iCal Help! How do I prevent one calendar from syncing to phone?

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  1. ohiomacfan macrumors newbie

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    I have 5 iCal calendars on my MacBook Pro. One of them is strictly for work. I ONLY need it on my computer. It has numerous entries that only apply to my work while I'm sitting in front of my computer at work. Unfortunately, it now sends endless reminders to all of my ios5 devices. If I click under calendars in iCal, all my calendars are part of iCloud. If I uncheck the "work" calendar, then that calendar information completely disappears from my computer. I want that "work" calendar to only be on my mac, not sending reminders to my ios devices. If I disable reminders, it stops all reminders from my remaining 4 calendars. I created a new calendar that temporarily was located "On my Mac". But after experimenting with iCloud, that new calendar was then "upgraded" to the cloud. Is there any way to 1. disable reminders from one calendar? 2. Prevent one calendar from syncing to icloud? 3. Keep one calendar strictly "On my mac."? or 4. Switch a calendar from "iCloud" to "On my Mac." Please help!
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Yes, you need to move it from being an iCloud calendar to an "On My Mac" calendar. Not sure how easy that would be to do.
     
  3. ohiomacfan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How do I do that?

    How do I move it from an "icloud" calendar to an "on my mac" calendar?
     
  4. tigres macrumors 68040

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    I don't have iCloud enabled, however what happens when you uncheck the calendar in settings? You can select which cals to show in the settings portion of the app.

    I am not certain however if this will stop notifications though.

    Sorry to not be as much help as I would like.
     
  5. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Use the export option to export your iCloud calendar then import it as a local calendar?
     
  6. ohiomacfan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Settings & Import

    If I uncheck the calendar in settings, it simply is no longer visible on my mac.

    If I export it, then Import it, for a while it will be "on my mac". However, if I cloud is ever disabled in the control panel, then restarted, it moves ALL calendars to the cloud. Aughh. There should be a simple way to keep calendars from icloud and keep them "on my mac"
     
  7. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    But if you never disable and re-enable iCloud then the calendar stay local, right?

    Also, on your iOS5 devices you can hide specific calendars so they are not visible.
     
  8. ohiomacfan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How do I hide specific calendars on ios5?

    It would be great if I could hide specific calendars on ios5. How is that done?
     
  9. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    In the calendar app, press the calendars button in top left and uncheck all the calendars you don't want to see.
     
  10. ohiomacfan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Even with calendar not selected - reminders still show up

    I tried disabling the calendar "work" on my ios5 device. However, when I made an entry into the "work" calendar on my mac, it still sent a notification to the iphone in the notification center. This is maddening. I will have thousands of notifications for my "work" calendar sent to my phone that I don't need. I need to be able to select which calendars are sending notifications.
     
  11. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Alternate idea:

    Disable ALL notifications from the calendar on your phone and start using the 'Reminders' app to set your home-commitments.

    I dunno...none of these ideas sound exactly perfect.
     
  12. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    If you move your work calendar to "On My Mac" does it stay there unless you disable and re-enable iCloud on your Mac?

    If so, I'd say your best bet is to move it and then don't disable iCloud so that it stays local.

    Alternatively, move your work calendar to google, add that google account to your mac but not to your phone.
     
  13. ohiomacfan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    On my mac

    I could try creating it for "on my mac." However, my fear is that when the next update to icloud or ios5 comes out, then I'll go through this again. We should be able to select which calendars send notifications. I guess the temporary "on my mac" solution is the best for now. (How hard would it be in notification center to select which calendars you want to push notifications? Seems like that should have been built in.)
     

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