3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 7, 2009 3:37 PM by Lisa Marsaudon
Lisa Marsaudon Level 1 (5 points)

I have MobileMe and my calendar on my phone was syncing just fine with my iCal via push. However, it recently stopped syncing, and even when I turn off push and sync with my computer, the calendars will not sync. When I click on the "Info" tab in iTunes it says that it is still set to sync over the air, even though it shows in the settings on my phone that I have turned off push. What is going on here?

Thanks for the help!

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.11), iPhone (original)
  • Lars Hansen Level 1 (30 points)
    I haven't gotten my iPhone calendar to ever sync with iCal which is a real bummer because that was a main feature for opting for the iPhone. The iPhone Calendar will download events from iCal but iCal will not 'download' or read events made in Calendar. (ie syncing is one way) What gives?

    I do not have MobileMe but that shouldn't make a difference really. When I dock the phone, syncing the calendars both ways should go without a hitch and yet...

    You speak of 'pushing'? I find no 'push' option in iTunes or in my calendar settings on the iPhone. What do you mean by 'push'.

    Does anyone know how to fix this?
  • neuroanatomist Level 7 (31,690 points)
    Lisa, Push just means mail/events/contacts are pushed between phone and MobileMe as soon as they are sent/changed. With Push OFF, the default is Fetch, either at a set interval or manually. Turning off Push does not stop syncing with MobileMe, it merely changes the frequency of the sync.

    To sync your calendar via iTunes, you would need to delete the MobileMe account from the iPhone, which would return you to dock cable syncing instead of "over-the-air" syncing.

    You might try deleting the MobileMe account on the iPhone, then re-creating it, and see if that corrects your issue.

    +Ps. Lars - try posting your own topic; your issue is different than Lisa's (MobileMe changes the way the iPhone syncs). Threadjacking is considered rather impolite, but more importantly you're much more likely to get your issue addressed if you post it as a new question.+
  • Lisa Marsaudon Level 1 (5 points)
    Thank you, it seems to have helped!