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Problems with iCal sync

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RobinKaye Calculating status...
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Jun 29, 2007 8:39 PM
Everything else was fine, just problems with iCal. How can I fix it?

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  • Michael Lafferty Level 6 Level 6 (16,080 points)
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    Jun 29, 2007 8:46 PM (in response to RobinKaye)
    Welcome to Apple Discussions.

    Reset your truth database by launching iSync (yes, iSync) and opening the Preferences… dialog. Press the Reset Sync History… button and synchronize again.

    This will leave your clients registered and your data intact, but force a first-time slow synchronization of all of your sync clients, and should result in the transfer of your iCal data to the iPhone. You should back up your iCal data using the built-in option to do so labeled Back up Database… under the File menu of iCal before performing the reset.
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  • homertime33 Level 4 Level 4 (1,105 points)
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    Jun 29, 2007 8:53 PM (in response to RobinKaye)
    Make sure your iCal app works fine first, often times it is multiple calendars in iCal that give you problems.

    If there are a lot of calendars on your upper left hand side of iCal that you just can't delete, that is your problem. This is a very common problem in iCal.

    If that really is your problem, you can select the event viewer in the lower right hand corner and manually delete the calendar events, by color, that is causing your inability to delete Calendars.

    If this isn't your issue, I don't know what to tell you. My iCal synced great, so my assumption is just that it's your program, not the phone.
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  • StudioDweller Calculating status...
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    Jun 29, 2007 9:05 PM (in response to RobinKaye)
    iSync is in the Applications folder when you first open your hard drive.

    SD
  • homertime33 Level 4 Level 4 (1,105 points)
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    Jun 29, 2007 9:17 PM (in response to RobinKaye)
    no you got me stuck there...

    I have read that other users are having similar problems.


    Did you try just syncing one... you may have said so, I'm just too lazy to re read above.

    Try only one, then try them all.

    If not, apple will deserve your phone call soon, or visit an apple store early tomorrow.
    MBP 2.0GHZ 1GB Ram, Mac OS X (10.4.8), iPod Video 60Gig; iPod G4 20Gig
  • BGWright Calculating status...
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    Jun 29, 2007 9:26 PM (in response to RobinKaye)
    same exact problem ... everything syncs fine except iCal. Waiting ...
    iPhone, MacBook Pro, iMac G5 (iSight), video iPod, mac mini, iPod 20, iPod Shuffle, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • homertime33 Level 4 Level 4 (1,105 points)
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    Jun 29, 2007 9:57 PM (in response to BGWright)
    This may sound remedial, but have you tried selecting or deselecting the "do not sync events older then 30 days".

    Mine's selected...

    Just still trying to brainstorm ideas
    MBP 2.0GHZ 1GB Ram, Mac OS X (10.4.8), iPod Video 60Gig; iPod G4 20Gig
  • MMulhern Level 2 Level 2 (215 points)
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    Jun 29, 2007 11:32 PM (in response to RobinKaye)
    I am also have a problem with iCal- I ahve just one calendar and everything shows up- but several hours later than they are suppose to! ie- an appoint on my computer for 9am will show up on my iPhone for 1 pm.

    Anyone else? Any thoughts?

    Thanks!

    Otherwise, I LOVE this phone!!
  • macguyincali Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)
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    Jun 30, 2007 1:01 AM (in response to MMulhern)
    I was having the same problem and it prevented me from syncing mail accounts and other synced items. I narrowed it down to 1 calendar which I believe had recurring events in them. I copied all the current events (no more than 30 days old all the way into the future) from the calendar into a new calendar. This effectively makes all the recurring events, non recurring events. I then had to go and make the recurring events (there weren't that many) into recurring events again.

    Now it syncs like a charm.
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