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    Question Calendar event for multiple calendars

    In the iPhone calendar app when you add an event it lets you choose what calendar you want that event for. Is there any way to add that event to multiple calendars or would you just have to do two events seperatly?

    P.S. I already tried searching and found plenty of information on syncing multiple calendars but not for what I am looking for.
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    I don't think you can... and I'm trying to imagine a situation where that would be necessary in the first place.

    What exactly are you trying to do? All of my events fall into one category or another... family, work, church, general, medical... I have calendars set up for my wife for her work, her general, etc... if it's something that we both need to know about/attend, it goes in FAMILY... otherwise, it goes were it fits best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HankAZ View Post
    I don't think you can... and I'm trying to imagine a situation where that would be necessary in the place.
    +1 Agreed, there really isn't a need, if you could do that the event would show up in your calendar 2,3,4,5 times, depending on the amount of calendars you have..
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    maybe one catergory also fits with another?
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    I didn't think you could. I was curious to see if I could add something to my iPhone calendar and my msn calendar, not realizing that if I just add it to my msn calendar I would be able to see it on both.
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    I think I have a legitimate use for an event in multiple calendars...

    I keep my work and personal calendars separate. I have information on my personal calendar that I'd rather keep private from work.

    I'm going to training in a month. I want to put the training event on my work calendar (Microsoft Exchange maintained by my employer) and my personal calendar (Gmail Exchange). I'd like to manage the event from one place (my iPhone). I'll be able to make sure I don't accidentally make a work or personal appointment when I'm looking at either calendar individually. For example, If someone sends me an invite for just Gmail or Exchange and I'm not looking at it on my iPhone, I'll have the information on each calendar so I don't overbook myself...but I'll still have the iPhone to manage the event from one location if I need to change times or details. This way I'm not managing the event from multiple locations and accidentally goof something up.
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    I have the same exact scenario / request. I want to create an event and chose which calendar(s) it appears on. Let's say I am taking a client to a White Sox game... I want it to appear on my Gmail calendar that my wife and I share as well as my Exchange calendar that I use for work. I don't want to have to create two separate calendar entries (one for my wife and one for work). It is redundant, as are the alerts. Boom.
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    I have the exact same need...
    I am not sure why it's not possible...it does not seem that hard to do.
    very frustrating
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    But if you have both work and personal calendars linked in the calendar app if you put it in one you'll be able to see both. I have a work and personal calendar for that exact reason and look at both calendars at the same time.

    Calendar event for multiple calendars-imageuploadedbytapatalk1354105087.745283.jpg

    For example, the blue event is my personal calendar so my wife knows when I work and my yellow event is work that she doesn't care about.

    Hope this helps.


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    I see a need for this. I like being able to see personal events entered into iPhone, and work events pulled in from my work Outlook, on my single iPhone calendar.

    But here's the paradox:

    - If I leave my job, my employer shuts down my Outlook account, and all my work events dissappear from my iPhone. Some of these events may not actually be personal, say, travel to a trade conference to give a presentation, but very much oriented around my work. If I leave my job, these events should continue to exist, as I would like to take them with me to my next job.

    - But if I change, in my iPhone, those work events to personal events, they dissappear from my Outlook at work.

    The only way to do this is to duplicate all my work events in my work Outlook, then go to my iPhone and change one of them to personal. But that really junks up my iPhone calendar.
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    Hi - not sure if anyone was able to advise on this.
    I have a similar problem - I want to have a separate calendar for each member of my family (me, husband and our 3 kids). There are some events that either my husband or I take 1, 2 or 3 kids to, and at the moment I end up entering the one event up to 5 times. My husband may want to see what he's expected to do on the family calendar and I want to be able to just select his calendar and it will have all his events on it (not the ones I'm taking the kids to). Same for me and the 3 kids - I want to be able to select boy1's calendar and it will have everything out of school he's going to etc. If one event is for 4 people and I don't put it in 4 times, I can no longer look up individual calendars and print/see what that person has on quickly.
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    In my family I have each kid a calendar and that is shared with them. I also have a home one that is shared with extended family. Now if the two girls have a gym meet on a certain day I have to put the event in three times so each person gets it. I would love to be able to "tag" the event to my home calendar, Kid1 calendar, and kid2 calendar instead of making three events that all can see. I would love to see this advancement.
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    This is exactly what I do too. I print the calendar or the girls have them on their ipods so it's just what they are interested or expected to be to. I would fill out the development for ical link on the apple.com website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawn Schemper View Post
    In my family I have each kid a calendar and that is shared with them. I also have a home one that is shared with extended family. Now if the two girls have a gym meet on a certain day I have to put the event in three times so each person gets it. I would love to be able to "tag" the event to my home calendar, Kid1 calendar, and kid2 calendar instead of making three events that all can see. I would love to see this advancement.
    You could enter it once and add both kids as invitees to the event.
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    Did you get a solution for this? I have the exact same issue and haven't found a way around it except to duplicate events.
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    did you get an answer for this? I have the same issue.
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    Cozi has this ability, you can check how many calendars each event pertains to. For example each of my kids have their own calendar and different activities. Occasionally 2 of them have the same activity and its much easier to check both of their names than to add event twice. This way my husband knows who has what and when. I had issues with cozi crashing so would love it if this could be possible on iPhones calendar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alli View Post
    You could enter it once and add both kids as invitees to the event.
    Brilliant suggestion! I keep two calendars (work and personal) and share each with different people. Some of the events I want on both calendars but don't want to create two events. Now using my work calendar as the master and inviting myself (personal email) to events I want to show on both. Thanks for that simple insight! Sometimes it's the obvious that eludes us.... ;-)
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    cho xua : Thanks
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    I do this today using Fantasical and the copy feature. My wife and I share an iCloud calendar and at times some of the appointments need to be on my Exchange calendar to block out my schedule.

    I copy the cal and then mark it Private in Outlook.
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    One of the greatest shortcomings. I SO wish this were an option. Example: my son has a piano recital so it needs to be on his calendar so my husband gets him there; but, I want to attend the recital and need the event on my work calendar so I don't get scheduled for a meeting then. Example: I have a work event one evening and won't be home.. The event is on my work calendar but I'd like to have that event on my home calendar too that I share with my husband so he knows I will be out for the night. Example: I have twins. They have separate activities but frequently have the same activity (dentist appointment)...it would be SO convenient to add this to the calendar once and with the click of a button have it added to both of their calendars.
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    What about using a calendar invite?
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    Inviting multiple people so they can view the event is not a solution, because they aren't invitees (which could cause confusion), just need them to have a FYI that I have an event that I won't be available for. Also, it would be a pain to invite myself twice to show up on 2 calendars. Should be a way to just select multiple calendars when you add an event. Seems like an easy problem to fix, but all suggestions are cumbersome.
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    The same event on multiple calendars would be useful for managing multiple unit under construction. Many times multiple units are scheduled for the same task on the same day. It would be nice to be able to add one event to multiple jobs, rather than need to enter it multiple times.
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    Any news on this. It seems there is definitely a demand.

    Like many other people in this thread I have a work calendar and a separate calendar that I share with my wife. I would like my work events to show up in our shared calendar just so that she has eyes on my schedule.

    Inviting isn't an option, mainly because it's clumsy and confusing. There should be a way to duplicate events or mirror calendars. Or tab an event into multiple calendars.
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