2015 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Mar 6, 2011 7:17 PM by effendrew
Is this a failure for putting out an upgrade before knowing how it's going to effect it's current system. Or in this case should it be a totally separate iCal?MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.6.4), MBP 2.26GHz, 4GB Ram, 500GB HD + MBAir 2.13GHz, 4GB Ram, 256GB SSD
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 28, 2011 7:06 AM (in response to atomicluck1)Agreed- Avoid if at all possible. Sending and accepting meeting invites is 100% terrible. Avoid it! Not sure what Apple is thinking on this one. This is probably the worst "upgrade" ever!MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.5), iMac, MacPro, Mac 128, Newton, Apple II+, Atari 2600
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2011 12:33 AM (in response to atomicluck1)how do you undo the upgrade??
i did back up my iCal database before, but need the old version to still sync with (2) macs & iPhone!
Is this still possible?MBP 17", PB 15", Mini Intel, and many others, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Bad news always follows bad news. On 05May Apple will transition over to the new iCal for everyone whether you want it or not so we all need to get ready. I for one will be setting up a 1x1 at the store because I have years of information in my iCal that will be a huge problem is lost.
MacWorld has an article online concerning the change over and hints on what to do.
Apples says it's a better system to sync all your devices, but for me it's a nightmare. With an iPhone, MacBookPro and a MacBookAir ... all of different ages I already have enough trouble because all 3 don't work or appear in the exact same way. Different OS', different screen resolutions ...MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.6.4), MBP 2.26GHz, 4GB Ram, 500GB HD + MBAir 2.13GHz, 4GB Ram, 256GB SSD
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2011 6:58 AM (in response to atomicluck1)Bought my husband an i-phone and decided to upgrade for better calendar sharing. Agree with everyone that it's a mess and am sorry I upgraded. Only hope things get better soon as I really depend on the calendar in a big way.macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.6.1), Iphone 3G and 4G
I think that Apple should've been more explicit that the only real way to update is to unregister all but one main computer, run the update, and then re-register all the other computers. In any case, this is how I downgraded. There may be a more efficient way:
0. Be sure that you have backups of your calendars, which you made before upgrading. If you don't have these, you are in trouble.
1. Unregister all computers tied to the mobile me account except one, called the 'main computer' for lack of a better term.
2. Turn off calendar syncing on all iPhones, each time saying to delete the calendar data
3. Go to http://me.com/calendar/downgrade
4. Click the 'downgrade' button (I think that's its name)
5. Wait a little while until the calendars have been downgraded
6. Delete all the calendars from the main computer
7. Restore all the calendars from the backup
8. Sync the main computer with mobile me
9. Re-register all computers and tell them to replace their data with the data from mobile me
10. Turn on calendar syncing on your iPhone
A bit of a pita, but I found that this worked better than turning off sync for the calendars and then turning it back on.
My problem when upgrading was that floating timezone events had their times shifted, which for me is a big deal.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2011 7:17 PM (in response to Bill Rising)THANK YOU !!
just saved me from a headache with all my systems and users!
now lets see if Apple listens to their users.... now to look at other options before i am forced to be unhappy again.
Thanks again Bill!MBP 17", PB 15", Mini Intel, and many others, Mac OS X (10.5.8)