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i cannot sync my iphone 4S calendar with my MacBook Pro iCal.

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i cannot sync my iphone 4S calendar with my MacBook Pro iCal. Any suggestions?
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Mac Support Specialist: David, Mac Support Specialist replied 6 years ago
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Hi my name is David.

Open iTunes and connect the iPhone. Click the iPhone in the iTunes sidebar.

Along the top next to Summary, click Info. Scroll down to Sync iCal Calendars and tick the box next to it.

Click Apply in the bottom right, and all your calendars will sync to your iPhone.

If there are any problems please get back to me.

Kind regards,
David.

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
This did not work. I need more suggestions.
Mac Support Specialist: David, Mac Support Specialist replied 6 years ago
Hi,

Can you create a new calendar in iCal, and add some test entries to it. Then go to iTunes, iPhone, Info and Calendar Syncing. Make the test calendar selected, and click Apply in the bottom right. The calendar should sync.

Kind regards,
David.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
The new test calendar synced to my iphone. But what about all my other entries that aren't syncing?
Mac Support Specialist: David, Mac Support Specialist replied 6 years ago
Hi,

It is possible to copy and paste all your events from one to the other.

View all calendars in iCal, and then un-tick all calendars except the damaged/problem calendar.

Then click one event and click Edit -> Select All.

Then Click Edit Copy. Go back to all calendars and un-tick the problem calendar, create a new calendar and click Edit -> Paste.

Kind regards,
David.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
does icloud automatically copy all of these changes?
Mac Support Specialist: David, Mac Support Specialist replied 6 years ago
Hi,

iCloud will update all those changes.

Also if you are syncing with iCloud on your iPhone and your iCal, the calendar should sync over the air.

You shouldn't need to connect to sync, but then the reason that wasn't working is probably the same as why the direct connection wasn't syncing either.

The new calendar will more than likely sync with iCloud properly, as long as the calendar settings are correct on the iPhone and on the Mac.

Kind regards,
David.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
i'm not able to recreate the calendars like you're suggesting.
is it best to do it on the iphone or the computer?. ical on my computer doesn't let me select all on an event.
Mac Support Specialist: David, Mac Support Specialist replied 6 years ago
It's best to do it on the computer. Click File -> New Calendar.

When you want to select all events, make sure only the problem calendar is ticked in the calendar list.

Click one event, then Edit -> Select All.

Kind regards,
David.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
tried that and it's not working. i've selected many events with numerous entries and "select all" is grayed out.

also, i need my iphone enteries to sync to my ical. i can't lose all my iohone entries. that is where this problem started that i can't sync my phone to my computer. My phone synced to ical on the first initial sync when I got the 4GS and hasn't since.
Mac Support Specialist: David, Mac Support Specialist replied 6 years ago
Hi,

Your calendars will sync both ways once you copy the events to the new calendar.

You only select one event and then click Edit -> Select All.

Have you seen the calendar list?

Have you created the new calendar to paste the events into?

Deselect all calendars except the original one, or you might not be able to select all.

An event should go a bolder color when you click it. Then click Edit - Select All.

Kind regards,
David.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
I have done everything you suggested and it's not working. Even if I can make new calendars on my laptop it's not going to help me with syncing all my appts from my phone.

Since Icloud should be syncing it. Is there a place to check your backup from icloud? Don't quite get the concept of iCloud.
Mac Support Specialist: David, Mac Support Specialist replied 6 years ago
Hi,

Were you able to put all of your appointments in a new calendar? Did you go to iTunes after that, and select to sync the new calendar and click Apply?

It will help sync, all your calendars will sync with iCloud and therefore all your appointments.

Check System Preferences in the Apple menu, and iCloud for your calendar syncing preferences.

Delete the problem calendar after you have copied and pasted the appointments into it.

Kind regards,
David.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
No. I could not put my appts into a new calendar. And I don't know if there is a problem calendar. the problem is my iphone calendar appt won't sync to my laptop. they are all the same calendar.
Mac Support Specialist: David, Mac Support Specialist replied 6 years ago
Hi,

Lets take it one step at a time.

In iCal click File -New Calendar and create it on iCloud.

Let me know how that goes.

Kind regards,
David.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
what do you mean create in on icloud? i have been able to make a new calendar and sync that to my phone.
but only the new calendar, nothing else will sync.
Mac Support Specialist: David, Mac Support Specialist replied 6 years ago
Hi,

When you click File - New Calendar it should ask you what account to create it on.

Have you tried logging into iCloud?

Click on this link:

http://www.icloud.com

Sign in and complete the transition to iCloud.

Kind regards,
David.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
when i click file>new calendar it just makes a new calendar, no option for icloud.

i logged into icloud and it has backed up alot of my calendar from my iphone but not all of it. not sure where the problem is...?? icloud has backed up different stuff than my laptop. they're not consistent with each other. wierd. any ideas why?
Mac Support Specialist: David, Mac Support Specialist replied 6 years ago
Hi,

Not sure why, best to start from scratch with a new calendar.

First click Software Update in the  menu in the top left.

Install all updates.

Then go back to iCal. Delete all calendars except the one with all your appointments.

Then create a new calendar.

Then click on the original calendar, and click on one event. It highlights a darker shade.

Then Edit Select All, and Edit Copy, then select the new calendar and click Edit Paste.

Kind regards,
David.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
but that will not help my iphone. i never make appts on my laptop right now it's all thru my phone.
Mac Support Specialist: David, Mac Support Specialist replied 6 years ago
Hi,


But when you sync your phone the calendar will be put on your iPhone.

You shouldn't just create them in the iPhone in case the iPhone freezes and needs to be reset.

At the moment the calendar on the iCal is not syncing, so it should be replaced with a new one.

Then sync it in iTunes. Then check the iCloud settings on your iPhone.

Kind regards,
David.
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