7 Replies Latest reply: Aug 11, 2012 10:40 AM by nomuss
Argelius Level 2 (200 points)

I currently use Google Calendars for my calendaring which works well for me since I  share a calendar with a friend.


Is there any way to sync Google Calendars with iCloud?  On my Mac, all my Google Calendars  still show up in iCal. However, now that I'm running iOS5, in iTunes under calendar syncing, none of the google calendars show up as being available to sync to my iPhone.


Does iCloud now prevent you from syncing Google Calendars?  I'm sure I'd be happy to switch to iCloud entirely, but would rather not go through the hassle of recreating/importing my existing calendars.



MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • Michael Allbritton Level 6 (16,785 points)

    Have you followed the steps in this KB article?


  • Argelius Level 2 (200 points)

    Thank you. I had to re-use Google's "tool" that lets your Iphone sync calendars. Somehow, after updating to ios5  the calendar function was disabled. Anyway, thanks for the pointer


  • zeliset Level 1 (20 points)

    i am having the same problem!  and i already used that link https://www.google.com/calendar/iphoneselect but still no go...

  • zeliset Level 1 (20 points)

    you won't believe this, but i just figured it out!  on your iphone, go to settings > mail, contacts, calendars > then where it has your gmail, click on that and delete the account. don't worry it just removes it from your iphone.  keep the phone on that screen for now. then go to your computer and use the iphoneselect link above, and save all the additional calendars you want to view from your google calendars.  then go back to your phone and re-add your gmail account again and the calendars reappear.  let me know if this works for you ok?  i don't have icloud on my computer right now, so i disabled icloud updating anything gmail/calendar/contacts related, since that gets synced via itunes. 


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  • Argelius Level 2 (200 points)

    That seemed to do the trick, zeliset.  Google calendars are showing up on my phone now. 


    I still wonder if there is any way to get the Google Calendars to show up in the iCloud calendar...

  • Paul Beeken Level 1 (20 points)

    I posted a similar comment on another thread.  This discussion illustrates the point.  Google's tools are used more widely and used with companies and schools.  There really isn't a technical reason that iCloud couldn't sync with Google's address book and calendar system (same models usd in the individual apps).  You could register with iCloud those accounts and calendars you want to keep track of and then your Apple devices would only need to sync with iCloud. 

  • nomuss Level 1 (0 points)

    This old post is still helping folk out. thanks