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  • themint100 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jan 23, 2012 9:23 AM (in response to 1957Goldtop)

    Follow up:

     

    So my wife's phone started acting up again.

     

    1) Events which she added on her phone were not showing up in the Yahoo! calendar.

    2) Changes made to Yahoo! calendar were not showing up on her iphone

     

    So I cleared Safari cookies & history.

     

    I also re-entered the account password as suggested.

     

    Now:

     

    1) New events created on phone show up on Yahoo calendar

    2) New events added on Yahoo calendar show up on iphones

     

    however:

     

    3) Changes made to existing event on Yahoo calendar are not showing on her iphone

    4) Changes made to existing events on iphone are not showing in Yahoo calendar

    5) Events added or changed on the iphone (before clearing cache and re-entering the password) are not syncing, which means that a lot of events created in that period where there was no communicate are only on her phone.

     

    Needless to say this is insanely frustrating when we're trying to coordinate multiple calendars across multiple devices. We basically have come to the point where we don't know which calendar is correct.

     

    It's insane that there's no force refresh button on the calendar events page (not the list of calendars).

     

    FIX IT Yahoo! or Apple.

     

    Someone just tell us what the ##*#&&#& we're supposed to do.

  • leoncel Calculating status...
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    Jan 23, 2012 10:38 AM (in response to themint100)

    Finally, I have solved the problem (at least for me). I quit Yahoo and send all my calendar data to "Google Calendar", where everything syncs perfectly in both directions at any time, no maneuvers to do. The operation is a bit slow because you can’t export directly from Yahoo to Gmail, but it’s not complicated and you won’t lose any data. It is necessary for you to have Outlook installed in your PC and a GMAIL account (it’s easy to create one). In "Yahoo! Calendar" at the left side, right click your calendar and select "edit calendar"; then "export now” and this will create an *.ics file. This must be then imported to Outlook’s Calendar. Go to "File", "Options", "Advanced", "export", select "import an iCalendar file (*.ics) ", choose your recently created *.ics file and this produces a new calendar. Once done, again go to "File", "Options", "Advanced", and “export"; then select your new calendar and "export to a file". It will create a *.csv file. Now go to Google Calendar’s page and in the left column, select "Other calendars"; in the drop-down menu, click "import calendar". Select the previously created *.csv file and…...  that’s it! Now, you have to activate and habilitate properly your Gmail account in your iDevice for it to sync “Calendar”. It seems complicated but it isn’t, and, believe me, it’s worth the effort. Since October, I have been suffering the torture of trying to sync properly my iPhone/iPad with "Yahoo! Calendar", and I lost many events. So, good luck and say bye bye to Yahoo´s problematic Calendar.

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  • petitboufont Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 27, 2012 12:50 PM (in response to 1957Goldtop)

    Hello Everyone,

     

    Well like you all, my Yahoo! Calendar just decided one day to stop syncing after the recent upgrade they performed - or so it it seemed! This might not work for everyone but here goes:

     

    The default name on my Yahoo! Calendar was John Smith as my email address is 'johnsmith@yahoo.etc.etc'.

     

    However I found it fustrating that Yahoo! have now made your primary default calendar a combined to do list/calendar so that I'd always have reminder list on my iPhone/iPad called John Smith and I found this to be quite irritating.

     

    Therefore I renamed it to ***? out of annoyance! Guess what, I didn't notice it at the time but my calendar stopped syncing.

     

    N.B. All my events were still in my calendar when I logged in online via the webpage.

     

    Having literally exhausted all the tips on this thread, I had just emailed Yahoo! again when I had a epiphany (don't worry I'll get it checked out by a doctor, I don't think its contagious!!!! ;-))

     

    I changed the default name of my primary calendar back to 'John Smith' and hey presto - Bob's your uncle, my calendar has appeared back on all my devices! (I changed the name via the webpage login).

     

    I do not understand it and I still think a non deleteable combined to do list/calendar setup in the new Yahoo! calendar is a retrograde step but at least I've got my calendars back!

     

    I'm running Snow Leopard, iOS5 and an iPhone 4S & iPad 1 if that helps.

     

    Sincerely hope this will work for some of you out there - it would be nice if it worked for everyone though unfortunately I doubt it!

     

    Best of luck!!!!!!!

     

    Laters,

  • TFS\'s Mom Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 28, 2012 2:56 PM (in response to petitboufont)

    Thanks for all of the input.  Can someone help me?  My Apple iPhone has stopped syncing to my Yahoo calendar.  I believe it worked before I did the latest update and selected iCloud for backup.  My iPhone is an     iOS 5.0. 

     

    Below is what happens:

    Iphone - appts entered in iPhone calendar disappear and don't sync back to Yahoo calendar

    Yahoo & MicroSoft Calendar - put appts on iphone with no issues, but not helpful when scheduling away from my computer.

    E-Mail - works fine (no issues, which points to specific issue with calender function)

     

    I've tried:

    Deleting the yahoo acct from iPhone several times, I changed the calendar name to ensure that it has not symbols, I have Yahoo calendar listed as my default (tried selecting iCloud, no change); contacted Apple, not aware of issue w/Yahoo calendar (guess they don't read this forum); contacted YaHoo....useless

     

    Thanks for any ideas!

    TFS's mom

  • TFS\'s Mom Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 28, 2012 2:57 PM (in response to 1957Goldtop)

    Thanks for all of the input.  Can someone help me?  My Apple iPhone has stopped syncing to my Yahoo calendar.  I believe it worked before I did the latest update and selected iCloud for backup.  My iPhone is an     iOS 5.0. 

     

    Below is what happens:

    Iphone - appts entered in iPhone calendar disappear and don't sync back to Yahoo calendar

    Yahoo & MicroSoft Calendar - put appts on iphone with no issues, but not helpful when scheduling away from my computer.

