iCal won't sync from iPhone to Mac? Here's how to fix it


iCal stopped syncing from iPhone to Mac. New events added to iPhone are not showing up in iCal on Mac.

Reported devices : iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iPhone 4S

So how to fix this issue?

Solution 1:-

  1. Open iCal app on Mac and backup/export your entries. Note the backup file name and location.
  2. Launch Finder and remove all files inside the “User-name/Library/Calendars” folder. Note : Change the “User-name” in file path with your original username like John.
  3. Open iSync application from the “/Applications/“ folder. Go to iSync -> Preferences. Click the “Reset Sync History” and close the iSync app.
  4. Relaunch iCal app and import (File -> import) new calendar. Import the backup file which is already exported. After it completed, close the iCal program.
  5. Launch iTunes app and connect your iPhone to computer.
  6. From the iPhone Info tab -> Advanced section. Check the box “ Overwrites/replaces the calendar data on the Apple iPhone”.
  7.  No press the Apply/Sync button.

Solution 2;-

On your iPhone, go to Settings -> iCloud and turn off “Calendar”. Then try to sync again.

Solution 3;-

Sometimes this issue might happened because of the corrupted calendar folder.

  1. Go to library -> Calendar. Drag the calendar to desktop (for security purpose).
  2. Create a new calendar folder.

SEE ALSO : How to fix iCal not connecting to Google calendar 

Solution 4;-

Open Terminal and type the following command.

/System/Library/Frameworks/SyncServices.framework/Versions/A/Resources/resetsync .pl full

Press return and close the Terminal app.

Solution 5;-

  1. Connect your iPhone to computer and launch iTunes.
  2. Click the Info tab.
  3. Check the box ‘Sync calendar” and check the “Selected Calendars” and check every calendar inside the square. The press the Sync tab at the bottom right corner of the window.

Solution 6:-

  1. On Mavericks, Launch iCal.
  2. Right click on an entry and select calendar from the drop down list.
  3. Click any relevant category in the iCloud list on the drop down menu.

Solution for MobileMe users

  • On your iMac, go to System Preferences and open MobileMe preferences. From the bottom menu click “Advanced” and click “Reset Sync Data”.
  • MobileMe might disable b/c account shifted to iCloud. Check still you are “Signed in” to MobileMe. Then signed out MobileMe on Mac.
  • Connect your iPhone or iPod to computer. Launch iTunes and go to iPhone settings. Turn off Over-the-air calendar syncing. Then you can use the check boxes to sync calendars.

If you knew any other solutions for iCal Sync issue with iCloud, do let us via comment.

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