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  1. jguzman89's Avatar
    I have started to experience an issue with the color that I had selected for a specific calendar changing its color randomly.

    I have (8) calendars in ICloud. One is called "Business" and selected blue as its color. FOr the last day or so, it has changed itself to purple.

    I can manually change it back to blue, and it changes, however, then it changes back to purple.

    has anyone else seen this and any fix? I rely heavily on the colors to distinguish at a glance the different categories.

    Thanks so much!
    GRoelS likes this.
    10-09-2013 10:48 AM
  2. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Are the calendars shared with anyone? Is it your default calendar? Is it possible you have more than one called "Business"? Try rebooting?
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    10-09-2013 10:59 AM
  3. jguzman89's Avatar
    Trying the reboot now.

    The business calendar is not shared. I do have a shared calendar however. Thanks for the suggestions. I will report back!
    Ipheuria likes this.
    10-09-2013 11:28 AM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I have 4 calendars and 1 shared calendar for a total of 5, and the colors remain the same. I can't even begin to understand why yours are changing unless a 3rd party app or setting that has access to it and is causing it to change.
    Last edited by JustMe'D; 10-09-2013 at 11:49 AM.
    10-09-2013 11:37 AM
  5. jguzman89's Avatar
    Exactly! I tried a hard reset. Same thing...
    10-09-2013 11:40 AM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Exactly! I tried a hard reset. Same thing...
    What's also strange is the fact that just ONE of your calendars are changing colors. Just for the heck of it, I logged into my iCloud account via a web browser and saw that all of the calendar colors coincided with calendar colors on my devices except one. My primary calendar is green on my iPhone 5 and iPad Mini, but is blue via the iCloud website. What's even stranger is the fact that when I select to edit the colors, I am given the option to change it to green, but as soon as I do, it initiates the change and then immediately revert back to blue. I tried several times with the same result. Having said that, I'm wondering if it's a known bug or something and that your situation is a more serious result of it.
    10-09-2013 11:58 AM
  7. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I'm with JustMe'D what I would suggest is one of two things. The easier is to backup your device using either iCloud or iTunes. Then do a restore in iTunes to reload the OS. Then restore from your backup and see if the issue still exists. The other suggestion is to clear out your calendars and delete them then recreate them and put all the stuff back in. Personally I would go with option 1.
    10-09-2013 12:13 PM
  8. kebarriere's Avatar
    I'm having the same problem, and the same color, too!

    My work calendar's color is set to green directly in iCloud but yesterday it changed itself to purple. As soon as I try to change it back to green, it turns purple again. Only this calendar does this and I have ten of them.

    I'll just wait and see if it goes back to normal after a while, it may be on Apple's side...
    10-09-2013 01:19 PM
  9. jguzman89's Avatar
    Thanks kebarriere and all!

    Maybe its an Apple iCloud issue? This has happened before but I agree: APPLE should not turn a blind eye on these issues.
    Ipheuria likes this.
    10-09-2013 03:22 PM
  10. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    I have this same exact issue, and started today for me also (work cal turning purple from blue) !! Only for one of my calendars, the one called "work" which I don't even use and I have no shared calendars or 3rd party ones installed at the time. I did see today that iCloud calendars and reminders had an issue at about 1am EST but was resolved...but I'm thinking MAYBE it's still affecting some of us...
    (I don't use the work cal that's why I deleted it)
    I logged onto icloud and deleted the "work" calendar so that fixed that, but my home cal on my phone is purple, but on iCloud it's showing blue... But my cal is syncing new events properly because I did check to make sure anything new I add shows up. So idk right now... I'll wait it out to see if it's an iCloud thing and straightens itself out tomorrow.
    10-09-2013 03:59 PM
  11. nailman's Avatar
    Please help me, I accidentally deleted my calendar from my iphone calenders, because I wanted to change the color back. now all my appointments, meetings etc are gone..I tried to restore from Icloud backup from yesterday since I thought that would remedy my stupid mistake, but after restore Im still missing my calendar inputs??? in iclould I have all enabled for backup...? why does it my calendar no appear after this restore??

    please help im in total disaster mode...
    10-09-2013 06:04 PM
  12. TurboTiger's Avatar
    This started last night with some of my calendars.
    As you can imagine, it affects my iPhone, iPad & MacBook Air.
    I've reported it.
    Good Luck
    10-09-2013 07:39 PM
  13. richu75's Avatar
    It happened here too.

