Syncing one iPhone with multiple computer's calendars

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ramuman, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. ramuman macrumors regular


    Mar 7, 2005
    I have an iPhone that I sync with Outlook on a PC at work and would like to Sync with Entourage (on a Mac obviously) at home. I know you can't do that with music/photos etc., but can you do calendars on multiple computers?
  2. notnek macrumors 6502


    Oct 25, 2007
    My only experience is syncing two iCal calendars on two different Macs. That works, but Outlook and Entourage on a PC and Mac I'm not sure. Hope someone can help out.
  3. ramuman thread starter macrumors regular


    Mar 7, 2005
    For some reason, one of the two calendars gets wiped out. For example, if I make a note in Outlook, sync my phone then take my phone home and sync with Entourage, the note is deleted from my phone. I go back to Outlook and it's deleted there as well if I let it sync.
  4. doobi18 macrumors 6502

    Dec 31, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    share one calender, subscribe to it on your second computer & sync both to iphone from 2nd computer
  5. McGiord, May 15, 2008
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2011

    McGiord macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle
    How you do the sharing between iCal and Outlook?
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  6. bstpierre macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2008
    For awhile I tried syncing to both my Outlook calendar (Exchange) and my iCal calendar. I would be asked if I wanted to merge or replace calendars. It wasn't pretty. You could tell it to put the added appointments in a specific calendar within iCalendar but then things would just get messed up.

    What I think would have solved the problem is if iPhone's calendar knew about the different calenders that you have set up in iCal. And then iTunes was able to sync an external calendar like Outlook to just one of the individual calendars on iPhone. That way everything would stay in their own little sandbox and not intermingle then get confused. I would end up with a lot of repeated calendar entries.

    Things might get better with version 2.0 since it knows about echange.

    Things also might be better now, I haven't tried it in a while. It wouldn't even hold on to the "dump new entries in this calendar" preference. It basically had to be the last calendar created (in iCal).

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