    E-Mail - works fine (no issues, which points to specific issue with calender function)

     

    I've tried:

    Deleting the yahoo acct from iPhone several times, I changed the calendar name to ensure that it has not symbols, I have Yahoo calendar listed as my default (tried selecting iCloud, no change); contacted Apple, not aware of issue w/Yahoo calendar (guess they don't read this forum); contacted YaHoo....useless

     

    Thanks for any ideas!

    TFS's mom

  • kenfrompeoria Calculating status...
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    Jan 28, 2012 4:39 PM (in response to TFS\'s Mom)

    Go back in the posts two or three months and You'll see that deleting Safari temp files and cookies worked for me a couple of different times.

  • TFS\'s Mom Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 30, 2012 7:34 PM (in response to 1957Goldtop)

    The most helpful website on getting the sync function to work!!!!  If you can't get your iphone to sync to your YaHoo calendar on your computer, this should help.

     

    http://www.sync-iphone.com/contacts-calendars-email/sync-iphone-with-yahoo.html

     

     

    T's Mom

  • dc210 Calculating status...
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    Jan 31, 2012 6:28 PM (in response to TFS\'s Mom)

    I tried this and it didin't work.

     

    It's been nearly 2 months and I'm still having this issue.  I've used various workarounds, the calendar sycs okay for awhile and then stops.

     

    I'm a Yahoo Mail Plus (premium) subscriber.  I've put in a support request to Yahoo.  We'll see what I hear back.

     

    If this isn't solved soon, it's the last straw - I'll ditch Yahoo and head on over to Gmail.

  • PravBat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 31, 2012 6:37 PM (in response to dc210)

    Like so many others, many of the proposed solutions work, but only for a while. And then sync just stops. I have already moved over to Google Calendar, and am having no trouble now. Frustrating, also considering that I am also a Mail Plus subscriber.

  • beach004 Calculating status...
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    Feb 1, 2012 6:43 AM (in response to PravBat)

    Just adding my primal scream to the others above, hoping someone, preferably Yahoo, will fix this.  In my particular case, calendar entries, either on my iTouch (OS 5) or on My Yahoo, will sync quickly for about a month; and then it "breaks."  Sometimes both directions break; currently, iTouch entries go up to Yahoo just fine, but Yahoo entries do not go down to iTouch.  What has worked for several of these monthly problems is to delete the account and recreate it; there follows about 15 minutes of extreme nervousness, while I watch the iTouch repopulate with the Yahoo calendar entries, and then I'm good for another month or so.  But what the heck is going on???

  • dc210 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 1, 2012 12:08 PM (in response to beach004)

    I gave up.  After using Yahoo Calendar since 2005, I've officially switched to Google Calendar.

     

    Migrating my Yahoo Calendar to Google Calendar didn't take much effort.  Here's an article with directions - http://www.alternativelifecoach.com/move-your-yahoo-calendar-to-google-calendar/

     

    Most of the Yahoo Calendar events came over with ease.  I had to tweak a few events once in Google Calendar.  What I really like with Google Calendar is you can have multiple sub-calendars that are color coded. For instance, I have one calendar for work and another for personal.

     

    So far, it's working perfectly.

     

    Sayonara Yahoo Calendar.

  • jehronimo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 2, 2012 6:07 AM (in response to dc210)

    Hi,

     

    I follow this post since 3 months, after I lost my Yahoo sync. I tried all the tips of this post, and I have to say that it works fine...for few days. It is really a pity to see that yahoo is not able to consider correctly this issue. I have informed them and received an answer, they are looking for this topic. I am also surprised, are we so a few people to get this problem? It is very hard (I am from France) to find information about this trouble, it seems I am the only guy to get it here!!

    I know that a solution (and I am afraid the only one) is to switch to Google, but I don't want to go ahead with them. I have just switch all my mail accounts (and my wife's too) to yahoo, to get new address and shareable calendar....

    I hope a good answer to share it with you all!

  • PDStlr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 2, 2012 7:30 AM (in response to 1957Goldtop)

    SOLUTION...

     

    I tried all of the above too,but without satisfactory results.

     

    But here is how to make it work...

     

    Use the calendar switch under the yahoo mail account (there are several switches).  Remove the CALDAV account - it wil never work.  Go to task manager (double click home) and stop all apps.  Turn off the phone, then turn on the calendar under the mail account.  Then, it will start working - you may have to go to the real calendar and hit refresh.

     

    Been working great ever since.

     

    YAHOO needs really clean up support fast and embrace the Iphone.  The instructions on the yahoo mobile site are old/wrong/crap.

  • jehronimo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 2, 2012 8:12 AM (in response to PDStlr)

    Hi,

     

    I (and I guess I am not the only one!!) tried this one too, and it worked only one time in the past...but never again!! On my side, the only solution to get the calendar is to add the caldav option after cleaning the apps, the cookies and the safari history...but I get the info one time, at the creation, but it never syncs!!

     

    :-(

  • beach004 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 2, 2012 9:22 AM (in response to PDStlr)

    I'm intrigued; but I'm also an amateur; I don't understand what you are instructing me to do:

     

    Use the calendar switch under the yahoo mail account [where? on my iTouch, or on my PC?] (there are several switches).  Remove the CALDAV account - it wil never work.  Go to task manager [again, where?  I can't find this on my iTouch] (double click home) and stop all apps.  Turn off the phone, then turn on the calendar under the mail account. [on the Touch or the PC?] Then, it will start working - you may have to go to the real calendar and hit refresh.

     

    I fixed it just yesterday, by deleting the Yahoo mail account on the iTouch and recreating it; but the fix only lasted a few hours; I had to do it again just now.  Why does it work, briefly, and then quit???

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