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My iCal isn't syncing properly with iCloud

3237 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 4, 2012 11:14 AM by Geoffram RSS
Henry Little Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Sep 23, 2012 5:43 AM

i recently upgraded my MacBook Air to Mountain Lion 10.8.2.  After the upgrade, my iCal (syncd with my iPhone and iPad via  iCloud) calendars refreshed themselves.  Now iCal cannot properly connect with iCloud and I get an error message saying 'iCal cannot connect to  New calendar entries that I make on my iPhone/iPad or on appear on my iCal on my Mac but not the other way around.  My internet connection isnworking fine.   Please can someone advise me on a resolution to this problem?



  • LownoteNB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 16, 2012 3:50 PM (in response to Henry Little)

    I have the same problems plus I can no longer see calendar events in my wife's shared calendar.  Very frustrating.  See this thread.


    Have you had any luck in fixing this?

  • LownoteNB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 7:58 PM (in response to Henry Little)

    Finally, success.  Some time today on my iMac started working properly again.  My wife's shared calendar events are showing up, the program no longer hangs with the error message "can't connect to", events created on upload to and then out to my iOS devices as well.  I wish I knew what had been done by the iCloud engineers to make this work, but I'm happy that I finally have a working calendar back together.  I have just sent an email to the senior Apple tech who has been my contact through this asking him if he could provide me with any additional information on what fixed the problem, and if I learn anything more, I'll post it here.

  • Geoffram Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 11:14 AM (in response to LownoteNB)

    I just spent a bunch of time with Apple and have solved my similar problem.  A week ago, iCal and my iPhone calendar stopped syncing.  My assortment of iCal calendars were gone from iCloud, so that was the problem (not phone to iCloud).  After much de-selecting and re-selecting, I realized that all my important calendars were type.  I tested the iCloud calendars, and they functioned perfectly.  Apple explained a simple way to migrate the calendars to iCloud:

    Create a new iCloud calendar     File > New Calendar > iCloud

    Name the calender

    Right click the old calendar and choose Export.  Desktop is a good destination.

    Drag the exported calendar from your desktop to the new iCloud calendar

    iCal should show duplicates of all events in the calendar.

    De-select the calendar.  The duplicates will disappear.

    Repeat with all the calendars and abandon this antiquated list.

    Rejoice in your shiny new list of iCloud calendars that shows up everywhere it is supposed to.


    There must be a lot of people out there who still have calendars, so I hope this info reaches them before they all spend time and money with Apple trying to sort it out.


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