Subscriptions Calendars not showing in MM and iPhone

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by dmula, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. dmula macrumors member


    Jan 17, 2008
    It worked before but now on iphone 2.0 I can't sync those calendars. Am I doing something wrong or this version doesn't support this feature? (Birthdays calendar from contacts information doesn't work either)
    Any help?
  2. skp574 macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2005
    Same for me too. No Birthdays or subcribed calendars at all. That can't be right. Come sort it out Apple.
  3. TheCreator macrumors member

    Apr 2, 2008
    I'd really like subscription calendars to work!!
  4. msbsound macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2002
    Charlotte, NC
    yeah same here, which is a pain since we keep an informal deadlines calendar for the studio published just as a quick check. If anyone hears anything about this I would love to know.
  5. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
  6. Macsterguy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 5, 2007
    In the past...

    In the past... I have had to re-subscribe to calendars for them to start working again.

    For birthday calendars (originating from your contacts in address book) if you un-check show birthday calendar in iCal preferences, close iCal, launch iCal, then re-check sync birthday calendar... This worked for me.
  7. cedricstudio macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2007
    For now, unfortunately MobileMe does not push subscription calendars. According to the Apple website:

    "Mac OS X 10.5: Subscribed calendars are listed in their own section of the iCal calendar list. When syncing subscribed calendars to MobileMe, the calendar information and settings for the calendar is synced, but all of the downloaded events are not. This is done to help streamline the syncing process with MobileMe, as it prevents syncing redundant information to other computers with an Internet connection."

    More info here:

    I hope that Apple changes this soon. Seems like a major weakness to me.
  8. velvetelvis macrumors 6502


    Oct 26, 2007
    to get subscription calenders to work, in your desktop app, export said calender, then import the exported file. this should bring it under calenders not subscriptions. then sync... it should be available in mobileme and on your iphone...
  9. msbsound macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2002
    Charlotte, NC
    Thanks for the info on that, but wow, yeah, that is very disappointing.
  10. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Yes but we are talking about how subscribed calendars don't get carried over to MobileMe.

    It's annoying. My work roster is a subscribed calendar but it won't sync up to MobileMe.
  11. huskydsl macrumors member


    Jul 12, 2008
    Got it working

    I got my birthdays to show up on my online mobileme calendar.

    As far as I can tell, there is no other way besides exporting/importing described in #8 above to add a "subscribed" calendar

    Here's what I did...
    I opened my online MM calendars
    Clicked the little gear box at the top of the screen
    choose prefs and click show birthdays
    log out and back in and birthdays show.

    NOW, the source of this birthday calendar is interesting. I think it's pulling from online contacts. That means that if you update a contact birthday and sync the contact up, the birthday calendar gets update. Or, if you update the contact online it happens right away.
  12. dmula thread starter macrumors member


    Jan 17, 2008
    Wow, Thank You. But still no birthdays and holidays on my iphone.
  13. skp574 macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2005
    ... interesting though I have to subscribed calendars in a calendar group called Sport. The Sport calendar group gets pushed to MM but not the two calendars.

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