In this guide, we will learn how to share calendars on the iPhone. In today’s busy life, there is so much to do. The best way to keep track of that is to create events on the calendar app on the iPhone.

Also, the various events in a day or week may involve other people such as your friends, family, or colleagues. To share any update to the event in the calendar app, you should first share calendars on your iPhone with others who may be related to those events.

When you share calendars on your iPhone with others, there are two aspects to that. Depending on the permission you have set, the others may only view the calendar, or they may also edit it.

How to Share Calendars on iPhone?

Before we begin, here is an important pre-requisite you must follow. Specific users accessing your Calendars via sharing must have an Apple iCloud account. This condition applies if a closed event involves a few folks, including you.

If you expect to be part of any iPhone calendar and do not have an iCloud account yet, click here to sign up.

On the other hand, if your Calendar is public, anyone can access it(with whom you share the Calendars). No iCloud account is required for that.

1. Share Calendars on iPhone with Specific People

As mentioned earlier, this method requires iCloud. Through iCloud, others can peek into the calendar and edit it according to their requirements.

  1. Launch the Calendar app.
  2. Navigate to the bottom of the page and tap on Calendars.
  3. You will see the list of Calendars. Tap on the “i” button beside the calendar that you wish to share.
    Calendars in iPhone
  4. Now, you will be redirected to the Edit Calendar page. Navigate to Add Person and tap on it.
  5. Moving on to the Add Person section, enter the email address of the person with whom you want to share the Calendar.
  6. If you want to choose someone from your existing Contacts list, tap on the + icon in the To section.
    share calendars on iPhone
  7. To add more people, repeat the above steps for as many Contacts or people with whom you want to share the calendar.
  8. Once you add the intended recipients for the Calendar, tap on Add.

On the Recipients End

Once you tap on Add and share the Calendar, a link will be created and sent to the respective Contact or email ID users you just added as recipients.

To access the calendar, these users must click that link and sign into their iCloud accounts. They may then view or edit it.

2. How to Set Permission to Edit Shared Calendars on iPhone?

Just because someone has access to the Calendars doesn’t mean they can make changes unless you allow it.

Once they have access to the calendar, you decide who can edit it. Here is how to customize the edit access.

  1. Launch the Calendar app > Scroll to the bottom and tap on Calendars.
  2. You will see the list of Calendars. Tap on the “i” button beside the calendar for which you want to change the edit permission.
    Calendars in iPhone
  3. You will make your way to the Edit Calendar page.
  4. Tap on the recipient for whom you wish to restrict the editing of the Calendar.
  5. In the next section, tap the switch beside the option Allow Editing and disable it for the respective user.
  6. Additionally, if you want to avoid the users peeking into your Calendar or you added someone by mistake, then tap on Stop Sharing. It will remove access to the Calendar for that user.
    disable edit access to iPhone calendars

3. How to Share iPhone Calendars with Everyone?

Here is another method for sharing the iPhone calendar with anyone without requiring an iCloud account. While the recipient can view the calendar, they cannot edit it.

  1. Launch the Calendar app > Tap on Calendars at the bottom of the page.
  2. Tap on the “i” button beside the calendar which you want to share.
    Calendars in iPhone
  3. Under the Edit Calendar section, navigate to the option Public Calendar.
  4. Tap the switch beside Public Calendar to let everyone with the link access it.
    enable public sharing of Calendar

Wrapping Up

You can share calendars on your iPhone to keep everyone in the loop regarding any event on your Calendar. These are the different ways by which specific people or everyone get access to a Calendar on iOS and learn what you are up to.


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