Birthdays appearing in Calendar 1 day early

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by RNVarma, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. RNVarma macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2010
    Is anyone else having problems with birthdays of contacts appearing in Calendar 1 day early?

    I have been able to resolve it somewhat by deleting and then re-entering the birthdate data, but I was wondering if there was a more streamlined way of fixing it.
  2. CosmoPilot macrumors 65816


    Nov 8, 2010
    South Carolina
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    It's possible, that time zone support is turned on.

    Turn this off and you should be good to go.

    Time zone support let's you know when the actual event is happening. If you are in a different time zone, birthdays should display as multi-day events, since the birthday will be happening at midnight either before or after your current time zone's midnight.
  3. RNVarma thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2010
    I've had Time Support off for a while now. No luck though.
  4. GovtLawyer macrumors 6502

    Sep 6, 2008
    Holidays One Day early

    I have two 4S; one personal and one for business. One has correct calendar, the other had Election Day appearing on Monday, and Veterans Day appearing today, rather than tomorrow.

    I use the same calendars for both phones. A not too much of a Genius at Apple spoke to me about Time Zone Support, but I shut it off and rebooted. It had no effect. It is a total mystery to me.

    I can tell you that when I first uploaded to iCloud when IOS 5 came out, it uploaded half my calendars and sent the incomplete data to my iPhones. I was able to restore the iMac version to my phones. I sync them to my phones with iTunes. I do not use iCloud, but it appears as if I shut it off it will wipe out my Mac calendars.

    All-in-all it is very strange and not too cool.
  5. Lyn2012 macrumors 6502

    Dec 26, 2007
    I had the same problem, and came to the same conclusion and changed a few of my birthdate entries.

    However, I did contact Apple support and was told to doSettings>General>Reset>Reset All Settings. After I did this, all of the entries had been corrected.
  6. GovtLawyer macrumors 6502

    Sep 6, 2008
    Didn't Work

    It didn't work for me. One of my phones still has holidays on the wrong day, one day earlier than it should.

    I feel this was a result of iCloud, and now I'm leery of stopping the iCloud to my iMac, as I'm told by a notification that it will wipe out the calendars ion the Mac.
  7. doccmr macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2012
    Now birthdays have disappeared

    I followed this advice, and once I opened the calendar again all the birthdays have disappeared, even thought the list of calendars ticked on the iPad still includes birthdays - anyone else had this?

    Any tips? On my iphone they are fine - and werent a day early even when the ipad ones were....don't understand how iCloud works!
  8. Arelunde macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2011
    CA Central Coast
    Instead of using "birthdays" (never figured out how to do it), I just entered all the birthdays for the year as calendar events with reminders set for the week ahead and on the day itself. Then, I set it up to repeat annually. I color-coded the list as a separate calendar, but keep it visible with all the other calendars.

    I downloaded the iCal app for holidays and they seem to show up without a problem.

    I use iCloud backup and, so far, the calendar works perfectly. Also, I don't have the time zone setting activated - if that makes any difference.
  9. plbfla macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2012
    Can't Delete Phantom Birthday in Calendar

    I just opened the calendar on my ipad and saw a birthday for someone I've never heard of. Don't know how it got there, how to delete it or how to add/edit a birthday. Can anyone help?

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