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  • mdd770 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    THIS!!!!  This worked for me. 

     

    "The fix (for me): Go to your list of calendars. Highlight the one that's giving you problems. Go to File at the top, go to Export, and Export that single calendar (Work, Family, Kids - whichever is refusing to be the color you want it to be) to your desktop. Then DELETE the problem calendar. (don't freak out - the content is saved on your desktop). Now restart your computer. Now go to the + sign and Add the calendar back into your list, and assign it the color you want it to have. Now DRAG the single calendar file from your desktop, to the newly created calendar. All of your events should copy back into your new calendar, and remain the color that you want it to be. When you are done (and this has worked), drag that file on your desktop to the trash."

    carole322 wrote:

     

     

     

    The fix (for me): Go to your list of calendars. Highlight the one that's giving you problems. Go to File at the top, go to Export, and Export that single calendar (Work, Family, Kids - whichever is refusing to be the color you want it to be) to your desktop. Then DELETE the problem calendar. (don't freak out - the content is saved on your desktop). Now restart your computer. Now go to the + sign and Add the calendar back into your list, and assign it the color you want it to have. Now DRAG the single calendar file from your desktop, to the newly created calendar. All of your events should copy back into your new calendar, and remain the color that you want it to be. When you are done (and this has worked), drag that file on your desktop to the trash.

     

  • MDJCM Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Careful with this, I've tried this export/import before except iCal refused to import the events because of some silly URL security risk bug that made it impossible to import.

     

    So do a Time Machine backup before for sure

  • Irish27 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Very annoying having my calendar continually change color to purple. Can not easily detect what is mine or my wife's appointments. Apple....this should be a quick fix as it has happened before, PLEASE FIX!

  • Bored Robot Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Adding my complaint about this to the list.   All this cloud stuff is disaster waiting to happen (duplicating half my songs in itunes? really? <sigh>...glad it's just a color thing now. Who knows what it could be next month...

  • ihman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem... actually it has happened before, when I had IOS5 or 6, now I updated to IOS7 and this annoying problem is back: some of my calendars are randomly changing colors (most of them to light purple). I hope they release a new IOS version that fixes this.

  • billyblue Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem on new iMac. One of three calanders that was originally green has changed to light purple and keeps changing back to light purple even after changing it to green again (by right clicking on the calendar, get info, then changing color at top right)

  • Nidia Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    I'd also like to add my voice to this. I just noticed this start to happen today when adding my latest work schedule. The "Work" calendar now changes to purple and will not change to green, no matter what I do or where I change it. I'm a very visual person and my Work calendar has been green since iCal first came out. I hate this issue!

     

    Apple, fix this!

  • James McKinstry Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)

    after i did this ical updated.  then it said a critical sync error happened.  i quit it and reopened and it synced and changed the colour scheme again.  also- i could not add 'home'  kept it as untitled.  super annoying to say the least.

  • RTE1953 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This is a new bug on iMac and IOS, coming from iCloud. happened for me after I installed updates on iMac. Certain calendars but not all change colors. Seems Apple wants us all to have a purple Work calendar.

    It's called the "Barbie Dreamhouse" bug because of the colors that come up (purple and pink).

    http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9243117/_Barbie_Dreamhouse_bug_changes_Ma c_iPhone_calendars_to_gaudy_colors

     

    Less than helpful, for those of us that used the color feature in calendar to keep our lives straight.

    RTE

  • pvmac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    @Carole332's fix worked for me, but I have to be clear about HOW I implemented it.

     

    We have a MacBook Air, a Mac Mini, two different MacBook Pro's (an old 17" and a new 15"), an iPad 4, and two iPhones (a 4S and a 5). I keep all devices at the very latest updates.

     

    The only devices that were affected by the color change were those owned by my wife: the MacBook Air and the Mac Mini. The calendar affected was her home calendar. In her case, the color it defaulted to was light blue. She wanted red.

     

    I noticed that when I logged into iCloud.com/#calendar with her Apple ID, the color would revert immediately after making a change, but on the Air and Mini it would take a few seconds. Clue: the problem is in iCloud.

     

    Working primarily on the Mini (just a choice I made), after exporting the affected calendar, I deleted that calendar from iCloud AND the Mac Mini AND the MacBook Air. It simply dissappeared on her iPhone. Then I recreated the calendar in iCloud and set the color to red. I waited for the calendar to propagate to the Mini. When it appeared there, I simply dragged the exported calendar onto the new calendar and that imported everything into that new calendar. It took a few more seconds to propagate to the other devices. Then I changed the color on the Mini to red. I then looked at the Air, saw the calendar was there, and changed that color to red. This morning, everything was as I left it, so I'm convinced the problem is solved.

     

    JC

  • iLikeMacs23 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just want to second all the comments here... I use Calendar a lot and depend on it. Please fix this!

  • o_m_r Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    RTE1953 wrote:

     

    This is a new bug on iMac and IOS, coming from iCloud. happened for me after I installed updates on iMac. Certain calendars but not all change colors. Seems Apple wants us all to have a purple Work calendar.

    It's called the "Barbie Dreamhouse" bug because of the colors that come up (purple and pink).

    http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9243117/_Barbie_Dreamhouse_bug_changes_Ma c_iPhone_calendars_to_gaudy_colors

     

    Less than helpful, for those of us that used the color feature in calendar to keep our lives straight.

    RTE

     

    Thanks for sharing the article confirming the bug... I thought I was going crazy. My "work" calendar ha the same issue with purple only. Fascinating it only affects the "work" calendar.

    At this point I think I'll just try to deal with it until a fix is released by Apple, but if I have the time I might try the export, then delete affected calendar, then rebuild the problem calendar... dragging the export back in method just in case.

  • James McKinstry Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)

    It affects home too.  it changes the colour of home and work.  and i cannot rename them either.  i deleted them and added new in the icloud of my ical and i cannot put home- stays untitled.  i can call it anything other than home- what the heck!

  • o_m_r Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Guess I really will just try and wait for the Apple bug fix then

  • YeshuaJames Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm experiencing the same problem. I pay Apple to make software and hardware that "just works." Increasingly I am finding that it doesn't.  Does Apple even pay attention to these issues? I don't see an offficial response here. Is there a better platform for communitacting our greivance?

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