Siri doesn't work with subscribed calendars?

amarcus

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UPDATE: It turns out I was using malformed calendar files. Still interesting that despite working fine in iCal that it seems to trip up Siri!

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Hi everyone,

This is something that I haven't heard many people talk about but Siri appears to be unable to access your calendar if you have one or more subscribed calendars. So basically if I enable a subscribed calendar (such as one linked to my universities lecture schedule) then this will no longer work:

"When is my next meeting?" and Siri always responds "Sorry X, there's something wrong. Can you please try that again?"

I've tested this on at least 2 different iPhone 4S's with different subscribed calendars... I can only conclude that this is a very rarely mentioned limitation of Siri. It's a real shame that not only can Siri not read a subscribed calendar but will not read ANY calendars until that subscribed calendar is removed.

Interested to here what some of you might have to say about all this,

Adam
 
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verwon

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My guess would be that if you have more than one enabled, there are limitations to its being able to know which one to use.
 

amarcus

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Whoops, my mistake everyone. Subscribed calendars work fine as long as they are correctly formed. Sorry for jumping to conclusions so soon!

Adam
 
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