Calendar Sharing for Birthdays?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Michael73, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. Michael73 macrumors 65816

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    Looks like there's a default calendar called Birthdays in Calendar and it's driven off of a birthday's field in Contacts. I want to share this calendar but hovering over it in Calendar it doesn't give me the option (unlike all the other calendars).

    If Contacts are shared through iCloud I assume that the Birthday field is shared too. If so, is it also sharing the Birthday calendar even though it won't let me share it through the Calendar application?

    A related afterthought question...could I create new fields in Contacts such as "Anniversary" and drive a calendar off of it as well in the same way Birthday does?
     
  2. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68020

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    When you say "shared through iCloud," do you mean that several people are using the same iCloud account? If so, you can enable the Birthdays calendar in iCloud: Sign into iCloud.com and access the Calendars app. Click the Preferences icon (gear) in the lower left. You'll be able to enable the Birthday calendar. I don't know of another way to share the Birthdays calendar.

    It would be nice if this could be done in Family Sharing, but at this time, there's no shared contacts list - you'd just be able to add birthdays as events in the shared family calendar.
     

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