If you have devices with different operating systems, you know how frustrating it is that Apple's Calendar app is not available on other platforms. If you quickly create an event on your iPhone or Mac with Siri, this event only appears on your PC or Android tablet if you sync your calendar with another service.
At the other end of the spectrum is Google, which provides almost all services for almost all major operating systems. Google Calendar is therefore a great choice if you are looking for a one-stop calendar service that you can use on your phone, iPad, tablet, Chromebook or any other . Here's how to export Apple Calendar events and sync with Google Calendar from your phone.
: Syncing Apple Calendar with Google Calendar on iOS
Download the official Google Calendar app from the App Store and follow the steps to sign in to your account. When your calendar is displayed, tap the Hamburger menu in the top left corner, scroll down and touch "Settings" at the bottom of the menu. On the Settings page, tap Manage Accounts.
Go to accounts in the iPhone section and check the box next to "iCloud."
Your Apple Calendar is now syncing with your Google Calendar. When you return to the home page, your Apple Calendar appears in the page menu and in your calendar. When you add an event to the Apple Calendar app, it automatically appears in Google Calendar on your iPhone – but unfortunately it did. If you access your Google Calendar from anywhere, your Apple Calendar events will not be displayed. They only appear in the official Google Calendar app on iOS.
Method 2: Sync Apple Calendar with Google Calendar on Android
Synchronize your Apple Calendar with your Google Calendar on Android is agony, because 1.) there is no official way to do that, and 2.) once you have synchronized the two calendars, the updates will not be done automatically. This means you'll need to resynchronize events if you add them to your Apple calendar after syncing with this method. If you agree, you must do the following.
First, sign in to your iCloud account using any web browser on your Android device. Go to iCloud.com. If you continue to be redirected to Find My iPhone, request the desktop version from the browser. Then sign in with your iCloud account and tap Calendar.
In your Apple Calendar, locate the calendar you want to sync and tap the network icon to the right of the calendar name. A window will be displayed: Tap on "Public Calendar" and then on "Copy Link".
Open a new tab in your web browser and add the URL of the calendar in the address bar. Go to the top of the link and replace webcal with http . Press Enter and an ICS file will be downloaded to your device: Open it.
The ICS file displays your saved events in Apple Calendar. At the top right, tap Add All, select your Google Calendar email, and you'll be asked if you'd like to sync your events. Clicking Add All will stop syncing.
When you open the official Google Calendar app, all of your Apple Calendar events appear. Unfortunately, the synchronization, as mentioned above, does not happen automatically. So, if you add new events to your Apple Calendar, you'll need to repeat this process each time.
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