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LRicci Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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Mar 24, 2011 9:40 AM
New appointments made on iPhone are no longer syncing to iCal on my desktop. Almost missed two business meetings this week. Trying to reset history on iSync doesn't work because the button is greyed out.

Seems others are having this problem, but no solution posted yet.
iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.6), iPhone 3Gs white 32GB, iPad 32GB
  • James Mol Level 3 Level 3 (675 points)
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    Mar 26, 2011 6:45 PM (in response to LRicci)
    I too am having the same problem.

    When you set an appointment in your iPhone, does it even make it to your me.com calendar? Not mine. Hopefully someone will come up with a solution.

    Were you resetting history on iSync on your iphone or computer?
    Power Mac Dual 1.4GHz G4; iMac Core 2 Duo; Mac Pro 2.66, iPad, Mac OS X (10.6.5), 2GB Ram, SATA RAID external drives; 4GB Ram; 20GB Ram; FCP6
  • marcusbrodieman Calculating status...
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    Mar 28, 2011 5:00 AM (in response to LRicci)
    I just started having this problem as well. If I didn't notice I could have missed shifts at work. I've been synching my iphone & mac calendars for the last month since I got the phone with no issues now it won't work. Been trying everything I can think of with preferences but no luck.

    This just made buying an iPhone useless for me if I can't sync with my mac iCal.
    AAAARRRRGGGGGHHHHH

    Please help us
    MacBook Pro
  • marcusbrodieman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 28, 2011 5:06 AM (in response to LRicci)
    somehow I managed to get calendar events mad on my mac to sync to my iPhone but can't get events made on my iPhone to sync to my mac.
    MacBook Pro
  • James Mol Level 3 Level 3 (675 points)
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    Mar 28, 2011 6:54 AM (in response to marcusbrodieman)
    Are you iPhone events showing up on your me.com account? if so it is a problem from the cloud to the Mac, if not it is a problem from the iPhone to the cloud.

    Interesting observation: when you click a day after opening calendar, the information disappears, the gear starts spinning and it shows up again - like it is contacting the cloud and pulling it down again. This happens even to the events that are only on my iPhone indicating that they are in the cloud somewhere but were not showing up in me.com calendar in the cloud.

    Here is what I did and my iPhone started working again, at least for the one event I added to my iPhone:

    Go Settings>Mail>Account(your email address with the account>mail> slide to OFF, tap delete from iPhone - give it time to delete all

    NOTE: any events you have added to your iphone that have not synced will be lost.

    Mail>slide ON - the gear will start spinning and after a while all should be back on your iPhone.
    Add an event and tap done, the gear should start spinning and after a while it will be on your mac.
    Power Mac Dual 1.4GHz G4; iMac Core 2 Duo; Mac Pro 2.66, iPad, Mac OS X (10.6.5), 2GB Ram, SATA RAID external drives; 4GB Ram; 20GB Ram; FCP6
  • lflucky13 Calculating status...
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    May 25, 2011 8:29 AM (in response to LRicci)

    I am having the same issue - however my computer is running fine. Cannot Synce my iphone calendar events to any desktop or cloud. Everything else works the other way around. This just started happening the last 2 weeks.

  • staxx Calculating status...
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    May 26, 2011 3:44 AM (in response to LRicci)

    Same problem just started here too. Events created on the iPhone don't sync to either MobileMe or iCal and after a few sync attempts get deleted from the iPhone calendar which is a real pain. Additionally, contacts appear to be syncing one way only (Contacts to iPhone). I just bought an iPhone 4 specifically for the reason that syncing an Android handset to my MacBook would not have been as straightforward but maybe I should have thought for a while longer....

  • PeteG-inOregon Calculating status...
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    May 28, 2011 9:41 PM (in response to LRicci)

    I also have the same problem.  Just upgraded to an iphone 4 (from a 3) and iCal just won't upload sync with mobile me at all.  All the setting look to be correct, but nothing......

  • garthfromcalgary Calculating status...
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    Nov 4, 2011 12:25 PM (in response to LRicci)

    I"m having this same problem. all appointments made in iCal on my MacBook sync onto Calendar on my iphone.  However, appointments made or modified in Calendar on my iphone DO NOT sync in iCal on my MacBook.  This just recently started to happen after I upgraded my MacBook OS to Snow Leopard 10.6.8.

     

    I'm using an iphone 4 with software version 5.0.    I do not use Mobile Me.  I am not using iCloud.

    My itunes settings are set to backup the phone to my MacBook computer and Sync iCal Calendars is selected. 

     

    I have tried a whole bunch of work arounds and I don't seem to have a solution. 

     

    Does anyone have a suggestion.  This is very concerning to me.  I essentially can not use my iphone to manage my schedule because none of the additions or edits are showing up in my iCal. 

     

    thanks for the help!

    Garth

  • BlackCatII Calculating status...
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    Nov 7, 2011 1:48 PM (in response to garthfromcalgary)

    Same exact problem as garthfromcalgary.  I think this started with iOS5 update.  I'm using Snow Leopard 10.6.8; iPhone 3GS 7 iPad 2 with iOS5, no iCloud.

  • jonimoore2 Calculating status...
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    Nov 14, 2011 5:34 PM (in response to LRicci)

    Same exact problem for me, but using Snow Leopard with iPhone4.  Used ICloud after several frustrating days, became more frustrated!  Turned all the ICloud things off.  Now, I can't get the phone to sync with my desktop at all.  HELP!  I rely on my calendar every hour of the day and this is such a waste of time!

  • wheresdavid Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 19, 2011 3:59 PM (in response to garthfromcalgary)

    I too am having the exact same problem and I think I know what is causing it but I don't know how to fix.  I recently changed my google/gmail security settings and I believe I selected Ical for 2 step verification. If you did that here is a video on how to "change" the 2 step verification : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMabEyrtPRg&t=2m13s

     

    ok, I "fixed" the issue of events i create on my iphone in Ical not showing up in my ical on my macbook pro.  I believe the problem had to do with the google/gmail calendar issue.  I don't use my google/gmail calendar so I went into settings>>mail, contacts, calendars ...went down to calendars and changed default calendar from "gmail" to "home" and now everything works fine. 

     

    I hope this helps

  • hfb46 Calculating status...
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    Nov 21, 2011 2:12 PM (in response to LRicci)

    I was having the same problem. I have just removed icloud and things are back to normal! Guess I will learn to live without it until they fix the bug.

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