Hotmail calendar and iPhone 5 .. anyone?

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  1. macrumors regular

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    Dear Folks

    Has anyone synched the Hotmail (or now called Live) calendar with iPhone 5

    I'm referring to calendar(dot)live(dot)com

    The calender looks ok / nothing special, but I wish to use it because that way (using hotmail) I can have a personal calendar (company wants me to synch iPhone's calendar with company ! )

    What's the practical experience / knowledge base I should listen to ?

    Any other better solution / free app ?


    TIA
     
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    you can still use iphone calendar i think.


    you dont need to share everything with the company. just create a calendar named "work" or something and everything you insert with that tab will be synced with the people you chose, the rest won't.


    someone correct me if I'm wrong but i think that is how it works.


    as for hotmail i have no idea how to use it in ios. i know it syncs with Facebook which in turn is synced to my device but you'll get notifications via email which is kinda primitive.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Terrific. Thanks. I thought I read a similar comment somewhere else, but could not locate it. So posted the question again

    So .... , could I create *a new calendar * called Personal or something and keep that for myself ?

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    my iPhone mail *is* synched thru lotus notes with company,
    my present calendar (the only calendar I have) *is* synched with company ,

    ...and...
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    so I need to be really sure that my calendar is *not* synched

    How do I ensure not synched ?


    My other question
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    are there some good / recommended calendar apps ?


    TIA
     
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    Troneas

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    go to Calendars, select the Calendar button at the top.

    select the right arrow on any active calendar and check if its "shared with".

    you can create as many as you like.

    under iOS settings check which is you default calendar. this means every time you post a new event, it will be your default option. if its private, it will allow you to change it.


    a very popular calendar app out there is Fantastical, but its not free.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    *thanks* !!

    gentlemen ....you rock ...this forum is great !!


    TIA
     
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I tried your idea of creating multiple calenders in iPhone

    So tapped on the calendar app

    This is what I see ... but unable to see which calendar is shared etc

    Any further help would be appreciated


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    Troneas

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    have you tried pressing on that blue arrow at the right of each calendar?
     
  8. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes I have. The screen shot of what I see AFTER pressing on the arrow at the right is enclosed below. Sorry IF I was NOT clear earlier

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    My entire doubt is , there is nothing to choose except the colours ... there is no shared / not shared there and that makes me even more worried :)
     

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    Troneas

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    curious...


    i get this:
     

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    Troneas

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    aaah hold on...


    i think that option will only appear on iCloud calendars.



    i would bet your lotus notes is already set up for sharing; but that doesnt mean your icloud is...


    but i cant guarantee.
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    I think you are misunderstanding how the ipad calendar works.

    You have 4 accounts setup in your calendar:

    1) A gmail account
    2) A hotmail account
    3) A icloud account
    4) A lotus notes account (i guess this is your work account)

    Each of these accounts is separate and adding an event to any of them does not mean they get added to all the others, its just merely displayed on the ipad calendar. Similar to the unified inbox in the mail app. Nobody else with access to your work account can see the other accounts, just because they are all displayed on the ipad.

    The only thing you have to worry about is which one is your default account, because that is the one new events you create will be added to, so you will probably not want this as your work account.
     
  13. Subu, Jan 25, 2013
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    iPhone 5 ? or ?

    I'm asking to learn / clarify and not to sound offensive


    TIA

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    Thanks for the terrific reply

    You are right about the lotus notes being the work account

    I have set my hotmail as default for now ..so you are right there as well

    Having agree to all that, why isn't it showing a share / don't share button or Private / not private button on each calendar ?

    How do I know which calendar is private and which isn't ?

    TIA
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    Only the icloud calendar can be set to be shared from within the ipad calendar app.

    The hotmail and gmail accounts would be setup for sharing via their account logins at hotmailcom and google.com. You would have to have set this up, so unless somebody else has your login details, by default they should not be shared with anybody else.
     
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    those option are only available for icloud calendars - so that you may share them with other icloud accounts.

    my bet is that your lotus notes account was set up to share when it was created.

    if you have created your hotmail, gmail account you should be safe - they shouldn't be shared with anyone unless you set it up that way.
     
  16. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks again.

    No one else has my hotmail / gmail login passwords ...

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    Thanks !
     
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    if you care about birthdays being on the correct day, whatever you do, don't sync your iPhone with Outlook contacts and the hotmail connecter. after a few syncs, the date starts sliding. something to do with it being an all-day event and Apple not fixing the code for this combination.

    it's infuriating and I finally gave up and just added iCloud into my Outlook folders and started using iCloud for contact synching, loathe as I am to go that route.
     

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