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Timothy Westman-Barth Level 2 (150 points)
I recently adjusted settings in iTunes for my iPhone 3GS (4.0.2) to sync with iCal. It told me that it would now sync over the air and every time I connect it to the computer. It doesn't appear to sync. My calendars in iCal on my Mac and on my iPhone are both the same as they were before. It is set to sync all calendars. Why won't it sync?

MacBook Pro
  • jinniferb Level 1 (145 points)
    It will only sync over the air if you're using a server to serve your calendar.
    Are you?

    If not, you'll always have to manually sync via usb cable and itunes.
    If you want over-the-air iCal syncing, you'll need either a mobileme account or access to a private caldav server.
  • Timothy Westman-Barth Level 2 (150 points)
    Alright, syncing only when connected to the computer via iTunes is fine, but the setting is set to on and it doesn't sync my calendars when I connect it to iTunes. How do I get it to sync?
  • jinniferb Level 1 (145 points)
    Click the sync button.
    It's not automatic unless you've set it to be that way.
  • Timothy Westman-Barth Level 2 (150 points)
    I've checked the "sync all calendars" button in iTunes, when I sync with iTunes (automatically when I connect my phone) it doesn't update the calendars. Do I need to do something in iCal?
  • Martin Glass Level 1 (0 points)
    I've encountered major problems too. I've tried everything and I've spend two 1 hour sessions with top Apple Tech Support Managers and we have found no solution yet. Basically, I cannot sync my iPhone Calendar with iCal via USB/iTunes, AT ALL!!!
  • Timothy Westman-Barth Level 2 (150 points)
    Ok, I created a new event on iCal on my Mac and that event got added to my iPhone 3GS. The stuff on my 3GS still won't sync with my Mac, though.
  • markdtn Level 1 (0 points)
    I am having the same problem. If I add something to my imac it will put it on my iphone4, but if I add something on my iphone during the day it won't put it on my imac when I sync. Also how can I put my calendar on my iphone onto my new mac book pro? It either wants to merge or replace info when syncing through itunes and both completely delete all calendar info on my iphone and I have to go back to my imac to add the calendar info back. I should be able to either transfer the calendar on my imac or iphone to my new mac book pro without having to buy mobile me.
  • cdemery Level 1 (0 points)
    ok im sorry if someone has asked this befor but im new to the whole iphone thing and mac in general. ok i have an iphone, and we use ical as out work calender. is there a way i can sync my work calender to my iphone but not my personal calender details i have on my iphone calender to works ical. if tht makes scene...?
  • noepie1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Me too, I have the same problem. But ofcourse a little different.... It used to work via mobile me fine and usb 2. It stopped working since a few weeks. I keep on getting the message that the connection to my account is forbidden...? Logging in on my account on is no problem. But syncing from me to imac and from iphone to imac does not work at all. Hopeless. If any one knows something to solve this I will be soooo happy...
  • Timothy Westman-Barth Level 2 (150 points)
    Alright, I still don't know how, I'm supposed sync my Calendar events from my iPhone to my Mac. Your problem with Mobile Me access on your Mac, might be able to be fixed by: signing out of Mobile Me (on your Mac) and then signing in again as though you weren't signed in in the first place.
  • PandJonB Level 1 (0 points)
    There appears to be a slew of issues with iCal and iPhone 4.0.2. I wish that Apple would address the severest of these. Such as lost sync between iCal and Mobile Me due to iCal calendar corruption issues and syncing iCal via USB with more than one computer. iCurrently do not want to spend more for Mobile Me since I darn nearly lost a year's worth of reservations and meeting on my iCal due to iCorruptions on iCal. iWake up guys at Apple let's get the iShow on the road with the iCal fixes! If it's not iDependable then it is iNoGood! iState my case.
  • Timothy Westman-Barth Level 2 (150 points)
    Well, iOS 4.1 is out, and I upgraded and it didn't fix the problem. So... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

    PS I must say that someone is using their "i"s way too much...
  • dmackinney Level 1 (0 points)
    Same here. I have a mobileme subscription, run ical on my macbook, and an iphone 3 which I just updated yesterday again hoping to fix quite a few problems since the upgrade during the summer. Still can't enter on my calendar on my phone and have it show up on ical on my laptop. This is very frustrating!

    I can't figure out if this is a universal problem still or just limited to the lucky few...
  • darae Level 1 (0 points)
    Same here w itunes sync - iphone 4 calendar events do not go to macbook pro (all sftwr current).
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