iOS device won't sync with Yahoo Calendar

Are you unable to sync your Yahoo Calendar with your iOS mobile device? We can help.


Fix syncing problems

Deleting and recreating the Yahoo account on your iOS should correct the syncing problem.
- This forces a new sync between Yahoo Calendar and your iOS device.

Delete your Yahoo Calendar CalDAV account from your iOS device

  1. Go to the "Settings" application on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
  2. Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  3. Under "Accounts," tap the name of the account.
  4. Tap Delete Account.
  5. Tap Delete Account again to confirm deletion.

If you have a CalDAV account set up on your iOS device, you'll need to delete it -- CalDAV accounts are no longer needed to sync your iOS device with Yahoo Calendar.
- If you don't delete it, you run the risk of getting duplicate calendars and events on your iOS device and also in Yahoo Calendar.

Sync your iOS device with your Yahoo Calendar (and Yahoo Contacts)

  1. Tap the Settings icon on your device's Home screen.
  2. Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  3. If you have a Yahoo Mail account set up under the "Accounts" section, tap it and skip to step 7.
    - If not, tap Add Account.
  4. Tap Yahoo in the "Add Account" screen.
  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. Return to the "Mail, Contacts, Calendars" screen by going back one page.
  9. Tap Fetch New Data.
  10. Select the time increment you want.
    -No changes are needed to the "Push" setting - it isn't relevant to Yahoo services.

Ensure proper syncing between your iOS device's Calendar and Yahoo

  • Check that the Default Account on your device is set to one of your individual calendars from Yahoo Calendar in "Calendars."
    - This is located near the bottom of the settings for "Mail, Contacts, and Calendars."
    - It defaults to iCloud and, if not changed to one of your calendars from Yahoo Calendar, syncing will not work.

Making future changes

  • You can come back to "Yahoo Mail, Contacts, Reminders, and Notes" to disable syncing for all or specific Yahoo Services.
  • You can also delete your Yahoo account from your iOS device.
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