migrate from google cal to icloud calander

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  1. TheNinjaJedi macrumors regular

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    I use google cal for my personal calander and have it sync to my iphone and ical (via exchange) . I want to start using iCloud instead. Is there an easy way to copy all my enteries from google to icloud cal?
     
  2. androiphone macrumors 65816

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    you can export your calendar from google calendar in it's settings, though I don't know if you can import the file into iCloud.

    you could just stop the sync with one of the devices, hope that the entries still stay on the phone/computer and sign into iCloud and (I think) that will upload all the entries to iCloud.

    either way download the calendar from google before you start as backup, so you can get all your entries in the case something screws up and you loose all your entries.
     
  3. TheNinjaJedi thread starter macrumors regular

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    If I stop the sync it deletes all the entries, BUT you did help me greatly.

    Once I export the google cal I can import it in iCal as a native calandar. From here it's easy to get it to sync with iCloud.

    Thanks!
     
  4. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    Have both accounts setup in iCal and then just go through and copy over calendar entries from Google > iCloud.
     
  5. TheNinjaJedi thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is there a quick way to do several thousand enteries?
     
  6. jayhawk11 macrumors 6502a

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    No. Just export the calendar and re-import to iCloud.
     
  7. kappaknight macrumors 68000

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    My family is working with a few shared calendars on a number of different devices at the same time. Google calendar is still the best bet for this seeing how iCal doesn't have an easy way to share. :rolleyes:
     
  8. owine macrumors member

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    iCloud does indeed have calendar sharing.

    I was able to successfully transfer calendar data by adding my Google Calendars inside iCal, exporting to .ics and then importing the .ics files back to my iCloud calendars. Worked like a charm, even got all of my repeats and alerts.
     
  9. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    I would change over but I much rather have emails or txts as alerts as they don't go away when you unlock the phone so if I can't do it right away I still have the reminder.
     
  10. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    Um... http://www.apple.com/ios/features.html#notification
     
  11. steve knight macrumors 68020

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  12. globalist macrumors 6502a

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    How can one migrate from gcal to icloud cal on Windows? I don't have iCal so not sure how I could import the gcal into anywhere...
     
  13. TheNinjaJedi thread starter macrumors regular

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    Perhaps try the same process with outlook in place of iCal, or get a Mac. Lol
     
  14. thelookingglass macrumors 68000

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    Great advice. I'm still amazed at how easy the entire process was with my Mac, iPhone and iPad.
     
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