Currently Being ModeratedMar 21, 2012 5:36 AM (in response to genghisken)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 10, 2012 1:56 AM (in response to genghisken)
I have exactly the same issue, also having occurred around the same time. I assume it has to do with some Lion update. Could you solve this problem? Any response from Apple?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 10, 2012 11:46 AM (in response to genghisken)
Yes, I can confirm this issue! My time alerts bumped from 15 minutes to 1335 minutes.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 10, 2012 11:53 AM (in response to genghisken)
I noticed if I create the event on gcal, the alert time is the proper 15 minutes, both on iCal and gcal. But adding an event in iCal is when the extra time is added to the alert.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 10, 2012 1:43 PM (in response to Hendrik-Jan Francke)
Yes, the problem is definitely iCal. All other calendars work including receiving and accepting invitations. Maybe Apple suggests we should all switch to Outlook? It is really annoying when your phone keeps beeping to remind you of meetings you have on another day...
Currently Being ModeratedApr 11, 2012 8:10 AM (in response to genghisken)
Having fought with the same problem, I turned of the iCal preference for default alerts leaving the gCal set, and now it sets default alerts in iCal as expected. No idea why that is, though...
Currently Being ModeratedApr 11, 2012 8:39 AM (in response to dmcguire)
Darn, I thought perhaps I hadn't turned off iCal default alert setting. I had. So I then double checked that I had the alert set in gCal (popup 15 minutes). Tested adding new events. Yet once I refresh iCal, the events don't show an alert in iCal, but they do in gCal. Thanks for sharing just the same.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 8, 2012 11:42 AM (in response to genghisken)
I have confirmed this does not happen with Snow Leopard. It appears to be a Lion and Mountain Lion issue. Frustrating as I just upgraded from SL to ML.
I submitted bug report to Google. They have confirmed the issue appears to be with the newer iCals and have indicated they have submitted this behavior via their channels to Apple.
I have also submitted a bug report directly to Apple.
Hopefully, this issue will be fixed soon.
This is what I submitted to Google...
Problem: Notifications in Google Calendar are set to remind you via pop-up 1 hour before meeting.
Events in iCal default are to pop up a message 1 hour before meeting.
When creating event in iCal and syncing with Gmail, you get two event reminders...1 an hour before and another 1300 minutes or so before.
The notifications in Google Calendar and iPhone also show 1300 or so minutes before event to be reminded.
If you delete the notification setting in Google and only have the default notification in iCal set...no notification is set in Google Calendar or iPhone after sync with Google. Appt is there but no notification is set. Appears to affect whether in minutes or hours.
This problem did NOT occur in Snow Leopard version of iCal as I have just upgraded to ML and did not have this issue before.
Deleting account on Mac and reestablishing account did not fix issue.
Only current testing work around is setting default notification in Google Calendar to use SMS.
Please fix or give solution...there are many users experiencing this and I can't have my business rely on improperly set notifications.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2013 7:25 AM (in response to genghisken)
Has anything been done about this? Anyone found a fix? So annoying