This was a bit hidden, and frankly I did not expect such a feature (as default).
It’s actually quite important for scaling. Calendars may have thousands or more events in the past (lets assume a calendar with 2 – 3 events/day * 365 days = 1000 events/day * 10 years = 10000 events), which shouldn’t be checked at every sync nor downloaded at all because in most cases, people won’t need it and it causes much traffic and potential problems.
Also it works not quite the way the setting in the app describes it: (translated by me from German)
Appointments older than 90 days in the past will be ignored
To ignore something means for me, not to do something with it. But DAVx⁵ does indeed virtually delete the local entries. This was not expected if I interpret the option as described
and was kind of misleading.
I agree that this wording is not exact. DAVx⁵ has (like CalDAV in general) a server-centric view, so it means that events older than 90 days on the server will be ignored and not downloaded.
Yea! I had always wondered what Yahoo meant about an application password. I created one, entered it in DAVx5 and it works perfectly. The instructions on your site are at… https://www.davx5.com/tested-with/yahoo-mail
Thanks so much for your help!
@rfc2822 With re-installing I would loose calendars and contact lists which will cause some work (selecting which and how to display, filtering birthday lists, calendars for widget, … ) that I already did few days ago. And in this case I would have to do it even twice. So I would prefer waiting for the update.
Also I think I would loose real “test data” after initial sync and test with any other scenario is not worse.
Ah! I came here to ask exactly the same question. For some time I have seen these two accounts from my DAVx5: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org ug and I wondered which was the correct place to store my contacts. So I need to use the “ug” one…
@j-ed - YES, you are correct. My phone was on my public (no password) wifi that has no access to the LAN that is password protected. It was designed to keep visitors out of my stuff.
And it worked - it kept me out of my stuff.
Thanks for seeing what should have been obvious to me!
OK, the problem is solved.
If I set the proxy in the Wifi connection, Android says that the connection is limited. As soon as you put the same proxy but in transparent mode (not set in Android, but filter correctely by the router when Android try to connect to outside), the connection is fully established and the synchronization is immediately done.
Sorry for the noise.
I would appreciate if one day, you may remove the needed support to Android sync…
Thanks a lot
@j-ed You were right! The issue was on the Nextcloud side - apparently some of the metadata of my contacts had been switched around. I fixed that and now my problem is solved. Thanks for the quick help.