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    Some names populate when I type them in but a vast majority are grayed out. Why can't I send an event notice or invite them to the event through the app?
    02-20-2015 03:34 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    What app?
    02-20-2015 03:41 PM
  3. Naiveuser's Avatar
    iCalendar, I only use my phone calendar, not MS or other iPhone/Apple program or apps for scheduling.
    02-20-2015 03:49 PM
  4. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    iCalendar, I only use my phone calendar, not MS or other iPhone/Apple program or apps for scheduling.
    Did you send those grayed out anyway? Grayed out just means iMessage won't work with those. But you should still be able to send an invite. If they are grayed out, they're either email addresses or non Apple devices like an Android phone.


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    02-20-2015 04:05 PM
  5. Naiveuser's Avatar
    The names don't autopopulate from my contacts list and when I search for them after hitting the + button I can see all my contacts but not select them for the event. These are people I have iMSG group chats, so I know they have iPhones. That's why this is so confusing to me, it seems as simple as sharing anything else but for some reason the iCal app won't let me select them. Only about 5% of my contacts are selectable.
    02-20-2015 04:12 PM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    The names don't autopopulate from my contacts list and when I search for them after hitting the + button I can see all my contacts but not select them for the event. These are people I have iMSG group chats, so I know they have iPhones. That's why this is so confusing to me, it seems as simple as sharing anything else but for some reason the iCal app won't let me select them. Only about 5% of my contacts are selectable.
    I think you have to have their email address in their contact card. Not just a number. See if that's the case.


    Sent from my ancient iPhone 5 (no longer trustworthy)
    02-20-2015 05:38 PM
  7. Naiveuser's Avatar
    Worked! It seems quite obvious now that I know. I guess I'm spoiled with being able to use SMS or iMSG to send other info. Thank you!
    02-20-2015 07:13 PM
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    Sent from my ancient iPhone 5 (no longer trustworthy)
    02-21-2015 12:05 PM
  9. Shai Lubartovsky's Avatar
    If you have linked the same contact from more then one source, like gmail and outlook, they will appear grayed even if they have an email address
    05-05-2016 09:37 AM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    If you have linked the same contact from more then one source, like gmail and outlook, they will appear grayed even if they have an email address
    Many of my contacts are linked with 3. Gmail, iCloud, and Carddav. I haven't had any issues. Where do you see graying out?
    05-05-2016 04:02 PM

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