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  • blueOrbit Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)

    I was having a similar problem, but it went a little deeper. My wife could not receive calendar invites at her Gmail address because her Gmail address is also her iCloud login. My Gmail address is (was) also my iCloud login. I have it working now with a fairly simple workaround. Here are the steps I took:

     

    -I changed my iCloud login to a different e-mail address (outlook.com) and that didn't solve it.

    -I created an entirely new iCloud login, but she still could not receive invites

    -I tried sending invites to other e-mail services, like Yahoo, and those worked fine

    -I tried sending to her throwaway Gmail address and that worked fine

     

    OK, so at this point it definitely appears to be related to the fact that her Gmail address was also her iCloud login. The way I saw it, there were three solutions. Either she had to change her iCloud login, or use a different e-mail for calendaring, or I had to stop using iCloud calendar.

     

    I like iCloud despite its quirks so I didn't want to stop using it. While she might be willing to change her login because she loves me, that's not really practical because there are sure to be other people out there that have the same issue. Asking all of your friends, family, and colleagues to change their iCloud logins because you can't send them calendar invites is kind of crazy. Then I remembered that Gmail allows modifiers for e-mail addresses. You can put periods ( . ) anywhere in the address and/or  a plus symbol ( + ) at the end plus a combination of characters.

     

    -So if her e-mail was janedoe@gmail.com, and that was also her iCloud login, then I can send the calendar invite to jane.doe@gmail.com or janedoe+calendar@gmail.com or jane.d.o.e@gmail.com and she'll get the invite.

     

    The trick there is that those other e-mails addresses are not, as far as Apple is concerned, her iCloud login, but they are, as far as Google is concerned, her e-mail address.

  • blueOrbit Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)

    I was having a similar problem, but it went a little deeper. My wife could not receive calendar invites at her Gmail address because her Gmail address is also her iCloud login. My Gmail address is (was) also my iCloud login. I have it working now with a fairly simple workaround. Here are the steps I took:

     

    -I changed my iCloud login to a different e-mail address (outlook.com) and that didn't solve it.

    -I created an entirely new iCloud login, but she still could not receive invites

    -I tried sending invites to other e-mail services, like Yahoo, and those worked fine

    -I tried sending to her throwaway Gmail address and that worked fine

     

    OK, so at this point it definitely appears to be related to the fact that her Gmail address was also her iCloud login. The way I saw it, there were three solutions. Either she had to change her iCloud login, or use a different e-mail for calendaring, or I had to stop using iCloud calendar.

     

    I like iCloud despite its quirks so I didn't want to stop using it. While she might be willing to change her login because she loves me, that's not really practical because there are sure to be other people out there that have the same issue. Asking all of your friends, family, and colleagues to change their iCloud logins because you can't send them calendar invites is kind of crazy. Then I remembered that Gmail allows modifiers for e-mail addresses. You can put periods ( . ) anywhere in the address and/or  a plus symbol ( + ) at the end plus a combination of characters.

     

    -So if her e-mail was janedoe@gmail.com, and that was also her iCloud login, then I can send the calendar invite to jane.doe@gmail.com or janedoe+calendar@gmail.com or jane.d.o.e@gmail.com and she'll get the invite.

     

    The trick there is that those other e-mails addresses are not, as far as Apple is concerned, her iCloud login, but they are, as far as Google is concerned, her e-mail address.

  • TOMATO2k14 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    my apple id working one iphone bot the second iphone is not work !!!!

     

     

    plzzzzzzzzzz HELP me

  • TOMATO2k14 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    my apple id working one iphone bot the second iphone is not work !!!!

     

     

    plzzzzzzzzzz HELP me

     

    alfabet

  • Aussie_Oscar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks alfabet, your solution just helped me too!

  • Richard Liu Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    Just wanted to confirm that alfabet's solution doesn't work for me.  My primary Apple ID is a mac.com email address and there is no way to change that in appleid.apple.com.  Has nobody founda solution to this problem?

  • BehSik Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    @blueorbit thats insane.

  • althoughcommon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I followed all of the steps and tried iCalendar again.  I didn't get the invites until I deleted my iCloud data from my phone (Settings>iCloud>Delete Account>Delete>Delete from My iPhone).  Once I went through the delete process and re-added my original Apple ID, I received all of the iCalendar invites that I hadn't been receiving. 

     

    alfabet, you are a flipping rock star!  Thank you for solving my iCalendar invite problem.  No longer do I have to check my iCalendar invites on iCloud or my iPad -- I can now use the iPhone 5S that should have worked after programming right out of the box.  ...Apple misses the mark yet again!

  • Vince H. Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had the same issue as many in this thread.  Calendar sharing invitations were not being received in my wife's email account (gmail).  My solution was this:

     

    1. Delete the original iCloud calendar (I had very few events in this particular calendar).

    2. Create a new iCloud calendar in iCal.

    3. Share. 

     

    Perhaps the old iCloud calendar was corrupted somehow.  By creating a new iCloud calendar, the sharing issues resolved.  Obviously, this is not an ideal solution if you have lots of entries in your calendar.

  • longhighway Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Alfabet's solution worked for me (iOS 7 & Mavericks) - thanks!

  • joshua773 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Would like to try Alfabet's solution. Unfortunately, when I go to manage my Apple ID there is no "Edit" button next to it. I have an @me.com Apple ID. Allegedly, people with old MobileMe Apple IDs can not change their Apple ID.

  • mattopotamus11 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I also cannot change my appleid.  I have the edit option, but the address never changes once I choose save at the bottom of the screen.  This really needs to be addressed....especially since it is with icloud accounts!

  • joshua773 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I called Apple and was able to solve most of my problems. I will try to keep this succinct. What I've discovered and what the Apple tech explained to me was that if the email address you're inviting is associated with that persons Apple ID, and they have that email listed as an account on a Calendar app on an Apple device, the person will receive the invite on their Calendar apps on Apple devices and they will not receive an email invite anywhere else. Prettty lame.  

     

    My wife was not able to receive my invites sent to her Gmail because the email address I was inviting is listed as one of her Alternate Email Addresses in her Apple ID settings. So all the invites were sent directly to the iCal app on an old MacBook she never uses, and she would not receive email invtes in her Gmail on all the other non-Apple devices she uses all the time. All the invites were going to an old Mac and not to her Samsung Galaxy S4, Gmail in web browser, or Gmail Calendar in a web browser.

     

    So lame.

  • mattopotamus11 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you very much for that response. That is indeed very strange. I will have to test that out and see if it holds true for me. I know for a fact the person I am trying to invite is not getting the calendar app notification. Also, I only get an email and it does not show in my calendar app with all settings enabled.

  • joshua773 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    mattopotamus11,

    So the person you're inviting does not get Calendar notifications or Emails? I'd contact Apple Support about that.

     

    As far as you receiving in-app notifications; have you tried going to your iCloud Calendar in a web browser, clicking on settings (lower left gear icon) and select advanced and then change the method in which you receive notifications?

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