calendars: iCloud or Google?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by curmudgeon32, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. curmudgeon32 macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2012
    I'm setting up a new machine and clearing out some old stuff. Trying to decide whether or not to set up some new calendars on iCloud instead of Google Calendar.

    I have a bunch of old ones on Google Calendar, but was curious to hear people's experiences, positive or negative, with iCloud Calendar syncing to phones and desktops vs. Google Calendar syncing.

  2. user-name-here macrumors 65816

    Aug 31, 2013
    Since I use Apple products (Macbook Air, iPhone) I prefer to have all my things under one roof (iCloud).

    Of course if you're don't use Apple products then you would probably want to use Google calendar.
  3. curmudgeon32 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2012
    Any reliability issues as far as syncing goes?
  4. satcomer, Sep 18, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2013

    satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    I find in iCloud (at least on Mac OS X) if syncing in iCloud goes wrong I just go in to (on OS X) System Preferences->iCloud pane and just uncheck then recheck the affected syncing process. This almost all the time fixes quarks.
  5. curmudgeon32 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2012
    Wow. That was so easy. I exported from Google Calendar and it spat out a bunch of .ics files. Opened each one in OS X Calendar and everything imported perfectly and syncs were pushed right out to my other Mac and my iPhone.

    The only issue is that all the old events came through as being in the UTC time zone (I'm on East Coast time). They show up correctly in the calendar, but it's a little wonky. New events seem to be being created with the EDT time zone like they're supposed to.
  6. whsbuss macrumors 68040


    May 4, 2010
    SE Penna.
  7. adr1974 macrumors regular

    Nov 15, 2007
    is there a way to search calendars? seems strange that contacts and emails are both searchable, but not calendars...

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