Calendar subscription problems

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Macsterguy, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 5, 2007
    Calendar subscription problems and limitations with MobileMe

    This from MacFixit:

    Several users are experiencing troubles with Apple's new MobileMe "push" technology for iCal calendars and events. These include broken links for subscribed calendars (those hosted by Apple) which may give various "service unavailable" errors.

    The fix for these issues has been to manually edit the subscribed calendar's URL to have the fully qualified domain name be "" instead of "". To do this, right-click the calendar in the left-hand panel (should be listed under "Subscriptions") and select "Change URL". Then change the ".mac" to ".me" and the calendar should get updated. You may also need to change this setting for for published calendars.

    Beyond URL problems, MobileMe does not support pushing subscribed calendars to other devices such as iPhones. It appears that MobileMe only works with locally defined calendars, so the workaround users have found is to manually convert subscribed calendars to local ones. The following procedure will convert a subscribed calendar to a local one:

    Select the desired calendar subscription in the left-hand panel.
    From the File menu select "Export", save the calendar to a temporary location.
    Re-import the calendar using the "Import" option.
    Users then have the option to delete or keep the original calendar subscription, which may come in handy for duplicating this process as new events are added, but on the other hand may clutter up iCal.
  2. macrumors 68040

    cocky jeremy

    Jul 12, 2008
    Huntington, WV
    Any fix for this without having a Mac? I'm only pushing calendars between and my iPhone. Is there a fix for getting subscription calendars off to the iPhone? I can't seem to get it to work, at all.
  3. macrumors regular

    Sep 5, 2007
    I have birthdays and holidays set as subscriptions, as I'm sure many of you do.

    Only birthdays appear on

    Neither appear on my iphone.

  4. macrumors 68020


    Jul 11, 2007
    Torrance, CA
    I am a Windows User. Do you have to be a MAC User to be able to add a Public Calendar Subscription to MobileMe Web Interface?

    Under SUBSCRIPTIONS (left column in MM Calendar) I can see Birthdays (set to display in preferences) but I don't see how to add additional Subscriptions. Also, someone said something about Holidays but I don't see a similiar setting like Birthdays.

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