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63 Responses to Sync iPhone with Yahoo! Contacts, Calendars & Email

  1. Becky Ackerman says:

    I can sync Yahoo calendar to iPhone. Is it possible to go the other way? iPhone to Yahoo calendar when I am away from my PC?

    • iPhone Expert says:

      Dear Becky,

      Sure, in your iPhone Settings, go to Mail->Contacts->Calendars and set your default calendar as Yahoo!
      Your new iPhone events will automatically be added to your Yahoo! Calendar

      • Nick says:

        Thank you so much!! So many query responses were so complicated or did not answer this question – you did, and so simply – thank you so much!!

      • DAVID DICKINSON says:

        I’ve done that and I have done settings-mail,contacts and calendars-icloud and turned off calendar sync leaving yahoo alone.When I launch iTunes (with my iphone connected) in info it now says Microsoft Outlook must be installed in order to sync (it’s already on my PC) I need my iphone to sync with my yahoo calendar on my PC what am i doing wrong?

    • Linda says:

      hi.. I was having the same issue and your fix worked – but only for new events as you said in your post. How can I upload my entire iphone calendar to my yahoo calendar? Including past events. Thank you.

      • iPhone Expert says:

        Dear Linda,

        Try this (unfortunately, you will have to do this for each event that did not upload)

        – Open your iPhone calendar app
        – Select the event you want to upload to Yahoo calendar
        – Tap “Edit”
        – Scroll down to “Calendar”
        – Select your Yahoo calendar
        – Tap “Done”
        – “Done” again
        The dot next to the event should change from blue to yellow
        – Finally, check your Yahoo calendar and the event should be there
        All set!

  2. mary says:

    When I sync my Iphone with Microsoft outlook the time in my computer changes by one hour either more or less since day light savings time. What can I do?? Thank you.

    • iPhone Expert says:

      Dear Mary,


      I would recommend to doublecheck the time zone settings of both your iPhone and computer.

  3. Kelli says:

    My husband and I both have iPhones, both use Yahoo for email and use the same computer. When I sync my phone, I get all his contacts from Yahoo and he gets all of mine. If there a way to only get our own contacts? We have separate email accounts but use the same computer.

    • iPhone Expert says:

      Dear Kelly,

      Make sure you log out from one Yahoo! account and log in the other before synchronizing, that should solve the problem.

    • Lou says:

      I think it would work better if you and your husband had separate logins on the same computer.

  4. Suz says:

    My iphone does sync with my Yahoo calendar but I cannot see the events of those people I share my calendar with. The name is there….the color dot is there….just not the actual events. The events do show up online, but not on my phone.
    Thank you for helping me!!!

    • iPhone Expert says:

      Dear Suz,

      You need to change the Sync settings for your calendars:

      – On your iPhone, go to Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendars
      – Scroll down to “Sync” and try to change the setting: if it’s set to “All Events”, set it to a specific duration and if it’s set to a specific duration, set it to “All Events”
      – Try to sync again, you should now see your events

  5. Lovebird says:

    Hello. Is there any way to take all the contacts from iPhone to Yahoo! ? I’m not sure how. I’m a starter. So how? Can I use this technique? I want my contacts from iPhone into my Yahoo! Adress Book.

  6. Bryan says:

    I can get my changes made in iphone to show up on the laptop, but what I do on the laptop won’t show up on the iphone… any idea why?

  7. Jennie says:

    My iPhone won’t let me add the caldav account. I get and ssi error and then it says it failed to verify my account.

    • iPhone Expert says:

      Dear Jennie,

      Try to connect over a wifi network
      You can’t connect to Yahoo! Calendar through the mobile phone network

  8. Namrata says:

    Hey I have I phone 4s with Yahoo email
    When I delete email from iphone 4s, it delete from server too, which I do not want.
    I want email to still stay on server, even if I delete from Iphone
    How do I do that.
    Thanks in advance

    • iPhone Expert says:

      Dear Namrata,

      The possibility to leave a copy of emails on the server is apparently not available anymore

  9. Irene says:

    I have followed all instructions and still can not sync my contacts from yahoo to i phone

  10. Miller says:

    All of the sudden, I lost my contacts and an error popped up on my iPhone about not being able to retrieve carddav contacts. I am guess that Yahoo’s carddav server is down, but don’t know for sure. Is there anyplace I can check the current status of Yahoo’s carddav service?

