4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 6, 2011 5:55 PM by Chris CA
Brent W. Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
I've got an iPhone with a calendar full of events. Don't need a desktop calendar since the iPhone is always with me and does a great job.

Got an iPad and can't get the calendar on the iPhone to sync with iPad anyway.

XP desktop, Windows XP
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,970 points)
    You sync your iPhone with your desktop computer then sync your iPad with your desktop computer.
    Or you use MobileMe or *Google calendar*.
    Don't need a desktop calendar since the iPhone is always with me and does a great job.

    What happens when you need to restore your iPhone?
  • Brent W. Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
    For me the ideal solution I'm in search of bypasses the requirement of centralizing my calendar on some desktop PC app, or Google Calendars, or Mobile Me (although I would pick Google Calendars if I had to choose since I already use Gmail).

    I just want to have the "bulit-in" iOS calendar app data sync between my iPhone and iPad (without paying for MobileMe). This really should be a no-brainer with iTunes being the hub but I am stuck.

    Even if I did make a move to centralize around say Google Calendars to act as the sync hub, how would I export my iPhone calendar data to import to Google Calendars? What would be the steps?

    Regarding the restore question: iTunes does a backup with every daily iPhone sync I do. I had to restore the iPhone in 2009 but was able to restore from a backup file so I didn't loose any calendar data or any data for that matter (eg, Notes, SMS messages, etc.)
  • Spanky D. Rascal Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)
    Brent, just enter the information for your accounts in Mail, Contac, Calendars. There is nothing else to do. When you add something on one device, you just need to access the account with the other device, they will then be synced. I use Exchange, Yagoo, GMail, and Road Runner accounts on both my iPad and iPod touch and that's all I did, no syncing with the computer involved.
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,970 points)
    -> Mail, Calendar, & Contacts: Set Up Your Apple Device for Google Sync

    ->Mail, Calendar, & Contacts: Synchronizing with Google Sync and iTunes

    iTunes does a backup with every daily iPhone sync I do

    Guess I misunderstood.
    I thought you were not using a computer at all and simply using the iPad and iPhone by themselves.