Only old calendars appearing in iTunes #
This post is for the scattered few who still sync calendars between their Mac and iOS device via USB, and find deleted calendars appearing in iTunes, despite those calendars not appearing in iCal / Calendar. Backup before proceeding. The iOS calendar(s) will be overwritten.
- Disregarding the absence of desired calendars or presence of undesired calendars within iTunes, select Sync Calendars > All calendars, check "Replace information on this iPhone" next to Calendars, sync, then quit iTunes.
- Open iCal/Calendar on the Mac and delete any unwanted calendars that appeared after syncing (yes, despite having selected to overwrite the iOS device, old, deleted calendars may reappear).
- Even if you've never used it, open Reminders.app on the Mac and delete any old, unwanted calendars.
- Open iTunes and head back to Info > Sync Calendars - only current calendars should appear.
- How To Reset Sync Services
- OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 and later: run
defaults delete com.apple.SyncServer SyncServicesResetWorldRunOnce and reboot
- Earlier versions: run
- How To Reset Calendar, iTunes USB Sync suggests these steps for Mountain Lion:
- Delete ~/Library/Calendars/Calendar Cache and ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.iCal (if present) then sync. If unsuccessful, try:
- Delete ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iCal.plist and ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iCal.helper.plist then sync. If unsuccessful, try:
- いつの間にか iCal と iPhone5 が同期できなくなってた。 describes a scenario in which events from an iPhone do not get written to iCal on a Mac during syncing, though events from iCal, music, photos, etc on the Mac do get written to the iPhone. The author resolved the issue by:
Keep in mind Apple's official guidance: "As if it were a swarm of bees, you should stay away from the SyncServices folder. Removing or modifying anything in the SyncServices folder--or in any subfolders within it--may cause unexpected issues. (This folder is located in your Application Support folder, in your Library folder, in your Home folder)." However, renaming or deleting the SyncServices folder has reportedly worked for some:
cd ~/Library/Application\ Support/SyncServices/
rm -r Local.*
mv conflicts _conflicts_
- Disconnect iOS device
- Restart computer
- Rename or delete the SyncServices folder
/mac | Apr 08, 2018
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