When you update your Apple device to iOS 7, you may need to adjust your Subscribed Calendar settings in order to see your old Hebcal.com calendars.
For some calendars, iOS7 defaults to SSL on, which did not work with Hebcal.com back in September 2013. Since then, we’ve added SSL support to Hebcal, so you shouldn’t have to take any of the following steps. We’re keeping them here mostly for historical purposes.
Resetting the calendar to SSL off will cause the calendar to show up correctly again.
- Launch the Settings app
- Touch “Mail, Contacts, Calendars“
- Touch “Subscribed Calendars“
- Touch the Hebcal calendar(s)
- Under “Subscribed Calendar Information”, set “Use SSL” to “OFF“
If the screen you see next looks like the following, be sure to set the “Use SSL” setting to “OFF”
Update – March 2014: to avoid storing sensitive customer data on our servers, we recently modified our Yahrzeit + Anniversary calendar export to “download” instead of “subscribe” calendars in iOS. Note that this only applies to our Yahrzeit + Anniversary calendar, which often includes names of individuals.
If you successfully downloaded a Yahrzeit calendar from Hebcal.com to your iPhone, then any Yahrzeit or Anniversary reminders are now part of your regular calendar (often called “Home” or “Calendar”) and there is no need to make any changes to your Settings.