In this guide, we will learn how to share calendars on iPhone. In today’s busy life, you have so much to do. The best way to keep track of that is to create events on the calendar app present 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 iPhone with others, there are two aspects to that. The others may only view it, or they may also edit it depending upon the permission you have set.
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 are expecting to be a part of any iPhone calendar and do not have an iCloud account yet, click here to sign up for that.
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.
In this method, iCloud will be required, as mentioned earlier. Through iCloud, others can peek into the calendar and edit it as per their requirements.
- Launch the Calendar app.
- Navigate to the bottom of the page and tap on Calendars.
- You will see the list of Calendars. Tap on the “i” button beside the calendar that you wish to share.
- Now, you will be redirected to the Edit Calendar page. Navigate to Add Person and tap on it.
- Moving on to the Add Person section, enter the email address of the person with whom you want to share the Calendar.
- If you want to choose someone from your existing Contacts list, tap on the + icon in the To section.
- To add more people, repeat the above steps for as many Contacts or people with whom you want to share the calendar.
- 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.
These users must click that link followed by signing into their iCloud accounts to access the Calendar. They may then view it or even edit it.
Just because someone has access to the Calendars doesn’t mean they can make changes unless you allow it.
It is up to you to decide who can edit the calendar once they have access to it. Here is how to customize the edit access.
- Launch the Calendar app > Scroll to the bottom and tap on Calendars.
- You will see the list of Calendars. Tap on the “i” button beside the calendar for which you want to change the edit permission.
- You will make your way to the Edit Calendar page.
- Tap on the recipient for whom you wish to restrict the editing of the Calendar.
- In the next section, tap the switch beside the option Allow Editing and disable it for the respective user.
- 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.
Here is another method to share the iPhone calendar with anyone without the recipient requiring to use an iCloud account. While they can view the calendar, they cannot edit it.
- Launch the Calendar app > Tap on Calendars at the bottom of the page.
- Tap on the “i” button beside the calendar which you want to share.
- Under the Edit Calendar section, navigate to the option Public Calendar.
- Tap the switch beside Public Calendar to let everyone with the link access it.
To keep everyone in the loop regarding any event on your Calendar, you can share Calendars on your iPhone. These are the different ways by which specific people or everyone gets access to a Calendar on iOS and gets to know what you are up to.