double iphone question???

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by saladiro, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. saladiro macrumors 6502a


    May 7, 2007
    New York

    I want to get my wife an iphone, the problem is with iCal, we have two totally different lives, and I don't want to mix our calendars together (mine already has a full schedule of appointments). If I gave her own separate "calendar" e.g. kate apts, and set her iphone to sync, with "kate apts", it would work well on our actual phones, but I cal would be a mess with both of our stuff. Is there a way to create an ical for her, and one for me, that way we could avoid mass confusion, with our schedules

    pls let me know
  2. MacbookAlum1536 macrumors regular


    Nov 21, 2008
    I don't think you can but in actual iCal at one given time you could uncheck your wife's calendar on the iCal sidebar when you want to use iCal but when your done just recheck it
  3. saladiro thread starter macrumors 6502a


    May 7, 2007
    New York
    I think that does work, the problem, is that I have so many color coordinated "calendars" (e.g. B-days, dr apts, work apts, finance, .... etc) , that it would take here about 7 "unchecks" to see here own personal adgenda....

    it may be my only option though...
  4. vandozza macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2006
    you could use multiple accounts (w fast user switching)
  5. iCantwait macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    when plugged into itunes you can select which colour calendar you want synced with your iphone, just pick the ones you want on there and iTunes will do the rest.
    if your talking in actual iCal maybe you just create a all new account on your computer for her?
  6. roespan macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2009
    Portland, OR
    multiple calendars

    Here is the workaround my wife and I are using:
    1. from my MB, sync my iCal calendar (with multiple secondary calenders) with google calendar using their app 'calaboration.'
    2. from her MB, also create a sync between my google calender and her ical. now both MB's can alter their own iCal calenders and have the changes show up on the other.
    3. use to establish link between each iphone and google calender.

    Now from each iphone you can view and add (google calender doesn't support delete/edit yet) calenders. Any change made in iCal on either MB is reflected on the other MB and both iphones.
  7. DenniZ macrumors 6502a

    Oct 5, 2007
    Liverpool, UK
    Yeah, you can put all of your ones into a group of your own. Also she can have a group on iCal as well. Therefore you will just uncheck one. I have one with school as the main root > timetable, homework and exams as sub categories.

Share This Page