Shared Calendars

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

  1. Rad
    macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

    thefourthpope

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    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

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    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

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    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 http://live.mail2web.com and then use the exchange support on the iPhone to share the calendar. Viola, you have a free shared push calendar.
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

    thefourthpope

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    email from MobilMe support

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

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    Hello,

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

    If you're still experiencing an issue related to your MobileMe
    account, please check the MobileMe System Status which is available here:
    http://www.apple.com/support/mobileme

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

    .Mac to MobileMe transition FAQ
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1932

    MobileMe Mail: http://www.me.com/mail
    MobileMe Contacts: http://www.me.com/contacts
    MobileMe Calendar: http://www.me.com/calendar
    MobileMe Gallery: http://www.me.com/gallery
    MobileMe Mail iDisk: http://www.me.com/idisk
    MobileMe Account: http://www.me.com/account

    We hope you enjoy MobileMe.

    Sincerely,
    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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