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  • MacDruid Level 3 (755 points)

    I'm glad I didn't spend one big sitting re-adding second alarms to all birthdays, because the ones I have done since the beginning of the year, have AGAIN been wiped out after updating to Mavericks 10.9.2 last night. I wonder what the point is in letting people add new alarms, if the default setting is to not have more than then the default dictates. WTH Apple?

  • St1ngray Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem here. I create an event, put a reminder on it, and then the event comes up but nothing happens! This is really a joke. Some people have important events to go to so it would be nice if we could rely on Apple for this right?


    Even more fun is the function in iCal where you can pick your own file to open as a reminder. Dont even dream of that working.


    It is really a joke that a company like Apple can't even facilitate in a decent calender. Instead of changing the layout with every release, how about you make the basic functionalities work?

  • belz06 Level 1 (0 points)

    Does anyone know if there is a way to fix this? Seems to be a long-standing problem but I've seen no info on how to solve it!

    Same thing happening to me - when adding an alert to an ical event, i see it added, then seconds later it vanishes. The only way to make alerts work is to add ical events on my iphone... No ideal.

    Is Apple doing anything about this???

  • dwboston Level 1 (0 points)

    Rest assured Apple is doing nothing about this.  Apple is now in the business of removing features from much of its software and is deaf to any consumer backlash. 

  • BoBurl Level 1 (0 points)

    Obviously, this is a problem everybody is having. Is there a fix?

  • dwboston Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes.  The solution is to stop buying Apple products until the company gets of its arrogance kick whereby they keep removing features from their software without warning regardless of how many people complain.  By the way, apple never reads these boards.  I've been posting for years and have never ever seen an Apple response. 

  • JMS.JMS Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi. I have read the entire thread and I am facing the same problem. My entire work also depends on this and since a week it has been dificult to fix this. Is there any fix for this? The entire thread doesnt show any fix?


    I was also considering shifting back to Mountain Lion somehow to get back to the older version of iCal, but then that might affect my Data and Microsoft office and other purchased applications.


    Also, when i enter a custom time for an alert, it automatically changes it to 12 hours 30 minutes in the future when it saves it. For example, if I save the time for an alert to pop up on 18th May 2014 at 11:00 am, it automatically changes the time of the alert to 18th May 2014 at 11:30 pm. Does this happen to anyone else also? It has confused me as the alert still came up at the time that I had set, however, still showing the automatically changed time as the time of alert.


    Any help / advise / suggestion, or any thing will be highly appreciated.

  • plturn Level 1 (0 points)

    I originated this discussion and just wanted to say that I still have the same problem.  I have tried a number of alternatives to see if I couldn't get the calendar working properly with no luck.  This is very frustrating since it is something I rely on everyday.

  • JMS.JMS Level 1 (0 points)

    Well to add to my horror.. now reminders stopped stopped popping up separately altogether. you know how a separate window used to pop up for a reminder / alert when you set it as "message with sound", now none. I can just hear a sound but it doesnt even show for what?

    It is indeed very frustrating since this is something I rely on too, for my every day work.


    Do you think shifting back to Mountain Lion with the previous Ical would be a solution?



  • ShatteredSky Level 1 (0 points)

    Yep, it is getting worse. I do not get any alerts anymore, does not matter what I try to change. This and the wifi issues are really a mess ...



  • John-NJ Level 1 (0 points)

    This is just ridiculous! In Lion the iCal alerts/reminders worked fine. Then in Mountain Lion they dumbed it down and you couldn't set specific amounts of time to snooze when they poped up (why, Apple?). That was really annoying. Now, in Mavericks, they don't work at all. Whoever is in charge of this should be fired. A simple, but critical function for users is screwed up and then left that way. Inexcusable! Not even Microsoft would do something this stupid.

  • LynCindy Level 1 (0 points)

    I just missed another meeting call because the iCal alert didn't sound. I have to admit that although I usually recommend Apple products to my friends, the lack of response on this issue is making me reconsider. I have a business so really count on this very basic function to work.

  • aahaag Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm adding yet another posting in hopes Apple resolves the fallout on ical when updating to Maverick. I too counted on the jet noise to ensure my invites were going out- sounds funny but it's not when using this for business meetings. I now have no assurance other than sending a seperate email confirming if all got my invite. It doesn't bode well for Apple with the high level meetings I'm sitting in and the impression this leaving on Apple with me having to physically check on my invites- I don't see me able to use this much longer. Already had one meeting debacle and I can't afford two.

  • xyz2008 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem. The strange thing is that it was working fine right after I updated to Mavericks. Then it suddenly stopped giving me alerts. I tried to think what might have caused this and one possible reason is that I changed my default calendar from the default setting of iCloud to On My Mac. However, when I reverted the default calendar back to icloud, the problem persists. Somehow, I have done permanent damage to my iCal and it just refused to work. I really hope this can be resolved. Now I have use my google calendar to keep myself on schedule of things.

  • Greenbot Level 1 (15 points)

    i'm never using Apple's calendar program again.
    the intermittent functionality has been dogging me for years.
    yesterday i relied on an alert (two of them actually).
    both set up on my Macbook Pro an hour apart (1 & 2 hour defaults).

    after that horrible feeling realizing people were waiting for me i made my decision to never use the program again.
    later i noticed my iPhone showed two alerts for the same time,

    neither of them sounded off.

    (maybe because the program accidentally merged them? really Apple?)

    i checked my laptop and the correct information i had entered was still showing despite different info on the iPhone.
    i've been with Apple for a long while,

    iDisk, Mobile Me, iCloud have all let me down.
    after years of not addressing this, i'm no longer interested if they will obtain the technology for a trustable syncing platform.
    how the most lucrative tech company in the world can not manage this technology is beyond me.

    i'm actually relieved because it wasn't calamitous,

    and it's my final wake up call,

    i will never rely on any Apple product that is sync related, ever.

    use them, sure,

    rely on them, never.

    syncing across Apple devices has never been trustable.