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  • JA-A Level 1 (0 points)

    Yep. From what it looks like, it's another example of making Google stuff work on Mac at the cost of all other platforms... look at mail :-(


    Need to raise this as a bug because it seems to be something in the response of the server that enables it. The Caldav server I use worked fine with free/busy before Mavericks. It's probably a small fix but it's a matter of whether Apple get to hear about it as a bug.

  • Sharnie Level 1 (0 points)

    FWIW, I just looked at an event in an iCloud calendar using Mavericks and the "show as" toggle was missing.  I changed that event to my google sub-calendar and the "show as" toggle is available.  Still curious, I changed the same event to a calendar "on my mac" and the "show as" toggle disappeared.


    This feature is not part of my work-flow (I am searching a different free/busy aspect right now) but I was intrigued by your trouble shooting so far.  So I thought I'd report my findings.  HTH!

  • Jensen Gelfond Level 2 (285 points)

    I'm finding with iCloud's calendar, I can change the free/busy toggle if I edit the event from iOS (8.0.2) but if I edit an event from my Mac, the option is not there. This is a big deal to me because I have appointment scheduling software that depends on the free/busy status, and the events that I create are sometimes free and sometimes busy, and I can't tell why.  I'm hoping that the impending Yosemite release will again bring consistency across the platforms, but will be following up with Apple on this.

  • SBeattie2 Level 1 (85 points)

    Yosemite and iOS 8.1 did not change any of the busy/free behavior - at least that I can see.  It is still exactly the same as discussed  earlier in this thread - pre-Yosemite.  I happen to notice that my bug report for this is still sitting out on the bug reporter as "active".  It does not appear that Apple has ever responded to it - nor have they marked it as a duplicate - so I updated to say that the same behavior is happening with Yosemite and 8.1.  Maybe it will get a response this time.



  • JA-A Level 1 (0 points)



    Me too. I put a bug report in in April 2014 and had  dialogue with the engineers for a little while, extracting logs and sysdiagnose contents... once I got these in, everything went quiet (I guess because they were working on Yosemite).


    Since then I submitted that Yosemite also made the Windows -> Availability Panel report that Availability is not a feature of the server for my caldav server. They have marked that as a duplicate so I would hope to see a fix for that, at least.


    I reckon there are some significant holes in the Mavericks (and later) Calendar around Caldav so with luck and a little focus on function, rather than form, we might see an improvement over the next few releases.





  • SBeattie2 Level 1 (85 points)

    I just checked on my updated bug report and there has not been any acknowledgment or response from Apple.  I suspect this issue is somewhat low on the priority list.



  • CPTJohn Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you.  This was exactly what I was looking for.

  • Asteotiv Level 1 (0 points)


    At the OS X Mavaricks - calendar-app i can change the status (busy/free) on every event. I do the same on my iPod touch with iOS 7...

    But when i changed to Yosemite, i can't find this option at the events in the calendar-app!

    Is it gone because of iCloud?

    I'am using no other calendar-app and i sync it with iCloud.

    I found nothing helpful at the (german) online-help-system.

    calendar, OS X Yosemite (10.10.1), german

    Thank you for reporting the bug to Apple.

  • SBeattie2 Level 1 (85 points)

    Asteotiv - iCloud calendars do not appear to support the busy/free status indicator.  The problem has existed (for those that have been posting on this thread) since the beginning of Mavericks and is not a problem that was introduced with Yosemite.  I would have thought that maybe the problem would be fixed in Yosemite - but so far - nothing has changed.  It is unusual that you said you were able to change the busy/free in Mavericks (using the Calendar app on OS X)- and that could possibly be something with the German version. also does not allow the busy/free status to be displayed or changed either.  However - iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) have always been able to display and change the busy/free status - even on iOS 8.x - and changes you make to the busy/free status will sync to other iOS devices.  Theoretically - you should have been experiencing this problem on Mavericks as well.


  • Asteotiv Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Scott,

    thanks a lot for this details. I hope Apple will fix this.


  • donhajicek Level 1 (0 points)

    Here is a workaround that I agree won't work for everyone. It's just how I figured out how to make it work for me, and perhaps it will be of value to someone else.


    After adding all-day events on my desktop iCal, I can actually go into the event on my iPhone and edit it. In that interface I am actually able to set as "BUSY."


    From now on I will add my all-day events via my phone.


    Yes, this is super-annoying, and a worthless workaround for those without an iOS device.


    But there it is. Hope it helps someone!



  • SBeattie2 Level 1 (85 points)

    This particular work-around has always worked - but the main issue is that you cannot see the busy/free status setting either from the Calendar app on a Mac or from the Calendar functionality on in a browser.  You can really only use the busy/free status on an iOS device.



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