4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 3, 2009 6:22 PM by Chris0071
Dufek Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
My calendars that were synced from iCal are completely different colors. Any idea how to make the colors for the calendars on the Ipod Touch match those in iCal and MobileMe?

iMac 2 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • 1. Re: Calendar in iPod Touch
    masterzone Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
    it happen me too...from mac ical I've some colors and on the IPT are differents

  • 2. Re: Calendar in iPod Touch
    Smtr Level 5 Level 5 (5,450 points)
    Apparently there is no way to make the calendar colors match up. That is according to the Apple Article here: [Calendar colors do not match between computer and device|http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1925]. Specifically, the phrase

    ...and this may not match the exact color used on the computer.

    If this bothers you, go to the [iPod Touch Feedback|http://www.apple.com/feedback/ipodtouch.html] page, fill out the form, and submit to Apple. It would be nice if they corrected this in the next iPod software update.

  • 3. Re: Calendar in iPod Touch
    neuroanatomist Level 7 Level 7 (31,690 points)
    As Smtr points out, an Apple kbase article 'explains' this (I would call it more of an 'excuse' than an explanation!).

    In the meantime, there is a workaround, although it is something of a pain. The iPod Touch will apply calendar colors in the following order: red, orange, blue, green, purple. (If you only sync one calendar, it's blue).

    Depending on the colors you want, you first need to create 'blank' calendars in iCal to 'use up' unwanted colors. Then, you need to sync the calendars, one at a time, in color order.

    Go to the Info tab (in iTunes with the iPod Touch connected and selected in the devices list). With the Sync iCal calendars box checked, UNcheck all the boxes and sync. Then, check the box for the calendar you want to be red. Then sync (if you look on the iPod Touch at this point, that calender will be blue, since it's the only one). Then, check the box for the calendar you want to be orange, then sync. Repeat for blue, then green, then purple.

    For example, if I want to have two calendars, Home colored blue and Work purple, I would create three new calendars - empty1, empty2, empty3 - then check the boxes in the following order, syncing between each: empty1, empty2, Home, empty3, Work.
  • 4. Re: Calendar in iPod Touch
    Chris0071 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I had the same problem. Would be nice if they could fix this issue in the next update.