Umm, botonium, however good your suggestion might be, you're just wasting your sweetness on the desert air here, as we denizens of the communities have no more power to change things than you have. If you want to talk to Apple, try their iCal feedback page.
I am having trouble subscribing calendars to my ical ( in icloud) have heard many others have the same issue,so I thought botonium's solution - using google calendars - sounds brilliant. Still ical not happy though and I keep getting a box saying the server will not allow / or invalid url, etc.
Could you kindly give the uneducated ( me) an example of how you were able to trick ical, or the Mac system to make this work for you.
I'm not sure what all you're dealing with but basically, if you have a calendar that is in Google Calendar, you can click the drop down arrow beside the name of the calendar to reveal the menu.
Then, go to Calendar Settings.
Once there, Scroll down and under the "Calendar Address" section, click the "iCal" button and copy that link.
Then, in iCal, go to the menu at the top entitled "Calendar" and click the "Subscribe..." option.
Paste the link you copied into the "Calendar URL:" field and click Subscribe.
You should should then be subscribed to that Google Calendar and will see updates in your iCal.
If you're looking to actually edit the Google Calendar from your iCal, you need to use CalDAV instead. There are instructions here: http://support.google.com/calendar/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=99358#ical
I hope that helps.
Frankly, I'm not sure either what I am dealing with - I've followed your lead, gone and copy/pasted into ical from Google - can see the "new " subscribed calendar in the ical (icloud) dropdown menu , but none of the events (from the subscribed calendar) are showing in ical. Neither on my Mac or on the iphone.
I had thought that perhaps I was doing something wrong along the way, which is why I asked for specific details.
So perhaps there is a bug in my system or something. Thanks again
if you want it on your iphone, you need to email yourself that ical link and then open it on your phone and click on the link... it'll ask you if you want to subscribe to the calendar.
it may take a minute for the events to load but i'm assuming you have the calendar selected/checked in order to view it on your ical?
if you see the calendar on the left side of your menu, you're close. just make sure you copied the iCal link for the Google Calendar that actually has the events on it.
This is so frustrating.
My original intention was to subscribe various calendars to my ical. I do not need to edit them , Just want them to load and show on ical, as simple as they do on my Google Calendar.
I went to Google to try my luck - when subscribing to Calendars from Apple’s own site did not work.
When in Google I chose random calendars from their offerings just to see if subscribing would work ( I.E sunrise & sunset, soccer games, Irish Holidays ).
After following botonium’s import route for the Google calendars, I do see these new calendars on the drop down menu on the left side of the iCal window ,
Yet Events from these subscribed calendars do not load, or show on my Mac (or iPhone’s ical). They are there, but effectively not there.
Another thing I tried was exporting a google calendar - and then importing to iCal. Again it seems to be there and and even tells me it is importing the data - but it goes nowhere and spins forever.
Any thoughts ?
Again, my iCal is on iCloud.