iPhone Calendar Alert and Repeat

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Splinter75, May 25, 2008.

  1. Splinter75 macrumors newbie

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    I've noticed that when entering calendar events using the iPhone there are limitations when assigning an alert and a repeat; for instance, I can only alert for a maximium of 2 days before an event and repeat can only repeat with day, weekly, 2 weeks, monthly and yearly. Sometimes I have things that need repeating every 3 weeks. In addtion, I would like to be reminded earlier than 2 day before an event. Is it me or will entering from the iPhone allow me to do what I want?

    Also, If I enter events using my outlook calendar, then sync, all my problems go away. It is a work around, but when I'm out and about I would like to use these settings when working on the iPhone.

    Thanks,

    -Rob
     
  2. sandman42 macrumors 6502a

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    I hope they change that too. I have events that occur, for instance, the second Saturday of every month. Back on my Visor I could specify more complex repeats like that.
     
  3. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    If you don't mind me asking, what version of outlook are you using? I have tried to connect it 2003 with the latest updates and it does not sync at all. I have tried this numerous times and still nothing.
     
  4. Splinter75 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. wfm100 macrumors newbie

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    Problems with iPhone Repeat

    Is it possible to schedule an event and have it repeat on the "First Friday" of every month?
     
  6. sandman42 macrumors 6502a

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    You can do that in iCal on your Mac (and possibly in Outlook on your PC, if that's what you're using), but you can't do it on the iPhone or iPod Touch. In iCal, create the entry on the first Friday of a month, then select 'Custom' for the 'Repeat' setting, then select 'Monthly' and you can specify 'First Friday'.
     
  7. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Correct. The options on the iPhone's calendar are quite limited when compared to iCal on a mac. I wish they were the same.
     
  8. kend0g187 macrumors newbie

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