Lost all my calendar entries!!!!

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by cperchard, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2010
    Hi, for some reason after i downloaded IOS5 my calendar entries were fine, they were still all there......but i must have changed some setting or something cos as of last night they were all gone!!

    I dont really understand this icloud thing and i'm quite a newb when it comes to apple, i just have really important meetings in my calendar and now for some reason they are all gone.

    Please help me find them again! :(
  2. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2010
    any ideas any1? my wife has very important meetings on it :(
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2008
    In a house...duh!
    Go into your calendar app and make sure there are little check marks next to each calendar so they show in the calendar.

    Just a suggestion.

    I'm still using MobileMe but don't use it for calendars. Use exchange for work and gmail for home calendars.
  4. macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    You should also be able to restore from your backup.
  5. macrumors regular


    Oct 10, 2011
    Cincinnati, OH
    same thing happened to me this morning. hit calendars and make sure the appropriate calendars are checked. good luck.
  6. macrumors 65816


    Apr 13, 2009
    Middle England
    Noticed this on my iPad 1. If I open Calendar, the current month view is empty apart from Today. If I swipe to another month, all events are there. If I swipe back to the current month, the entries have magically reappeared. I'm guessing there's a bug somewhere. I've also noticed Contacts seems to take a couple of seconds before entries appear from a blank page
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2010
    All calendars are checked......always have been too.....what i dont understand is that as soon as i updated to ios5 all the entries were still there.......but now they vanished a day later.....i would have understood if updating it wiped it straight away. At least then i could have pinpointed it to updating it.

    But i cant seem to restore to a time b4 saturday so there would be no point doing that.

    I just have no clue whatsoever :(


    Unfortunately this didnt work either :(


    Last backup says saturday....need one for friday really.....any way to do that?
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2010
    any1 got any other ideas? :(
  9. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2010
    last try b4 i give up?
  10. macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2010
    Baltimore, MD
    Are you using a service like gmail for calendars, or apples iCloud?
  11. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2010
    before icloud came about i have no idea what options i had, i never bothered syncing my phone much either......i just put entries in on the phone and then they were stored.....when i updated as i said, they were still there, which i was surprised about, i thought they were gonna get wiped.....but they didnt.....it was only the day after that they for some reason disappeared, and i have no idea why cos dont think i've changed any options, and they are all checked.

    (sorry i'm not much of a techy when it comes to apple....i find it all very confusing....still finding it hard to understand about what exactly icloud is!)
  12. macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2011
    When syncing with iTunes you have to recheck sync calanders. For some reason they reverted to unchecked when switching to IOS 5.
  13. macrumors newbie

    Dec 13, 2011
    I had the same problem. Apple support solved the issue.
    When I turned off wifi access at home, the entries came back via 3G.
    Solution was to restart the router. That fixed it for wifi.

    It has happened again and responded to the reboot of the wireless router.
    I am trying to resolve the router issue to prevent this, but no luck so far.
  14. Arelunde, Dec 13, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2011

    macrumors demi-god


    Jul 6, 2011
    CA Central Coast
    I had the same problem this week, and I'm not sure exactly what happened. However, I was using the Gmail calendar and, after some web research, found out that it is NOT backed up by Google, as I thought it was supposed to be.

    SO, I started over. I deleted the Google calendar in Gmail completely so there wouldn't be some sort of conflict later, and rebuilt the calendar (took a day or so) directly in the iPad2's calendar.

    Then I enabled iCloud syncing/backup. This calendar is much better than Google's, I have to say. And it's comforting to know I can get it back if it disappears.

    Later, I switched my contact list from Gmail to the iPad/Apple contacts, again with iCloud backup. It's a bit tricky to do this so I didn't loose my contacts in the process.

    Here's what worked for me: KEEPING MY CONTACTS LIST ON MY iPad/iPhone, first I disabled contact syncing in iTunes for both devices and did a sync so I had a backup handy. Then I went onto iCloud.com and deleted ALL contact entries there so I wouldn't end up with duplicates after the iCloud "merge" was checked. Then, I enabled the contact sync for iCloud.

    Scared me at first because all my contacts suddenly disappeared from my iPad/iPhone - but a secnd or two later, they reappeared - just perfect.

    I still have a Gmail contacts list in Gmail, but will have to enter any changes/additions I make by hand since I don't want it syncing with my iDevices.
  15. macrumors 65816

    Sep 19, 2007
    left coast, US
    In terms of backups, there isn't much difference between google calendar and icloud calendar. If anything, you can actually do your own automatic google calendar backups -- I don't know of any way to do your own automatic backups with icloud.
  16. macrumors newbie

    Dec 13, 2011
    Looks like iCloud gets the calendar entries when they are added.
    Try adding something to the iPhone, then on your pc log into your iCloud account and browse the calendar app on the pc to verify.
  17. macrumors 65816

    Sep 19, 2007
    left coast, US
    Both icloud and google calendar (if properly configured) will automatically update the cloud (web) when you add or edit an entry on the iPhone. While the cloud data is quickly updated for both, their respective web pages, if displaying a calendar, may not immediately update. I just did a quick test, and icloud took 1-2 minutes to update, whereas google calendar took 2-3 minutes. Of course, I could have quickly updated either by hitting the refresh button.

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