Multiple data sources with iPhone and iPad

Our ChaosHost cloud service is a popular and easy way to load your Chaos data onto your iPhone or iPad. Setting up over-the-air synchronization makes our contacts and calendar data available in the built-in Contacts and Calendar apps on your device.

However, if you also use other sources of contact or calendar data, such as iCloud or Google or other company Exchange servers, the data from all of these sources get mixed together unless you know how to filter unwanted things out.

iphone filter contacts or calendar by source

When you are looking at the Contacts or Calendar applications on your iPhone or iPad, there is a button at the top left corner that allows you to filter your data to only the source or sources you want. For Contacts, the button says Groups. For Calendars, this button says Calendars. Tap it, and you’ll be presented with a screen where you can choose between all your data sources to show only the data that comes from or syncs with ChaosHost.

Filtering to show only ChaosHost is useful when you add new items to your Contacts or Calendar as well because it makes it very clear to your device that you want the new entry sent to ChaosHost. Without filtering first, your device might not understand you want this item sent to ChaosHost and it could add it to one of your other sources instead.