TS3999: iCloud: Troubleshooting iCloud CalendarLearn about iCloud: Troubleshooting iCloud Calendar
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2013 8:12 PM (in response to lterreri)
You can back up your iCloud calendar as an ICS file if Google can import this format. To do so follow these directions:
- iCloud.com Calendar
This method of backing up starts with publishing a calendar that you can then download to your computer. If your calendar is already on your computer, skip to the OS X or Windows instructions.
- Go to iCloud Calendar at icloud.com/calendar and sign in using your iCloud Apple ID and password.
- Publicly share a calendar.
- Select and copy the URL (web address) from that shared calendar, and paste it to the address field in your browser; do not press Enter or Return yet.
- Change "webcal" to "http", and then press Enter.
- An ICS file will download to your default downloads location. The calendar can be added to a calendar client like iCal on Mac or Outlook on a Windows PC.
- Once the download completes, unpublish the shared calendar.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2013 8:29 PM (in response to randers4)
Tks for your response, but it did not solve my question, because the calendar is a read-only version.
If I have to create, change or delete an event, I have to once again access icloud.com/calendar.
I want to manage iCloud Calendar from Google Calendar.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2013 8:33 PM (in response to lterreri)
The solution I proposed was to export your iCloud calendar in a format that would allow you to then import it to your Google calendar, so they would be merged on Google (which I thought was what you wanted to do).
You can't manage an iCloud calendar from Google, or vice versa. If you maintain these separately, you're stuck using two different screens, as you do now.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2013 8:40 PM (in response to randers4)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 29, 2013 11:44 AM (in response to randers4)
Thanks, I was searching for a way to do this and that was just what I needed!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 16, 2013 8:18 AM (in response to randers4)
Thank you so much for this information. It's exactly what I needed.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2013 10:07 AM (in response to lterreri)
This KB article is very helpful for a one-time transfer, however agree with lterreri that we need a way to link the calendars so they're always up to date and consistent. Some apps require Google calendar, some iCloud calendar.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2013 6:54 AM (in response to lterreri)
You CAN manage Google calendars from the Apple apps on Mac and iOS, but you cannot manage iCloud calendars from Google's calendar. My solution was to create a new Google Calendar and import the iCloud calendar into this new Google Calendar as stated above, and then to use Google Calendar from now on. You can still use the Mac and iOS calendar apps Apple provides just like before, but by keeping your calendars on Google's service you can use, edit, manage them on any device with any app.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 7, 2013 5:51 PM (in response to northwinns)
northwinns is correct. In regards to most things, Google makes their software and platforms available on Apple hardware, however Apple does not allow their products to work with competing hardware or platforms. This is because of their very different business models and corporate ethos. All these big companies have things they want to keep to themselves, Google tends to be more open (unless its about search algorithms or ads) because they consider all internet users as their customers basically. Apple considers purchasers of Apple hardware their customers and cultivates a very powerful relationship with them.
Apple at least supports the .ics standard for calendars and .vcf for contacts, however not in the most easy or user-friendly manner. Thanks for figuring this one out randers4!
Yes, there are iTunes and iCloud software for Windows, because without those they would severely limit the reach of iOS. They once also tried making Safari for other platforms but decided to not bother anymore.