10 May 2018
We all love keeping things neatly organized and a good calendar app is our best friend in this case. Calendars let us create appointments, set reminders, and in general, stay updated with everything that matters to us. Without it, we would miss important appointments, forget about our special family events or friends’ birthdays, and even fail to complete crucial tasks.
Luckily, there are dozens of calendar apps available today, not to mention the classic Apple Calendar. This powerful app lets you easily keep your day organized. You can make changes and then they instantly appear across all of your devices where you have enabled Apple Calendar sync in your iCloud settings. For example, if you’ve changed the time of a meeting in your calendar via your iPhone, it will also be automatically changed on your Mac.
The best part about the Apple Calendar is that you never have to connect your device to your computer to keep your calendars current. But note that to keep all your data current, your calendar should be synced across all your devices. Now that we’ve covered all of that, let’s find out how to sync iPhone and Mac calendars.
Typically, there are several common ways to sync your calendar from Mac to iPhone and vice versa:
First, ensure you follow these steps:
To sync, follow these steps:
For iPhone, iPad/iPod touch:
3. Choose the Calendar.
4. Go to your iPhone settings, choose your iCloud account, select iCloud and then turn on your calendar.
5. Manage your events as you would like to. You’re able to create a new event, update it or delete from any device.
For instance, here’s how to add and share calendars:
To create a Private Calendar (it is created by default):
To create a Public Calendar:
Note: the invited individuals automatically get an email invitation with the calendar’s URL. To accept an invitation to view a shared public calendar, your invitees are not required to be iCloud users.
P.S. What to do if your calendar isn’t syncing to your Mac? Quit the Apple Calendar and then launch it again.
Along with being a great music player, iTunes is also a reliable tool to backup your iPhone to your Mac. Indeed, you can restore all of your iPhones data from an iTunes backup in case any unexpected issues pop up. Just sync data from your Mac to iPhone. Here’s how:
1. Download and launch the latest iTunes version on your Mac. Then, use a USB cable to connect your iPhone to your Mac.
2. Click the iPhone button in iTunes. Choose Info, then select Sync Calendars and choose All Calendars.
3. Click Apply to transfer the calendar from Mac to iPhone with iTunes. Wait until it’s done and that’s it!
There are special apps for calendar syncing. The most prominent ones are:
Apple’s Calendar, which comes with the integration of smart scheduling for meetings, is great, but sometimes it might not be enough. Here are some of other handy calendar apps for you to try:
As most similar calendar apps can only work on a Mac or iPhone without the ability to sync with one another, all of the Apple Calendar alternatives presented above are cross-platform. They are all set when it comes to syncing between your Mac and iPhone. In other words, you can’t go wrong with any of these options!
It’s great when your life is neatly organized and you stay-in-the-know with everything happening around you. Having a good calendar app that is synced across all the devices that you are using is a real helper as it basically organizes your life so you don’t miss important events that are happening! Download one today!
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Marta Turnbull is a MacUpdate OG and has written about technology, marketing and brand creativity for over 10 years. She splits her time between Michigan and Ukraine.
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