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HT5029 IOS calendar to icloud calendar

919 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Apr 21, 2013 10:24 PM by randers4 RSS
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Help me understand this better. If I subscribe to a calender on a IOS device the calendar will not show up on the icloud.com calendar? Is this correct? And if it is, is there any way so subscribe to a calendar on icloud.com so it will show up there too?

iOS 6.1.3
  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (52,995 points)
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    Apr 8, 2013 7:02 PM (in response to whatthewhatisthat)

    That's correct, iCloud will only push your subscribed calendars from your Mac to your devices.  I don't believe it's possible to add a subscribed calendar to icloud.com.  (I'm not sure why.)

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    Apr 21, 2013 7:05 AM (in response to randers4)

    I believe it may be possible if you have a Mac but I have not be able to get it working with PC yet.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht5029

  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (52,995 points)
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    Apr 21, 2013 11:28 AM (in response to Orange Apples)

    Orange Apples wrote:

     

    I believe it may be possible if you have a Mac but I have not be able to get it working with PC yet.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht5029

     

    As discussed in the article, iCloud will push a subscribed calendar from a Mac to your iOS devices.  However, the subscribed calendar will still not appear on icloud.com.

  • Orange Apples Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 21, 2013 7:15 PM (in response to randers4)

    I still can not understand why Apple would not see this as an important piece of functionality.

    I specifically subscribe to my sporting teams calendar and Facebook events calendar that change throughout the year, simply downloading the calendar to my icloud calendar leaves me with incorrect dates or missing events.

     

    Pushing subscribed calendars is easily worked around by subscribing to the calendars on each IOS device, but now i am having to add events manually it simply means my subscribed calenders are redundent.

     

    The only solution for me is to not use icloud.com for my calendar which is not a good solution.

     

    Is there a way you can setup a calendar on icloud.com, subscribe to it in outlook and then sync that calendar with another calendar via a third party tool ? Obviously not a simple workaround but could potentially work.

  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (52,995 points)
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    Apr 21, 2013 7:23 PM (in response to Orange Apples)

    I guess I'm not understanding the significant inconvenience you see.  As you say, you can subscribe to these calendars on each of your iOS devices.  I assume you can also subscribe to them in Outlook.  After doing so, the only place you wouldn't see the subscribed calendars is on icloud.com.  If you were traveling without your iOS devices or computer and could only access your calendars via webmail on icloud.com this makes sense, but that would presumably be a somewhat rare circumstance.

  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (52,995 points)
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    Apr 21, 2013 8:36 PM (in response to whatthewhatisthat)

    What about just switching to list view, which would show you the detail of all your events just scrolling the screen?  If you see an event you need to see details for, tap the event on the list, read the details, then tap the back arrow to return to the list.

  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (52,995 points)
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    Apr 21, 2013 8:48 PM (in response to whatthewhatisthat)

    I don't know what kind of computer you have, but can't you subscribe to these calendars on your computer?  (My subscribed calendars are on my Mac and I never find any need to use the calendar on icloud.com.)

  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (52,995 points)
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    Apr 21, 2013 10:24 PM (in response to whatthewhatisthat)

    Oh, I see.  I don't know if this will help you or not, but in case you weren't aware of it, you can also rotate your phone sideways and you'll be able to see 3-4 days of your calendar at a time and can swipe to scroll through the days.   There are also other calendar apps you could use such as Week Calendar which would should you more detail in the month view.  Perhaps Apple will add subscribed calendars to icoud.com at some point.

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