I haven't seen anything that addresses this problem, so hopefully there's a solution:
I have an iPhone 5 with iOS 7 installed.
I use Gmail for all my email addresses, I have multiple accounts that I access via my phone. The two most important are a personal Gmail and a work email.
The work email is Gmail also, but I have it mapped to a domain that is used for work. (e.g. so I can send from @mydomain.com instead of @gmail.com).
I received an iCloud invite from someone, and the first time, it entered into my calendar on my iPhone (I use the Apple Calendar app). The invite got updated, but my calendar invite did not update. I saw it in my "replied" list under the "inbox" button on the bottom right of the app. I was able to decline it and it disappeared off my calendar, but it did not update.
I tried doing a test invitation from my personal to my work email, and while I can accept the invite (using the iCloud accept / maybe / decline butons), it still doesn't show up on my calendar on my iPhone or Mac.
How can I get these to work?
I figured out this only happens when you use a special setup.
- You use Google Calendar with your @gmail.com address
- Your @gmail.com is also your Apple ID
- An iCloud user sends you a calendar invitation
Apple doesn't send the event as an email, it is only displayed as a calendar notification.
How to solve
- Log into iCloud with your @gmail.com address
- Go to calendar
- Select the settings symbol in the bottom left corner
- Select "Preferences"
- Select "Advanced"
- Select "Email to ...@gmail.com" in the "Receive event invitations as:" area
Robin // https://twitter.com/_RobM
I called Apple support and they checked a few things on my mac:
- Went to iCloud.com on Safari and logged out from my account.
- Opened system preferences - iCloud - log out. Then one by one I unchecked all the apps (calendar, notes, contacts. etc.)
- Finally, I started re-checking all the applications in the iCloud settings, starting by the calendar, and leaving Safari unchecked.
The problem was solved, and I started receiving notifications in the iCal app right away, and no more annoying e-mails with .ics attachment.
I checked Safari in the iCloud settings and still working fine.
Hope this helps
I had the same problem. We changed e-mail addresses and as it turns out the Calendar app settings are the issue. go into Mail, Calendars, and Contacts under general settings. In the calendar settings it has a setting for your primary calendar. Make sure that you have your iCloud calendar set as your primary calendar. This fixed it for me.
All the above is informative but not helpful in my case. My wife and I both use the Calendar app on our MacBook Pros, iPhones and IPads. She shares her main calendar with me, and we share a joint calendar for activities we do together. We both can see and edit events on these two calendars.
However, I recently created a third calendar for my work events, and I set it up so she can see but not edit my work events. I sent the invitation to her, but she never received it. She did not get an email. She did not get an alert within her calendar itself. My calendar says the sharing is "pending." Why did she never get my invitation to share the calendar? How can we complete the sharing process, so she can see my new calendar?
This might matter: I created an active iCloud account with an iCloud email address, but she never activated her her iCloud account with an iCloud address, so I am sharing my calendar with her email address for a third-party webhost. Part of me says this is the culprit, but since we already use our addresses to share two calendars without any problems, why am I having so much trouble sharing this new calendar?
FYI, we both are still using Mavericks on our MacBooks yet all of our mobile devices use the latest iOS.
Any help will be welcome. Thanks.