3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 24, 2011 4:51 AM by Cliff Bennett
Cliff Bennett Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

The symptoms change, depending on what I do to try fixing it.


Entries made on the iPhone weren't propogating to my desktop Mac or the iCloud calendar.  I tried deleting the iCloud account from th iPhone, shutting t off, restarting and establishing my ID again. That seemed to work, except now I'm getting duplicates in the main iCloud calendar and my other devices.


I don't know what was on the default iPhone calendar that would cause that.


Anyway, is there a reliable method for setting up the iPhone so it reliably syncs calendar, both entries made on the iPhone and elsewhere?


Thanks in advance

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2), 5 GB RAM
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (96,720 points)

    Cliff ...   



    On the iPhone tap Settings > iCloud


    Switch Calendars off then back on then reset the Device.


    Hold the On/Off Sleep/Wake button and the Home button down at the same time for at least ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears.


    On the Mac open System Preferences > iCloud. Deselect the box next to Calendars, then reselect then restart your Mac.

  • Cliff Bennett Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, Carolyn.


    It seemed to work OK on the iPhone, iPad but then we realized some entries we made on the iPhone weren't going through to the iCal on our MacBook Air.


    My wife and I share a single identity for purposes of iCloud and Apple ID. That worked fine using MobileMe and Snow Leopard. Once we figured out how to set up the new iPad (version 1) last year, that stated working too. Then, when we got the iPhone in August, we were able to set it up in a similar way.


    When I upgraded my older Mac Pro to Lion and we switched over to iCloud, there were problems, but I think I have manage to fix most of them -- your reply was useful in fixing the iPhone an iPad so they seem to be OK now.


    But the iCal on the MacBook Air is still not working correctly.


    I used the method you give for reinstalling the calendars on the Air.  I get a new populated calendar, but missing any entries entered from the Mac Pro. Here's how it stands now:


    1. Entries made on the MacBook Pro will not propagate to the MacBook Air.


    2. Entries made on iCloud and all other devices propagate correctly to the Air.


    3. Entries can't be made on the MacBook Air -- i.e., nothing shows up when I try to create a new event, but each attempt creates a "New Event" that propagates to iCloud and all other devices  -- i.e.

    cal today.jpg


    I don't know what to try next.

  • Cliff Bennett Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just a follow-up for anyone looking for their answer here.


    Used Express Lane nd the chat advisor reminded me to try an test user and when I did, the iCal worked fine.


    Back in the primary user: Quit iCal, went to Finder,    /User > Go > (Option) Library > Preferences and dragged the com.apple.iCal.plist file to the desktop, and re-launched iCal.


    Works fine now.