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cymdent Level 1 Level 1

Why do i keep getting this error message every time i use ical?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • G. L. Gray Level 1 Level 1

    Were you able to solve this problem? My wife keeps getting this message too and I can't figure out what the problem is.

  • cymdent Level 1 Level 1

    I booked a call with Apple Support and they talked me through the problem and solved it for me.

    The error message does come up every now and then but if you keep clicking on 'Ignore" it will eventually stop.

    I think it is a teething problem. Good luck.

  • Lou in Vermont Level 1 Level 1

    The problem for me is that when I get that message, my calendar and reminders disappear. Any suggestions would be appreciated.



  • KalDaDon Level 1 Level 1

    Does anyone have a legitimate resolution to this issue?  I can't see how just saying ignore would be the resolution to an issue that is stating that your iCal cannot connect to your iCloud calendar.  I understand that this could happen if your internet connection is interupted durning a refresh or auto sync but every time you go to make a new event on your iCal for your iCloud calendar is quite ridiculous.  Can someone from apple chime in here and give us a little insight on this issue.  The setup I saw this on was on a users new 2011 iMac with 10.7.2.  I have attached a screen shot of the exact error that was displayed.Screen Shot 2011-11-26 at 4.43.02 PM.png


    Thanks for your time!

  • gilberto_rules Level 1 Level 1

    Yep. I just got that too. Any ideas?

  • phishphool Level 1 Level 1

    I, too, have now fallen victim to this hiedous iCal/iCloud/MobileMe/syncing nightmare.  What gives? It sounds like many people are having issues with no solution.

    Has anyone had any success?

  • doolz77 Level 1 Level 1

    I too keep getting this annoying message.  Am going to try what someone else suggested and keep hitting "ignore" but if there is another way, that would be awesome!

  • Artemis Gordon Level 1 Level 1

    I just stopped this error by deleting the iCloud account in iCal.

    When I converted from MobileMe, the MobileMe account was changed to iCloud. Not sure why - the support tech (Kate) said this account is not needed with iCloud and deleting it made the error go away.

    Thanks Kate.

  • cjnx Level 1 Level 1

    I just deleted the iCloud account in iCal and then added a new account, picked iCloud and put in my apple ID.


    It all seems normal now and all my calanders are back.

  • Artemis Gordon Level 1 Level 1

    So I thought all was well with iCal. But with the solution I got from Apple Support (remove the iCloud account in iCal) I see none of the calendars that have been shared with me through iCloud. I've recreated an account for iCloud - and voila, the error occurs repeatedly each time I open iCal. I can see my shared calendars now - in te moments between the f*^%ing error message.

    I don't mind changes - but Apple is getting way too much like Microsoft - design something that works for the developers, push it out to the rest of us requiring that we upgrade to new operating systems (that by the way, make my less-than-new devices slower and very frustrating) and then don't even give their Support staff the information they need to help us when we migrate.

    Apple, your hardware is awesome - your software is just as ill-considered as Bill Gates bunch. How disappointing.

  • cjnx Level 1 Level 1



    Same for me. My apologies. It seemed okay but the error is back.

  • ehirota Level 1 Level 1

    My wife's computer has had same issue for months. After I updated her macbook to OSX Lion the problem went away (she was using OSX Snow Leopard). After installing Lion, create a new account. OSX Lion provides an account type option for "iCloud" - select that one (avoid "automatic" - that's what I tried first and still didn't work). iCal found her account and immediately began to update her calendar. Problem solved for her.

    Hope this helps.

  • dmoser71 Level 1 Level 1

    I think I have a solution for you: delete the shared calendars from the system with the 403 errors and then log into the other iCloud account where the calendar was shared from. Stop sharing the calendar(s) in question and re-share them again to your other account as before.


    When I did this the new invitations took just fine and now, no more 403 errors. So, the source of the problem would appear to be a server-side permissions or backoffice kind of problem. The workaround is to delete the sharing properties (i.e. stop sharing) and then re-share the calendars again. I think maybe now with this information, Apple should be able to home in on a real fix but until then, try this workaround. Hope this helps you.

  • West Oz Guy Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks dmoser71,


    That worked a treat!

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