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Cameron Paterson Level 1 (45 points)

Reminders created on my iPhone (running, of course, iOS 5) sync quite happily to iCal, but reminders created in iCal on my Mac are not sync'ing to the Reminders app on my iPhone? What am I doing wrong?

Thanks in anticipation!


iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7), 4GB RAM
  • Cameron Paterson Level 1 (45 points)

    Ah, never mind, I have figured it out. I was creating reminders in iCal in the wrong calendar - as soon as I created one in the specially created 'reminders' calendar they synchronised over quite happily in about five minutes. Doh!

  • JayBee123 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi there,  I'm having the same problem.  I want my Reminders to sync between my MacBook Pro, iPad, and iPhone, and its not working.  Can you please explain how you made it work?  Thanks!

     

    Also - is anyone else having problems with the wi-fi sync between Mac and iphone/ipad.  That doesn't work for me either.

     

    Thanks again,

    Julia

  • gffromlincoln Level 1 (0 points)

    I assume you cannot sync reminders between iMac and IPhone/iPad unless you have upgraded to Lion.  Correct??

  • JayBee123 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, I have Lion Mac OS X 10.7.2  Thanks!

  • Cameron Paterson Level 1 (45 points)

    Well, it depends which direction you mean. Reminders should automatically start to sync from your iPad and iPhone to iCal on your Mac once you have switched on iCloud and adjusted the various settings on all three devices according to preference. If you specifically mean synching *from* your Mac *to* your iPhone and iPad, then see my second response above - when creating the reminder, make sure you allocate it to special reminders calendar which you find already set up in iCal once iCloud is up and running.

    I hope that's helpful. I'm nout sure how much detail you need!

     

     

    JayBee123 wrote:

     

    Hi there,  I'm having the same problem.  I want my Reminders to sync between my MacBook Pro, iPad, and iPhone, and its not working.  Can you please explain how you made it work?  Thanks!

     

    Also - is anyone else having problems with the wi-fi sync between Mac and iphone/ipad.  That doesn't work for me either.

     

    Thanks again,

    Julia

  • martymankins Level 1 (15 points)

    So the only way to get Reminders to sync from iCal to the iPhone or iPad is to use iCloud.  Am I correct in this?

     

    I wish we could use the iTunes Info option of syncing local iCal reminders to an iPhone or iPad.  That would be a lot less hassle and still give at least some full functionality.  I'm not ready to migrate to iCloud just yet as I don't want to lose Google syncing of my Address Book and calendar (using Spanning Sync to keep the calendars local in iCal in sync)

  • check4711 Level 1 (0 points)

    Apple wants to force the users to use icloud, I think. There is no other reason for me. Itunes syncs all my events in calendar, in contacts and so on. Instead of reminders. This makes no sence. Apple is going more and more the way of Microsoft. Getting big and bigger, and offer more and more stupied solutions...

  • rmb3218 Level 1 (0 points)

    How do you get a reminder created in iCal to default to Reminders calender in iCal. Surely I don't have to select the Reminders calender each time I create a reminder?

  • Cameron Paterson Level 1 (45 points)

    Yes, that appears to be the case. I agree that the absence of a local sync'ing option for reminders in the info tab is a little odd, but I haven't found iCloud to be a hassle partiuclarly. It works pretty seamlessly although it does require a perceptual leap if you're very used to manually synchronising data into and off your devices. I'm still struggling a bit with photos in that respect!

     

     

    check4711 wrote:

     

    Apple wants to force the users to use icloud, I think. There is no other reason for me. Itunes syncs all my events in calendar, in contacts and so on. Instead of reminders. This makes no sence. Apple is going more and more the way of Microsoft. Getting big and bigger, and offer more and more stupied solutions...

  • Cameron Paterson Level 1 (45 points)

    Easy - just set the reminders calendar as the default in iCal > Preferences > General

    rmb3218 wrote:

     

    How do you get a reminder created in iCal to default to Reminders calender in iCal. Surely I don't have to select the Reminders calender each time I create a reminder?

  • hossam elbealy Level 1 (0 points)

    hi, there r diffrent between ical on mac or calender in iphone AND reminder in iphone

    u cant see yr reminders on ical in the date

    but u can see it on the right side of ical in mac by press view and show reminders

    then u can see them on the right side

  • Since 1986 Level 1 (5 points)

    Here are the procedures I used to ensure my Mac and iOS devices were syncing Reminders.

     

    1) Activate iCloud on iOS devices and a Mac running OS 10.7 or greater. http://www.apple.com/icloud/setup/

     

    2) Ensure Reminders is turned on in your iCloud settings on your iOS devices.

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    3) Ensure Calendars is turned on in your Mac's iCloud settings.

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    Note: iCloud settings in Lion do not have separate list items for Calendar and Reminders.

     

    Your Reminders should now start syncing seamlessly between all devices.

  • hossam elbealy Level 1 (0 points)

    Thnx alot. It's done. :)

  • JonMx Level 1 (0 points)

    In 10.7 it does not works. You need at least 10.7.2 to make it work.

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