13 Replies Latest reply: Oct 20, 2011 4:45 PM by michellefromredwood shores
Dave Marsh Level 2 (330 points)
Apple today updated their beta CalDAV calendar to MobileMe. I've been participating in the Calendar beta for a month or so, and all has gone pretty well. However, since the beta Calendar went live today, I've been unable to refresh my regular MobileMe calendar on my iPad by turning it off/then back on, so I'm having to continue to use the CalDAV manual configuration for my calendar.

Is anyone else having this issue? I'd really like to delete my CalDAV calendar and use the standard MobileMe calendar again, because it includes my subscribed US Holidays calendar. Of course, the iPad is still running iOS 3.2, and my iPhone 4 running iOS 4.1 updated to the new MobileMe calendar with the subscribed US Holidays calendar just fine today. So, perhaps all will be well when iOS 4.2 comes out this fall for the iPad, but it's annoying just the same.

2.8GHz 24" iMac w/4GB RAM/750GB HD, 1.8GHz MacBook Air/80GB HD, iPad 3G, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Dave Marsh Level 2 (330 points)
    I just tried a shutdown/restart on my iPad and it brought in my subscribed US Holidays calendar under the MobileMe account, but none of my regular calendars, so I have a work around for now, since I can leave the CalDAV calendar on until iOS 4.2 becomes available for my iPad, when I'll try again.
  • Robert Hurt1 Level 1 (95 points)
    Yeah, I lost all my regular MobileMe calendars when i joined the beta a while ago. They don't even show as a manual sync option in iTunes. Everything is there on my iPhone though.

    There doesn't seem to be any clear info about this anywhere I can find. Is this a known bug? If so do we have to wait until 4.2 for a fix? Is this happening to all iPad users now with the new iCal sync or just some of us?

    Pretty irritating.
  • Dave Marsh Level 2 (330 points)
    After some research, it's now clear that the iPad running iOS 3.2 must be manually configured to use the new CalDAV calendar at MobileMe. If you go into Settings/Mail, Calendars, etc. to briefly turn off/then back on your MobileMe calendar to force a fresh, and delete the data on your iPad to get a clean refresh, all you'll download is your subscriptions (e.g., US holidays), not any of your normal calendars. They've apparently been moved to the new CalDAV servers.

    This means if you participated in the calendar beta, you need to do nothing, since you've already configured your iPad to access the new servers. However, if you didn't participate, you need to manually configure your iPad just as the beta testers did. Here's the direct link to the configuration instructions:


    iPhone 4 users need do nothing, since their iOS 4.1 software will automatically point to the new servers. If you choose to briefly turn off/turn back on your MobileMe calendars, it will pull all your calendars from the new servers, including your subscriptions.
  • Macdravite Level 1 (0 points)
    Note to above post about new Calendar on MobileMe syncing with iPad IF duplicate events appear on your iPad ONLY:
    Set up iPad instructions at:
    IF you end up with duplicate events on your iPad after upgrading to the new Calendar on MobleMe and you sync Calendar on the iPad with MobileMe, do this (per Apple Support live chat on 10/16/10) on your iPad (after setting up the cal.me.com account):
    * Tap on Settings
    * Tap on Mail, Contacts, Calendars
    * Tap on your account: username@me.com
    * Turn OFF Calendars only
    * A popup window will appear asking if you a question. Tap on "Delete events from my iPad"
    * Tap on the button: Save
    * Open Calendar on your iPad. The duplicate events should no longer appear.
  • Dave Marsh Level 2 (330 points)
    Note that if you want to see a subscribed calendar (e.g., US Holidays) you'll want to leave your MobileMe calendar turned on in Settings. To remove the displayed duplicates in your iPad Calendars app, uncheck the displayed calendars from your MobileMe account that are causing the duplicates from within the Calendars program or simply delete them from your cache as noted in the above post. However, my normal calendars are no longer being downloaded from MobileMe, since they were moved to the CalDAV server. No duplicates popped up on my iPad when I turned on my MobileMe calendars after the update.

    This WILL probably become an issue when iOS 4.2 comes out, but then I'll simply turn off/delete the direct download from the CalDAV server and use the default MobileMe calendar, which will then be pointing to the new server, just as it works on the iPhone 4 today using iOS 4.1.
  • Daniel Richman Level 1 (10 points)
    Even if it doesn't automatically sync it there, adding a subscribed calendar to the iPad is easy:

  • Dave Marsh Level 2 (330 points)
    Thanks, a very helpful tip I had overlooked.
  • tincha Level 1 (45 points)
    My US Holidays calendar wasn't syncing on my iPad, so I followed these instructions. Now they show up but are the wrong color and I can't find any way to change it (shows as Blue on my iPad, which is the color I use for a different calendar. The Holidays calendar shows correctly as Red on my iPhone and on my Mac).
  • Dave Marsh Level 2 (330 points)
    Getting the colors right on mobile devices has always been a problem. The only way I've been able to resolve it is to login to MobileMe Calendar web page, adjust the colors there, then switch back to your mobile device, turn MobileMe Calendar off/back on on device to force a complete refresh of what's in the MobileMe Calendar online. That usually brings whatever colors were selected online into your mobile device.
  • tincha Level 1 (45 points)
    Thank you - that worked perfectly for two of my calendars

    It didn't work for Holidays, but there's something wrong with that calendar in MobileMe. It doesn't show up at all on MobileMe web, even though it is on iCal and on my iPhone. I had to subscribe to it separately from my iPad to get it to show up there, and even after un-subbing, turning off/on again it still shows the wrong color (a color already used on another calendar).
  • Dave Marsh Level 2 (330 points)
    Yes, MobileMe doesn't show subscribed calendars. You could try changing the subscribed calendar's color on one of your Macs, syncing to MobileMe, then try the turn off/on calendars on your mobile device again to see if it picks up the change.
  • tincha Level 1 (45 points)
    Thanks Dave, that worked. I had to add a second Holidays calendar and give it a different color, and then after syncing the first calendar went to the correct color Red. Then I deactivated the 2nd Holidays calendar and now they all look correct. Whew!

    I wonder why MobileMe web doesn't show subscriptions?
  • michellefromredwood shores Level 1 (0 points)

    I have never been able to sync my iPad calendar from my mobileme calendar. I do get birthdays to display on the iPad calendar but none of my other calendars are displayed. I have the latest versions of everything on both my MAC and my iPad. Calendars is turned on in my mobileme account. Any ideas?