iOS calendar doesn't sync in background

by Linus   Last Updated January 12, 2018 19:12 PM

The iOS calendar app doesn't sync iCloud calendars anymore.

Example: I add calendar events on a mac, which uses the same iCloud calendars, and add a notification for in 5 minutes. In the past, my iPhone would notify me about this event though the set notification. This doesn't happen anymore as I now have to manually open the calendar app on my iPhone in order to make it sync the calendar events.

How can I fix this?

Tags : ios icloud ical

Answers 2

So the actual solution was to go to:

Settings > Calendars > Accounts > Fetch New Data > [My Account name] >and here tap on "Push".

Selecting "Push" in Settings > Calendars > Accounts > Fetch New Data was not enough.

November 08, 2016 15:13 PM

You will need to set your calendar account(s) to “push” updates to your iOS device, or “fetch” updates on a regular interval.

The following steps apply to iOS 11.2.1 for iPhone. If these instructions don’t work for you and you’re running the same or a later version, please edit or comment as appropriate.

1. Open your Settings app.

step 1

2. Scroll to “Accounts & Passwords.” Don’t select “Calendars.” (Not intuitive, I know.)

step 2

  1. In the new screen, scroll all the way down to “Fetch New Data.” Don’t choose “iCloud” or any other account yet. (Still not intuitive, right?!)

step 3a step 3b

  1. In this screen, choose the desired account for the calendar(s) that you want to affect and set it to “Push” or “Fetch.” You may also want to turn on/off “Push” at the top, depending on your needs. In this case, I have “Push” turned on at the top and set iCloud to take advantage of the option. All others are set to manually check the accounts when I run the app.

step 4

EJ Mak
EJ Mak
January 12, 2018 18:53 PM

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