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    Lion iCal not syncing to iCloud calendar
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    Lion iCal not syncing to iCloud calendar
    No problems installing iOS 5 on my iPad 2 yesterday, updating Lion and setting up my iCloud account. All very nice, but iCal on my iMac is not syncing with the iCloud calendar. Yesterday I created a new appointment on the iPad. It appeared quickly in the iCloud calendar. As of this morning, it has not appeared in the iCal calendar.

    I just discovered that the "Sync iCal Calendars" box was checked in iTunes/Info for my iPad, but when I saw the notice at the bottom that "Your calendars are being synced with iCloud over the air. You can also choose to sync calendars with this computer. This may result in duplicated data showing up on your device" I unchecked that box, but this should have affected nothing. In Lion System Preferences, iCal is set to sync to iCloud.

    Just a big server delay thing maybe? I can't find any user manual for iCloud though, and wonder if I've missed something.

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    Lion iCal not syncing to iCloud calendar

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    Smile Lion iCal not syncing to iCould calendar
    At first I thought this question was posted in the last 24 hours but saw that it was done long before that lol. In case you're still wondering, or anyone is for that matter, I found that in order to be able to sync your iCloud calendar to your mac osx lion calendar you must first open up prefs in iCal and go to accounts, then add new account. Here you will have the option to select "iCloud" account. Once you do, you will notice that you will have a duplicate of every event in your calendar. This is because it is displaying "your mac calendar" and "iCloud" calendar all at once. All you got to do is click on calendars on the top left and deselect all the "your mac calendars" leaving solely iCloud. Thats it!

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    Lion iCal not syncing to iCloud calendar

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    Thumbs up Thank you!
    Ferrari ...

    I just went through the whole process of registering for this forum and activating it via validation email, just to thank you for your post.

    It was driving me nuts ... not duplicates, but the fact my iCal wasn't showing my iCloud calendars at all. Adding a new iCloud account in the manner you suggested worked perfectly, and I thank you again for taking the time to post what you discovered, and for the process to follow that got my iCal working again!

    Have a great rest of the day.

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    Lion iCal not syncing to iCloud calendar
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    ferrari -- Thank you from me too! Actually I did post that this morning. Just got home from work and bingo, got it going. What a relief. Odd this simple instruction was not posted in a manual somewhere. Thanks again.

    UPDATE: and then go into iCal Prefs to reselect the default calendars. They will still be set to My Mac calendars and will turn those calendars back on if you do a default action, like create a new appointment.

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    Lion iCal not syncing to iCloud calendar

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    Unhappy iMac iCal not syncing with
    Same problem...I have tried to follow the answer given by Ferrari jd...but, when I open preferences in iCal, add accounts...I get the options CalDAV, Exchange, Mobile Me, Google , Yahoo, but no option for iCloud. I have checked for any software updates...I'm up to date. Any ideas?

    Thanks on anticipation.

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    Lion iCal not syncing to iCloud calendar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BB8185 View Post
    Same problem...I have tried to follow the answer given by Ferrari jd...but, when I open preferences in iCal, add accounts...I get the options CalDAV, Exchange, Mobile Me, Google , Yahoo, but no option for iCloud. I have checked for any software updates...I'm up to date. Any ideas? Thanks on anticipation.
    Did you enable iCloud in Apple/System Preferences/Internet & Wireless on the Mac?

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    Lion iCal not syncing to iCloud calendar

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    Demapples. Thanks for replying.

    In System preferences, I have Mobile Me, Network, Bluetooth and sharing...no iCloud. But...when I sync my iPhone i have the 'calendar being synced by iCloud' button checked.

    Thanks again

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    Did you upgrade Lion on your Mac to 10.7.2?

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    Lion iCal not syncing to iCloud calendar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BB8185 View Post
    Demapples. Thanks for replying.In System preferences, I have Mobile Me, Network, Bluetooth and sharing...no iCloud. But...when I sync my iPhone i have the 'calendar being synced by iCloud' button checked.Thanks again
    I presume you downloaded the Lion updates that came out yesterday?

    I'm just the blind helping the blind. If there's a step by step manual out there for this I haven't found it. Finally got it all working, but thanks to other forum posters and my experimentation.

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    Lion iCal not syncing to iCloud calendar

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    Happy to help guys. I spent all yesterday night going crazy with all these little things. I find that if I don't understand how everything works, I can't go to sleep lol.

    BB8185, I know this might be a stupid question, but did you upgrade to the latest version of lion? Because if you haven't, then your mac does not have iCloud yet, therefore your Calendar/adress book, etc. cannot be synced via iCloud.

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    Lion iCal not syncing to iCloud calendar

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    Nighthawk4 thanks.

    I'm now getting out of my depth technically. I have Mac os x Version 10.6.8 When I check for updates it claims that I am up to date. Apologies for the naievety.

    Any help appreciated.

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    Lion iCal not syncing to iCloud calendar

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    Ferrari jd, that doesn't sound stupid to me...I just checked for updates (yesterday), downloaded and installed them. I did update iTunes etc...

    This is brain mushing stuff...

    thanks for your time.

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    Lion iCal not syncing to iCloud calendar

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    BB8185, I think that's the problem. I seem to be running 10.7.2 and I updated last night. If I'm not mistaken, 10.6.8 is still Snow Leopard. Looks like you gotta buy yourself the 20$ lion update

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    Lion iCal not syncing to iCloud calendar

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    Ferrari jd...Thanks

    I'm on it now. Will update you in a few.

    thanks again!

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    Guys, downloading Lion now...3 and a half hours to go!

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