Sync calendar events from ical to iphone wirelessly (without mobileme)

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  1. lbjandai, Sep 1, 2011
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    lbjandai macrumors member

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    While I wait for iCloud to come out, I'd really like to be able to wirelessly sync my calendar events from ical to my iphone and vice versa. Obviously mobileme does this, but that seems impossible to get at the moment. I use multiple calendars (one general, one school one, an assignments one, sports schedule, etc. etc.). I tried to export each from ical and import them into separate calendars in google (and from there I was going to set up exchange servers on my iphone and then basically delete those ical calendars off ical and add the exchange server calendars), but only one of the calendars actually imported into google calendar.

    So, I'm not sure what to do. Features I need: 1. syncing from ical on computer to iphone wirelessly, both ways. 2. not just one calendar syncing (it's obviously much easier to do just one calendar for google calendar but I don't want that). 3. do this WITHOUT having to recreate all my events in google calendar and going from there.
     
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  3. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    You can create multiple calendars at Google on one account. Then, you could export your iCal calendars and import them into the Google versions. At Google, enable "Google Sync" for mobile devices.

    Then, create a CalDav account in iCal for the Google account. You can add the other calendars in your account settings as "delegates".

    On the iPhone, subscribe to the Google calendar as a CalDav account. Then, in iPhone Safari, visit http://m.google.com/sync and log in. There you can select which calendars to sync to the phone.

    In your iPhone calendar app, all of the calendars should be there.

    Turn off calendar syncing in iTunes, if it is on.
     
  4. lbjandai thread starter macrumors member

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    That all sounds well and good, but the exporting from iCal to google really isn't working. I only got one to fully import. When I import into google it will say events were "processed" but not actually created/imported. This happens with like 4 of my 5 calendars.
     
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    One worked but four didn't....hmm.

    Is there anything different about the four that won't import into Google?
     
  6. lbjandai thread starter macrumors member

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    i think all of them have recurring events, why one doesn't. Recreating the recurring events would be a pain so I was hoping to avoid it.
     
  7. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    The recurring events are supposed to import into Google as individual events no matter what format you're importing from. Are some of yours repeating infinitely? That might be a problem on the import. Also, I think that there's a limit on the number of event repeats that will actually make it to the Google calendar.
     
  8. lbjandai thread starter macrumors member

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    no infinite repeats set up.
     

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