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ckeck Level 1 (0 points)
I'm having a very annoying issue with my new iPad (my only gripe so far). I use my calendar extensively on my computer and I'm hooked up to my companies Exchange account. I like keeping my calendars separate using different colors for my personal appts and my work meetings. As most users do, I have my personal calendar set to blue (for example), a misc calendar set to green and then my work calendar set to red.

Now, my Mac based calendars sync via MobileMe and back down to my iPhone and iPad just fine in the same colors, but on my iPad it makes my Exchange calendar blue as well, so my two main calendars are the same. I cannot find any setting anywhere on the iPad to fix this.

I DO NOT have this problem on my iPhone for some reason, it sets my Exchange calendar red as would be expected.

Does anyone have any clue how to fix this? I would greatly appreciate any insight!

iPad 32GB, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • apple-chick Level 1 (5 points)
    I have had the reverse problem - when I first synced my iPhone to the exchange the calendar was blue. Then after the big iPhone update- the first time it synced after that the calendar turned Red. I wanted Blue back! From what I understand from my posts like this under the iPhone category, it's not possible to pick the colors. I remember someone telling me I could set up "dummy calendars" and let them sync, then remove them until I got the color I wanted. That seemed like way too much work (and potentially risky given how important my calendar is) - and I've stayed with Red every since. Thanks, Anne
  • Riquet65 Level 1 (0 points)
    Nearly the same problem here, I went to the genius bar yesterday and was told this is a bug that they would report.

    I have a birthday calendar on my mac and the only way to sync this over using MobileMe is to publish the calendar in iCal on the mac, send the subscription over to the iPad by mail and subscribe in the iPad by clicking on that link.

    The new calendar is red on the mac and becomes blue on the iPad without a way to change it.

    Let's hope the bug gets fixed quickly.
  • joe.lafferty Level 1 (0 points)
    yep, i have the same problem - my 'home calendar' is blue and my exchange calendar is red, but on my iPad they are both the same!
    it's VERY confusing...and no way to hcange it yet...
    HELP!
    pity as the iCal interface on the iPad is superb...
  • Katie Floyd Level 2 (325 points)
    Just adding myself to the "me too" list here. On my iPhone my Exchange calendar comes in as Red (it's pinkish on iCal so this is close enough.) But on my iPad it comes in as blue which is the same color I use for my personal calendar. Very frustrating because nearly everything on my calendar is blue.

    Sounds like it's a bug we have to wait for Apple to fix, but if anyone comes across a fix please let us know!
  • Clinty76 Level 1 (5 points)
    I would love to be able to set the calendar colors for my exchange calendars. This should be a basic seting!
  • glogger Level 1 (0 points)
    same problem here - no solution found atm.
    -steven
  • John Vargo Level 2 (235 points)
    Sounds like a bug to me.

    Be sure to let Apple know about this: http://www.apple.com/feedback/ipad.html
  • Eugene Cowan Level 1 (10 points)
    Hmm.
    Whatever colors I assign to a calendar in iCal is what the iPad displays. I set my Exchange calendar to red, and it shows as red on the iPad.
    Have you put your Exchange calendar in iCal? I have mine in iCal and set it to Red, even though the calendar itself is synced from my work Exchange server. Don't know how that magic voodoo synced the color from iCal and the contents from Exchange, but it works.
  • davidtesler Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the same problem - why doesnt the ipad match the colors of my iphone and ical?
  • Mister Sweaters Level 1 (0 points)
    Just wanted to toss my hat in the ring as well - I'm on a 32GB 3G model, but I doubt it has to do with the model and most likely is just a bug. Hopefully it'll be resolved in the next OS update
  • sky_ostrich Level 1 (0 points)
    Just adding myself to the list of problem children.
    Personal calendar and work calendar are the same color on my iPad making it hard to glance and tell the difference between the two.
  • Karl R. Level 1 (25 points)
    I only have an Exchange calendar on my iPad and it is blue. I want the meetings I accepted as maybe to appear different than the meetings I accepted as confirmed (like Outlook does). I never decline meetings as I still want to know they are happening, but on the iPad I can not easily see accepted vs. tentative meetings.

    Any ideas on this one?
  • Banesmagic Level 1 (5 points)
    I have the exact same problem. My exchange account on iPhone and Mac are red but on the iPad it comes out blue.
  • 4jsinohio Level 1 (0 points)
    let me add the "me too" plus you can't make the ipad and the touch the same either. Ipad starts with blue and Ipod touch starts with red so you can't even make the two the same let alone make them the same as exchange. So now I have 3 different color schemes going
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