My iPhone 5c won't let me add any events to my locally stored calendar that are more than 1 year in the future. When I add them, they stay for 30 seconds or so and then disappear. Why is this happening and how can I fix it?

  • Where do you store your calendar, locally on the phone, in iCloud, with Google or somewhere else? – nohillside Mar 13 '16 at 20:14
  • Locally on the phone – Marcy Mar 13 '16 at 20:15
  • I checked in my iphone5, it runs on latest iOS, and I don't see any problems creating events further in the future. It seems it's either calendar synchronization issue, or some odd glitch. – Farside Mar 13 '16 at 22:56

I think it's some kind of glitch in your phone or settings are not correct.

I checked on my iPhone 5, which runs iOS v.9.2.1 and event was saved even 3 years further. It's doesn't depend is it 1 year ahead, or 1 day ahead.

Try to troubleshoot:

  1. When you are in a Calendar App, click calendars button in the bottom, and make sure the proper calendar is selected with checkboxes.
  2. Check if the settings of synchronization for calendars are correct. Settings->Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  3. Try placing event to some other, closer date, closer than one year, if it doesn't work - proceed further.
  4. Try a Restart. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button for a few seconds until the red "slide to power off" slider appears, and then slide the slider. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears.
  5. Try system update, check if there are newer versions of iOS Settings->General->Software update.
  6. Resetting your settings. You can also try resetting all settings. Settings->General->Reset->Reset All Settings. You will have to enter all of your device settings again.

"Reset all settings" finally solved the problem on my iPhone 6. Note that I chatted and spoke with Apple Support and was ultimately told that the functionality simply wouldn't allow appointments over 1 year out. Don't believe it.

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