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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jalan94, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. jalan94

    jalan94 Well-Known Member
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    Oct 6, 2010
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    Device:HTC EVO
    Country / Language:US
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    At work, we use Exchange Server 2007. I have Google Calendar Sync installed on my laptop at work doing a 1-way sync to Google, so that my Outlook calendar is always reflected in my Google Calendar on the web so that my wife can see the contents of my Outlook Calendar through me sharing my Google Calendar with her. So far so good. I am logged into that same Google account on my phone. On my phone, in MENU, SETTINGS, ACCOUNTS & SYNC, GOOGLE, the check box is set for Sync Contacts and for Sync GMail. It is NOT checked for Sync Calendar, since that is not my main calendar.

    On my phone, in the calendar app, in MENU, MORE, CALENDARS, the only calendar selected is Exchange. the Google Calendar is not checked there either.

    Whenever I have a calendar entry that has a reminder alert sent, I am shown 2 of the same alerts on my phone simultaneously. The color coding of the alert shows that one if from my Exchange calendar and the other is from the Google calendar. First off all, how does my phone know the contents of my Google calendar, when I have it set not to sync and not to display? Second, why is it alerting me to appointments, when I have it set not to sync and not to display? My Google Calendar data should not even be on my phone. Why is it?

    Today, I was actually had a reminder alert occur at the wrong time. My Google Calendar sync doesn't run on the weekends and holidays because I shut down that work PC. After shutting down, I changed an appointment time on my exchange calendar to another time. That appointment will not sync to Google Calendar until after I get back to the office and turn on that PC. I just received a reminder alert on my phone for the OLD time, with a color code of my Google Calendar, since the Google Calendar doesn't know about the change yet. I will receive another alert at the correct time presumably, from my Exchange calendar on the phone

    What is going on with this?


  2. t0ast3d

    t0ast3d Well-Known Member

    Aug 27, 2010
    Student / Dev
    Settings > Set alerts & notifications maybe?
  3. Evo

    Evo Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2010
    Not sure if I am even close to helping u answer your question, but my Google calendar sends a reminder to my gmail account, which in turn sends an update to my phone. Is it possible to not send notifications to gmail, which in turn would not send anything to your Evo?

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