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OS 10.4.11 Won't Sync Calendars w/iPhone 3G

I read the other post that is similar to this  but thought I would post anyway. I bought my wife the 3G iPhone and we tried (many many) times to Sync it to her pretty new iMac running OS 10.4.11. It brings up iTunes, starts Syncing but gets stuck on Calendars and that's it. It just shows that it is trying to Sync but will run all night that way.

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  • Hayduke Jul 15, 2008

    Thank you. I'll give it a shot when I get home this evening. 

  • Hayduke Jul 15, 2008

    Where are the Sync settings? The phone or the computer. I'm on a G4 running OS 10.4.11 at work and can't find any sync settings in the system preferences. 


    Sorry to be such a knuckle-Head

  • letothejust Jul 27, 2008

    my 3g iphone and my itouch  just go into a loop (the display says syncing contacts) when i try to sync contacts or my ical information. I left it this way for 3 hours to see if it was just slow, but it flat out will not sync.It will however  sink music. I spent an hour on the phone with the mac guys and they could not get it to work.


    I have a macbook with tiger

  • blairfell Aug 04, 2008

    I'm having the SAME ISSUE ... I try to sync (my 2g iphone) to my MBP (10.4.11) and I get to the point of synching the cal and it just goes into zebra stripes and doesn't do anything! HELP

  • ecretro Oct 01, 2008

    My 3g is hung up on calendars as well. THIS SUCKS

  • Moaz Apr 11, 2009

    Syncing with Outlook on PC, was fine for many months, now it gets stuck on Syncing calendars with "My Name"
    I deleted EVERY calendar event on Outlook, it is now empty, and I checked the box on iTunes for replacing all info in Calendar of iPhone, still it's going on and on... stuck...

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I just solved this for myself, make sure there is no sneaky "do you want to sync iphone with contacts" window that is behind all your other windows.

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Make sure that in the sync settings you don't have Outlook turned on or something. If that is on, and you don't actually have anything to sync in outlook (or don't even have it), then this can result in it sitting for a long time, if not forever. You might also try to check and make sure that a dialog didnt pop up and somehow get minimized to the dock or something as well. I had a similar issue with my ipod touch and all it ended up being was a stupid check box under the calendars sync settings.

Posted on Jul 15, 2008

  • upirons Jul 15, 2008

    The sync settings are in the iphone/ipod profile section of itunes. There should be tabs for each section, like music, videos, calendar, contacts, photos, etc. and you want to make sure nothing is set to sync with outlook calendar.

  • upirons Jul 15, 2008

    Keep in mind, you will only see the sync settings when the iphone/ipod is connected to itunes. And since yours is hanging, you may have to abort the first sync attempt since it will try to sync as soon as you plug it into your mac. Just stop that first sync and then adjust the settings and try to resync.

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