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Jeff Friedman Level 3 (520 points)

iCloud is not synching new entries in either direction of contacts or calendars. I have then set to ON in iphone settings.


Any idea why not?

  • evanfromjericho Level 1 (0 points)

    Do you have outlook installed on the computer you are using for contacts and calendars.  That's a requirement according to

  • Jeff Friedman Level 3 (520 points)

    its a mac. no outlook.

  • sammyh25 Level 1 (5 points)

    Switched off iCloud syncing as I found the exact same thing, none of my contacts or calendar entries were syncing to Outlook on the PC.

  • DMC_ATL Level 1 (0 points)

    Also cannot sync Outlook with iCloud; was hoping there'd be an answer here...

  • jonespita Level 1 (0 points)

    Same here. I get the following error:


    "Restart outlook with mail enabled before turning on calendars & tasks or contacts.


    You need to add your iCloud Mail account before Calendars & Tasks or Contacts can be set up."


    Although I was just able to get Contacts to set up, no joy on calendars.


    Vista Ultimate x64

    Outlook 2007

  • duzie Level 1 (0 points)

    my ipod, ipad2 and imac aren't synching either.  any instructions that actually work anywhere?

  • Madzumo Level 1 (0 points)

    In regards to Calendars It seems that you have to add the iCloud calendar to view & edit it. In calendars preferences & accounts click on add service & choose iCloud. Now you will see duplicates. In calendars uncheck to show the calendars in your Computer & leave the iCloud calendars. Now everything will sync.

  • Jeff Friedman Level 3 (520 points)

    Could you please be more specific as to where to do these things? On the iphone, imac, iCloud???


    Your "&amps" make this post hard to understand..


    In the meantime I have no sycnhing and my iCloud calendar had 4 entries for everything.



  • Madzumo Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry. Not sure where those ampersands came from. Anyways, I found that in order to be able to sync your iCloud calendar to your mac osx lion calendar you must first open up prefs in iCal and go to accounts, then add new account. Here you will have the option to select "iCloud" account. Once you do, you will notice that you will have a duplicate of every event in your calendar. This is because it is displaying "your mac calendar" and "iCloud" calendar all at once. All you got to do is click on calendars on the top left (within iCal of course) and deselect all the "your mac calendars" leaving solely iCloud. This may just be a work around but it seems it's just (do i dare say it?) "by design"

  • Jeff Friedman Level 3 (520 points)

    Is LION required to synch iCloud with Mac? I have Snow Leopard and somehow I did synch it once when I added a new event but can't since then.

  • Madzumo Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, Lion is required to get iCloud integration in the OS. Not out of the box though. There was an update released same time with iOS5 for Lion that opened it up for iCloud. Then u need an update for either iLife or appeture to have your pictures sync via the iCloud & the Mac. Lots of updates but all that gets u syncing as advertised.

  • Bekzod Level 1 (0 points)

    I am using Lion and anytime I make changes in the adress book, it doesnt appear on my iphone, is there a way to fix that?

  • Madzumo Level 1 (0 points)

    first & most obvious is to make sure you've updated your Lion to include iCloud support. If you have then check preferences of your contacts & make sure the iCloud service is in services & is set as the default. If all of that is swell then go into preferences & turn off contacts then re-turn on. this should resync it.

  • duzie Level 1 (0 points)

    I finally removed iCloud.  I never really knew how to use Mobile Me and the iCloud stuff seems confusing too.  Maybe it'll be wonderful for some people, but to me it's just not user-friendly!

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