1. Casper TFG's Avatar
    Havent been posting here for 4 or so years

    GOOD TO BE BACK!

    I found this on the BB support forum

    It took almost 3 weeks, but I finally figured out how to sync my BB Calendar with a Mac with the help of RIM support! First, you need to decide where the data is coming from, the BB or Mac. Unlike a PC you cannot dictate the directionality of the sync. 1) So if you Mac is where the updated data is, first make a backup to your desktop using the BB Desk Manager (same goes with if the data is on iCal, make a backup by exporting it!). 2) Using the Desk Manager, click on Device on top menu bar, then Forget Device, which removes any previous sync data and issues. 3) Create a new calendar that is blank; delete the old calendar. 4)Go to Sync on DM and indicate the name of the new blank calendar and when it prompts you, indicate merge data. After this the syncing should be fine! You should be able to change an event on your BB and it will change it on iCal when you sync and likewise when you add an event on iCal, when you sync it will add it on your BB.

    Does that look about right?

    If yes,

    I have additional questions

    1) I subscribe to my wifes iCal Mac calendar
    2) I also have a shared iCal Mac calendar of (selected) things I want to share with her

    My "home Mac" is a laptop - so its not an 'always on & conneted to mail ' device...

    I dont HAVE to have instant calander updates for the subscribed and shared calendars

    I would be happy with calendar sync via USB if it has to be that way..

    Can I get all the above done on a Z10 + Blackberry Desktop for Mac?

    Thanks in advance comrades! (two thumbs)
    currentodysseys likes this.
    02-05-13 08:59 AM
  2. Blue Shift's Avatar
    Hi Casper,

    We're in the same boat! Just came back to BlackBerry after a stint. Hope you're enjoying your Z10.

    If you have an iCloud account, you can simply add your account to the Z10, and it will sync mail, contacts and your calendars. Been using it for two days and works like a charm!
    02-07-13 07:16 AM
  3. BCFran's Avatar
    How do I set up my iCloud account on my Blackberry z10
    02-07-13 06:38 PM
  4. Casper TFG's Avatar
    Great! Thanks!

    I don't have a new bb yet.

    I want to try the Z and Q side by side in a store before switching.

    I think I have seen enough positives re iCal and caldav over the last week to put that off my worry list.

    I had a hand to a Z10 today - it felt nice and light. Good size.
    Last edited by Casper TFG; 02-10-13 at 10:58 AM.
    02-10-13 10:16 AM
  5. Mwanahabari's Avatar
    Mine always comes up with an 'unable to sync calendar' message. Email and contacts work fine though.
    02-10-13 04:33 PM
  6. Fady Karim's Avatar
    How do I set up my iCloud account on my Blackberry z10
    02-12-13 12:59 AM
  7. Blue Shift's Avatar
    I found I had to use my me.com address Fady... after that there wasn't anything to do, it just worked.
    02-12-13 05:58 AM
  8. masseywines's Avatar
    Ok, I love this little BB 10. Bored of iPhone so I made the switch. I have my contacts syncing from icloud and my Mac mail. But I cannot seem to get my ical to display on my z10. Please help. I have shared calendars on ical for multiple businesses and I thought I read it would work.

    Please help
    02-20-13 07:16 AM
  9. masseywines's Avatar
    Hey Blue Shift, what was your secret to get your ical to sync on your bb10 ?
    02-20-13 07:18 AM
  10. Tonny Joost's Avatar
    Hi Casper,

    We're in the same boat! Just came back to BlackBerry after a stint. Hope you're enjoying your Z10.

    If you have an iCloud account, you can simply add your account to the Z10, and it will sync mail, contacts and your calendars. Been using it for two days and works like a charm!
    Yeah, my iCloudsetup works fine too, with mail, 1 + 5 shared calendars, contacts....luv it.

    Just set it up like any other email and it syncs all of the above....

    Fra iPad mini LTE via Tapatalk
    02-20-13 07:33 AM
  11. masseywines's Avatar
    Ok. Works awesome with no problems. As mentioned earlier, start at the beginning and add your icloud but use me.com for the email addy.
    Enter password and it all just loaded up. Brilliant.
    02-20-13 03:24 PM
  12. DJRikko's Avatar
    Hey everyone,
    I'm glad to see so many of you making the jump from the iWorld to a new adventure with the Z10. Anyway, I've been following this thread for a while and thought it might help with your issues:

    http://forums.crackberry.com/blackbe...4s-z10-768163/

    I myself am not a Mac owner of anything but after seeing all of the issues, I'm glad. Anyway, hope this helps!
    02-21-13 12:18 AM
  13. cprunax's Avatar
    Hello everyone,

    My Z10 ROCKS, of course it will be my wife's as soon as I will get an Q10

    But I've seen something here very interesting, but I gues I'm too stupid to understand. Can anyone please tell me how did you sync with iCloud the contacts and calendar ? for the mail it has not been a problem, but that's all.

