miCal - FAQs

You'll find a short introduction with handy tips in our help section.

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Working with miCal

How can I change the color of a calendar?

You can change the color in the "Settings" and then "Select calendars to display". Tap on the color button of the desired calendar. The color of all events from this calendar will be changed. If you have assigned a custom color to a specific event, it won´t be changed.

How can I change or delete a birthday?

You can change or delete a birthday by changing or deleting it within the contact App of your iPhone.

How can I change the default calender?

You can change the default calender in the settings of miCal. The sections "CREATE EVENTS" offers the option "Default calendar".

The weather is not displayed, even though an Internet connection is available!

To make the weather forecast work, you have to activate location services. Please check at the iPhone settings, if location services are enabled globally as well as for miCal ("Privacy -> Location Services").

How can I change or delete a birthday?

You can change or delete a birthday by changing or deleting it within the Contacts App of your iPhone.

How can I set birthdays of friends who I didn't add to my contacts?

Certainly, you can always simply create birthdays as a yearly recurrent event. On the contrary, if you like to use all the birthday features of miCal, you simply have to assign it to a contact - because miCal's birthday calendar is automatically created from the iOS. All the other features of miCal rely afterwards on informations from your phone's contacts. Because contacts are easy to manage in iOS, that should be no big deal. Maybe you like to call or email some of the new contacts anyways one day?

How can I create an event at a selected date/time

A long tap on the current calendar view (day, week, month, year) will create a new event at the time/date you selectd by tapping.

How can I copy or displace events?

To do that, go to the detail view (not the edit view) of an event and tap the buttons "Copy" or "Move".

How can I jump quickly to a certain date?

Tap on the headline of a view (where the year, month, week or day is displayed) and select the date to go to.

How can I jump qickly to the current date?

Tap on the headline of a view (where the year, month, week or day is displayed) and tap "Done" to jump to the current date.

miCal displays different timelines than the iPhone calendar.

Please take a look at the settings of your global time zone. Go to "mail, contacts, calendar"->"time zone support" and check if it matches with your current time zone or check the time zone in the miCal settings.

How can I repeat an event every x days/weeks/months/years?

An event can be repeated for e.g. every second week:
- Set up a new event
- Set up starting and ending time
- Choose "repetition"
- Choose then in "repetition" "biweekly"
- Choose in "end of repetition" either the number of your repetitions or the date of the last repitition if applicable

Can I repeat an event weekly (monthly) on certain week days (days)?

- Set up a new event
- Set up starting and ending time
- Choose "repetition"
- Choose "Custom"
- Choose the weekday in "Repeat on"

I can´t change/delete my events anymore.

The operating system might have put a write-protection to particular events. Please check if the write-protection is activated in the standard iPhone calendar. Maybe the iOS/your account sync doesn´t work properly. You may possibly have to reset it (please be careful because of data loss)

miCal does not display the colors from Outlook! Can I tag events as "private" or "business" and communicate this to the Exchange calendar?

Unfortunately, this is not possible due to technical reasons. The iPhone calendar can´t pass this data on while synchronizing.

How can I integrate events and contacts from Facebook?

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miCal Settings

What is the standby function all about?

"Standby off" "Off" => Everything works as before. After a certain time, the iPhone slips into the standby mode. "Standby off" "On" => The iPhone screen is always active. It doesn´t go into the standby mode.

How can I change the reminder sounds?

Reminder functions of miCal are based on the reminder functions of iOS. That's why, unfortunately, the reminder sounds can't be changed due to technical reasons.

What does "weekdays below each other" in the settings mean?

If this is activated, the days will change their sorting order in the week view:
Left: Mo, Tu, We, Th
Right: Fr, Sa, Su

What does "Event Accuracy" in the settings mean?

If you happened to work with, for example, iCal so far, you'd have had only the possibility to create events with an accuracy of 5 minutes. In miCal, you can set it up to 1 minute precise or stick to the 5 minutes, just as you like.

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Synchronization and calendar

I have problems syncing with Outlook

You can find a selection of useful links here:

Outlook problems:
http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1692

A common source of problems for the outloook sync is: Outlook has some problems with syncing events with a 0 minutes reminder. Please select all this events from Outlook and change or remove the reminder. More Infos:

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4003390?start=15&tstart=0

Past events aren't visible in miCal

First, please check if the native iOS calendar app from Apple (iOS calendar) shows past events.

If they aren't visible, please check the following setting: global settings->"Mail, Contacts, Calendar"->"Sync" (at the bottom of the screen)

If you synchronize your device via USB and iTunes with e.g. Outlook on your computer, connect your device with your computer and start iTunes. In the left column select your device. In the right column go to "Info" and scroll down to the section "Calendar". Check if there's a checkmark before the option "Do not synchronize events older than ... days".

If the iOS calendar doesn't show past events even though you changed the mentioned settings above you have to contact Apple's support team. miCal works on top of the iOS calendar and therefore can only display what the iOS calendar shows.

At last, please check the miCal setting "Load prev. months". miCal loads by default the last 2 month and can load a maximum of 12 or 48 months (depending on the device) backward.

How can I change the default calender?

You can change the default calender in the settings of miCal. The sections "CREATE EVENTS" offers the option "Default calendar".

Can I synchronize my events between iPad or other iPhone and iPhone using miCal?

