Calendar entries gone

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    Searched net on this and everyone advises to go to Settings>mail, contacts, calendar and then change the synch settings under the calendars section. My calendars section only has New invitation alerts, Time zone support, Default alert times, and Start week on. Any suggestions? I have ios 7.0.4
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    That's odd...mine has

    New Invitation Alerts
    Time Zone Support
    Sync
    Default Alert Times
    Start Week On
    Default Calendar

    I have it set to use my gmail calendar. There may be some other setting that controls what is displayed under Calendars. Did you set your default account for Contacts?
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    What service is your calendar synced with?

    Make sure you have your calendar set to sync with your account. If you are not syncing with some service; iCloud, Google, Yahoo, etc., then the Sync setting would be irrelevant, and probably not show. Apple tends to hide settings if they are not relevant.

    If your account does have Calendar syncing turned on, try turning it off, visit the Calendar app to make sure it is off, then turning it back on.

    If you've never turned on Calendar syncing before, make sure you Keep your events on the iPad when doing this.

    If you've been syncing with your account, visit the website and make sure all your events are there, then chose to delete the local calendar events when turning it off. This will be cleaner than keeping them, which might result in duplicates when you turn syncing back on; though it should not.
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    Thanks for the responses. I hadn't been syncing, so did so with iCloud and then checked the 'all events' option. However I haven't got back any calendar entries!

    It would be good if Apple provided decent basic manuals with their equipment, they could ceertainly afford to so and they might end up with a happier customer base!
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    The User Guide for iPad iOS 7 is available in the iBooks Store (free), and here (in PDF format) . I prefer the iBooks version because it has better search tools.
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    If you were not syncing before, then the older events would not be online, so enabling syncing would not get them back. It should, however, prevent future loss.

    I've been thinking about this, and I can't come up with any reason or settings that should cause your old events to disappear. If I remember right, a search will only go back a year (or was it two), but the events themselves should still be there if you go back manually.

    Afraid that's my last trick. If they are really gone, there is nothing I can think of that will bring them back. Sorry.
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    Many thanks for the replies, and links to iPad User Guide - much appreciated.

    I'll have to live with the missing calendar entries!!
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    No problem.

    Too bad about the missing entries.
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    I have a problem in that my calendar was complete and was/is syncing, but non-recurring events for more than one month in the past are now gone from the calendar. I have it set to show "all events" to be displayed. Also tried setting it to only 6 months but no change.

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