Despite the fact that many of us have all our devices within the Apple ecosystem, the omnipresence of Google in each and every one of the internet services means that on many occasions you must use one of them. One of the most frequently asked questions is how to synchronize iCloud and Google Calendar calendars automatically, and that is what we are going to explain to you today.
It is a very convenient option on many occasions, for example if we have an Android smartphone or tablet, or if at work we are "forced" to use Google Calendar. It is not necessary to waste hours or money looking for applications that allow us to perform this task, because the native services themselves allow us to do it automatically and free of charge, and that is what we are going to explain to you below in great detail.
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Two important details to keep in mind
In order to synchronize these calendars we must accept two small inconveniences. The first one is that we will have to publicly share the iCloud calendar we want to sync, which can be a major drawback in certain cases (not mine). That means that anyone who has that generated link can access the calendar, but the link is not easy to get.
The second drawback is that the synchronization is only one way, from iCloud to Google, that is, from Google Calendar you cannot modify anything of those calendars. More than an inconvenience, in my case it is an advantage, but if you need this not to be the case, this alternative that we offer you here does not work for you.
1. Share from iCloud
The first step is to share the calendar from your iCloud account. For it from the computer browser we access iCloud.com and from within the calendar option we click on the icon of the four waves (such as the WiFi icon) to bring up the sharing options. We must activate the Public Calendar option, and copy the link that appears under it.
2. Import it to Google Calendar
Now we must access Google Calendar from the computer's browser, and within the main screen add a calendar from a URL, as indicated in the screenshot.
Inside the corresponding field we paste the URL address that we copied before, but something must be done before adding it to Google. We must change the first part of the "webcal" calendar to "http" as it appears in the screenshot. Once this is done, we can click on "Add Calendar" so that it appears in Google Calendar.
This operation we can repeat it as many times as we need with more iCloud calendars. Within the options of each calendar in Google Calendar we can change the name, color, etc.