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ROGER BURTON Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

Sorry, I've looked at lots of "duplicate" threads but not been able to solve my problem ... I have an iMac an iPhone and an iPad 2 and sextuplicate events on all 3 devices. I don't use iCloud (well I'm pretty sure I've turned it off on all devices ?

 

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Any advice please ... Roger


1 imac 24, Mac OS X (10.7), iPhone AppleTV iPad
  • John Maisey Level 5 Level 5 (6,895 points)

    Hi Roger,

     

    Are these events in the Birthday Calendar?

     

    John M

  • ROGER BURTON Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    Hi John, not sure what the Birthday Calender is ... because of these dupes I've tried to keep the calender really simple ... I have only the one called 'Master ... in prefs I have 'Master' as the default and 'Show Birthday Calender' un-ticked.

     

    Roger

  • John Maisey Level 5 Level 5 (6,895 points)

    I see.

     

    How are you syncing the iMac, iPhone and iPad 2 if not by iCloud? Are you using iTunes?

     

    John M

  • ROGER BURTON Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    Thanks for being so patient John, yes I use iTunes I found iCloud a pain, especially as whenever I tried using it I got the message "you need to upgrade and give us some money" so in iTunes I "Back up to this computer" ... in my iMac prefs iCloud is turned off as it is on all devices.

  • John Maisey Level 5 Level 5 (6,895 points)

    Hi Roger,

     

    Sorry for the delay in getting back to you.  I would expect that it is the switch from syncing by iCloud to iTunes has done this.  If all three machines have multiple entries your best bet would be to remove the duplicate events on one (probably your iMac) and then syncing to your other devices.

     

    If it is more than a few dozen events I wrote an application called iCal Dupe Deleter that might help. It is free to use but if you find it useful I ask for a donation towards its development.

     

    Best wishes

    John M

     

    As I sell software on my site and ask for donations, the Apple Support Communities Use Agreement requires that I state that I may receive some form of compensation, financial or otherwise, from my recommendation or link.

  • ROGER BURTON Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    Thanks John, yes I guess that's the only explanation, I've deleted the dupes (only half a dozen birthdays) and the sync has worked, I'll keep a close eye on it. I have so few 'events' that I really don't NEED iCal to work but I WANT it to work so when these oddities occur I feel a need to solve them, or in this case - you to solve them.

     

    Best Roger

  • Giacomo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    MY CASE IS WORST

     

    My ical is duplicating events even when is not connected to the network, nor to the iPad.

    It cannot be iClouds, nor any sync fault. IT IS ICAL FAULT!

     

    What I can do? I used teh beautiful iCal Dupe Deleter, but after few minutes the duplicates reappear again.

    It seems that it happens when I add a new event ...

  • Giacomo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just tryed again.

     

    restored the dupe-deleted backup. Checked no dupe on all calendars

    I add a new event on a calendar, and get back all duplicates in all calendares!!!

     

    this is unbelievable!!

  • John Maisey Level 5 Level 5 (6,895 points)

    Hi Giacomo,

     

    See here: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS4038 It is for MobileMe, but the solution is exactly the same for iCloud.

     

    John M

  • Macteo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi John,

     

    I've the same Roger's problem, with Birthday calendar duplicated twice on my "computer" ical, while iCloud shows only one entry.

    I think, as you said, it's a problem generated by the switch from MobileMe to iCloud.

    I've downloaded your app, but it doesn't shown the "Birthday Calendar" so I cannot remove any duplicates.

     

    Do you have any other idea about solving the problem?

    Thanks,

    Matteo

  • John Maisey Level 5 Level 5 (6,895 points)

    Hi Matteo,

     

    Are you able to delete the Birthday calendars?

     

    Do you have the setting for bithday calendars turned on in iCal's Preferences? Is it turned on at icloud.com ?

     

    Best wishes

    John M

  • Macteo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi John,

     

    I'm not able to manually delete birthday entries, and the related option OS turned on in iCal preferences.

    On iCloud and iPhone the birthday calendar is correct.

  • John Maisey Level 5 Level 5 (6,895 points)

    Matteo,

     

    What happens if you turn the Birthdays calendars off in iCal and iCloud? Are all the birthdays removed?

     

    John M

  • Macteo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, they are totally removed.

    Could it be a syncing problem? Should I reinitialize syncing data?

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