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  1. grabbit97

    grabbit97 iPF Novice

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    My ipad2 calendar is set to SYNC ALL EVENTS in mail,contacts,calendar and it still only goes back 6 months. I sync with the google calendar.

    My android phone goes back several years.

    Help?
     
  2. twerppoet

    twerppoet iPad Legend

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    Is you Gmail account set up as an Exchange account?

    If so go into your account settings and change the Mail Days to Sync to No Limit.

    This will probably have no affect, but it's worth a try.
     
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    grabbit97 iPF Novice

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    Didn't work, I did just what you said....puzzled why iPad can't do same as my pc or android calendar..all use google
     
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    Sorry. No idea.

    I went searching my Google Calendar, went back two years and can't find an entry online or on the iPad, making it difficult for me to test. I don't use the Google calendar much, but there should have been something on the site.
     
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    grabbit97 iPF Novice

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    Puzzles me why it won't go back as far as the andoid phone does?
     
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    twerppoet iPad Legend

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    Have you looked at the Google Calendar site? I doubt it is different, but it would stop a mental itch for me. ;)
     
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    Checked google calendar web site...no clue
     
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    Ok. Sorry I couldn't help.
     
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    Maybe someone has an idea??
     
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    Stupid suggestion but have you tried the iPad calendar setting of All events


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    Sorry ignore above post as I see you gave tried this! Blond Moment
     
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    Is your google account an exchange account or using the regular gmail option? I remember having the same issue with one of my google apps accounts and support had me change from using Exchange to using the gmail option. I know they sent me an explanation of the issue. I'll post it if I can find it.
     
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    That's an interesting idea. If you are using an Exchange account try this.

    Turn off calendars in your exchange account.
    Add a default Gmail (IMAP) account.
    Turn off everything except the calendar in that account.

    If this works, there's only one problem with it. You can only sync your (one) default Gmail calendar with the IMAP account.
     
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    Actually, you sync up to 25 with that option, but you have to use a different URL to enable them.

    https://www.google.com/calendar/iphoneselect

    Unlike the exchange one, that works from a desktop browser (but will look a little odd)

    EDIT: This is the help document where I found the URL (it references caldav, but it apples to the Gmail option as well):
    http://support.google.com/calendar/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=151674&rd=1
     
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    I did not consider adding each calendar individually by it's URL. Thanks for reminding me that it is possible.

    But as far as I know your first link, for Google Sync, only works with the Exchange setup; because it uses Active Sync.


    Edit: I take that last back. Your link is indeed different than the one that adds calendars to the Exchange setup, and it works with the IMAP setup. Amazing. Thanks for that.

    Off to do my I-Learned-Something-New dance. :D

    And save the link, of course.
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2012
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