New to iPad and Calendar

Discussion in 'iPad 3 Forum' started by ssteiny348, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Deborah Barnum

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    Have you checked to make sure the calendar is set to view? Tap on the Calendar button at the top left, and make sure your calendar has a checkmark next to it.

    With iCloud, some people have found that their events won't show until the switch to another month, then back again.
     
  3. Deborah Barnum

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    Yep. Calendar is set to view. Some of my events are still displayed. Events that were put on months ago. Also, I have had to switch months to bring up the data, but that doesn't work now.
     
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    Go to icloud.com using a computer and see if your events are there. If they are there, turn off Calendar on the iPad in Settings > iCloud, tell the dialog to Delete them from the iPad, then turn the Calendar syncing back on. This will force a fresh copy from iCloud.

    If they are missing from both the iPad and icloud.com, then they are probably gone forever.

    You need to have an internet connection on the iPad to do this.
     
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    Well, the iCloud site on the computer has fewer events than the one on my iPad. I'm sunk, I guess. Why did this happen, if you know? Will it do any good to go to my Apple Store? Are there other surprises in store with this syndrome? I failed to mention I'm on a first edition iPad, but I have a new MacBook Pro.
     
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    I think I found the problem. Something is messed up with my Yahoo password. I found my calendar with all in it :) at the Yahoo calendar site. ( Never went there before!) i didnt know it existed. (don't say it) It's just not syncing. A short trip to the Apple store will clear this up I think. I don't quite understand the magic of synching, so I'm off to Netflix. Thank you so much for you time and trouble. Such kindness is welcome and surprising!
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    Ok, sounds like you are syncing your calendar with Yahoo, not iCloud, or perhaps both.

    Check under Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars and see if you have your Yahoo account set up. If you do, open it and see if Calendars is turned on. If it is, try turning it off, and back on again like I suggested with iCloud.

    In the Calendar app, using the Calendar button you should see accounts and calendars for both iCloud and Yahoo.

    If you only want to use one of the services (I recommend iCloud) then you can edit each event and change it's calendar to the one you want. When done turn off the unwanted account's syncing and choose delete from iPad in the dialog box.

    If the Yahoo account persists in not working/syncing try deleting the account and adding it again. That usually fixes that kind of thing.
     
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    I went to yahoo calendars in my settings. It was set up. Everything was turned on. I'm embarrassed to say I'm afraid to turn off my Yahoo calendaring account! That's where everything still is! This reveals my fundamental disunderstanding of how computers operate. No kidding. I'm reluctant to change to iCloud because I have this idea that I will need wifi to call it up and do things in the calendar when I'm in court. No wifi in court, and I'm on the old iPad. I had no trouble before this, just pulling the calendar up on the machine wherever I was. It seems clear to me that there was something I did that screwed up the yahoo password, which in turn, disallowed the synching for safety purposes. Naturally, my bad.
    I'll let you know how the Apple Doctor goes. Thanks again,
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    Sometimes authentication (passwords) just mess up. That's the way it is.

    Removing the Yahoo calendar/account from you iPad will only affect the iPad. The calendar events on Yahoo itself can not be deleted this way, not even on purpose. The only way to delete the content on Yahoo using the iPad would be to individually delete each event and let it sync back to Yahoo.

    Still, if you've got an Apple Store nearby and feel more comfortable visiting them, by all means. I wish I had one close by, just for the fun of it.
     
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    I know that in my head, but not in my heart! And you have convinced me, but I still don't trust myself. We have 2 stores within 10 mins. How can they be packed constantly? There's a large line before opening everyday in Newport Beach! They have rich people down there, and they are quite demanding. But they buy, buy, buy!
     

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