Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2013 5:22 PM (in response to pommetom)
Calendar and contacts are now only sync'd via iCloud. iCloud is not an app on your MBP; it automatically syncs your information when you signed into your Mac with your Apple user ID. Go into your iPad settings and log in to mail and contacts with the same user ID that's on the MPB and all of your contacts and calendar events will sync up.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2013 8:55 AM (in response to DLMiller)
Thank you for the response....but...the calendar info ported to my iPad is only facebook type birthdays and events. None of my home schedule activities are transferred. Likewise, I use apple mail and none of my historic email addresses are transferred to my iPad. I only get facebook related contacts or phone numbers transferred from Verizon (iPhone). Perhaps my address and calendar are buried in a directory on my MBP where iC cannot find them? My Apple user ID is the same on all three devices. What about Safari bookmarks..are these shared as well? Not here, they're not.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2013 9:48 AM (in response to pommetom)
It's good that you have the Apple ID signed on the iPad, but did you set up the physical mail accounts on the iPad under Mail, Contacts & Calendar area? If they are there then you should select the iCloud account in the list and it will then open all of the setting for that particular account. Make sure that you turn on Mail, Contacts, Calendar, etc. Nothing will flow to these acocnts if they are not selected under the account.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2013 9:56 PM (in response to DLMiller)
I maybe getting a bit closer. I verified account settings and re-entered passwords on MBP, iPad, and iPhone. iPad and phone seem to communicate together...both are iCloud compatible. I question whether MBP is compatible because of older OSX, 10.6.8. I set up new email account on MBP with icloud.com...it links nicely with other devices. Still have no access to MBP address book on iphone or iPad. AND...the really painful thing is that I have three devices that allow me to receive emails...but if I want to delete some, I need to do it on all three devices. I thought syncing would update all after one was changed.
Do I need to manually transfer my address book to the other devices? Is there a third party app that will help? I've read other references that say i need OSX 10.7 to make iCloud work on MBP, but I've also read where many attempting this have had disasterous results...it's not something I wish to do. What now?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2013 5:36 AM (in response to pommetom)
Getting closer is great and being able to sync the password across devices says that you're almost there. Yes, you will need to upgrade to at least 10.7 for the iCloud sync to work like you're looking for it to. Don't allow the past issues of others to discourage you from doing this. You have to understand that there are millions of Apple device users in the world and just a small hand full occasionally have issues. Moving to 10.7 should resolve all of this. HAVE FAITH!! lol
If you decide not to upgrade to 10.7, you can try the following as I know of a few people who have done this successfully.
Open iCal in Snow Leopard (if is up to date, it should be Version 4.0.4 (1395.7).
- Select 'Preferences' from the iCal Menu.
- Go to the Accounts tab.
- Click the + sign to add a new account.
- Select the 'CalDAV' option under the Account type.
- Enter your 'User name' which is your iCloud .me email address.
- Enter your iCloud 'Password'.
- Now comes the tricky part; the 'Server address'. See below.
It will be of the form pXX-caldav.icloud.com (the XX would be numbers of the dedicated server). I was able to determine this value by sending an invite to another one of my other email accounts and clicking the 'Accept' button. This will open the reply in a web browser. If you look at the long URL, at the end there is a pXX value and that's the dedicated server.
Once that is done, the calendar will show up iCal. However, a few minor updates will need to be done so that it behaves just like in Lion's iCal.
Click the 'Server Settings' tab for your new calendar and update the 'Server address' with your pXX-caldav.icloud.com.
Next you need to update the 'Server path'. The way that it was configured is based on the MobileMe configuration and it needs to be updated to the iCloud. The value that MobileMe has is/principals/users/1.XXXXXXXXXX/ (The XXXXXXX is the dedicated number for your account. Update the path to /XXXXXXXXXX/principal/.
Update the 'Port' to 443 and select the 'Use SSL' option if is not selected.
Restart iCal in Snow Leopard. The Calendar will refresh.