A direct synchronization between devices running miCal isn't possible. You have to use an external calendar service, e.g. Google, MobileMe etc, or synchronize all of your devices with your PC/Mac to keep the events in sync.

miCal doesn´t display every calendar that is displayed by the iPhone calendar!

Please restart miCal. Here's how to do it:
- Double-tap on the home button
- Search for the miCal symbol
- Press and hold the miCal symbol for some time, until a red minus appears.
- Tap the minus to completely end miCal.

Not every Google calendar is being displayed. Why?

First, you have to release the calendar for synchronization.

If you like to release it with Exchange
- Visit with the Safari Browser of your iPhone m.google.com/sync
- Ignore the statement "Google Sync is not supported on your iPhone"
- tap "Change language" and select "English (UK)" or "English (US)"
- Login with your Google account (if not happened yet)
- Set up the calendar for synchronization.

For the installation via CalDAV or Gmail account:https://www.google.com/calendar/iphoneselect

Then, start the iPhone calendar and check the calendars.

At last, restart miCal.

Does miCal synchronize with MobileMe, Google, …?

miCal supports every calendar that can be used with the iPhone calendar.
miCal synchronizes only with the iPhone calendar. Every event you add to miCal is displayed within the iPhone calendar and vice versa.

How can I synchronize miCal with Google?

To do that, you have to set up the Google calendar on the iPhone.
You can find an instruction here: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/3008051
More useful links:
Setting up the service: http://www.google.com/calendar/render
On the iPhone: http://www.google.com/support/mobile/bin/answer.py?answer=138740&topic=14252
Calendar selection: http://google.com/calendar/iphoneselect

I have problems syncing with Outlook, iTunes, Google or Exchange

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Common problems

Past events aren't visible in miCal

First, please check if the native iOS calendar app from Apple (iOS calendar) shows past events.

If they aren't visible, please check the following setting: global settings->"Mail, Contacts, Calendar"->"Sync" (at the bottom of the screen)

If you synchronize your device via USB and iTunes with e.g. Outlook on your computer, connect your device with your computer and start iTunes. In the left column select your device. In the right column go to "Info" and scroll down to the section "Calendar". Check if there's a checkmark before the option "Do not synchronize events older than ... days".

If the iOS calendar doesn't show past events even though you changed the mentioned settings above you have to contact Apple's support team. miCal works on top of the iOS calendar and therefore can only display what the iOS calendar shows.

At last, please check the miCal setting "Load prev. months" in the section "Calendar". miCal loads by default the last 2 month and can load a maximum of 12 or 24 or 48 months (depending on the device) backward.

miCal doesn´t display every calendar that is displayed by the iPhone-calendar!

Please restart miCal. You can do that as followed:
- Double-tap on the home button
- Search for the miCal symbol
- Press and hold the miCal symbol for some time, until a red minus appears.
- tap the minus to completely end miCal.

I have problems syncing with Outlook, iTunes, Google or Exchange.

You have to set up the Google calendar on the iPhone.
You can find an instruction here: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/3008051

You can find a selection of useful links here:
Outlook problems:
http://iszene.com/thread-853-page-6.html
http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1692

Sync with iTunes or Google:
http://www.ehow.com/how_2313206_sync-outlook-calendar-google-calendar.html

iTunes Sync:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1296?viewlocale=de_DE
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1296

Set up Exchange:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2480?viewlocale=de_DE
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2480

The weather is not displayed, even though an Internet connection is available!

To make the weather forecast work, you have to activate location services. Please check at the iPhone settings, if location services are enabled globally as well as for miCal ("Privacy -> Location Services").

I can´t change/delete my events anymore.

The operating system might have put a write-protection to particular events. Please check if the write-protection is activated in the standard iPhone calendar. Maybe the iOS/your account sync doesn´t work properly. You may possibly have to reset it (please be careful because of data loss)

I sent an event as ICS, but the recipient didn´t get it!

It´s very likely that you have a Google mail account (also, some Exchange server have this restriction). Unfortunately, Google doesn´t send calendar invitations (so-called ICS files) for unknown security reasons. Instead, their mail server "swallows" the emails completely and simulates to the operating system and thereby also to miCal that the email has been sent. Actually, it doesn´t send them and therefore even doesn´t drop them to the "sent" folder. We can´t do nothing throughout the miCal App to fix this. You´d have to write to Google or contact the mail server admin, if any.
You might also try and check this by simply copying the email you send when sending an event in the email App into a new email. The email won´t get there (if the file attachment was copied correctly).
This is really no good, but unfortunately we can´t do nothing about.

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miCal URL Scheme

URL scheme

miCal supports a URL scheme since version 7.5. You can use it for automation with the Launch Center Pro App.

Open miCal with predefined view
miCal7://show?view=[view]
view=dashboard|day|week|weekagenda|month|year|list

Example:
miCal7://show?view=weekagenda

Create event
miCal7://add?input=[Event]&notes=[Notes]

Event: Event as natural language input
Notes: Notes (optional)

Example:
miCal7://add?input=Lunch%20tomorrow%20at%2012

Create event with x-callback
miCal7://x-callback-url/add?input=[Event]&notes=[Notes]&x-success={{launch:}}

Event: Event as natural language input
Notes: Notes (optional)

Create reminder anlegen
miCal7://addReminder?title=[Title]&notes=[Notes]

Title: Titel of the reminder
Notes: Notes (optional)