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chrisdouglas Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am subscribed to the birthdays and us holidays can I push that to iCloud?


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  • viking bear Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)

    Yes. Make sure thqt the calendar is saved on iCloud and not on your Mac. If so it will sync to iCloud if you have calendar syncing enabled

  • pammylu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Viking Bear, sorry, but this solution does not work.  There are many other folks on the Forum asking the same question about pushing a subscribed holidays calendar to the iCloud calendar, and currently, there is no way to save a subscribed holidays calendar on iCloud.  If you know something that the rest of us don't know, please post specific steps to follow after having tested it yourself first.  Thanks.

  • viking bear Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)

    You are absolutly correct. There seems to be a difference between calendars that are shared as a public calendar and calendars that are shared between individual users. If I share a calendar with a friend, the calendars are pushed between us. If it is a public shared calendar, you have to subsceibe to it on each device and set up how often the device should check for updates. On mobileMe there were push functionality for such calendars, but as far as I know not on iCloud. Sorry, my mistake.

  • pammylu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It would seem that Apple has let us down on this one.   There are many threads on this in several of the Support Communities forum pages that reflect people being dissatisfied with the lack of this seemingly simple feature that has been left out of the iCloud calendar.  Syncing a subscribed calendar, such as US Holidays, should be an inherent component within the iCloud concept.  All my other calendars work flawlessly, but not a subscribed holiday calendar.  The solution offered as a work-around has been to subscribe to such a calendar within iCal on your iMac/MBP, and all of your iOS devices, all individually, and never seeing that calendar pushed to iCloud.  What a lack of design and development on Apple's part!!!  (FAIL!)

     

    There is an unrest underway causing people to post input/feedback to Apple on this lack of interconnectivity for these subscribed calendars in their iCloud calendar.  I just posted my extreme frustration over this, and I hope everyone else having this situation follows suit.  Here is the link:  http://www.apple.com/feedback/icloud.html   Peace.

  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,860 points)

    It is true that subscribed calendars do not appear at icloud.com, although they do sync to other devices. This was the same situation for all the years of MobileMe too.

     

    One workaround (although not a solution for frequently updated calendars), is to export the subscribed calendar and re-import it as a static calendar, and then it will appear at icloud.com but obviously it won't update automatically. I've done this for annual UK public holidays etc, as the dates are set a long time in advance, and do not change.

  • pammylu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Julian, Just tried your workaround, and imported calendar does not appear at icloud.com.  Perhaps that is because when I imported it into iCal on my iMac, it shows in the calendars listing under the sub-heading of "On My Mac" rather than in the category of "iCloud" calendars.  It would appear that even iCal knows that I am trying to work around something here. 

  • viking bear Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)

    Julian, are you absolutly sure about this? I thought it was as you describe. But my experience is that such public calendars are NOT pushed to iOS devices, even if they are stored on the "iCloud" section of iCal on my iMac. Individually shared calendars are pushed nicely, but for me this seems not to be the case of public calendars. To me this seems to be different on iCloud compared to mobileMe

  • viking bear Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)

    New information: I have a calendar that is shared as a public calendar with my friend. My friend subscribe to that calendar on his iMac, and has saved it "on iCloud". I made som changes to that calendar this tuesday. The changes showed up on my firends iMac instantly, but was not pushed to his iPhone until thursday

  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,860 points)

    When importing you must choose to import it to your ICLOUD account. You may need to create a new empty calendar in iCloud in advance and then choose this calendar to import to.

  • pammylu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Julian, How, exactly, does one "import" a calendar to one's iCloud account?  Considering that there is no menu and no buttons, it seems that you know something I don't know.  No problem creating an empty calendar in iCloud, but I do not see how to import a calendar. 

  • pammylu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    V.B., Glad you got a public calendar to share with a friend and update properly, but this thread is about subscribed calendars i.e., birthdays or holidays, etc.  I think public and subscribed are two different types of calendars, correct me if I'm wrong, please.

  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,860 points)

    1) In iCal click Calendars at the top-left and highlighted the SUBSCRIPTIONS calendar you want to use

    2) Go to File > Export... > Export and choose somewhere convenient to save it

    3) In iCal go to File > New Calendar > iCloud and give the new calendar an approprate name

    4) Go to File > Import > Import and choose the calendar you saved in Step 1

    5) From the Adding New Events dialog choose the calendar name under the iCloud heading

    6) Calendar will appear in iCal and shortly afterward at icloud.com

  • pammylu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Wow, you've shown me what I was looking for and no one else could deliver! Generally, I can figure things out pretty well, but this one had me stumped. I very much appreciate your time to write out these steps.  It works!! 

  • viking bear Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)

    pammylu:

    I would be happy if you could explain the differnece between a subscribed calendar and a calendar shared as a public calendar.

    If i create a calendar on iCloud, choose to share it as a calendar everyone can see and email a link to friends with the URL, my friends are asked if they want to subscribe to that calendar. What is the difference between this and what you call a "subscribed" calendar?

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