iPad Calendar Fix: Find Missing Events & Appointments from Previous Months


I received this email today about a problem with the iPad Calendar:

Dr. Brovey,
I was needing to refresh my memory about a previous item I had listed
on my calendar several months ago. When I returned to that month it
was blank. I started looking and all previous months are blank and a
search brought up zero. I rely heavily on my calendar. Can you shed
some light on what happened to all my info. ? Does the calendar only
store info for the current month?
As always, thanks for your website and newletters, always great info.
Sincerely,
NLT

Here’s the fix:

Go to Settings
Tap “Mail, Contacts, Calendars”
Scroll down in the right column to the Calendars section
Under Calendars, Sync shows “Events 1 month back”
Tap Sync and change so more months are included

screenshot calendar sync

Wait a few minutes
Events & appointments from the past should now appear on your calendar


About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, helps others make sense and make use of digital tools through his work, websites and social media. He has over 30 years experience in educational technology, including teaching, administration and professional development. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. He started this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale to help others become more comfortable and competent with the iPad, in person and online. His latest venture is Teach About Tech, a resource marketplace for technology trainers.