ipad Calendar search only goes back 1 year

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by rmm1, May 14, 2010.

  1. rmm1 macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2010
    I have just noticed that the ipad will only search backwards one year. Is there a setting that I can change so that it searches my claendar indefinitely?

    Seems rather strange unless I am doing something wrong.

    Spotlight is a great feature but the 1 year limit is a pity.
  2. antiprotest macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    Have you tried Settings > Mail... > (scroll down to) Calendar? Or does that not apply?
  3. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Is it set for a longer period in iCal -> File -> Preferences -> Advanced?
  4. rmm1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2010
    Settings Mail does not apply - that was the first thing I looked at.

    I don't use iCal - the data was imported from outlook . The outlook calendar allows indefinite searches. Just a pity that the search is so limited but yet it is a much faster search system than on the PC.
  5. rmm1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2010
    Looks like we may have found a bug or a shortcoming of the Calendar and search feature. I'll try and call Apple about this.
  6. nicegoogly macrumors regular


    Jan 23, 2008
    When the iPhone added search, it has always been only search back one year. If you go back to a year earlier, it will search a year prior to that. On the Mac it searches all dates. iPhone has always had this limitation.
  7. rorschach macrumors 68020


    Jul 27, 2003
    Send them feedback here too http://www.apple.com/feedback/ipad.html.
  8. rmm1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2010
    Yes I just called Applecare and they suggested I log it in feedback - done.
  9. rmm1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2010
    Almost a year after I had posted this message - there is still no solution to not being able to search beyond a year? don;y apple people want a facility past a year? This appears to be a marked shortcoming of the CALENDAR. The reason I am still staying with my PALM.

    surely it could not be a difficult thing to fix. or is this the only way they can make the searches faster. I would prefer functionality over speed.
  10. nicegoogly macrumors regular


    Jan 23, 2008
    This is a pain. One of the reasons I held on to my PALM for as long as I did while using an iPhone for the last four years. One solution if you use google calendar, go to their website (if you mobile, best if with the ipad) switch to desktop mode and you can pull searches with different foci. Yes, I used foci. Hahahahahahaha!
  11. Crispyds macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2013
    Still not fixed even with the new iOS 7 update. Unbelievable! I went ahead and left them feedback – not that it's going to matter.
  12. marf1million macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2013
    An Mhí
    Five years later and this still hasn't been fixed. What a joke.
  13. Saturn007 macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2010
    Two and a half years more and this STILL hasn't been fixed! Outrageous!

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