- 12-23-2012, 01:46 PM #1
I've entered birthdays into several of my contacts and they don't show up in my phone's calendar, whereas on my computer and old iPhone they do. What am i missing here?
For the record, I have WP8 synced to my work's exchange account. Email, contacts and meetings all sync fine, the contacts on the phone display the birthdays, but they don't show up in the phone's calendar. I have downloaded a very nice birthday app, but would prefer the birthdays to show up in my calendar.
Thanks in advance.
- 12-23-2012, 05:18 PM #2
Go to calendar, hit the 3 little dots lower right corner, hit settings and make sure the birthday switch button is turn on for (windows live)
Note you can also turn on Facebook / holidays ect of you want that way anyone from Facebook with birthdays that may not be in your contacts will show up if you want.
Hope this helps.
- 12-23-2012, 05:27 PM #3
- 12-23-2012, 06:42 PM #4
Funny my HTC trophy 7.5 does work the way I said, it shows my windows live birthdays from my
contacts and or Facebook an so on. Go figure I wonder if this is a windows 8 issue or Nokia 822 which I will be getting after the holidays.
- 12-24-2012, 12:26 AM #5
I looked at the calendar setting of my old iPhone, and under "other calendars" it has "birthdays". Perhaps WP8 does not have this option, and at present only allows for Live calendar birthdays, which is somewhat strange as it is all part of the Microsoft eco-system (exchange, outlook).
- 12-24-2012, 06:58 AM #6
I also see other post about the print being small in calendar and no settings for a 2 week recurring date. I don't know but ms has got to get this fixed in updates to come or maybe someone will come up with a good app.
- 12-25-2012, 12:29 AM #7
For whoever is interested, I contacted @WinPhoneSupport on twitter, and to their great credit (especially doing this festive time of year), they replied within hours. According to the support, only if you enter birthdays as a recurring event then will it show up in calendar.
- 12-25-2012, 07:58 AM #8
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- 02-14-2013, 11:31 AM #11
FWIW, I use Birthday Diary with the live tile pinned to my homescreen. I have it configured to show today's birthdays on teh front of the tile and this week's birthdays (random image of the lot) on the flip side. It says it does anniversaries too, but not from your contacts like it does with birthdays, which makes no sense to me.
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