Calendar - sync duplicated appointments?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by howsbentley, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. howsbentley macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2008
    This morning I opened iPhone calendar to see my Oct 25th, 10 am appointment listed 4 times. Hmmm . . . I checked Mobilme cloud and it lists the appointment 4 times also. I checked iCal and it appears only once - as intended.

    Some of my future 10 am appointments are duplicated (listed 2x), or listed 4 times both on iPhone and Mobilme Cloud. Again, iCal is perfect and only lists the appointments 1 time.

    I do see a pattern as all Thursday, Friday Saturday 10 AM appointments are listed 4x, Monday's are listed 2x, and Tuesday my 10 AM appointment is listed only once. Again, iCal is perfect and only shows one appointment.

    Now I notice this is the case for future appointments until Monday Nov 3rd. From that point forward, there are none listed more than once.

    iCal lists my last sync as this morning, a few minutes ago, and fortunately the iCal still only lists one appointment for 10 AM.

    I'm concerned if I delete the duplicates it may remove the appointment on iCal. So, I'll not muck with it today. I'm off to my 10 AM to do 4x the work!

    Just thought I would report this issue to the group - thanks to all of you who post regularly. I am a Mac newbie and use this forum daily!

  2. Macsterguy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 5, 2007
    I have found (as others have) that MM is having problems with re-occurring events. I have basically come to trust iCal only... I NEVER use the iCal web interface as it is to buggy. Also, on the iPhone, i use it only to view my calendar and let it remind me of appointments...

    In your case, if the events are re-occurring events, I have found that when this happens, removing the re-occurrences for each event from the first or original event, then syncing, then adding them back in from iCal helps...
  3. howsbentley thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2008
    Thanks for the information. I 'thought' I had set up the appointments as re-occurring (2 months ago), but when I opened (all 4 of them) they were not marked as re-occurring. But, when I opened the future 10 AM appointments (that are not duplicated) they are still listed as re-occurring.

    I have been using MM for about 2 months, and the appointments were entered as re-occurring when I first started using it.

    I've had issues with all my contacts on iPhone mysteriously disappearing, but this is the first time I've had any problems with appointments.

    It's a mystery to me! Thanks again for the input.



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