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Android: How To Sync iCloud Calendars With Android Phones And Tablets

android icon greenLearn how to sync iCloud calendars with any android phone and android tablet using a CalDAV client. Most android devices do not have a built-in CalDAV client. Hence, there is the need to install a CalDAV client on android devices to sync iCloud contacts from iPhone, iPad or Mac. In the same manner, iCloud contacts are synced with android devices via CardDAV protocol. In contrast to android, Windows Phone 8.1 has built-in CalDAV and CardDAV clients for syncing iCloud calendars and contacts with Windows Phone 8.1.

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Android: How To Sync iCloud Contacts With Android Phones And Tablets

android icon greenLearn how to sync iCloud contacts with any android phone and android tablet using a CardDAV client. Most android devices do not have a built-in CardDAV client. Hence, there is the need to install a CardDAV client on android devices to sync iCloud contacts from iPhone, iPad or Mac. In the same manner, iCloud calendars are synced with android devices via CalDAV protocol. In contrast to android, Windows Phone 8.1 has a built-in CardDAV client for syncing iCloud contacts with Windows Phone 8.1.

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Windows Phone 8.1: Setting Up iCloud Email, Calendars And Contacts

Windows Phone 8 logoFinally, Microsoft succeeded in setting up iCloud email, calendars and contacts on Windows Phone 8.1. Getting iCloud email and iCloud calendars running on Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8 is a hardship. Getting iCloud contacts working is impossible, because Windows Phone 8 Update 2 (GDR 2) supports CalDAV and CardDAV only for Google contacts and calendars. However, coming with Windows Phone 8.1, iCloud email, calendars and contacts are easily set up and working seamlessly with read and write. The ‘read-only’ detour over Google calendar subscription or Outlook.com calendar subscription is not necessary anymore.

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iCloud: How To Push Subscribed Calendars From Mac To iPhone And iPad

iCloud icon 120x120Subscribed calendars are pushed from Mac to iPhone and iPad via iCloud. If you’ve subscribed to a calendar using the Calendar app in macOS 10.13 High Sierra, macOS 10.12 Sierra, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, or the iCal app in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, you can use iCloud to push your subscribed calendars to all of your Macs and iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch). 

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iOS: How To Remove Subscribed Calendars From iPhone And iPad

iOS 8 iconLearn how to remove subscribed calendars from iPhone and iPad running on iOS 8. Apple changed the way to remove subscribed calendars coming with iOS 7 and iOS 8. Subscribed calendars can only be hidden within the calendar app, but cannot be deleted there. In iOS 8, iOS 9, iOS 10 and iOS 11, subscribed calendars are removed in ‘Settings’. Further more, a detailed Apple support document for iOS calendar app is missing. There is only a documentation for iCloud calendar subscriptions on Mac OS X.

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Review: Simpler Contacts – Managing Contacts On iPhone And iPad

Simpler Contacts app icon 175x175Simpler Contacts iOS app manages address books on iPhone and iPad for iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo & Outlook Contacts. Adding, moving and copying contacts to a group or account or removing contacts from a group or account is easily done with the universal iOS app Simpler Contacts Pro.

Download the lite version of Simpler Contacts for testing. The lite version does not support moving or copying contacts.

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iOS: How To Remove A Contact From A Group On iPhone and iPad

iOS 8 iconLearn how to remove a contact from a group on iPhone and iPad running on iOS 8, iOS 9 and iOS 10 without completely deleting the contact. The iOS 8 (also iOS 9 and iOS 10) contacts app does not really have the direct feature to just remove a contact from a specific group. Hence, removing a contact from a group on iPhone and iPad must be done in other ways. Either you do a more or less uncomfortable work-around in the native contacts app on iOS 8 / iOS 9 / iOS 10 / iOS 11, or you are using third-party apps like ‘Simpler Contacts – Pro‘ for this. For iCloud contacts only, you can remove an iCloud contact from a single group on iCloud.com (Mac and Windows PC). The contacts are then synced with your iPhone or iPad via iCloud.

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Fixing Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Mail Not Responding

Update: ‘Fixing Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Mail Not Responding’ also applies to Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan and macOS 10.12 Sierra!
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Mail icon 1024x1024Fix Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Mail not responding (“Application not responding”) by removing the container folder ‘com.apple.mail.savedState’. Mac OS X saves window locations and open documents of most programs to restore them when the program is launched again after quit. Sometimes after upgrading Mac OS X to the latest version, there can be some handling issues with the prior saved state of Mail which could lead to Yosemite Mail is not responding and crashing.

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iOS: How To Move A Contact To A Group On iPhone and iPad

iOS 8 iconLearn how to move a contact to a group on iPhone and iPad running on iOS 8 / iOS 9 / iOS 10 / iOS 11. The iOS 8 / iOS 9 / iOS 10 / iOS 11 contacts app does not really have the direct feature to move a contact to a specific group. Hence, moving a contact to a group on iPhone and iPad must be done in other ways. Either you do a more or less uncomfortable work-around in the native contacts app on iOS 8 / iOS 9 / iOS 10 / iOS 11, or you are using third-party apps like ‘Simpler Contacts – Pro‘ for this. For iCloud contacts only, you can move your iCloud contacts on iCloud.com (Mac and Windows PC) via drag & trop. The contacts are synced with your iPhone or iPad via iCloud.

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iOS: How To Add A Contact To A Group On iPhone And iPad

iOS 8 iconLearn how to add a contact to a group on iPhone and iPad running on iOS 8 / iOS 9 / iOS 10 / iOS 11. The iOS 8 / iOS 9 / iOS 10 / iOS 11 contacts app does not really have the direct feature to add a contact to a specific group. Hence, adding a contact to a group on iPhone and iPad must be done in other ways. Either you do a more or less uncomfortable work-around in the native contacts app on iOS 8 / iOS 9 / iOS 10 / iOS 11, or you are using third-party apps like ‘Simpler Contacts – Pro‘ for this. For iCloud contacts only, you can manage your iCloud contacts on iCloud.com (Mac and Windows PC). The contacts are synced with your iPhone or iPad via iCloud.