Google Cal time in iCal as GMT default (wrong time zone)

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Reach9, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. Reach9 macrumors 68020

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    Hey all, so recently whenever i create a Google Calendar event on my iPhone or Mac, it automatically changes the time zone to GMT or says (GMT) in the description.

    I made test events on the web version of Google Calendar and they showed up on my iPhone and Mac as the normal time zone. But whenever i make an event through my iPhone or Mac, it defaults to GMT.

    This is driving me crazy, does anyone else have this issue or fixed it? I never had this issue before
     
  2. truskowr macrumors member

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    Did you check you default time zone? Go to settings: Mail, Contacts, Calendars. Then scroll down to "Time Zone Override". Do you have this turned on or off.
     
  3. TheAppleFairy macrumors 68020

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    This has been an issue for my wife and driving her crazy. She puts her work schedule on her calendar on her iPhone and it's shared with me and it goes in at EST but then a couple of minutes later changes. We recently turned off time zone override....I think it fixed the problem but will have to check.
     
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    Yeah I have Time Zone Override to OFF.

    So i did some troubleshooting and found that whenever i create a Google Cal event on my Mac or iPhone, it shows up on Google Calendar (on the web browser) without the Event Time Zone set. Even though my default Time Zone is normal, this makes no sense.

    The only solution i found was to go to Google Calendar and manually set Event Time Zone for each event..which is very tedious. I never had this issue before so it's really weird, and i don't recall playing around with Calendar settings recently either.
     
  5. TheAppleFairy macrumors 68020

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    I assume you are using the default iPhone calendar app, as is my wife. She never had that issue until recently. 8.1.2 related? I wonder if 8.1.3 will address this.
     
  6. Reach9 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'm not even on 8.1.2, I didn't have this issue a couple weeks ago, so i'm wondering if the problem could be on Google's end but i could be wrong.

    I just don't understand why is it that when the Event Time Zone isn't set, the iPhone and Mac defaults to GMT. Why does it even matter if the Event Time Zone isn't set, when by default it shows the normal time zone. Argh!
     
  7. TheAppleFairy macrumors 68020

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    Oh I see it happens on your Mac too. This is frustrating, maybe it is a Google issue.
     
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  9. Reach9 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    See i don't understand as my issue is related to Google Calendar, and i never had a problem until recently.
     
  10. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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  11. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    I have no problems with Outlook (syncing with Outlook 2010 & 2013 at work) on my iOS 8 devices with time zones changing. I'm suspecting Google has done something on their end...?
     
  12. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Not likely. The problem doesn't exist in iOS 7 or prior.
     

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