All my history and future events (except birthdays attached to my contacts) are gone and I can't save new events. When I view my calendar in iCloud from my computer they are all there. They're just not syncing with my phone! I don't have my calendar in my phone synced to any other calendar either. How can I resolve this?

  • Have you maybe accidently turned of syncing for iCloud? If not then try to disable and then enable it again.
    – Alex
    Commented Oct 11, 2013 at 7:17
  • Are you sure it's an iPhone 4 and not a 4S? The oldest device that iOS 8 supports is the iPhone 4S.
    – Ɱark Ƭ
    Commented Oct 14, 2014 at 12:15
  • I'm having his problem with my iPhone 4s. The add button is not greyed out, I can add things to the calendar but it won't save. It shows up on the other calendars that I have synced, but not to my iphone, which it one of the more important places. Any ideas? I've rebooted my phone and checked the cloud settings. Thank you!
    – user95600
    Commented Oct 14, 2014 at 12:34

2 Answers 2


I struggled with this for quite a while. Out of nowhere, I could not add any events or reminders to my calendar, and the (+) in the corner of my calendar was grey. Super frustrating!

Go under settings. Select Mail, Contacts, Calendars. You must click on individual accounts, and move the slider for calendar to the "on" position. For instance, I have an iCloud account, and multiple gmail accounts listed. I clicked on each account, and turned on all of the calendar sliders.

This fixed the problem, and I am now able to add events, and view birthdays and events.


To save new events to your Calendar go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

I clicked on Hotmail and then turned on Calendars. After that the gray + went red and I can now save events again.

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