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Gmail calendar does not show the edits I made on the reoccuring events on my iphone calendar app

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Oct 21, 2012 3:05 PM

I'm trying to edit a reoccurring event (i.e. my class every Wednesday that was supposed to be 10-1 every week to 12-1 for one particular week) on my iphone calendar app hoping that the changes will just show up on my google calendar on my computer. I did all the necessary steps on my iphone, changed the time and did "save for this event". However, somehow, when I open google calendar on my computer, there would be a duplicated event instead of the time change OR the change doesn't even register on my google calendar on my computer. It seems that google calendar on my computer is not syncing properly to my iphone. It works fine for events that are not reoccurring, as in new events that I create on my iphone. It's also shows up fine on my iphone if I edit my calendar from my computer. There's just this problem editing and syncing with reoccurring events (events that I checked "repeat every...") when I try to do it from my iphone to get the changes to show up on my computer (I don't have a mac btw). Does anyone else have this problem and how do I resolve this issue?

iPhone 5, iOS 6
  • electronicsguy Level 2 Level 2 (190 points)

    I tried it and it works fine. make sure you have your google calendar as caldav or exchange and goto google.com/sync from your phone to enable calendar sync. follow instructions here, (esp the multi calendars part)

     

    https://support.google.com/calendar/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=151674&topic=1395 0&ctx=topic

  • jeeembo66 Calculating status...

    This works exactly the same, whether you use the iOS6 built-in "Gmail" account settings, or manually configure "google.com" via calDAV.

     

    Still get the "ignore-change-to-single-event-of-repeating-series", and the duplication of the entire series... ;-b

     

    Bummer.  Seems like you have to change it _from_ Google calendar and let it propagate back out to your mobile devices, etc.

  • jeeembo66 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok, this "works", albeit a lil gruesome... ;-}

     

    On an iPhone5/iOS6, bring up Safari and go to google.com/calendar (logged in as you, of course :-).

     

    Be sure to select the "Desktop" version of the web page, at the bottom - I tried the "Mobile" page and it constantly came up with "No events found" for any given date... duh... ;-b

     

    Next, you can click the little "->" arrow icon at the bottom of the browser, and select "Add to Home Screen". This places a "bookmark" for this page on your iPhone5 screens, which you can use to come back to this (Desktop version of the) page to tweak your Google calendar as needed.

     

    From here, "everything works" or so it seems.  You can go into a repeating event series, make a change, and then save it for "Only this event" or "Following events" as needed.

     

    The changes will stick, and you won't get any event series duplication in your calendar.  Yay! :-D

     

    Too bad it's so painful tho... Sheesh.  At least it's somewhat practical from your actual mobile device, if you can manage zooming in & out to see where all the pop-ups land while you're editing, etc. ;-}

     

    Enjoy!

       Jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeem

  • akapajama Calculating status...

    jeembo66's suggestion taught me that I can simply use google calendar via the web on my iphone. I didn't know that. This actually solves my problem, which is that when I edit events on my iphone (using the installed calendar ap on the iphone--ical, I guess?) those edits don't show up on my google calendar, and vice versa. Some edits did show up overnight, but others didn't. So, I can completely solve this problem by NOT USING the installed apple calendar, and just use the google calendar. As suggested, I added it to my home screen, so now can use Google Calendar with the browser. I'll try that for a while! (And, am still checking to see if iCal made the changes!!).

     

    Here's what I did on my iPhone 4s:

     

    " ... bring up Safari and go to google.com/calendar (logged in as you, of course :-).

     

    Be sure to select the "Desktop" version of the web page, at the bottom - I tried the "Mobile" page and it constantly came up with "No events found" for any given date... duh... ;-b

     

    Next, you can click the little "->" arrow icon at the bottom of the browser, and select "Add to Home Screen". This places a "bookmark" for this page on your iPhone5 screens, which you can use to come back to this (Desktop version of the) page to tweak your Google calendar as needed."

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