I can't get my list of calendars to update.
My wife and I have iphones and yahoo calendars which we share with each other. My wife keeps several calendars on her Yahoo account. When we first added the accounts, all calendars showed up.
Recently, we added a couple new calendars, and they're not showing up.
I've done the following:
1) Verified the calendars are shared with me
2) Deleted and re-added my Yahoo account on my iphone
3) Refreshed my list of calendars from the calendar app
4) Set push to "on" and fetch to "every 15 minutes" (to try and force the update)
5) Tried adding a caldav acct., which got me double entries for all the older calendars, but nothing from the new ones.
Still not seeing the new calendars.
This makes me think that there's a problem sharing the new calendars on the Yahoo side. I've checked and double checked, and sharing for the new calendars seems to be set the same way as for the old.
Well, not sure why, but here's what happened.
When someone shares a calendar, Yahoo sends an email. I was receiving those for the new calendars, clicking on the link to share, and entering my password. After entering my password, I was not getting a fail notice, but was being dumped back to the same screen (assumed it was just waiting for me to get back into my account).
I decided to click on the link for "can't get into my account" and was led through the process of entering a new password (after answering my security questions).
Changed my password.
Reclicked on the emails to share the calendars.
Went right to the calendars, where I could subscribe, no problem.
A lot of the solutions here seem to be brute force (add/remove the account, change the password). Obviously this was not hashed out very well between Yahoo and Apple.
The upgrade to iOS5 actually fried my wife's phone (check to see if your WiFi connection is grayed out, that's a sure sign, and they may swap your phone out).
Too much time spent doing what should be automatic.
It may be an issue with Yahoo! but it also appears to be an issue with the CalDAV implementation for Yahoo! on the iPhone and iPad. Here's what I did to get my Yahoo! calendar on my iPhone and iPad.
1) On your iOS device, open the Settings application
2) Select Mail, Contacts Calendars
3) If necessary, in the Accounts section, open your Yahoo! account and make sure Calendars and Reminders are both set to "OFF"
4) Next, in the Accounts section, select "Add Account..."
5) On the Add Account... page, select "Other"
6) Under Calendars, select "Add CalDAV Account" and apply settings.
Use SSL: Y
iPhone Yahoo! Calendar Account URL: Account URL: https://YahooUserID@caldav.calendar.yahoo.com/principals/users/YahooUserID///YahooUserID@caldav.calendar.yahoo.com/principals/users/YahooUserID/
iPad Yahoo! Calendar Account URL: https://YahooUserID@caldav.calendar.yahoo.com/principals/users///YahooUserID@caldav.calendar.yahoo.com/principals/users/
Thanks dc210. I did as you suggested and almost everything is working. ipod and pc are talking except pc to ipod reminders are not syncing. ipod to pc seems to work fine, this will work for me since I tend to put my reminders in the ipod. Thanks.
Hopefully this will take care of the problem. But I still think it would better if Apple/Yahoo would get it together so that we could just turn the calendar and reminders on under the Yahoo account setup. (the way it used to be before all the updates)
Well it worked great for almost four days. Now I get the "please enter password" popup every couple of minutes and it doesn't except my password. I have cleared safari history and cookies and it still is not working. I guess my ipod is nothing but a game player now. Shame. You would think between Apple and Yahoo someone would figure out a fix.
I had all of the above problems on my Touch 4G v.5.0.1:
calendar not syncing perfectly; I had a normal yahoo calendar which was working for a while- not caldav
some events missing
no 2 way sync
caldav calendar wouldn't add, can't verify account
invalid password box kept popping up
calendar not showing on list of calendars
This is what I did, which has been mentioned above:
deleted yahoo calendar account- I already had a normal yahoo calendar account, not caldav
cleared safari history and cookies
Turned off Ipod
Turned back on
Added just a yahoo caldav account- server name was just "yahoo"
No problem with the password(so far)
It synced up right away- all events there as on the computer
2 way sync works also!
I know this might not work for everyone, but just to let you know this worked for me.
Thanks to all posters for their help!!!!
When adding your Yahoo account (after deleting it) use your Yahoo_username@yahoo.com and NOT your actual Yahoo address.
Calendars now show up, and sync.
I had the same problem with my Yahoo Calendar not updating with my iPhone after going to iOS5. I got it to work by going to:
Mail, Contacts, Calendars
SMTP (By default the Primary Server is set to Yahoo! SMTP Server, which is On)
I went down to the Other SMTP Servers:
selected the smtp.att.yahoo.com and turned that when On also.
After that it started working.
I was having the same problem and tried several of the suggestions within the responses here. What worked for me was to simply create a new mail account (with Calendar turned on) and rename it to something else. I then when through and updated all my events that were added since the syncing stopped and then deleted the old account. It seemed to work, it's now syncing with Yahoo again.