    I see one similarity, my calendar is called 'Work' too.
    But renaming the calendar does not work.
    10-10-2013 02:04 AM
  14. Fishcoteque's Avatar
    Same thing happening to me.

    I have 5 calendars. One is called "Work" and I have it set as red but it keeps changing back to purple whether I change it via my phone, mac, or on the web through iCloud.

    Has happened once before and it fixed itself, but started again a few days ago.

    Anyone got a fix?
    10-10-2013 03:16 AM
  15. Igor Pavlov's Avatar
    Same thing here!

    5 calendars in iCloud. Not shared. Red changes to light blue, Yellow changes to purple. The rest are ok.
    10-10-2013 09:05 AM
  16. PPAG's Avatar
    My roommate was having this trouble but I wasn't. I looked further into it on both my phone and iPad and it turns out, it happens on mine too. My green and yellow calendar turn to purple 90% of the time and occasionally to light blue. She did not have this problem until yesterday.
    10-10-2013 10:19 AM
  17. Ashlee_221's Avatar
    I am having the same problem!! It started on Saturday when I downloaded the new software for my iphone. Now my "work" calender is purple on both my iphone and my macbook. I have changed it back to green and it works...until I shut the app. Then when I re-open it, "work" is purple again. I have tried changing it on my computer and have the EXACT same results. This is infuriating. I too rely on colors to quickly view where I should be. I have tried re-booting. Apple needs to figure this out!
    10-10-2013 11:08 AM
  18. dianahk's Avatar
    I have 3 main calendars I use. One is shared with me, one I share, and one for work.

    I noticed my colors keep changing on my iPhone. I just checked iCloud and they are different colors! I tried to change the colors in iCloud and they would revert back to all the same color, purple.

    This is frustrating.
    10-10-2013 11:29 AM
  19. TurboTiger's Avatar
    It looks like they want us to use Purple for Work Calendars.
    Hope this is fixed soon.
    Good Luck
    ThePinkChameleon likes this.
    10-10-2013 07:32 PM
  20. tweater11's Avatar
    I am having the same issue. Interesting though. I exported the calendar that was having the issue then reimported it as a new calendar.
    Then changed it to blue. It stayed blue. But the top most calendar which is called home is blue and I can't change that to green without it changing back to blue.
    I think the issue is with the topmost calendar. I can change the other ones ok. Sounds like a bug. I suggest we all email them
    Apple - Mac OS X - Feedback
    10-10-2013 10:20 PM
  21. Paplan's Avatar
    Exactly the same here. I am not satisfied with the new iOS update at all. Hope Apple will do something soon about all these stuff.
    10-10-2013 11:17 PM
  22. bmartin3191's Avatar
    I just noticed tonight that my four colors I've used for years all changed. Maddening along with the other bugs and issues with ios7.
    10-10-2013 11:30 PM
  23. rathimself's Avatar
    Started happening to me yesterday too. One of my calenders (was yellow) is now always purple and the colour can't be changed. Very annoying. Especially as the main calender is also purple.
    I have 4 calenders .. I can change the colours of 2 of my calenders (the 2nd and 4th ones) but not the other 2...
    This cannot be an iOS7 issue as people are suggesting though because I am still running iOS6.
    10-11-2013 03:37 AM
  24. NoleScream's Avatar
    I have the same issue too. A green "work" calendar keeps going purple on me. Very odd.
    10-11-2013 06:39 AM
  25. Camille Foxtrop's Avatar
    I am experiencing the same. No one has access to my calendars. All was fine until I opened my calendar in iCloud. I fixed the colors, then they are changing again even on my computer. I am running test and will publish my conclusions.
    GRoelS likes this.
    10-11-2013 09:40 AM
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