You already know that the operating systems of different developers do not usually combine and communicate very fluently, such as Android and iOS or Mac OS and Windows. However, little by little this is changing and little by little the compatibility between services of one system or another is greater. An example of this is the synchronization of Windows 10 (Outlook) and iCloud (Apple) calendars.
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If you are a user of an Apple device, whether it is iOS or Mac OS, you are sure to be familiar with its iCloud cloud service. Through this service, Apple keeps all the information updated between the different Macs that use the same Apple account (Apple ID). However, things get a bit complicated if you have devices with different operating systems, such as an iOS device (iPhone) and a Windows 10 computer.
In this case, keeping all your data updated and synchronized may be somewhat complicated. For example, in my personal case I use two independent calendars, one the iCloud through my iPhone and Outlook, which I usually use either through the Mail app in Windows 10 or from the Web version.
In my case, I wanted the events added to the calendar of my iPhone (iCloud), the calendar of my Windows 10 computer to also appear. After much searching, I found two apparently viable options, although only one of them worked for me: 1) include your iCloud account in Windows 10 calendar or 2) Import your iCloud calendar via URL in Outlook.
That said, below we show you step by step how to synchronize the iCloud calendar with the Windows 10 calendar (Outlook):
Add and sync iPhone calendar (iCloud) with Windows 10 calendar.
– In this case, what we will have to do is open the Windows 10 Calendar application.
– Once inside the interface you must click on the gear-shaped icon located at the bottom left of the screen.
– This will reveal a menu on the right side of the screen where we will have to select the option: Manage Accounts.
– Now the option to Add Account which you will have to click on.
– A new pop-up screen will appear in which you will have to select the option: iCloud.
– It will be then when you will have to provide the necessary credentials to log into your iCloud account.
– Once you have added your iCloud account, you will be able to observe all its events in the Windows 10 Calendar app.
Note: Alternatively you can Add iCloud accounts to your Windows 10 calendar from Settings> Accounts> Email and accounts> Add account.
Add and sync iPhone calendar (iCloud) with Windows 10 calendar using Outlook.
In my case, the previous option did not work for me so I decided to look for an alternative using my Microsoft account which by default has an Outlook account.
– To do this what you will have to do is go to iCloud.com
– Here you will have to log in with your Apple credentials.
– Once inside go to Calendar. Here you will see all your iCloud calendars on the left side of the screen.
– Click on the Waves-shaped icon, which will cause a small menu to appear in which you will have to check the two boxes shown.
– After checking the boxes you will have to click on the option: Copy Link.
– Now it will be the turn to go to the official Outlook website, which you can do from the following link: https://outlook.live.com
– Once you have logged in with the credentials of your Microsoft gutter and the interface is displayed, you will have to click on the calendar icon located at the bottom left of the interface.
– This will automatically take you to the Outlook Calendar. From the Outlook calendar interface, you will have to click on the option: Import Calendar.
– A new window will be displayed on the screen in which you will have to select the option: from the Web.
– In this new screen it will be where you must paste the URL of the calendar copied in iCloud. Here you can also provide a name to this calendar to be easily identified.
– Once the iCloud calendar has been added to the Outlook Calendar, you will be able to exit it to proceed to the opening of the Windows 10 Calendar application.
– Now when you open the Windows 10 Calendar app in which you use the same Microsoft / Outlook account, you will see all the iCloud (iPhone) calendar data and events on your Windows 10 calendar.
Note: It should be noted that the synchronization of events is quite poor, that is, the events are not synchronized immediately. It may take several hours for events added to the iCloud calendar through your iPhone to show up in the Windows 10 (Outlook) calendar.
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