Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2013 3:35 PM (in response to Kathleen J Sargenti1)
The information you have been given is incorrect.
The information is on your device. If you are unable to get a signal and change information in your calendar for example, it will sync next time there is a connection.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2013 6:04 PM (in response to Winston Churchill)
If the information is on my device, why can't I access it? For instance, I wanted to add an appointment to my calendar named "Dad" which is on my iCloud account. But when I opened the calendar, only two of the eleven calendars on my iCloud account show up - neither of which is "Dad".
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2013 6:15 PM (in response to Kathleen J Sargenti1)
I don't really have enough information about your set up to suggest at this time what is going wrong. What makes you think you should have a calendar called Dad, do you have it on other devices.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2013 6:23 PM (in response to Winston Churchill)
Yes, I do. My macbook pro doesn't seem to lose connection with iCloud and I've never been unable to see all the calendars on that device. And, most of the time I can see all the calendars on my iPhone as well, including "Dad." This is a calendar that I created and shared with my Dad's iPhone. He is 91 years old and just had a stroke, so I am managing the calendar, but having it show up on his iPhone - also an iPhone 5. And his phone is having the same problem - sometimes the "Dad" calendar doesn't show up on his phone either. That's the only one of my calendars that is shared with him, so obviously the other 8 wouldn't show up anyhow. But as I said, 9 of the 11 iCloud calendars I have created often don't show up on my iPhone 5 - including the calendar "Dad."
Is that clearer? I had an iPhone 4 before and never had this problem - it's only occurred since I got the iPhone 5.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2013 3:56 PM (in response to Winston Churchill)
Yes and all 11 calendars show up fine on iCloud. I plan to go to my local store to further explore this problem. However, you can answer this without even looking at the problem. Should I have the same calendars on my iPhone as on iCloud - could that be the problem? On my iPhone the calendar list is differenent than what's on my iCloud account. While some of the calendars are the same on both my iPhone list and my iCloud list, not all are on both. The calendar I need the most often "Dad" is only on iCloud. Do you think that's my problem? Would creating a calendar on my iPhone named "Dad" likely solve my problem?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2013 4:38 PM (in response to Kathleen J Sargenti1)
Kathleen J Sargenti1 wrote:
....Should I have the same calendars on my iPhone as on iCloud......
Every device or computer that is logged into that iCloud account and has calendar syncing enabled should have exactly the same calendars that you see at iCloud.com. It is possible that you don't see them because they are hidden because of your preferences, I assume you have checked that.
iCloud, without any doubt on my part works or should work as I described and keep local copies of your personal data. It's possible something has gone wrong and you may need to reset your calendars, but it may also be something much simpler.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2013 4:48 PM (in response to Kathleen J Sargenti1)
I'd check they are all using the same account at settings > iCloud and that all the calendars are under the iCloud group in the calendars list (top left corner).
I don't know whether you know but if your dad is logged into the same account as you, he can erase any of your other personal data and not just calendars. There is a way to only share the Dad calendar with your dad and keep everything else separate, but that's probably best left until its working properly.