Universal Sharing calendars


macrumors 68040
Original poster
Aug 11, 2008
When I share a calendar or someone shares with me, it sends an email that then makes you login to iCloud.com. THEN you can add it to the app.

This seems really clunky for Apple - am I doing it wrong?


Staff member
Jul 1, 2014
Not doing it wrong. And depends on what you are trying to do.

What you are doing is allowing the other person full access to the calendar, so, can see why they make one login to iCloud. And this only will work with other iOS users.

If just wanting to give a person a read-only view to your calendar:
  • In Calendars, tap "Calendars"
  • Tap circle-i next to Calendar you want to share
  • Scroll down and make the calendar public
  • You now have a "Share" option below that where you can get the URL to the calendar and mail/message to the other person. As long as they use an app that speaks CalDAV (most everything these days does), no iCloud sign-on required.
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