Lion Server - iCal Server 3 - Is shared calendar accessible on iOS devices?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by angela44angela, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. angela44angela, Jul 29, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2011

    angela44angela macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2008
    So here's the deal, I'd love to setup a shared calendar for all the people in my household. I'd like all of us to access and update the shared calendar from our Macs and iOS devices - iPhones and iPads.

    Is this possible with iCal Server 3? I'm unable to determine this as I can only infer that the shared calendar is available via Macs.
  2. adaronkentano macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2011
    The short answer is yes; though I can't speak specifically for Lion Server, we're using Snow Leopard Server in our office and sharing one calendar between 6 computers and four iPhones, and I assume Lion can do the same. It is by no means perfect (I'm in the middle of troubleshooting some compatibility issues between Leopard and Snow Leopard) and Snow Leopard Server currently can't push updates to the iPhones, but they work well enough on regular update settings.

    It can be a bit tricky to setup, however, and you will need some sort of domain name ( is a good choice) if you want to access the calendar from outside of your home network. If you're comfortable with configuring DNS on your server and port forwarding on your router, then you should be fine.

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