1044 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 17, 2008 2:11 PM by S.Kay
An Apple kbase article 'explains' this (really, I would call it more of an excuse than an explanation!).
Each calendar is assigned a different color to allow you to easily identify which appointments belong to which calendar and _this may not match the exact color used on the computer_.
In the meantime, there is a workaround, although it is something of a pain. The iPhone 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 iPhone 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 iPhone 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.
Also, you can submit feedback to Apple: http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html.
Doesn't work. My calendars are red, orange, and blue (the first three in the that list). They've matched with iCal for weeks (since I bought the phone), but after a sync today they're messed up. Syncing with all calendars unchecked does not remove them from the phone. They will will not leave. Resetting Sync History seems to have caused that and made things worse.
Also, iPhone Calendar entries never sync to iCal on my Mac.