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iCal birthday problems

5373 Views 18 Replies Latest reply: Feb 21, 2014 2:38 PM by David Canada RSS
  • xurizaemon Calculating status...
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    Mar 4, 2013 7:49 PM (in response to rickyv)

    Tanya from Hamilton, Gary from Taupo. Chris from Dunedin would like to know: are most of the people experiencing this issue citizens of UTC+12?


    This seems like a fairly straightforward issue. I guess Apple if don't have a distributed development team, they don't get to see this stuff live. Pity.


  • garyfromtaupo Calculating status...
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    Mar 4, 2013 10:23 PM (in response to xurizaemon)



    The solution is to enetr birthdays in with just the day and month - no year. They then appear on the correct day.

  • ingoratsdorf Calculating status...
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    Mar 5, 2013 2:14 AM (in response to garyfromtaupo)

    Entering no year might work when saving to cloud or local, but not when saving to a calendar server that is not apple.

    Apple should just stop storing birthdays in local time zones and not convert the timezone incorrectly. Hence this is an issue for NZ timezone.

  • David Canada Calculating status...
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    Feb 21, 2014 2:38 PM (in response to tanyafromhamilton)

    So after searching through a bunch of these posts regarding some Birthdays in iCal being early or late by one day. Some but not all of mine were early by one day.


    I realised that I had been across the dateline with my computer and had not reset or turned off the computer since this. I reset my MacBook Air and Voila! all my Birthdates are showing on the correct day. This should work with both directions of the dateline for one day ahead or one day behind. I guess I need to turn my computer off and on again more often then I thought.

    I hope this corrects this issue for everyone else as well.

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