Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2011 10:55 PM (in response to edwardaggie98)
I have five subscribed calendars on my iPad, and four of them are on my iPhone as well. And since updating to iOS 5, I have been having the same issue. This does not happen with any of my iCloud calendars, just the subscribed ones. Unfortunately, I don't have a fix either. I was here looking for one myself. But I thought I'd chime in just to say I'm dealing with the same thing.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 3, 2011 7:05 AM (in response to seanlun)
Hi all, same problem here and I'm glad this issue has finally come to light. I have two Google calendars and two subscribed calendars on my iPhone. I can manually change the colours of the subscribed calendars, but upon the first fetching of data the colours simply change. I have no idea where the default colours are coming from.
Having the wrong colours really ruins the user experience of the calendar app, as now I have to think twice about what calendar I am viewing rather than intuitively knowing by the colour.
Please recognise and sort this out Apple!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 3, 2011 8:01 AM (in response to skyhigh330)
I've just downloaded Week Cal iPhone app, and my initial impressions are that it seems to do the job much better than the standard calendar app. Colours can be set (and stay that way) and the views are better. Only downside is no date on the app icon, but that's worth putting up with if it means my calendar colours are correct.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2011 9:33 AM (in response to edwardaggie98)
Just posted a similar question - wish I'd seen this first. I have the same problem - what's odd is that the calendar color does NOT change on my iPhone - just my iPad. Only thing I can point to that might be different is that I recently restored my phone to factory settings, and have not done so with the iPad. Maybe restoring & starting fresh (i.e., not restore from backup) eliminates the problem...
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2011 5:26 AM (in response to edwardaggie98)
Same issue here... only subscribed calendars. Sometimes changes the colour immediately, other times it changes a few days later. Either way it will not stay the colour I have chosen!! Soo annoying!!!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2011 12:03 PM (in response to edwardaggie98)
I have the exact same issue - also only with my subscribed calendars. The 2 Exchane accounts that I have, do not have this issue with their calanders colors. Just the 3 subscribed ones.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 22, 2011 4:19 AM (in response to edwardaggie98)
Same problem here!
Subscribed calendar (*.ics file) will hold its custom color, no matter what different color I select on my iPhone 4s. It changes the color as I choose it, but when resyncing with the server that hosts the *.ics file, the custom color is reset.
No (more) problems with my Google echange calendar, the selected color stays the same (was a problem with iOS 4.x.x).
@Apple: what´s wrong?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2012 8:18 AM (in response to edwardaggie98)
I'm having the same issue also! This is really a drag, as the subscribed calendar I'm attemping to change to red is defaulting back to green, which is my "home" calendar. This is really frustrating. Is there any known fix for this? Workaround??
Currently Being ModeratedApr 23, 2012 12:47 PM (in response to lel87)
I have the same problem with ONE subscribed calendar on iPhone 4. I have three subscribed calendars and three Google calendars on iPhone, iPad and Mac and one of the subcribed calendars keeps changing to Purple no matter what i try to keep it as Orange. The funny thing is the IPad and Mac are not affected, just the iPhone.
Hope there's a fix in the works.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 10, 2012 2:04 AM (in response to edwardaggie98)
Just ran across this same issue and found a mention elsewhere that the color of a subscribed calendar can only be set the first time the calendar is added to iCal. After pasting the URL adjust the settings in the panel (name, color, reminders...). Although you can access that same panel later, subsequent changes after the calendar is added don't stick and the calendar will revert to this original setting.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 6, 2012 5:12 AM (in response to edwardaggie98)
I've got what i think is a pretty good fix to this.
subscribing to calandars via iCal on your Mac is the way to go. you can subscribe, set the colour and tell it to push via iCloud to your iOS devices. they come through with the correct colour and stay that way.
however, i can't seem to delete the subscribed calandars i have on my iPhone. every time i delete the subscription, they just come back in again! quite annoying, but at least you can untick it so that it doesn't show up. which it would go away for good though.
much happier now i'm controlling everything through iCal and iCloud