ical and Google sync

Discussion in 'macOS' started by rocketjacket, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. rocketjacket macrumors member

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    I cant seem to sync my iCal and Google Calender together.
    Any ideas?

    I am running iCal Version 4.0.4 (1395.7)
     
  2. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    First get the google calendar url from the web interface - it's in the calendar settings page. Then from iCal, click Calendar->subscribe and paste in the calendar URL.
     
  3. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Set it up as a new account in iCal preferences..."Google" should be an option in "Account Type". What this really does is set it up as CALDAV. Syncing should work right out of the box.

    I remember seeing sync issues with some accounts in Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" that couldn't be resolved. Creating a new Gmail account for calendars fixed those.
     
  4. rocketjacket thread starter macrumors member

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    I have done this, and its not working "right out of the box" I haven't made any changes just followed the bouncing ball.

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    It says the web address isn't valid
     
  5. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Maybe you should tell us all the methods you have tried as well as your Mac model and OS version.
     
  6. rocketjacket thread starter macrumors member

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    I have tried the "follow the bouncing ball method" of adding my gmail account, it comes up as a CalDAV in the Account Prefs. Ive also tried to copy the Cal URL as suggested by ScoobyMcDo.

    I have mentioned the ver of iCal & I am running Snow Leopard on a 2011MBP.
     
  7. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    With the method I suggested, (using a subscription), you will have to do all the calendar updates with the google calendar interface. It will probably not be the best method for your purposes since I think you want to update the google calendar from the iCal interface.

    I use that method for group calendars. I.E. I maintain a calendar for a non-profit organization. I send the url to the other members of the organization so they can import the calendar contents into their own calendar. By using the subscription method, ical will periodically check the calendar for updates.
     
  8. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    To eliminate some sort of weirdness with your Google account as the cause, create a new GMail account and try to set that one up in iCal.
     

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