1. Rainer's Avatar
    Hello Everyone from Barcelona!!!

    I would be very grateful if somebody could help me.

    Ive been using my IPAD for over a year now and obviously I would like to have a back up of my calender.

    So, Ive set up a gmail account to have a google calender. All fine so far.

    Ive even managed to set up the Synchronista process va the Ipad Calender and the Google Calender.

    BUT, here is the BIG BUT

    All events scheduled in the IPAD appear on the google calender with one day delay and the hours are wrong too.

    ...totally useless

    Can somebody help????????????????
    Please

    Thanks a million
    07-31-2011 02:42 AM
  2. mcdan333#AC's Avatar
    It sounds like your iPad and your Google Calendar account are set to different time zones.

    In Google Calendar, click the Settings icon (the gear in the upper right corner). Under the General tab, the third setting down is "Your current time zone". Set it to your current time zone. It should be "(GMT+01:00) Madrid", right?

    On the iPad, open the Settings app and go to "General -> Date & Time". Turn off "Set Automatically" and check what it says for Time Zone. It should say Barcelona, or Madrid, or some city in your time zone. If it does, just go back to automatic. If the time zone is wrong, you can click on it and enter "Barcelona" manually and it should be ok.
    07-31-2011 10:04 AM
  3. Rainer's Avatar
    both time zones are correct amigo....still doesnt work...but thanks anyway
    07-31-2011 11:39 AM
  4. Massie's Avatar
    Also correct in the iPad settings under mail, contacts, and calendar>time zone support? (Not under Date & Time.)
    07-31-2011 12:36 PM
  5. Rainer's Avatar
    Massie..you are a star!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    It seems to work. Thanks a million
    Regards from Barcelona
    07-31-2011 02:08 PM
  6. Rainer's Avatar
    Since you have been so helpful maybe you could also help me (or somebody else) with the following 2 questions:

    1.) If i buy in the future a newer version of ipad or any other gadget I can just start synchronizing again...and I should always have the calender. Is this correct? So, one is not dependent anymore on physical hardware....I like that.

    2.) On the ipad by default when I schedule a new event appears the ipad calender and I always need to select from the drop down menu the gmail account so that it back ups everything on the google calender. Is there any way so that the gmail account is the default setting on my ipad. That would be ideal because now I always need to remember by inputting any event to always select the gmail option otherwise the event only appears on the ipad calender but not on the google calender.

    Thanks a million as always
    Rainer from BArcelona
    07-31-2011 03:03 PM
  7. Massie's Avatar
    Glad it helped...as far as defaults go, I'm not sure on an iPadI only have an iPhone. But for me everything I enter on my phone automatically syncs with my google calendar.

    Basically I set up my google account as an Exchange account and turned on Calendar syncing in the settings for that account (I also sync my Mail and Contacts here). Then in the same place you checked the time zone settings, make sure your google calendar is chosen as default calendar.
    07-31-2011 03:29 PM
  8. DefBref's Avatar
    You can set the default calendar in settings. Sounds like you have it set to on the iPad, change it to your google calendar.
    07-31-2011 03:48 PM
  9. Rainer's Avatar
    brilliant...now this is sorted out too....you seem to know everything :=)
    07-31-2011 03:50 PM
  10. Rainer's Avatar
    Also, does anyone know by any chance if one can personalize the colours and day starting of the week in the google calender. I found an option but only for embedded calender and thats not what I want to do. Thanks
    07-31-2011 03:51 PM
  11. Rainer's Avatar
    For example, I would like to change the starting day of the week to monday and change the background colour in the google calender. (but nothing to do with embedding the calender) Thanks a million
    07-31-2011 04:05 PM
  12. Massie's Avatar
    Also, does anyone know by any chance if one can personalize the colours and day starting of the week in the google calender. I found an option but only for embedded calender and thats not what I want to do. Thanks
    You can from the web version, but I don't think you can do it on the iPad itself.

    Edit: sorry, I thought you meant the color of the entries, not the background...don't know if that can be changed.
    07-31-2011 04:30 PM
  13. Rainer's Avatar
    Massie, thanks...but now I have another new issue to face, the contacts!! Maybe you (or somebody else) could help me too. The calender is sorted now and I am happy to have a back up on the google calender but what about my contacts I have on the Ipad. Where do I have the backup copy?

    On the ipad, under mail, contacts and calender it says the default account is google. What does this mean? Where can I see my contacts online? And where should they be? Is Google contacts and gmail contacts the same? Where should I be able to see them on the web? And what else do I have to do?

    Thanks a million for your help as always
    Rainer
    08-01-2011 03:26 PM
  14. Peligro911's Avatar
    Massie, thanks...but now I have another new issue to face, the contacts!! Maybe you (or somebody else) could help me too. The calender is sorted now and I am happy to have a back up on the google calender but what about my contacts I have on the Ipad. Where do I have the backup copy?

    On the ipad, under mail, contacts and calender it says the default account is google. What does this mean? Where can I see my contacts online? And where should they be? Is Google contacts and gmail contacts the same? Where should I be able to see them on the web? And what else do I have to do?

    Thanks a million for your help as always
    Rainer
    Yes gmail contacts are same you can see then by logging into your gmail account on the computer as long as your iPad or iPhone is set as a exchange and sync calendar and contacts are checked .. Any changes made on your iPad to the contacts or calendar will show on the computer or vise versa
    08-01-2011 04:14 PM
  15. paspalum's Avatar
    I need help with the google calendar. I am doing something stupid. I open the calendar and edit old events (delete or change something) and synchronize. After a few minutes all the changes disappear. Even when a close the calendar after synching, after some time everything goes back to the beginning: the changes disappear. If I add a new event there is no problem. All started when I begin to use calenMob Calendar.
    Thanks.
    09-12-2012 10:01 PM
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