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iphone - multiple calendars (v2 software) - possible?

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Last Modified: 2013-12-05
Hi,
I have a client who is using EXchange active sync with their Iphone. They like it but they want to have a seperate calendar from the work one so they can easily see their own apponitments rather then the ram packed work schedule.
So is it possible to have the active Directory still on, but to flip to another personal calendar when necessary?

They are using ver2.X version of the iphoen software. We have heard v3 has problems with Exchagne (And also when she tried the upgrade before it killed her phone losing all her contacts).

Thanks in advance.

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I lost all my contacts upgrading to v3 too. Apple was not very much help. Exchange is working good on my v3. I have beta 3.1 as well and it seemed to connect fine, havent done long test with it. I dont think with activesync you can pick which calendars to sync, but you might be able to if you do a USB sync with iTunes. In the info tab under your device I think you should be able to pick different calendars.
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OK sounds interesting. As I will be instructing someone else to do this can I just check the process.

User is using OUtlook 2007 (with a hosted exchange account as the backend proving the actual email account)

So if I go into Outlook 2007 on their computer and choose
"File -> New Calendar" and then call it "Personal Calendar" or something.
and then start adding appointments to this.

In time on the iphone, this calendar will also be displayed on the iphone and it will be easy for the user to flip between the two calendars?

thanks for any input.

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As for the versions. I think they might have version 2.1 actually. I could be wrong. it coudl be 2.2 and hopefully it is. I know they will be relucatant to upgrade as when they did last time their phone died and they lost everything. Yes the provider replaced the handset but they had to manually reenter all the information. Even though I have made a backup, they are scared to ever try an upgrade again.
Yep, that is exactly it..
You can see the "left" arrow you get when there are multiple calendars here:
http://images.apple.com/iphone/features/images/supp_calendar20080609.jpg
 

supp-calendar20080609.jpg

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OK thanks that is really great. Just hope the version is already 2.2. and we don't have to do an upgrade for the sake of the user.

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Actually on the subject as you seem to know a good deal about it, how about contacts?
The client would actually like to have a subset of contacts therefore personal ones and work ones rather then they all be grouped into the same section.

As I only get remote support to the clients PC I don't get to see the actual iphone, so from my point of view it would be great if I could do the grouping setup if possible from within Outlook itself.
In a nutshell it would be great she add "Persoanl Contacts" and "Work Contacts"

Thanks again.
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Sounds perfect. I'll look forward to testing this all with the client. Thanks for your input.
Great, If you have any problems then please post back... I am will watch out...!

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All excellent input from John. Thanks very much. Did not get feedback from user on the contacts fodler but I assume no response from the user means it worked (I hope). Very much apprecaited. Great response!
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