  11. Lucinda says:

    I can’t sync my contacts. I go to add cardDav account and it said CardDav account verification failed. I use my verizon email acount through yahoo to check my emails. Why can’t it work? Please help.

  12. panikos says:

    hi….i recently updated my iphone 4 to ios 5 in itunes and ive managed to retrieve all my contacts , music and photos!!! But lost all my calendar , notes and messages .there only 1 backup listed to restore phone dated 2010 but my notes were all made in the last 3 months and calendar .is there a way were i can retrieve them in anyway please?

  13. William Ward says:

    My iPhone 4s , all of a sudden I can not send or receive E-Mail.
    It is asking for password for password for cardDav account ” Yahoo”
    It will not take my Yahoo E-Mail password. What is going on ?

  14. Laura says:

    I want to have my yahoo contacts on the iPod touch, I was able to sync them but I don’t want all the yahoo contacts on the iPod/in future iPhone but only a list with certain contacts. How can I sync a list and not all contacts?
    What is strange about this, is, that I neither can’t select “sync Lists” (and then choose the list) in iTunes but I can only select “sync all contacts”. But I do have lists in my yahoo account!

    And if I change contacts or delete contacts at the computer, the iPod doesn’t sync that but keeps all old contacts. Even if I clear the cookies as described above…

    I can’t find any solution in the internet, so maybe you could help me?

  15. lisa says:

    Greetings, I have update my 3g iphone to the new software 10.5 and now my yahoocontacts are linked however I am having a problem when I add a contact to my yahoo online at yahoo.com it does not syn to the phone .but when I add a contact to my iphone it syncs to yahoo.com but when i update it does not appear again. what is wrong please help i have 362 contacts

    • iPhone Expert says:

      Dear Lisa,

      Make sure to update to iTunes 10, which should solve the problem

      If it does not, your best bet for two-way synchronization between your email account and iPhone is to use Gmail and Google Sync

  16. Vickie says:

    How do I get contacts within an Excel document that I’ve converted to a CSV file into my iPhone?

  17. Winsley says:

    i am still having an issue syncing my yahoo calendar with my iphone 4. I have tried the caldav.calendar.yahoo.com and it still can not verify my account. all the info are correct, it keeps askign for my password. is there anyway i can sync my iPhone 4 with my yahoo calendar again? i never had a problem with this until recently.
    thank you

    • iPhone Expert says:

      Dear Winsely,

      As far as I read online, losing passwords seems to be an iPhone issue
      Hopefully fixed with the next software version

  18. Ian says:

    Since changing my yahoo email address I ma having trouble syncing. When I try to add a calDAV account I am required to give a server address. smtp.yahoo.com cannot be verified. Any suggestions?


    • iPhone Expert says:

      Dear Ian,

      This page should help you

      Other than that, these are the settings you need to enter to set up your Yahoo CalDAV account

      * Incoming Mail Server (POP3): plus.pop.mail.yahoo.com
      Use SSL, port: 995
      * Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP): plus.smtp.mail.yahoo.com
      Use SSL, port: 465, use authentication.

      mail.btinternet.com (POP3)
      mail.btinternet.com (SMTP)

      incoming- pop.mail.yahoo.com
      outgoing- smtp.mail.yahoo.com
      server requires authentication-checked
      advanced tab
      Outgoing-465 SSL Checked
      Incoming-995 SSL Checked

  19. Sarah says:

    i have been using carddav on my iphone to get contacts from yahoo. it stopped working in the last few days – i have tried deleting and recreating the carddav account and it does not work. any ideas?

  20. Ashley says:

    I recently opened up a yahoo account for business purposes and tried syncing it with my iphone. For some reason when I type in my password which is 6 characters and press verify, it’ll go through but then when I check the mailbox it swears it is synced however none of my messages show up. When I then go back into mail settings to make sure everything is okay, it shows the password being 8 or 10 characters. I have tried deleting the account on my iphone and reinstalling it but everytime this happens. Am I doing something wrong? Why won’t it show up on my iphone?

  21. jer says:

    So I got the iphone 3gs from at&t and have set up my yahoo email and calendar and outlook email from work BUT. When I try to send an email the only contacts I see are the Outlook contacts from work. None of my yahoo contacts are avaliable. My Yahoo calendar syncs up and seems to work fine so why are my contacts not available on my iphone?
    I saw the steps above but was afraid they would mess up my calendar settings???
    Any advice would be great!

