Add A Calendar To Your Devices

This article describes how to add a shared organization calendar to your devices.

So, you found out about a shared calendar, and you have a link to it either in an email or on a webpage. There might also be a complicated string giving you the address that ends with .ics. What can you do with it?

Add it to your mobile device

I am sorry to report that what I wrote here some time ago no longer appears to work. It used to be simple - touch of a link - but no more, as I am retesting this in June of 2019.

As I mentioned elsewhere, I use the Apple calendar app on my iPhone. If you use another app, you'll have to hunt the instructions down yourself. Since I don't have time right now to write up the procedure that now requires several steps, I'll redirect you to this page that has pretty good instructions. You will need to copy the complicated string - not touch the link - and then make sure to enable SSL. After you follow the procedure, the calendar will be added on you iPhone or iPad.

When you open the iOS Calendar, at the bottom in the middle you'll see Calendars. Touch it, and you'll see all the calendars that you're using, and how they are color coded.

Add it to your Outlook for Desktop

On your computer, click on the link either in an email or on a webpage, and choose to open it with Outlook:

You will find the calendar under Other Calendars below your other calendars:

Add it to your Google Calendar in a browser

Go to your Google Calendar (see Browser Apps to see how). You will see "Add calendar" with three vertical dots to the right. Click on the three dots, and then click on From URL:

In the window that shows up (see below), paste the link into the From URL field (1), and click Add calendar (2):

Then, when you return to your calendar by clicking the back arrow (3), your calendar will be installed as Other Calendar: