iCal Subscription Calendars- don't push?

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  1. city.girl macrumors newbie

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    It looks as if "subscription" calendars will not push and you can't "sync" via iTunes and "push" at the same time so you lose your subscriptions on your iPhone if you use "push". Am I wrong? Does anyone have push working for subscribed iCal calendars?
     
  2. TheQuestion macrumors regular

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    This appears to be the case. I've tried everything I can think of. When I turn off events syncing and pushing in mobileme, the subscribed calendars come back, but then of course the only way I can sync MY events is to connect with the USB cable and launch iTunes. Very disappointing.
     
  3. mcdj macrumors 604

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    it's officially not working.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1213

    Suxor. Since 1998 I have always had some device; a Palm, phones, iPods, etc. that has U.S. holidays. Now I have to give up my holiday cal subscription. Welcome to MobileMeat.

    *EDIT* seems like maybe they don't intend to keep it that way forever...from the link above...

    "Syncing to an iPhone/iPod touch, or with a Windows-based PC

    This article will be updated as more information becomes available."
     
  4. huskydsl macrumors member

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    calendar sync

    I have my mac at home, my PC at work (via exchange), and my iphone all communicating. If you look in iTunes and read the screen under the info tab it will tell you which application is controlling what part.

    For example, my contacts just says:
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    For my Calendars it says:
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    I have birthdays turned on as a subscription from the birthdays attached to my contacts. They are getting synced to mobile me automatically via my macs system prefs>MobileMe>Synchronize with MobileMe "automatically"

    This sends the calendar update to MobileMe which is then Synced back to my exchange server. Exchange then pushes to the iphone. How convoluted is that? Anyway, the PC version of MobileMe only syncs every hour (as best I can tell) so best case scenario is about an hour and a couple minutes to get it to propagate across all you devices. HOWEVER... right now it doesn't seem to be working fully. The calendar is created (in this case the subscribed birthday calendar) on my iphone and on mobile me but none of the events are populating into the calendar. I Just know Apple is feverishly working on these refinements for us :) ! I still LOVE my apple stuff. I mean, really, could you ever even get close to this functionality on a Windows device? When was the last time a windows machine ever played well with anything but another windows machine?
     
  5. mcdj macrumors 604

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    dunno if they just fixed subscribed calendars, or if what I just did is a workaround, but I exported my holidays cal to the desktop, then deleted it in iCal, then reimported it, and now it syncs with MobileMe and is pushed to the iPhone.
     
  6. robMaurizi macrumors newbie

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    Yup, that's effectively the workaround. Holidays are easy since they tend to not really change over time. Export the subscribed version, save it to your desktop, then import it as a real calendar and it'll sync nicely.

    Birthdays can go the same way, but then you need to make sure you re-import upon updating your address book. I was actually surprised to realize (even though it had been staring me in the face the whole time) that birthdays were a subscribed calendar and not just a regular local .ics file. Should be easy enough to write an applescript that does that automagically though.

     
  7. velvetelvis macrumors 6502

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    thank you thank you thank you... worked perfectly. now i have us holidays on my phone.
     
  8. gcmexico macrumors 6502a

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    Thank You!!!!!!

    I have birthdays up!!!!!! Thank you:D
     
  9. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

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    I can't get mine from me.com to my iPhone.. grrr. I want birthdays on my iPhone.. daaaaamnit!
     
  10. rushmere macrumors 6502

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    This is a big problem for me. I subscribe to my work calendar (it's not exchange based), so I'm hoping Apple get this fixed soon. For now, I've switched off push for my calendar.
     
  11. cyclingplatypus macrumors 6502a

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    Nice workaround, thanks :D
     
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