    It would be a very appreciated help if anyone could go a bit deeper in details with the setup of calendar/addressbook sync.

    Thanks.
    Claudiu
    02-28-13 10:58 AM
  14. timder's Avatar
    New to the forum, i was looking for a way to sync using the new os, had been using syncamatic on my 9900 but now with the Z10 was looking to workround the syncing.

    So I got to work, actually quite easily, using the BB Calendar and Address' to sync with iCloud.

    - Blackberry Z10, using the native Calendar
    - Ipad Mini - Ical, native email and contacts, with iCloud
    - Macbook Pro - Ical, native email and contacts, with iCloud


    CALENDAR
    On The Z10 System Settings/Accounts/Add Account/Advanced (at the bottom)/CalDAV

    Description: Icloud CAL Sync
    Username: my iCloud/itunes/apple ID login name (which in my case are the same)[
    Email Address: xxxx@icloud.com (email created when you created your icloud account eg. @icloud.com or @me.com)
    Password: my iCloud/itunes/apple ID password (which in my case are the same)
    Server Address: caldav.icloud.com
    Sync Interval: whatever you want


    ADDRESS BOOK
    On The Z10 System Settings/Accounts/Add Account/Advanced (at the bottom)/CardDAV

    Description: Icloud CONTACTS Sync
    Username: my iCloud/itunes/apple ID login name (which in my case are the same)[/B]
    Email Address: xxxx@icloud.com (email created when you created your icloud account eg. @icloud.com or @me.com)
    Password: my iCloud/itunes/apple ID password (which in my case are the same)
    Server Address: contacts.icloud.com
    Sync Interval: whatever you want


    B]ICloud EMAIL[/B]
    On The Z10 System Settings/Accounts/Add Account/Advanced (at the bottom)/IMAP

    Description: Icloud EMAIL Sync
    Display Name: Your Name
    Username: xxxx@icloud.com (email created when you created your icloud account eg. @icloud.com or @me.com)
    Email Address: xxxx@icloud.com (email created when you created your icloud account eg. @icloud.com or @me.com)
    Password: my iCloud/itunes/apple ID password (which in my case are the same)
    Server Address: imap.mail.me.com
    SMTP Port: 587
    plasmid_boy likes this.
    03-02-13 06:14 PM
  15. cprunax's Avatar
    New to the forum, i was looking for a way to sync using the new os, had been using syncamatic on my 9900 but now with the Z10 was looking to workround the syncing.

    So I got to work, actually quite easily, using the BB Calendar and Address' to sync with iCloud.

    - Blackberry Z10, using the native Calendar
    - Ipad Mini - Ical, native email and contacts, with iCloud
    - Macbook Pro - Ical, native email and contacts, with iCloud


    CALENDAR
    On The Z10 System Settings/Accounts/Add Account/Advanced (at the bottom)/CalDAV

    Description: Icloud CAL Sync
    Username: my iCloud/itunes/apple ID login name (which in my case are the same)[
    Email Address: xxxx@icloud.com (email created when you created your icloud account eg. @icloud.com or @me.com)
    Password: my iCloud/itunes/apple ID password (which in my case are the same)
    Server Address: caldav.icloud.com
    Sync Interval: whatever you want


    ADDRESS BOOK
    On The Z10 System Settings/Accounts/Add Account/Advanced (at the bottom)/CardDAV

    Description: Icloud CONTACTS Sync
    Username: my iCloud/itunes/apple ID login name (which in my case are the same)[/B]
    Email Address: xxxx@icloud.com (email created when you created your icloud account eg. @icloud.com or @me.com)
    Password: my iCloud/itunes/apple ID password (which in my case are the same)
    Server Address: contacts.icloud.com
    Sync Interval: whatever you want


    B]ICloud EMAIL[/B]
    On The Z10 System Settings/Accounts/Add Account/Advanced (at the bottom)/IMAP

    Description: Icloud EMAIL Sync
    Display Name: Your Name
    Username: xxxx@icloud.com (email created when you created your icloud account eg. @icloud.com or @me.com)
    Email Address: xxxx@icloud.com (email created when you created your icloud account eg. @icloud.com or @me.com)
    Password: my iCloud/itunes/apple ID password (which in my case are the same)
    Server Address: imap.mail.me.com
    SMTP Port: 587
    Thanks for your answer. Calendar is the only one not working, addressbook and mail are ok. At calendar, I get: Your account cannot be authenticated with your service provider. Please make sure that the account settings are correct."

    And I have double checked the settings several times.
    03-04-13 09:10 AM
  16. cprunax's Avatar
    Thanks for your answer. Calendar is the only one not working, addressbook and mail are ok. At calendar, I get: Your account cannot be authenticated with your service provider. Please make sure that the account settings are correct."

