iPod Nano: Calendar (iCal) & Address Book?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Soundhound, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. Soundhound macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2006
    Does the new nano sync with iCal and Address book? If so, can you enter info on the nano itself as well? these little babies look pretty amazing. :D
  2. Soundhound thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2006
  3. TimJim macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2007
    Address Book and iCal sync from iTunes, but you cant add on the go im prett sure.
  4. newrivertrain macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2005
    I don't use ICal or Addressbook, but I read the instructions and it says you can (sync, that is). You can get the pdf manual on Apple's website.

    But no, you can't add contacts on the nano itself. Kind of sucks.
  5. Soundhound thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2006
    Thanks y'all. Yeah it seems as if there are some things that are being left out by apple, to try and separate the various ipods. crap. If you could add contacts to the address book and events to the calendar, it would be an even greater little device. c'mon, apple, we'll still buy your toys if you let them be all they can be. Honest!
  6. Stampyhead macrumors 68020


    Sep 3, 2004
    London, UK
    It's always been that way. How would you enter info into a calendar with just a click wheel?
  7. Soundhound thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2006
    same way you do searches etc with tivo.

  8. chanale macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2010
    6th Generation Nano discontinued calendar/address feature

    I realize this is a 3-year-old thread, but I thought I should add a Nano/iCal update since this thread tops the Google search list for "Nano iCal" just in case someone is basing the purchase of the new 6th generation (2010) Nano partially on the iCal feature. I recently bought a 6g Nano to replace the 5g Nano I lost.

    The new 6g Nano did away with both calendar and contacts. Since I don't have a smart phone or another iPod, I used this feature frequently on my Nano 5g to view my calendar, to-do list, and address book . . . I sure do miss it.
  9. kdum8, Nov 30, 2010
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2011

    kdum8 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2006
    Tokyo, Japan
    Thanks this is useful information. In fact as of now has anyone found a hack to add a calendar to the iPod nano 6G yet?
  10. jimjiminyjim macrumors 6502


    Feb 24, 2003

    just viewing calendar/addressbook on a nano as a watch would be ideal... still no hacks...?


    The latest news I could find for hacking nano 6g as of Oct 4, 2011.

    Summary of the article: a way to connect iTunes and the nano has been established... but the work involved in doing anything with that connection has not been done.
  11. saxdude251 macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2012
    No iCal, no Address Book, no victory

    Apple just sent me a free 6th Gen iPod nano after I returned my 1st gen iPod Nano as part of the recent recall. As happy as I am with getting a serious courtesy upgrade, I am disappointed that iCal and Address Book is not supported. I use iCal for my business, and syncing my laptop calendar with my old nano was really convenient. I am missing the iCal sync already.

    I hope Apple will introduce iCal and Address Book software for the 6th gen iPod nano really soon.
  12. Artep macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2012
    Features I'd like

    Alarm clock: The 6G already has a timer so why not allow users to set a time (e.g. 6 o'clock) rather than just an elapsed time? If you use a charging system that has a speaker, you would effectively have an alarm clock. Also, add an option to play music instead of the alarm.

    Calandar: The watch function already keeps track of the date. Why not add a monthly calandar function that would allow users to use the voice memo function to attach memos to future dates? Press the date and play the memo back. You could keep track of birthdays, appointments, etc.

    These seem very doable and would add a great deal of functionality when using the Nano as a watch.

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