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1/14/12
Original Poster
paulmu

How do I sync Google Calendar events that occur more than one year in the future?

Hi,
I have recently begun using my Android devices in place of a pocket diary for my wedding bookings, which can typically be anything up to 2 or 3 years in the future.
I've noted events I'm adding in summer 2013 are being synced to the Google Calendar on the web, but not to my other android device from the one I created it on.
How do I sync calendar events that occur over one year in the future?
I'm using a HTC Flyer tablet (android 3.2.1) which is where I usually create new events.
I want these to sync to my HTC Desire phone (android 2.3.3) which they do unless they are more than a year old, and I can't find an option to configure this. I've tried the "clear data" and resync suggestions mentioned in other threads to no avail.
It's useless to me not to know whether or not I'm available for a given date in summer 2013 from a quick glance at my Google Calendar.
Is there a way to change the period that is synced?  Surely there has to be!
Thanks,
Paul.
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Alan E Pierson
1/15/12
Alan E Pierson
As far as I can tell, this isn't possible with the stock calendar app (even in Android 4.0). The only options I can find are to use a third-party calendar app or to visit calendar.google.com in the browser. I keep hoping Google adds a user option to determine how far in advance to sync the calendar. I'm kind of shocked that this still hasn't been implemented.  
The C Man (Call me C) Ex TC
1/16/12
The C Man (Call me C) Ex TC
Using a Desire (original) added it to the Calendar then checked by going to the date and although the date was not marked on the monthly calendar tapping on the date did reveal it and also that it was there in a second calendar that was syncing.

It is only the monthly calendar that does not show it with a marker.

The C Man (Call me C) Ex TC
1/16/12
The C Man (Call me C) Ex TC
I'm going to change my answer now.

It took a few seconds on Display using November 2013 as the test bench and it showed all the synced dates for the month. If you have a slow connection  it might take longer.
1/16/12
Original Poster
paulmu
Thanks for the responses.
 
I've checked a couple of things:
- If I go to calendar.google.com in my browser, I can see wedding bookings I have for July 2013 that were created on my HTC Flyer.
- If I go to July 2013 in the calendar app on my (original) Desire, these events are not present, regardless of month/day view, waiting a while, etc.  I've tried both looking and syncing on 3G and Wifi and they simply will not appear.
 
Also, note that I'm only syncing a single calendar (which is my calendar associated with my Google account).
 
So if you're seeing events syncing between devices for Nov 2013, what could I be doing wrong?!
 
Thanks
Paul.
The C Man (Call me C) Ex TC
1/16/12
The C Man (Call me C) Ex TC
Good question because I have two accounts that sync calendars and holiday calendars attached to one of those.
Patrick Parks
10/26/12
Patrick Parks
I realize this is an older thread, but I ran into this very problem today.   My Samsung Galaxy S3 is not syncing anything from my gmail calendar that is more than 1 year in the future....unless it was a recurring appt.

Is there going to be a fix for this.  I use my calendar on my phone to schedule things, and dr. appts and such more than a year away...so I need to be able to see if I already have something scheduled on a particular day before I overbook.

I do see it within gmail, just not in the calendar app on my phone.  I  did try some 3rd party calendar apps on the phone but it seems to be the same issue...my gmail stuff more than 1 year into the future is not syncing to my phone.
GeorgeKalogeris
11/15/12
GeorgeKalogeris
I am having the same problem.
i run JB on HTC One x+
and all of my events more than 1 year in the future and more than 1 month ib the past don't sync.
I also got 3rd party calendars. They suffer from the same disease...
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