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Calendar colors keep changing

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  • Soldier4984 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Oct 9, 2013 5:17 AM (in response to edwardaggie98)

    Awesome!! 2 years down the road.. and still NO FIX!!!!! How is this even possible!?!?!? iOS7 doesn't fix it either!

     

    It just works.. yeah right!!

  • jel9568 Calculating status...
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    Oct 9, 2013 7:07 AM (in response to edwardaggie98)

    I just upgraded to the newest iOS and now I have the problem with my default calendar color changing and it will not save when I change it back to my original color.  Any suggestions. 

  • twidgy Calculating status...
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    Oct 9, 2013 7:13 AM (in response to Default User)

    Seriously what's going on here? This just started happening to me this morning. 3 out of 7 of my calendars changed colors on me (some even changing to a color I was using on a different calendar, causing identical colored calendars!). I was able to change 2 of the 3 but not back to their original colors, my only option was to swap the original colors between the 2 oddly enough.

  • Jim the plumber Calculating status...
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    Oct 9, 2013 8:28 AM (in response to twidgy)

    Apple is too busy keeping me from getting areplacement copy of 10.7.3, which I already bought. Instead, they want me to pay for it. Again. Becasue it is not available. Wait, if I can get it by paying for it, does that mean it is available?

     

    Expect an iCal fix. For a price . . .

  • MDJCM Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 9, 2013 8:40 AM (in response to edwardaggie98)

    I have this problem too with only one of the calendars I have that syncs with iCloud.

     

    The syncing is fine, just the colour problem that is annoying. Always changes to light purple.

  • GregEP Calculating status...
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    Oct 9, 2013 10:25 AM (in response to Soldier4984)

    This is a silly stupid problem. Colours of calendars are constantly chaging and no manual correction seems to correct it. Fix this, Apple!

  • jduffeytx Calculating status...
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    Oct 9, 2013 10:30 AM (in response to edwardaggie98)

    Same problem here...just got the 5s and now my default calendar changed to purple and I can't manually change it back.

  • FirstMac2010 Calculating status...
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    Oct 9, 2013 10:48 AM (in response to edwardaggie98)

    I am expericiening this issue as well with one of my calendar that syncs with iCLOUD>

     

    It syncs great to my iphone, Ipad and MAC,  ust the color problem that is annoying. Always changes to light purple.

     

    Help!!

  • mickeyj26 Calculating status...
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    Oct 9, 2013 1:09 PM (in response to edwardaggie98)

    Yea, this JUST started happening for me today.  I sincrerely hope Apple reads these comments because there are a bunch of ticked off Apple customers right now.

     

    Apple - FIX THIS NOW

  • kaptaink Calculating status...
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    Oct 9, 2013 1:14 PM (in response to edwardaggie98)

    As of iOS7 this is now happening to me. My iCloud calendar colors look fine. Ditto for the colors in iCal on my MBP. But the colors in BusyCal are getting changed up on some of the most 'common' calendars. They are all going dark grey and no matter what I do, they go back to that color. The colors on my iPhone appear to be fine as well.

     

    So, for me this is limited to how BusyCal is syncing those calendars. But it seems something definitely changed in iOS7 or something changed to iCloud right around the same time.

     

    Since I primarily use BusyCal, I hate that multiple calendars are now the same color. I don't actually care what color they are, but I would like them to each be different AND to match between devices.

  • MajorIP4 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Oct 9, 2013 1:30 PM (in response to edwardaggie98)

    Send feedback to apple. I just did. Having the same problem that just started today. Only affects mac calendar and icloud web...... iPhone shows the correct color.

  • carole322 Calculating status...
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    Oct 9, 2013 3:00 PM (in response to Amlumnah)

    I spoke to the head supervisor to finally get a fix. I bought a new Macbook laptop and it decided that one of my calendar colors should be light turquoise, when it's always been red. It was pushing the turquoise to all my other devices, and no matter how many times I changed it back to red, and through away the iCal preference file, it would switch back to turquoise.

     

    iCal changed to "Calendar" in Mountain Lion, and this could be part of the cause - in case any of you have the same situation. I have Lion 10.7.5 on my desktop and Mountain Lion 10.8.5 on my new Macbook.

     

    The fix (for me): Go to your list of calendars. Highlight the one that's giving you problems. Go to File at the top, go to Export, and Export that single calendar (Work, Family, Kids - whichever is refusing to be the color you want it to be) to your desktop. Then DELETE the problem calendar. (don't freak out - the content is saved on your desktop). Now restart your computer. Now go to the + sign and Add the calendar back into your list, and assign it the color you want it to have. Now DRAG the single calendar file from your desktop, to the newly created calendar. All of your events should copy back into your new calendar, and remain the color that you want it to be. When you are done (and this has worked), drag that file on your desktop to the trash.

     

    If you have more than one calendar that is changing colors on you without asking, you will probably have to repeat the steps with each rogue calendar.

  • carole322 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 9, 2013 3:05 PM (in response to carole322)

    With all the postings about this today, it seems like this is an iCloud glitch that is happening today - Oct. 9th. Hope my above posting helps.

  • Ed is Confused Calculating status...
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    Oct 9, 2013 3:10 PM (in response to carole322)

    Just another datapoint.  My wife is running 10.8.5 on her Mac and iOS7 on her iPad and the same issue has started for her today.  She uses many different calendars (and colors) to keep track of work and personal items.  Not all colors are changing but at least one does.  It is particularly irksome because she had previously set her work calendar to green and one of her home calendars to purple and now both appear as purple.  She has tried changing them on each device and by signing into iCloud.  They then change back immediately.  We will try carole's fix but it is more than a bit nerve racking to delete a calendar with much important data.  This is clearly not optimal.

  • mickeyj26 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 9, 2013 3:43 PM (in response to edwardaggie98)

    carole's fix seems to have worked for me.

     

    I am running 10.8.5 on my MBP and iOS7 on my iPhone 5.

     

    After I copied the exported calendars back into the Calendars app, it took a LONG time to update.  In fact, as of me writing this, it is still not finished.  But I know that it is doing something because when I refresh the calendar app on my iPhone, events are slowly appearing where they should be.

     

    Hopefully, this finishes updating soon. 

     

    And yes, so far the calendars are the colors I want them to be. 

     

    So, thanks carole!!!

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