help with calendar and 2 iphones

mrgreeneyes

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Oct 7, 2007
546
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Gatineau,Canada
hi,

ok here is my situation.

my wife has an iPhone 4, and using a windows 7 laptop.

and i have a iphone 4s, and use a macbook.

we want to share out calendars, between the 2 of us.

we both have gmail accounts and iCloud accounts.

we use gmail for emails and iCloud for everything else.

how do we setup our iPhones to share our calendars?

thanks
 

Zcott

macrumors 68020
Oct 18, 2009
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Belfast, Ireland
Sign in to your Google calendar on a desktop or laptop machine. Go to Other Calendars on the left, then choose Add A Colleague's Calendar. Type in your wife's email address.

Btw, she'll also need to do this on her account and add your email address.

Then, on both your iOS devices, visit http://m.google.com/sync and choose your iOS device(s). Check both the calendar boxes and hit save. Restart both iPhones, open the Calendar app and then hit Calendars on the top left and you'll see each other's calendars. May take a minute or two just to update.
 

mrgreeneyes

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Oct 7, 2007
546
1
Gatineau,Canada
Sign in to your Google calendar on a desktop or laptop machine. Go to Other Calendars on the left, then choose Add A Colleague's Calendar. Type in your wife's email address.

Btw, she'll also need to do this on her account and add your email address.

Then, on both your iOS devices, visit http://m.google.com/sync and choose your iOS device(s). Check both the calendar boxes and hit save. Restart both iPhones, open the Calendar app and then hit Calendars on the top left and you'll see each other's calendars. May take a minute or two just to update.
is there a way that we can share iCloud calendars? and not the google calendars?
 

Arelunde

macrumors 6502a
Jul 6, 2011
980
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CA Central Coast
I found it was easier to move all my Google email, calendar and contacts to iCloud. For a while, I had Google forward fetched email and it's own email to iCloud, but it got so complicated.

With the iCloud calendar, you can have 8 separate calendars on the same calendar, each with it's own color and custom name. You see only the ones that are checked; the others are there, but invisible unless you check them to be included.

So each of you could have your own separate calendar, yet have access to seeing the other's. OR, you could opt to see both on the same calendar, color coded.

It took me a while to set it up, but it's been well worth it.