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Calendars not syncing
May 11, 2019
11:21 am
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Fred Hagedorn
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I’ve noticed that my calendar and my wife’s calendar will not sync if the event is around a year in advance of today’s date. Seems this shouldn’t matter to Google. Maybe I have a setting on one of our calendars not set correctly?

Any thoughts?

May 11, 2019
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hmmm – I just checked and an event that I add for more than a year from now does, indeed, show up on Jim’s calendar. I checked all the settings I could find and see no setting limiting the time frame. I do have my calendar being shared with Jim and he has permission to “Make changes to events”

Is the problem on mobile devices? or on computer Web? both?

Have you checked that the event is set up on the expected calendar? If you’re like us – we have multiple calendars: Jim, Chris, GeeksOnTour, Mom, etc. It’s easy to mistakenly add something to Mom’s calendar rather than mine, for example.

Could it just be an Internet connection issue? Maybe you added the event using your phone, and your phone has not had a good connection since? If a phone is involved, you might want to check your system settings for Sync – Settings, Accounts, Google, Sync

Let me know

May 12, 2019
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I updated both of our calendars to “Make changes to events”.

I then signed into the Chromebook using the wife’s account. Went to her calendar and made an event on the 8th. of May. Went to my phone, opened the calendar and saw it synced. Went to the wife’s phone, opened the calendar and it did not sync. Back to my phone and deleted the event on the 8th. It synced with her calendar on the Chromebook.

I thought…..well maybe the installation of the calendar on her phone was flawed, so I uninstalled it. Turned her phone off. Waited a few minutes then turned her phone back on. Went to Google Play and downloaded the Google Calendar. It installed and when I opened it there was all of our events. Created an event on May 8, 2020, looked at my calendar on my phone and it synced. Created an event on my calendar on May 10, 2020. Watched her calendar on her phone for 10 minutes, even doing a “refresh”, with no sync from my calendar. BUT it did sync with her calendar on the Chromebook.

Back to my calendar, I deleted the May 8, 2020 event, which was originally added from her calendar, and it synced removing her event on her calendar on her phone. Wondering now why hasn’t the May 10th. event synced?

It seems that she can create an event on her phone and it will sync with my calendar. However, when I create an event on my phone it doesn’t always sync with her calendar on her phone. 

Might there be a hidden S10+ setting that would be hindering this sync process? Wondering why it will sync for nearby dates but won’t for dates over a year from today.  

This is mind bending for me, and I thank you for any info you might have.

May 13, 2019
8:26 pm
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Something about your scenario points me more to your phone settings than hers. Did you try using a computer on your account when you add a new event? See if that syncs.

Could it be a matter of time? Maybe your phone is not syncing very often. Did you go into settings, accounts and backup, Google and check your sync settings, and her sync settings. Just look at the calendar line item and see when it last performed a sync on both. For example, I just looked at mine and see that my Drive last synced 3 days ago. I have no idea why – I have definitely added stuff to my drive yesterday and today. So, I tapped the 3-dot menu and chose “sync now.”

Let me know how it goes.

May 15, 2019
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I checked both phones sync settings and did notice her GMail had not synced in 2 days. I then tapped the 3 verticle dots and did a refresh. Now everything shows they are synced on both phones. 

Her inputs on her phone for July 2020 synced on my calendar on the Chromebook. But they did not sync on the calendar on my phone even after a refresh on my phone.

In the July 2020 month, any events added to either phone’s calendar will not sync on the other phone. However, they do sync to my calendar on the computer. BUT adding events on my calendar on the computer will not sync with either phone. AND, when looking on my calendar on the computer, if an event was created on my phone and I delete it on the computer it gets removed from the computer calendar only. It doesn’t remove it from my phone calendar.

SO, this looks like the phone calendars will communicate to my computer calendar, adding and removing events, but not each other, with events in July 2020. The computer calendar will not communicate with either phone calendar. However, when I added a re-occurring event on my calendar on the computer it did sync with both phone calendars. 

Going to July 2019, adding an event on either phone syncs with both calendars on the phones and my calendar on the computer. 

 

Thoughts? Thanks again Chris for any help you can give me.

May 20, 2019
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I did a little digging and found indications that, indeed, the mobile app does not sync more than about a year in the future. The workaround is to use a web browser … even on your phone … go to calendar.google.com and everything should be there. Or, maybe the Samsung Calendar app would sync further in the future? I don’t know but it may be worth a try. I usually find the Google app to work better, but I didn’t know about the year thing so …?

Let me know.

May 22, 2019
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Thank You, Chris! 

That makes sense, the app not working like the calendar on the browser.

For a couple of minutes there I thought Google was messing with my sanity! Laugh

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