Recent Sync Problems

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by dukefan, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. dukefan macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2008
    I've been a Mac/iPhone/Me user for 2+ years now - since the 3G launch. I've got two macs, two iphones, and an ipad all hooked up to my Me account in order to sync Contacts and Calendars.

    For two years now, we've had everything syncing with seemingly few problems. Over the past two weeks however, since the 4.1/3.2.2 updates for the Phone/Pad, I've had little or no luck getting the iDevices to sync over the air. I've tried wiping/USB Sync/Me; I've tried killing my entire iCal/ABook and restoring; I've tried reseting my data on Me and then replacing... but in every instance, the phones/pad won't seem to sync correctly.

    Specifically, here's the last round... I backed up then killed, then restored my Calendar and Contacts in iCal and Address book (10.6.4). Then I force a reset of the data on Me. I've verified that everything synced correctly to I changed a few things on the Mac - it synced up. I then added something on; it synced down. Then I wiped the contacts and calendars on the iPhone.. and reconnected my MobleMe account. After turning on Cal/Contacts, the wheel starts spinning .. and spinning... and spinning... and never gets anything. So I USB-synced;then turned on MobileMe... and get the same thing. Nothing I add on the phone syncs up; and no changes on the server sync down.

    I've got about 1600 contacts and lots of calendar data... but nothing that seems outrageous. I've cleaned out dupes and blanks (there were no blanks).

    I'm at a loss. I've worked with the Apple Chat Support - and they are now saying it's a data problem on my side... they gave me a test account and we set it up; synced; then pushed one test contact down etc. Once I put my data into the test account; nothing worked again. They just tell me it's a data problem.

  2. mostlymac macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2010
    Me, too

    Everything was working fine for me until yesterday. Now about every fifteen minutes while I'm using my Mac--using another app but ical is running in the background--I get an error message popping up that says "sync needs further attention." It says something about MobileMe is either syncing for the first time or has been reset. Neither are true. I've been using MobileMe for over a year and successfully with my new iPhone 4 for a couple of months.

    I click on sync or cancel and either way, the message pops up again.

    My point is, I think something is happening on the mobileme end, because as far as I know, I haven't changed anything. It happened before I synced the iphone directly to my computer (which I thought would fix it, but didn't). I don't want to go through all the reset steps you describe...waiting for the issue to resolve itself...I hope.

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