How to Sync a Calendar in an iPhone Without iTunes

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How to Sync a Calendar in an iPhone Without iTunes
Syncing your iPhone calendars on the go can be easy. (calendar image by Szymon Apanowicz from Fotolia.com)

Using iTunes to sync an iPhone isn't always the most convenient or effective way to keep your calendars up to date. Sometimes, you might not be near your computer or you might not have the USB plug handy to connect your phone to iTunes. There are other ways to sync your iPhone's calendars. Two of the easiest and most reliable methods to do this are to use external companies such as MobileMe and NuevaSync.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • MobileMe trial or subscription
  • NuevaSync membership
  • Internet

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Instructions

    Syncing iPhone Calendar Via MobileMe

  1. 1

    If you don't already have an account with MobileMe, visit its site to sign up for a free trial. (See Resources)

  2. 2

    Select Settings on your iPhone's home screen. Select "Mail," "Contacts" and then "Calendars." Change the "Fetch New Data" setting to "Push." Select "Add Account." Choose "MobileMe."

  3. 3

    Enter your account information for MobileMe, and then click "Save."

  4. 4

    Turn on the Calendars button. If asked, select "Merge with MobileMe" to make sure your calendar isn't duplicated. Click "Done."

  5. 5

    Set up your computer. If you have a Mac, go to "System Preferences." Click "MobileMe." Enter your MobileMe member name and password. Click "Sign In." Click the Sync tab and then check the "Synchronize with MobileMe" box, and select "Update Automatically." Select the Calendars box. Click "Sync Now."

    If you have a PC, open Control Panel. Select "Network and Internet." Then select "MobileMe." Enter your MobileMe member name and password. Click the Sync tab and then check the "Synchronize with MobileMe" box, and select "Update Automatically." Select the Calendars box and choose with which application to sync. Click "Sync Now."

    Syncing iPhone Calendar Via NuevaSync

  1. 1

    Visit NuevaSync and set up an account. (See Resources)

  2. 2

    Select Settings on your iPhone's home screen. Then select "Mail," "Contacts" and "Calendars."

  3. 3

    Change the "Fetch New Data" setting to "Push." Select "Add Account." Click "Exchange." Enter your e-mail address, NuevaSync user name and password. If "Unable to Verify Certificate" warning appears, click "Accept."

  4. 4

    Enter www.nuevasync.com under Server. Click "Next." Turn Calendars to "On." Click "Done."

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