OS 3.0, Calendar subscription?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by themightyspitz, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. themightyspitz macrumors regular

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    One of the big things touted with OS 3.0 was that calendars would now take subscriptions. How exactly does this work with MobileMe, or doesn't it? Cause my iPod Touch is currently synced to my calendars via MobileMe, but MobileMe currently shows none of my subscriptions.
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

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    MobileMe doesn't support subscriptions. Instead, when you click on an iCal subscription link on the iPhone it will subscribe you to that calendar directly on the phone.

    The subscribed calendar will appear in the Mail, Contacts, Calendars settings menu and they can be unsubscribed through here too.
     
  3. themightyspitz thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. AWalkerStudios macrumors member

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    You can sync subscriptions between your computer and your iPhone, but not computer to Mobile me to iPhone.

    In iTunes, just select to also sync with your mac and select only the subscriptions.
     
  5. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    In their new support doc, Apple suggests copying the URL of a subscribed calendar and emailing it to yourself, then opening the email on your iPhone/iPod touch and clicking the link.

    Works like a charm. Sadly, though Apple has still not figured out a way to make the birthday calendar work. LAME.
     
  6. BD1 macrumors 6502

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    This picture on the apple site shows Birthdays on the iphone under calendar subscriptions. So is the picture incorrect and Apple really does not sync birthdays?

    http://www.apple.com/mobileme/news/2009/06/view-calendars-published-to-mobileme-on-iphone.html
     
  7. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    You can't subscribe to the Birthdays calendar. They may be working on it, but you can't do it right now. This is from the previously-linked Support Doc.

     
  8. kb152 macrumors member

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    I have the birthday calendar on my iphone. Right click the birthday calendar in iCal, then publish the calendar; Send the email to yourself and open/click the link in your iphone.
     
  9. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    Now there's an idea! The other option (supposedly) is to sync just the Birthdays' calendar through iTunes but it's not working as advertised. I started a thread about it but so far no one has responded.
     
  10. thecougher macrumors newbie

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    Can add Yahoo Calendars but no events

    I can add yahoo sports calendars OK but no events ever show up. Can anyone else confirm this or is there something I am missing?

    EDIT

    The Only way I have found to get a subscribed calendar to show up is to subscribe on my MAC and sync to iphone manually.
     
  11. rhealy2002 macrumors newbie

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    publishing of calendar

    Quick question, when you publish your birthday calender, is it private or public ?

    Regards
     
  12. q1911 macrumors newbie

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    I have gotten other subscriptions to work, however I can't get yahoos sports calendars to show events either.

    Any Ideas?
     

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