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I love when I get to be a technology knight in shining armor. Like the other day when my son’s piano teacher told me she lost all of her students’ lesson times because they unexpectedly disappeared from her iPad’s calendar where she stored them.
When I asked if she recently changed anything on her iPad she told me she hadn’t touched a thing. She went on to tell me that she had two 20-year-olds look at it and they couldn’t figure it out either.
That’s when I told her that I was a pretty technical guy and would be happy to look at it. Less than 2 minutes later, I had every missing calendar event back on her iPad.
Want to know how I did it?
The first thing I checked out was to see if she had accidentally “turned off” one of her calendars. The iPad calendar app is capable of showing multiple calendars (think work, home, school, etc.) so it wouldn’t have been out of the realm of possibility to accidentally disable one. But, this was not the problem.
The next thing I checked was the Mail, Contacts, Calendars settings through the iPad’s settings interface. It’s there that I found the Sync setting under the Calendars section set to “Events 1 Month Back”. I changed it to “All Events” and seconds later, all of the missing lesson times were back on the calendar.
In this particular scenario, the problem was that the piano teacher had different lesson schedules for spring/fall vs. summer. So by the end of summer when she wanted to reference the old spring lesson times, they were more than one month old and thus not set to display on the calendar.
By switching the setting to “All Events”, it ensured the iPad’s calendar would always retain all of her past lesson schedules.