All my appointments in iCal have had their time changed! Please help!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by amz1, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. amz1 macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2009
    All of my appointments have had their time changed and I am urgently seeking help to return them to their correct times.

    I have 3 devices:
    Apple MacBook Pro (mid 2009) running the latest version of Snow Leopard
    iPad 2 running iOS 4.3.5
    iPhone 3GS running iOS 4.3.5
    I'm also using MobileMe to keep my appointments, address book, etc. in sync.

    I just moved to Kathmandu, which is 9:45 ahead of EST (the east coast of the US, where I lived formerly and where I will return in one year). When I left the US I updated the timezone on all my devices to change them from EST to Nepal time. After doing this all of my appointment times were changed.

    After investigating I found that although I had TimeZone support turned off on my MacBookPro, it is set to be on by default on iDevices. I have now turned it off by it seems that the damage has been done. Hopefully there is a way to undo the problems this has caused, since I now have years of appointments showing the wrong times (they are off by 9:45).

    Just to be clear, I have no need for TimeZoneSupport. If I have an appointment at 10:00 am (EST) on, say, Sept. 1 in the US, and another appointment at 10:00 am (Nepal time) on, say, Sept. 21 in Nepal, I want my calendar to show both of those events as being at 10:00 am on their respective days.

    I believe that now that I have turned off TimeZoneSupport on all devices that this will be the case for any new appointments that I create, but how can I return all of my previos appointments to their correct time? There are far too many of them to edit them manually.

    Many thanks for any help that anyone can provide. This has really messed up my workflow!

    best wishes,
    Abe Z.
  2. amz1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2009
    No answers? C'mon people, please help a guy out! There are lots of threads here about the need to turn Time Zone Support off, but none about what to do when it has already messed up all your appointments. I can't imagine I'm the only one who has been caught by this "feature" of Apple's.
    thanks for any suggestions or help,
    Abe Z.
  3. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Got me. I couldn't get anything right until I turned on Time Zone support.

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