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evan127 Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
I have MobileMe and sync it with my iPhone. All my other calendars sync fine, except my subscriptions calendars. They do not show up on my phone. In my MobileMe preferences I have made sure that the calendar sync is checked. Please help! Thanks!

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  • bolichera Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Sorry, can't help you, but I just wanted to say that me and my husband have exactly the same problem!!! Cannot understand why not EVERYONE has this problem??? I mean, it's really a basic function to be able to subscribe on eachother's iCals!!

    Please help us someone!
  • used2flyn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have exactly the same problem. I subscribe to the US Holiday calendar and have that calendar in iCal but cannot import it to MobileMe to sync with iPhone. Very frustrating since I am certain there must be an easy remedy.

    I hope someone has the answer!
  • evan127 Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
    Apple Discussion users and Top Users; please help us! We know that this is super duper easy to fix, we just don't know how! :S Help!
  • MPBAMB Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
    Subscribed calendars are not currently supported in 2.2.1 and are not synced OTA with Mobile me, this will be corrected in the 3.0 update out this summer (Out 17 June)

    This link may help.
  • Pascal Couture1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    i have 3.0 installed as of 1 hour ago, and I can tell you that subscribed calendars in iCal ARE NOT pushing to my iphone.

    I hope we were not lied to about this. This is one of the most unbelievably lacking features of the iPhone, and if 3.0 does not solve this, I am going to have a fit.

    Apple, why is this STILL not working?
  • h i b b s y Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hopefully this is just a 'busy server' issue and will be resolved by morning!!
  • matt.tehonica Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am having the same problem. I thought this feature would be present in 3.0 as well....
  • tilman Level 4 Level 4 (1,235 points)
    In 3.0, you can subscribe to CalDav calendars directly on the iPhone. The phone will then download the calendar data directly, and not sync through MobileMe and your desktop. Go to Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendra -> Add Account... -> Other -> Add CalDav Account.
  • h i b b s y Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks Tilman!! Wouldn't have looked there!

    Best wishes,

  • MPBAMB Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
    As Tilman correctly points out there is now an option in the settings to add a calDAV account, and also add a subscribed calendar. ( Same settings but instead of adding calDAV account, add subscribed calendar).

    I have only just updated and have not set up this facility yet, but hopefully this should offer the solution.

    This may help.
  • UNIT32 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    While it looks possible via this route, it still seems like an inconvenient workaround. When is Apple going to implement syncing of all calendars from iCal to iPhone including subscribed calendars and birthdays?

    And when will we be able to send calendar events from iPhone? Or edit the calendar to which an event belongs on iPhone?

    All fairly basic stuff but still not possible with the 3.0 update. Very disappointed.
  • jbarse Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    UNIT32 wrote:
    While it looks possible via this route, it still seems like an inconvenient workaround. When is Apple going to implement syncing of all calendars from iCal to iPhone including subscribed calendars and birthdays?

    I can't speak to the birthdays question, but it is now possible to sync subscribed calendars to the iPhone from the Mac. Check the Info in iTunes. You'll find that even when you're syncing contacts and calendars through Mobile Me you can also sync them directly.
  • evan127 Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
    I so confused. I updated to 3.0 as of 12pm mountain time yesterday (11am pacific time) and my subscribed calendar is still not syncing over MobileMe. Is this an actually software issue that Apple has not addressed yet, or am I just spacey as heck? :S
  • Erick Reddekopp Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)
    Here is how you can get both subscribed and birthday calendars on your iPhone:

    Subscribed Calendars:

    1. Right click on the calendar in iCal and select "Copy URL to Clipboard" then create a new email message and send that link to yourself or what ever email account you have set up on your iPhone.

    2. Open the email on your iPhone, click the link in the email and it should pop-up and ask if you want to subscribe. That calendar subscription will now update just like it would in iCal.

    Birthday Calendar:

    1. Right Click on the Birthday Calendar and select 'Publish' (make sure you tell it to automatically update changes)

    2. When it finishes publishing it will give you and option to email a link. Again, as above, email yourself the link to your iPhone. Open Mail on iPhone, click the link and agree to subscribe to it. Keep in mind, your iCal on this one is going to the thing pushing the changes, so make sure if add a bunch of birthdays to your address book, you give iCal a chance to be open and publish accordingly. Or just do what I do and leave it open.

    But there you have it.

    And concerning the fit someone else was throwing about this supposed "work around" on Apple's part. You know my friend, not you, not me, not anyone on these boards but the engineers behind the software for the iPhone knows the why or how of what they can and cannot do and why some things take longer than normal, such as MMS. Sure I provide feedback, let them know what I want to see, and since 1.0 - Apple has added and done a lot to the software on this device. I for one am appreciative that they obviously work very hard to try to get the phone's software up to the high demands everyone has for it. Yes you can pull out the ole "But my old such and such phone could do that." All well and good, BUT...part of some of these decisions are based on more than meets the eye. Items like MMS, calendars subscriptions, internet surfing - all of these things were not done or really needed by the masses in such high volumes until the iPhone came along. So yes I do believe that the rumors of AT&T's network is under an incredible deal of stress due to the huge increase in all things mobile not only iPhone users are doing, but now others on phones inspired by the iPhone. Two years ago our devices suddenly made a great leap forward...our carriers are still running to catch up.

    I for one am happy Apple keeps trying to please all of us and keep making a great device even better.
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