20GB iPod Color, iPod shuffle, iPhone
  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,215 points)
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    Jan 5, 2010 5:50 PM (in response to kthrynileen)
    kp,

    From the iCal menu choose>File>Export>iCal Archive....

    For additional safety, you could also save each calendar individually by using iCal>File>Export...>Export....

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    IMac 24"/2.4GHZ/320GB/SD/AP/BT; iMac G4 17 80 GB 1.25GHZ, Mac OS X (10.6.2), 20GB iPod Color, iPod shuffle, iPhone
  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,215 points)
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    Jan 5, 2010 7:14 PM (in response to kthrynileen)
    Glad to hear that helped.

    IMac 24"/2.4GHZ/320GB/SD/AP/BT; iMac G4 17 80 GB 1.25GHZ, Mac OS X (10.6.2), 20GB iPod Color, iPod shuffle, iPhone
  • Tracy Jones1 Calculating status...
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    Jan 10, 2010 11:27 PM (in response to kthrynileen)
    this worked also if your colors got funky/aren't syncing on iphone too. after troubleshooting some other ical sync issues on my laptops, i noticed that the colors on my iphone ical had changed to not match my mac. i tried your steps and this was the only thing that worked (tried unsyncing, resetting/merging, turning on/off push, etc.) thanks!
    ibook g4/macbook, Mac OS X (10.4.2)
  • Deneen Seyko Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Feb 21, 2010 5:42 PM (in response to kthrynileen)
    Would we use the same procedure if the events that i create in iCal on my iPhone are not syncing to my desktop iCal?
    iMac, Mac OS 9.0.x
  • TommiS Calculating status...
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    May 15, 2010 7:00 PM (in response to Deneen Seyko)
    Yes, please use the same procedure. My iPhone Calendar events were not syncing to iCal on the desktop, but using these instructions made it work.
    iMac 24", Mac OS X (10.6.3), iPhone 3G 3.1.3

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