8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 10, 2010 2:35 PM by IStevo
PennSt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Just got off the phone with tech support. It seems that a couple weeks ago (about the time when the XXX@mobieme.com) calendar showed up, Apple converted the MobileMe cal to a different version. It seems that this new version only syncs with an Ipad running iOS 4.2. I was told that you can get Google and some other calendar Programs to work but the straight Mac to ipad via MobileMe will have to wait till the software upgrade. As for the duplicate entries I was also told that the "on my MAC" calendars should be deleted, they will not be used under the upcoming software loads

MBP 2.66 / I7, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • celliott147 Level 4 Level 4 (1,135 points)
    You can sync by turning off calendars, then setting up the account as a caldav account... You will use cal.me.com as the server, and your full email as the username.

    The new calendar requires iOS 4.x which is why there are no issues with the iPhone...
  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (12,120 points)
    As I stated in response to your duplicate post:

    +"It seems that this new version only syncs with an Ipad running iOS 4.2."+
    That information is incorrect. My sync works perfectly. My iPad is 3.2.2 and my Mac is 10.6.4.

    +"As for the duplicate entries I was also told that the "on my MAC" calendars should be deleted, they will not be used under the upcoming software loads."+
    That is partially correct. They should be deleted NOW to eliminate duplicate entries.
  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (12,120 points)
    In case you're wondering, here is the procedure that will set up your calendars NOW:

    1. Fire up your Mac and connect the iPad.

    2. Open iTunes and confirm that you are NOT syncing the calendar via the cable. Change settings as appropriate. When finished, disconnect the iPad and power it down.

    3. Open iCal on the Mac. DELETE the calendar that is identified as “on my Mac.” Confirm that the events are correct on the calendar that is identified by your MobileMe email address. Manually add/delete events as appropriate. Quit from iCal.

    4. Open System Preferences > MobileMe > Sync

    5. Click on "Advanced" and then click on your Mac when it shows up.

    6. Click on "Reset Sync Data"

    7. At the top, Replace: Calendars

    8. Click the right-pointing arrow so that the complete text states: "Replace Calendars on MobileMe with sync info from this computer."

    9. Click "Replace"

    10. You've confirmed that your Mac and MobileMe are set up properly. Now, fire up the iPad and go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

    11. REMOVE Calendar syncing from the account that's identified by your email address.

    12. Follow the instructions below.
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=MobileMe/Help/en/mmcc733205.html
  • IStevo Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)
    I did all that. When I add something to my Imac, it synchs with the Ipad fine, when I delete from the Ipad, it gets deleted from IMac, fine there. Problem is none of the existing dates on my Ipad are synching with the Imac, and if I add a date to the Ipad, it doesnt synch it to the Imac. also How come when I add a date on the Ipad it has a blue dot, stuff from the Imac has a green dot? Any help would be appreciated
  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (12,120 points)
    There are three default calendars, Home, Money and Work. Any one, two or three are visible (determined by the user). Any one can be chosen as the default calendar for new events on the Mac and on the iPad. The color of the dot identifies the calendar. Blue is Home, green is Money, purple (I think) is Work. These colors can be changed by the user.
  • IStevo Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)
    Yo Philly Man small world I was born there. Thats good to know, do you think it has something to do with the problem? If I could figure out how to make the dots the same color would it then synch from the ipad. The ipad seems to receive dates from the mac, but nothing going from the ipad to the mac.
    Another simple Apple thing that takes literally all day to figure out.
  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (12,120 points)
    I suspect that the sync is functioning properly but the calendars are not checked to be visible.
  • IStevo Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)
    Time to call Apple, ugh