Proactive Assistant - Creating events automatically

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  1. davidalan99

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    Perhaps this is a little basic, but I can not figure how this gets triggered. Does anyone know, after it is turned on in calendar, what exactly triggers the creation of an event. I have had a couple of emails sent with appointments times and dates both in the body of the email and in the subject line of the email. Nothing seems to be created in the calendar app, or am i looking in the wrong place? How does it work, please.
     
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    Make sure it's turned on in Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars. Also make sure the calendar is checked in the Calendars app, under the Calendar button (just like you make the other calendars show, or not). The suggested events have their own built in default calendar.

    That said, I've sent myself a couple of emails with dates and times. Mail recognizes them, since it underlines the event and it can be added manually to the calendar; but I'm not seeing anything show up automatically.

    Which is all a long way of saying I don't know.
     
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    Yes I have done those steps as well and nothing appears.
     
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    Tap and hold on the event, then you should get these options:
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    Select "Create Event" to add it to your calendar.
     
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    That's the manual entry. It's been there since at least iOS 6. The new mode is supposed to automatically add them to a special calendar in the Calendars app.

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    That's enabled in my app, but it doesn't add events automatically. No idea why.
     
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    I believe it's when you're on the recieving end of one of these-

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  9. davidalan99

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    By sending an invite direct from the calendar app on another iPad, you do not get an email on the receiving iPad. I tried thT on my wife's iPad to me with an invite on my gmail account. Yes the appointment went right into the calendar app. But this is not reading an email it's an invitation.
     
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    I saw that article, a bit after my initial response. As you say, it don't explain what iOS compliant means. I'd expect it to mean that the even get's detected and underlined in Mail, the same as in the past; but maybe I'm wrong.

    It is possible to send and receive invitation via email, rather than directly in the Calendar app. You need that ability so that you can exchange invitations between different calendar services. Maybe that's what it means. I've never sent or received and invitation by this method. I do have a couple of other accounts though, so maybe I can test this theory.
     

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