    And I have double checked the settings several times.
    So ... I've fixed it, I took the url for server address at the calendar from the settings on the mac, in ~/Library/Calendars/XXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXX.caldav/Info.plist there is an

    <key>PrincipalURL</key>
    <string>https://p18-caldav.icloud.com:443/XXXXXXXX/principal/</string>

    there you should take the pXX-caldav.icloud.com and the personal id (XXXXXXX) and make and server address like this:
    https://pXX-caldav.icloud.com:443/XX...calendars/home

    the only problem I have is that calendar events added on mac don't appear on the phone, but the events added from phone appear on mac.
    Last edited by cprunax; 03-04-13 at 12:40 PM.
    03-04-13 10:31 AM
  17. magenurse's Avatar
    I entered my iCloud email, and it's only syncing my email, not calendar, contacts, or reminders!
    04-13-13 10:03 PM
  18. wayneholbrook's Avatar
    Anyone know if BB has fixed the issue of: if you send an email from your icloud account the email shows up scrambled. I heard this was a known issue but I was not sure if it has been fixed yet. Is anyone else having this issue?

    This is the only reason I am holding out for before buying the Z10, because I send a bunch of emails out throughout the day and I cant have that issue happen. I am hoping there is a fix already.
    04-20-13 05:23 PM
  19. Bullstories's Avatar
    So ... I've fixed it, I took the url for server address at the calendar from the settings on the mac, in ~/Library/Calendars/XXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXX.caldav/Info.plist there is an

    <key>PrincipalURL</key>
    <string>https://p18-caldav.icloud.com:443/XXXXXXXX/principal/</string>

    there you should take the pXX-caldav.icloud.com and the personal id (XXXXXXX) and make and server address like this:
    https://pXX-caldav.icloud.com:443/XX...calendars/home

    the only problem I have is that calendar events added on mac don't appear on the phone, but the events added from phone appear on mac.
    Thanks for the info... but could you explain for an idiot like me, step by step. I can't work out your instructions. I can't get my calendar to sync... it used to work (as advised above):
    "Description: Icloud CAL Sync
    Username: my iCloud/itunes/apple ID login name (which in my case are the same)[
    Email Address: xxxx@icloud.com (email created when you created your icloud account eg. @icloud.com or @me.com)
    Password: my iCloud/itunes/apple ID password (which in my case are the same)
    Server Address: caldav.icloud.com"

    ...then suddenly it stopped working, out of the blue, and with no warning. I have to admit this is very frustrating, and it doesn't feel secure to me. I've already messed up a couple of appointments. I have a terrible feeling i'll have to get an iphone!

    Thanks.
    05-16-13 02:35 PM
  20. PHughes's Avatar
    Okay, it is ridiculous to be required to send data to the cloud just to sync. Blackberry took a huge leap backwards with the Link software. There really isn't anything complicated about syncing via USB. I have sort of solved the problem by using PIM Backup and Restore. I can backup the Calendar on the Blackberry using the program, then send the file to the Mac and import it into the calendar. It is ridiculous to be required to do this workaround but it does work. I have no desire to put anything on the cloud and many people feel the same.

    The Link software is basically useless for me. I cannot see why Blackberry decided it was so important to sync media files, instead of things used by people for business, such as the calendar and contacts. I have always found it much easier and quicker to simply drag and drop media files.
    05-21-13 11:12 AM
  21. Tilman Mueller's Avatar
    Well... I tried to add an account to a BB Z10 in my local store. It just failed over and over again.

    Are there any improvements yet?

    I
    05-25-13 09:55 AM
  22. miacam's Avatar
    Okay, it is ridiculous to be required to send data to the cloud just to sync. Blackberry took a huge leap backwards with the Link software. There really isn't anything complicated about syncing via USB. I have sort of solved the problem by using PIM Backup and Restore. I can backup the Calendar on the Blackberry using the program, then send the file to the Mac and import it into the calendar. It is ridiculous to be required to do this workaround but it does work. I have no desire to put anything on the cloud and many people feel the same.

    The Link software is basically useless for me. I cannot see why Blackberry decided it was so important to sync media files, instead of things used by people for business, such as the calendar and contacts. I have always found it much easier and quicker to simply drag and drop media files.
    06-27-13 02:34 PM
  23. miacam's Avatar
    Hello!
    I have been waiting and waiting for the Q10 after going iPhone four years ago to be able to sync with my MacBookPro. The only thing holding me back now is the same issue....I agree - I have no desire to put my data on anyone's cloud. Has anyone found a less complicated way to synch BB10 with iOS ?? Please advise, pretty please!???! I have a feeling that I am one of many and that this could be a real future breaker for BlackBerry :-(
    Have a happy day! Thanks, Mia
    06-27-13 02:41 PM

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