Re: Show birthdays in Calendar
Rather than start a new thread, I am going to revive this one since my situation is similar. I also sync my contacts with Outlook to my iPhone 5C, with IOS 7 of course.
From what I have read, Outlook does not have a birthday calendar. You have to add them manually from the calendar within your PC and I assume your MAC, most of my contacts already have their birthdays added to them.
In the Outlook help section, it also states that, if you have a birthday added to your contacts.
It automatically adds the birthday to the calendar, that is a completely false statement.They are not showing in the Outlook calendar, if I go into my PC or even my phone and add them manually. It makes a mess of my contacts, it duplicates the contact with the birthday, and good luck trying to delete the birthday.
I had to add it to my default calendar another way to remove the birthday. So back to square one, IOS has a stock calendar that adds your birthday with a gift next to the name if you have other birthdays enabled on the app on your phone.
I asked my friend about this, and that added a new twist to this She has her contacts birthdays added to her Outlook calendar, and they show up fine on her calendar on all her devices. .If she enables other birthdays on the calendar app, she claims she does not see the birthdays in there twice. Twice if you have them in Outlook or Gmail calendar.
That's where I am puzzled since again, that is embedded in the stock IOS calendar app. If you have a birthday added to a contact, it will show in the calendar on your device if you have it enabled.
I gave up with this, and thought I would post here with your thoughts. I came up with some options. Either leave other birthdays enabled so it shows on your calendar, or use Gmail birthday calendar, or both if you don't mind seeing them twice.