adding birthdays to the birthday calendar on iCal?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mark2288, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. mark2288 macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2006
    maybe i'm just stupid, but i can't add birthdays on iCal...

  2. Lau Guest

    I believe you need to do it in your Address Book application instead of iCal, which I know seems mad at first! If you add the person to Address Book whos birthday you want to add, and then add their birthday, it should then show up in Address Book. :)
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Yeah, it's not an editable calendar from within iCal. :(
  4. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2003
    But you must first enable it in ical go into the preferences in the general it is a check box.
  5. euaneggs macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2009
    I know this is an old thread so thought this may have changed.

    But is this still the only way? So i have to create a contact for my sisters baby who has no phone number just so i can add her birthday to iCal ?
  6. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2003
    Well you could just create a repeating event. That automatically repeats once a year.
  7. devburke Guest

    Oct 16, 2008
    There's nothing preventing you from making a calendar for birthdays and manually adding them, but the built in birthdays calendar displays birthdays from people in your Address Book. So you can add her birthday to the calendar without going through Address Book, but you can't add it to the built in birthdays calendar.
  8. GreyOS macrumors 68040


    Apr 12, 2012
    The nice thing about the birthday calendar is it tells you the age

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