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Topic # 204969 25-Oct-2016 11:14
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This involves Mac OSX and Android.

 

My desktop, my wife's desktop and my wife's phone are Apple using iCloud calendars.

 

My phone is Android, using Google calendar.

 

I want to have my Apple calendar (and our shared calendars) show up on my phone and vice versa.

 

I have tried using the subscribe by url method in Google for my iCloud calendar. I just get a message that says "Settings error - could not fetch url" whatever that means. No indication what error or why.

 

In 2016 it seems to me that this ought not to be so hard! 

 

Can anyone suggest a fix?






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  Reply # 1657348 25-Oct-2016 11:49
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I have a macbook, with google calendar synced with iCal.

 

 

 

I have changed phones like 10 times in the past few years and never had an issue. 




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  Reply # 1657419 25-Oct-2016 12:56
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I'd love to be in your position!

 

I can get Google Calendar entries to show in my iCal (not sure about the wife's iCals yet) but so far it is one way traffic - iCal events do not appear in Google Calendar.






 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1657426 25-Oct-2016 13:10
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I use outlook for android to get my iCloud synced.

 

However I have used https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.dmfs.caldav.icloud for bringing in calendars in the past and it works well.

 

FYI if you decide to use outlook don't bother with contact sync it is useless. No uploading and contact photos are removed. For that i use https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.dmfs.carddav.icloud

 

 





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  Reply # 1657441 25-Oct-2016 13:40
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On my android phone I use an app called Smoothsync. It lets me view and edit/sync back and forth to my iCloud calendars from my android device. There are a few alternative apps but I like this one, and haven't bothered to try others as it just works.




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  Reply # 1657520 25-Oct-2016 15:39
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Disrespective:

 

On my android phone I use an app called Smoothsync. It lets me view and edit/sync back and forth to my iCloud calendars from my android device. There are a few alternative apps but I like this one, and haven't bothered to try others as it just works.

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the suggestions folks - I will investigate!

 

Can't believe it is this hard...








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  Reply # 1657977 26-Oct-2016 09:58
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Smoothsync FTW!

 

It seems to work well; still crazy that Apple and Google can't play nice without help though.






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  Reply # 1657986 26-Oct-2016 10:07
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Geektastic:

 

Smoothsync FTW!

 

It seems to work well; still crazy that Apple and Google can't play nice without help though.

 

 

The bigger question is why google still refuse to add caldav support(what apple and lots of other places use) to there calendar app





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  Reply # 1658022 26-Oct-2016 10:43
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geocom:

 

Geektastic:

 

Smoothsync FTW!

 

It seems to work well; still crazy that Apple and Google can't play nice without help though.

 

 

The bigger question is why google still refuse to add caldav support(what apple and lots of other places use) to there calendar app

 

 

 

 

I agree. In this multi-platform world, something as straightforward as a calendar ought to be available on every platform. Still, when they embed the chip in my head I will be able to see it in augmented reality I am sure...! cool






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