2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 26, 2014 9:04 PM by derek_bell@mac.com
liseka Level 1 Level 1

I have read many discussions about this here and on other forums, but can't find an answer that works for what I'm trying to do.


I use iMac, iPhone and iPad and keep track of our family's many activities on 3 iCal calendars (so I can use the different colors to track what each kid is doing.) I would like my husband to be able to view and modify these calendars.  He is on an Android device, uses Google Mail and a PC.

I can easily sync his Google calendar to my iCal using advice from this Google forum (http://support.google.com/calendar/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=151674).  I cannot figure out how he can sync my calendar to his Google calendar. 


I have exported my iCal calendar and he has imported it into Google calendar just fine, but it is a static picture of the calendar when I export it so doesn't really help keep him up to date.


I have shared the calendar per the link by Roger Wilmut1 (link: http://help.apple.com/icloud/#mm6b1a9479) on this  discussion: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4599543?start=0&tstart=0.  However iCloud is requesting an iCloud account from him to "Join" the calendar in Google calendars.


If he set up an iCloud account (how??  I don't know) could he then access my iCal and sync it into his Google calendar?


I'm trying to figure out if I should just give up on iCal and switch to a Google calendar.  It is working so nicely right now with my iPhone and iPad I would love to just keep using iCal if possible.  Most of the advice I have seen describes how I can link to his Google calendar (done, but not what I want to do) or says I should move to Google Calendar and stop using iCal. 


Would appreciate any solutions you might offer.

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • mydesigns Level 1 Level 1

    I can not help you with all devices as I came here to figure out how I can sync my iCal from Mac to my iPad not using icloud ( I still have OS10.6)....but I can easily sync my android phone with my iCal on Mac using "SyncMate". It's a software that I run on my Mac and syncs my android callendar with my iCal with out any need of the hideous google calendar. Hope that helps in some extend.

  • derek_bell@mac.com Level 1 Level 1

    I've been using iCloud since it's inception as "mac.com" or whatever it was called. I've been able to Sync Outlook Exchange Calenars to my iMac, iPhone and iPad. However, I cannot get iCal (when viewed in iCloud) to display Exchange or Google Calender items.


    It's odd, all other Mac versions of iCal are happy e.g. iMac, MacBook Air, iPad Air, iPhone etc. But nothing when I login to icloud.com and look at the iCal there.