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Sync Yahoo Calendar and Yahoo Contacts with iOS devices

Sync your Yahoo Calendar and contacts with your mobile iOS device and you'll have access to them when you're away from a computer.

  Benefits of syncing: Any changes you make to your synced info will automatically update on both the device and our server.

Sync options

Use the iOS Setup Wizard to sync your Yahoo Account

Sync all of your mail, contact, and calendar info at the same time.

  1. Tap the Settings icon.
  2. Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  3. Tap Add Account.
  4. Tap Yahoo.
  5. Enter your name, email address, password, and account description.
  6. Tap Next.
  7. Make sure "Mail," "Contacts," and "Calendar" options are set to "On."
  8. Tap Save.

The apps on your device will now update to show your synced Yahoo info.

  Disable sync - You can stop syncing at any time. Just tap Settings | Mail, Contacts, Calendars | your account, then slide any option to the left.

Check out our video for more details.

Use CalDAV to sync your Yahoo Calendar

Sync just your Yahoo Calendar with your device's calendar app.

  1. Tap the Settings icon on your device's Home screen.
  2. Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  3. Tap Add Account.
  4. Tap Other.
  5. Under "Calendars," tap Add CalDAV Account.
  6. Enter your:
    • Server (https://caldav.calendar.yahoo.com)
    • Yahoo ID
    • Password
    • Account description
  7. Tap Next to complete set up.

  iOS calendar app not showing your info? Don't worry. The app can take several minutes to look for a new calendar.

Use CardDAV to sync your Yahoo Contacts

Add just your Yahoo Contacts to your device's address book.

  Important - Existing contacts on the device will not be uploaded to Yahoo Mail during the sync process. You'll need to add those contacts to Yahoo Mail manually if you want to let Yahoo manage them.

  1. Tap the Settings icon on your device's Home screen.
  2. Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  3. Tap Add Account.
  4. Tap Other.
  5. Tap Add CardDAV Account under "Contacts."
  6. Enter your:
    • Server (https://carddav.address.yahoo.com)
    • Yahoo ID
    • Password
    • Account description
  7. Tap Next to complete set up.

Your Yahoo Contacts will now appear in your device's address book.

Check out our video for more details.

Sync tips

Set your sync frequency on iOS

Yahoo Contacts and Yahoo Calendar utilize iOS's "Fetch" to sync up with our servers, rather than the "Push" option. You can adjust how frequently your device checks for updates.

  1. Tap the Settings icon on your device's Home screen.
  2. Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  3. Tap Fetch New Data.
  4. Set your fetch frequency.

Sync limits

It's only possible to sync Yahoo Calendar events from the last 6 months, and those up to one year in the future. Events outside of these time frames won't be synced to your device.

Fix sync problems with iOS devices

Issues between Yahoo Calendar and your iOS device can be fixed by disabling, then re-enabling sync for your Yahoo Mail account.

On your iOS device:

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  3. Tap your Yahoo account.
  4. Tap the toggle switch to the right of "Calendars."
    - You shouldn't see any green on the switch.
  5. Tap Delete from My iPhone to confirm.

Repeat steps 1-4 to turn calendar syncing back on (the toggle switch will be green when syncing is enabled).

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