Just a quick fix-it tip here. I have a co-worker who was having some issues with his iPhone and Outlook 2007 calendar times being off or offset by 1 hour. I guess that this fix it would apply to anyone who is getting calendar notifications on their iPhone earlier or later than what is showing up on their Outlook 2003 or 2007 client. Basically, his iPhone was showing all of his Outlook events 1 hour earlier than Outlook was.
Here are the steps to fix this issue:
- Check computer to be sure that you have set the proper Time Zone
- Check that your iPhone is set to the same Time Zone as your computer. To access the settings, go to SETTINGS > GENERAL > DATE & TIME and be sure it is set to “Automatic” (note: you can manually set this as well if you need to).
- Now, assuming you have ActiveSync enabled, go to SETTINGS > MAIL, CONTACTS, CALENDARS and scroll all the way down to the “Calendar” section (at the bottom):
- Click on “Time Zone Support”. Turn it “ON”. Then look at the “Time Zone” field. This is probably where you have something incorrectly configured. (Note, the image below is my setting which is correctly set.)
- Click on the “Time Zone” field and start typing in the name of the city closest to you. In my case, I typed in “San Francisco”. A listing of cities will show up. Simply click on the one that you want.
- Click the top arrows as the top of the Window to go back or just close the Settings application. Now go to your calendar and see if it is showing the times correctly as compared to Outlook.
That’s it! Hope this solves some people’s headaches on this. It stumped me for a few days. But no more!
HTD says: Hang in there, there is usually a solution to all problems. Some are just not as elegant or obvious as others!