9 Replies Latest reply: Jun 29, 2009 2:11 AM by Larryb227
Larryb227 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I've read the book of rules PDF and they say go to iTunes and "preferences" and set the iPhone to sync with iCal.

I do not find anything in preferences that indicate syncing with iCal!

I do not use MobleMe or any other method. I just input to my iCal then want to sync with the iPhone.

Appreciate any good instructions on how to do that.

I do not use Automatic sync either.

LarryB

macbook 2.4-4g Ram-Time Capsule-Fusion/XP-iPod mini-iPhone 3Gs, Mac OS X (10.5.6), iLife09
  • 1. Re: How do I sync my iCal with my iPhone?
    Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,475 points)
    LarryB,

    Follow the instructions listed in: How to Sync an iPhone with iCal Calendar on a Mac | eHow.com

    ;~)

  • 2. Re: How do I sync my iCal with my iPhone?
    Larryb227 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Boy Ferd II Do I have egg on my face. If I had scrolled in the "info" tab it would have become obvious what to do! I have no excuse except I'm new at syncing and I'll stick to it.

    Thanks a bunch.

    You are on a roll with answering my question so I have one more. When I connect my iPhone, iPhoto use to come up first. I have found how to stop that but I have not found how to have iTunes come up when I connect. Really appreciate you help today.

    Larryb
  • 3. You Are Welcome
    Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,475 points)
    LarryB,
    I have found how to stop that but I have not found how to have iTunes come up when I connect.

    I have not found a definitive answer to that question. How to prevent iTunes from opening when iPhone connected [Archive] - The macosxhints Forums contains some conflicting information.

    I played around with some of the recommendations in that link, and since I want iTunes to open when connecting the iPhone, the only thing that I did not try was removing iTunesHelper from my Login Items.

    I personally want iTunes to open when the iPhone is connected.

    ;~)

  • 4. Re: You Are Welcome
    Larryb227 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks.
    That is what I want also but so far can't make it open when I connect my iPhone.

    I'll keep looking and let the forum know if I am successful.

    LarryB
  • 5. Re: You Are Welcome
    Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,475 points)
    LarryB,
    That is what I want also but so far can't make it open when I connect my iPhone.

    I misread your first statement regarding the automatic opening of iTunes.

    Is iTunesHelper listed in your "Login Items" in System Preferences...>Accounts>Login Items?

    ;~)

  • 6. Re: You Are Welcome
    Larryb227 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Yes it is listed and doesn't seem to matter checked or not as far as auto open of iTunes.
    The only way I can get iTunes to open upon iPhone connection is to click Auto Sync in iTunes when the iphone is connected under Summary.

    LarryB
  • 7. Re: You Are Welcome
    Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,475 points)
    LarryB,

    You may want to delete iTunesHelper from Startup Items (Keep the Login Items window open). Then go to Applications>iTunes>Right Click on iTunes application>Show Package Contents>Resources> iTunesHelper>Drag iTH to the "Accounts" "Login Items" window, and log out/in or restart and see what happens.

    Also read: Apple - Support - Discussions - iPhone will not start iTunes but will ... for additional hints.

    Reinstalling iTunes also seems to be an option.

    ;~)

  • 8. Re: You Are Welcome
    Larryb227 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Ferd II wrote:
    LarryB,

    You may want to delete iTunesHelper from Startup Items (Keep the Login Items window open). Then go to Applications>iTunes>Right Click on iTunes application>Show Package Contents>Resources> iTunesHelper>Drag iTH to the "Accounts" "Login Items" window, and log out/in or restart and see what happens.

    Also read: Apple - Support - Discussions - iPhone will not start iTunes but will ... for additional hints.

    Reinstalling iTunes also seems to be an option.

    ;~)



    I tried the first part above and that made no difference. I will read your recommendation and then re-install iTunes.

    Thanks again and I'll update when finished.

    LarryB
  • 9. Re: You Are Welcome
    Larryb227 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I tried everything I read on the "recommended reading" to no avail.
    I then reinstalled iTunes and also did not solve my problem.

    I am using version 8.2 iTunes and do not have a checkbox to open iTunes when iPhone is connected under the summary tab as someone indicated on the "reading".

    The only way it works for me is to check Auto Sync.

    larryB