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Birthdays post twice

424 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 11, 2013 6:50 AM by Louise Cote RSS
Louise Cote Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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Jan 7, 2013 9:57 AM

I'm finally getting the hang of iCal, it's clunky compared to the Palm Treo calendar.  I entered a bunch of birthdays to my Contacts, and every birthday posts twice to my iPhone.  One has the birthday gift icon, and the other as just a generic dot. Neither can be deleted.  Any help will be appreciated.

iPhone 5, iOS 6.0.2
  • Roger Lier1 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Jan 10, 2013 10:07 AM (in response to Louise Cote)

    I was having this problem also (although I am not sure I had a generic dot). I discovered that somehow my Contacts app had duplicated my Contacts when I got a new iPhone, and in so doing, posted two birthday items for each contact that had a birthday in it. When I deleted one of the contacts, one of the birthday items on the caledar was also deleted. Until I deleted the duplicate contact in the Contacts app, I was unable to delete the duplicate birthday on the calendar.

  • Roger Lier1 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Jan 10, 2013 2:39 PM (in response to Louise Cote)

    How many Accounts do you have in iCal. (Accounts are listed in iCal > Preferences). I was having trouble with my calendar doubling appointments, which an Apple Genius traced to my having multiple accounts for my caldendar. Now both my calendar and address book sync to iCloud.

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