Shared Calendars

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Rad, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. Rad
    macrumors regular

    Aug 8, 2006
    Anyone figure out how to setup iCal on the iPhone to use both your personal Mac-based iCalendar and a shared iCal from someone else? Used to be able to sync when through iTunes. Now with over-the air MobileMe, I can only get one at a time. The initial wired sync through iTunes did have both. Apple's help pages do mention this "unexpected result" but have no solution.
  2. macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2008
    Loveland, CO
    I don't have an answer for you, but I was hoping that one could share calendars between mobileme users (like members of a family). If that worked, I would jump my family to MobileMe in a heartbeat. We desperately need family calendar that syncs to all of our iPhone & iPod touch devices! Google Calendar has the sharing, but not the sync/push. (I also dislike their web mail interface.)

    So, is is possible to share calendars between mobileme users?
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2007
    I have an email into Apple's MobileMe support people, just waiting for a reply. With the new iPhone support for separate, colored calendars, it actually makes sense to have shared calendars on the device.
    I'll definitely post any response I get from apple here
  4. macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    Please let us know what support responds with. I would love to get MobileMe for my wife and I, but it needs to "work" for us.

    We want to have separate email and contacts, but we want to have a shared calendar that we can both make add/update/deletes to.

    - Jason
  5. macrumors member

    Dec 5, 2006
    I thought i could run two MobileMe accounts on the iPhone. One for everything personal, and the other pushing just the calendar to share. Turns out you can only sync one account at a time.

    My solution is to register at and then use the exchange support on the iPhone to share the calendar. Viola, you have a free shared push calendar.
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2007
    email from MobilMe support

    Here is the [disappointing] support email I received yesterday from Apple.


    The issue you reported was related to the ongoing transition to MobileMe
    from .Mac. I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by this

    If you're still experiencing an issue related to your MobileMe
    account, please check the MobileMe System Status which is available here:

    Also, please see these articles for more information about MobileMe:

    .Mac to MobileMe transition FAQ

    MobileMe Mail:
    MobileMe Contacts:
    MobileMe Calendar:
    MobileMe Gallery:
    MobileMe Mail iDisk:
    MobileMe Account:

    We hope you enjoy MobileMe.

    MobileMe Support Team

    Which of course didn't answer my question. They made it sound like the shared calendar pushing was only unavailable during the switch. Well, the switch now seems complete, and I can't find shared calendar pushing.
    From looking at other forums and threads, it seems that shared calendar pushing is impossible at this time--at least, without using third-party options.

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