8 Replies Latest reply: Oct 28, 2009 10:33 AM by piccola mia
cdiez Level 1 (0 points)
I am a previous user of Motorola, now I have an Iphone 3GS and I want to know if the past events on the calendar delete automatically after some time. If not, do I have to remove them one by one?


Iphone 3GS, 32GB
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 (123,405 points)
    Past events will not delete automatically.

    The iPhone is designed to be synced with a supported application on your computer for calendar events and contacts. There is an option on the iPhone to sync all events, or events 6 months back etc.

    If the supported application on your computer includes an option to automatically delete calendar events are a designated period of time, this will be reflected with your iPhone's calendar when syncing calendar events with the supported application on your computer.
  • cdiez Level 1 (0 points)
    in other words, if I dont sync I would have to delete them one by one. Am I correct?
  • paulcb Level 6 (19,110 points)
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 (123,405 points)

    Calendar events are included with your iPhone's backup along with a lot of other data - updated by iTunes as the first step during the sync process, but it isn't a good idea to depend on your iPhone's backup alone for this data. If you don't sync this data with a supported application on your computer as designed and a problem arises that requires restoring your iPhone with iTunes and this is done from your iPhone's backup but there is a problem with the backup, this data can be lost.
  • jbarnes22 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have a problem in that my 3G has deleted past events that I use for future planning. I don't sync with any applications, but there is no check box to prevent from deleting old items. Is there any way to ensure that calendar events never get deleted?
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 (123,405 points)
    Not sure if this has any effect on this, but what is selected at Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars under the Calendars section at Sync?
  • jbarnes22 Level 1 (0 points)
    Doesn't have any sync options available on the phone. Just the "New Invitation Alerts" and Time zone support. I'm completely stumped on this one.
  • piccola mia Level 1 (0 points)
    Sorry I am helpless too on this matter. Actually I have the same problem and would like to know if you found a way to keep old appointments in calendar there?
    thank You