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Missing Calendar "Dot" on days with events.

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ziggy9mm Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 1, 2012 7:13 PM

I sync multiple calendars on my iPhone, and I am not sure when but now I no longer have the dot on days with events scheduled for any of my calendars. Any Ideas? ty.

 

-Anthony

iPhone 4S, iOS 6
  • Ocean20 Level 6 Level 6 (12,220 points)
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    Oct 1, 2012 7:15 PM (in response to ziggy9mm)

    try rebooting the phone by holding both the home and power buttons until the apple logo appearsand then let go of buttons and then wait for the phone to restart and see if it makes a change

  • jayman720 Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
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    Oct 4, 2012 6:34 AM (in response to ziggy9mm)

    UGH!  Same problem here.  Checked out a friend's 4s, and all of her info is there.  My 5 - not so much.  HELP!

  • Micromasta Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Oct 5, 2012 7:57 AM (in response to ziggy9mm)

    I had the same issue.  I called apple support and got it working.  Basically, the issue is that the calendar is not refreshing. It's a weird fix, but this is what you do:

     

    1) Open the Calendar app on hold your phone vertically.

     

    2) On the bottom you will see List, Day, and Month views. Click on list view and scroll through your events a year into the past then randomly into the future (I know this step is strange).  While in list view open an event in the past or future.

     

    3) Now click on Day to briefly look at day view without doing anything.

     

    4) Finally click on Month to look at Monthly view.

     

    You should see the dots again.  If it doesn't work, repeat the steps a few more times. 

     

    Please let me know if this worked for you; it somehow got it working for me.  If you did something different and got it working, please post.  NOTE, apple support did not suggest this to me, I was just playing around with the calendar while she was trying to help and just got it working randomly.

  • jayman720 Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
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    Oct 5, 2012 8:12 AM (in response to Micromasta)

    You sir - are a genius!  Fixed!!

  • ATXiphonefan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 9, 2012 8:18 AM (in response to Micromasta)

    This fixed it for me too! Thanks for participating in the forums.

  • waynefromnottingham Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 5, 2012 2:03 PM (in response to ziggy9mm)

    Unbelievable but it worked a treat. Thanks :)

  • Sithspawn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 8, 2012 2:03 AM (in response to Micromasta)

    I tried these steps exactly many times but didn't fix the problem:

    Open the app, go to list view, scroll to past as far as it could go, then past the current date, click on an event in the future, go back to normal default view, click day view for 2 seconds and back to monthly view and nothing happened.

    Am I doing it right or is it not a fix for everyone?  Thanks

  • cynthia u Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 1, 2013 5:17 AM (in response to ziggy9mm)

    Worked for me too!  Thanks.!

  • degl32 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 11, 2013 10:47 PM (in response to Micromasta)

    This worked for me too.  thanks!

  • dogata Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 12, 2013 9:41 PM (in response to ziggy9mm)

    Thank you!!! This worked for me too.

  • Bally1971 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 11, 2013 3:34 PM (in response to ziggy9mm)

    I trashed all my cache and data base files. MAKE BACK UPS. On Leopard so may vary for Lion etc.

    Back up Iphone calendars to iCloud

    Export iCal calenders to desktop

    Shut down iCal

    Back up and trash

    Library > Calenders > Any numerical based folders and the Calendar Cache

    Library > Preferences > iCal Plist files

    Library > Application Support > Sync Services > Local

    Clear trash

    Your iphone should still have all your calendars, with Back Up to iCloud checked and in the Info tab in itunes select Sync Calendars

    > Apply > Sync Button

     

    You might have to manually import your exported calendars back into iCal, but your dots should be back

  • Bally1971 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 11, 2013 3:55 PM (in response to ziggy9mm)

    If your phone gets an error message and will not sync, eject iphone temorarily.

    Find your backed up LOCAL file and replace in Library > Application Support > Sync Services > Local

    Remove new LOCAL file if your mac has created a new one. Once you replace it with the old one it will alow you to delete from the trash

    Reconnect your iphone

    In itunes > Info tab Sync Calendars > All Calendars

    Apply > Sync

    You may be prompted to advise because it is going to change a percentage of info on you mac > say yes

    Your Calendars should now reappear on your computer.

     

    I did try to re-import my exported calendars. I had the same problem all over again, so it seems that there was some corruption contained in the old calender .ics files. I had to start the whole process again. Trick is to keep your data in icloud and your phone. You are essentially repairing and replacing you iCal using your phone and iCloud. It is your computer files .ics files that are corrupt and need new ones making.

     

    Hope that helps

     


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