iPhone's birthday calendar bug

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  1. solo84 macrumors newbie

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    Can you guys check your phones? When adding a birthday date field in the Contacts, the calendar for September does not show the 10th of the month but two 8ths instead...

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    Its iPhone 3G 2.0.1 NOT pwned or unlocked.

    Please write your phone and software ver.
     
  2. David2070 macrumors member

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  3. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    fine here too...


    How did you take that screenshot?
     
  4. solo84 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Press the top button and the center button together for 2-3 seconds :)
     
  5. busterbluth macrumors 6502

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    SEARCH THE THREADS!!! Just kidding, hit the home button and the silent button at same time and it takes a screenshot, pretty cool
     
  6. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    Thanks!

    I consider myself pretty savvy, but I clearly missed the boat on that one! :confused:

    Was this a documented feature in 2.0?
     
  7. macdim macrumors 6502

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    My add birthday page looks different. The month is in the middle, day on the left, and year on the right... Also on 2.0.1...iPhone 3G 8GB

    But the 10th does show up.

    EDIT: I guess this may have to do with the region formatting?
     
  8. crsd36 macrumors member

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    Yep, your phone must be set to show dates in the international format.
     
  9. macdim macrumors 6502

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    It's set for Canada. I guess we just like to be different, although Wikipedia claims we use 3 different types of date formatting interchangeably.

    Whatever...
     
  10. sparkyms macrumors 65816

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    Where even is the add birthday page :confused::confused:

    :S

    Nope I'm stupid, i got it... my date has it with the day number at the start and the month in the middle too... no double 8's either.
     
  11. nfg315 macrumors regular

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    is there any benefit to adding bday info to the contact vs putting it in ical?

    i would think ical is better suited for this...
     
  12. Diode macrumors 68020

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    Didn't know you can add birthdays. Does it show up in the calendar?
     
  13. PoitNarf macrumors 65816

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    No. Although it would be nice if it added them automatically to the calendar, it does not. I was thinking about developing an app specifically to do this, but currently the SDK does not allow access to the calendar...
     
  14. 3247 macrumors regular

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    International format, according to ISO 8601, is YYYY-MM-DD.
    DD/MM/YYYY is European and MM/DD/YYYY is just strange. :p
     
  15. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Mine's fine as well; I was born March 5, 2008. LOL I'm leavin' it like that. :D
     
  16. sgibson macrumors regular

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    iCal on the Mac will show birthdays if you tick the option to do so. Unfortunately, subscribed calendars do not (yet) sync with the iPhone.

    That in itself is an annoying issue, but besides the points.

    As to why you want them added to a contact instead of just in iCal it's so you can look when someone's birthday is in their contact info, instead of having to search a calendar for it. In addition, a good birthday/calendar integration will be able to tell you what age the person is. iCal doesn't, but I seem to recall that Outlook does.
     
  17. tico24 macrumors 6502

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    iCal does tell you how old they are:
     

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  18. sgibson macrumors regular

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    OK, that's weird, because it doesn't on mine (10.5.4). Actually, reading about it doesn't seem to do it for anyone. Have you installed YABI (or similar) and forgotten about it by any chance?
     

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  19. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    Mine doesn't do that :confused:
     

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