  22. David says:

    Hello. I can add events on my iphone that will show up on my Yahoo calendar. However, when I add events to my Yahoo calendar, they do not show up on my iPhone. Any suggestions?

    • iPhone Expert says:

      Dear David,

      Just add your Yahoo! mail account to Outlook and from there you’ll be able to sync Yahoo! calendar events to iPhone

      If this does not work, download Yahoo Autosync, sync to local copy of Outlook and from there to your iPhone

  23. m otwell says:

    I have iphone 3G, use windows vista, and use yahoo for contacts, calendar,etc Since upgrading to newest version(s) of iphone, and getting iCloud, sycning has caused major contact problems. My contacts are in iCloud, but my contacts on my iphone are duplicate/triplicate, and new contacts added either place are not showing up.I’ve tried turning off iCloud (but am concerned my calendar syncing will stop.) I also use a contacts app, and it’s pulling my duplicates into it (creating multiple groups, etc..). Can’t figure out what I need to do to setup to fix this. I’ve never entered in carddav acct (don’t understand that), but I had never had problems syncing between desktop for contacts, and the calendar just synced by itself. Read multiple discussion threads about known issues b/w yahoo and new iphone software. Is gmail better, and if so, can i still use yahoo for email/calendar, but sync gmail for contacts?? Does Mac store offer assistance in doing this stuff?

    • iPhone Expert says:

      Dear M,

      This is indeed a known issue with iCloud

      There are apps (unfortunately not free) to remove duplicate contacts and events
      This is one and here is another one

      On Mac, you can go to Address Book on your Mac -> Card -> Look for Duplicates -> Merge

  24. DH says:

    All on my yahoo contacts disappeared from my Iphone recently and I am unable to restore them. I have set up a carddav.address acount for yahoo contacts and they still do not appear on my phone. Please let me know how I can restore these contacts. Thank you.

  25. Christie says:

    I want my Outlook & iphone calendar to work together, I’m not sure what I am doing wrong.

  26. Gary says:

    I have the original iPhone (still 🙂

    Will this work for that phone? Do you have instructions?

  27. tavares says:

    I have an iphone with all my contacts there.. I am not using outlook or anything else..
    I would like to bring all my contacts from my iphone to my yahoo mail and then can syncronize.. it is that possible ?

  28. Melissa says:

    why is it that when i go to either my ipad or iphone, settings, mail/contacts/calendars, yahoo! account, and I re-trype my yahoo account password, hit done;then, the next time i go into that same place, the password isn’t changed??

  29. Mike says:

    Ok, I’m confused and frustrated! I’ve followed these steps to sync my Contacts on my Iphone4 with Yahoo mail (on my computer). It doesn’t seem to work. Any contacts I’ve added on my iphone are NOT being updated on my Yahoo contacts. Any suggestions?

  30. Dillen says:

    Hello, I have dates on my yahoo calender on my iphone but they are not on my computer on yahoo calender. is there any way i can put these dates on my yahoo calender on my computer without loosing them off my phone?

  31. celia aguilera says:

    Hello, I just received an early Christmas gift from my daughter. However the transition from a Blackberry to IPhone 5 that is another time and another forum. Anyway, I have not been successful syncing my Verizon-yahoo contacts. I have tried the apple website, Verizon website, yahoo website & I personally went to the Apple Store no prevail. HELP! Are there any suggestions? I would be so grateful.

  32. Josie Bannerman says:

    I’m trying to sync my iphone and yahoo calendars and tried to follow the above instructions exactly. I got a message saying unable to verify account information. Is this because my calendar is at yahoo.ca rather than yahoo.com? Any help you can give me is much appreciated.

  33. Ron says:

    I have iPhone 5 with iOS 6.1.3. I use Yahoo as my calendar. As I enter events into Yahoo, the event will sync with my iPhone. Everything looks good and then some time later each event will be duplicated with a start time 4 hours earlier, for example, if I have an event at 8Am it will appear twice at 4AM and 8AM. Do I have a settings problem?

  34. Kathleen says:

    Help how do I sync my calendar that is on my I phone to Yahoo account ? Is my yahoo account settings wrong on my iPhone HELP

  35. Mr. Zorn says:

    I have my office calendar in outlook syncing with my office provided Iphone. My boss refuses to allow me to put personal information on that calendar because its public with many others in the office. is there an app that could sync with my yahoo account to see on a separate calendar for personal use?

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