The release of iOS 15 introduces several new features related to calendars, including the ability to subscribe to public calendars in addition to subscribing to events hosted by individuals or organizations using Exchange and other calendar services.
Here are 10 tips that can help you make the most of these new features when they launch later this year.
Why should you subscribe to calendars?
By subscribing to public calendars, you can easily keep track of events that are happening around you. Plus, it’s a great way to support your favourite businesses and organizations. Here are some tips for subscribing to and managing public calendars in iOS 15
What is an iCalendar file, who publishes them, and where do I find them?
An iCalendar file is a data file that contains information about events and is used by calendar applications. These files are published by organizations or individuals who want to share their event information with others. You can find iCalendar files on websites, in email messages, and in other locations where they are shared.
Finding a calendar in Apple Calendar (iOS)
Finding a public calendar in the Apple Calendar app is easy. Just open the app and tap on the Calendar tab at the bottom. Then, tap on the Add button in the top right corner. On the next screen, tap on Add Subscribed Calendar. Finally, enter the URL of the public calendar you want to subscribe to.
Save time by choosing one calendar from many
With the release of iOS 15, there are now more ways than ever to stay organized and on top of your schedule. One of the most useful new features is the ability to subscribe to and manage public calendars.
Editing Event Details from within Google Calendar
Assuming you’ve already subscribed to the public calendar in question, open Google Calendar on your iPhone or iPad. Find the event you want to edit and tap on it. In the event detail view, tap the Edit button (it looks like a pencil). You can then change the event’s title, location, time, description, and more. Tap Done when you’re finished making your changes.
Update from Multiple Sources of Notification at Once
If you’ve ever updated your calendar from multiple sources of notification, you know it can be a pain. You have to go into each app individually and update the information. But with iOS 15, you can now update your calendar from multiple sources of notification at once. Here’s how
Be aware of your options when viewing a shared calendar
There are a few different ways you can view a shared calendar in iOS 15. By default, the calendar will show up as a list of events. However, you can also choose to view it as a month-by-month calendar, or as a week-by-week calendar. Each view has its own advantages and disadvantages, so it’s important to be aware of all your options before you subscribe to a shared calendar.
Get new content from web pages into your calendar
In iOS 15, you can now add public calendars from web pages to your calendar. This is a great way to keep up with events that are happening on a website or blog that you follow. Here’s how:
- Open the website or blog in Safari.
- Tap the Share button in the toolbar, then tap Add to Calendar.
- Choose whether you want to add the event to an existing calendar or create a new one, then tap Add.
- The event will now appear in your calendar app. You can manage your public calendars by going to Settings > Calendar > Accounts > Public Calendars. From here, you can add new calendars, delete ones that you no longer want, and more.
Turn on the Busy indicator for events and meetings
If you’re not receiving notifications about new events or you’re seeing duplicate events, there are a few things you can check. First, make sure that the calendar is enabled for notifications. To do this, open the Settings app and tap Notifications. Scroll down to the Calendar section and make sure that the switch next to the calendar is turned on.
Fix problems with missed notifications or duplicate events (iOS only)
If you’re not receiving notifications about events, or if you’re seeing duplicate events, there are a few things you can check. First, make sure that the public calendar is set to send notifications. To do this, open the Settings app, tap Notifications, scroll down to the Calendar section, and tap the public calendar. On the next screen, make sure that the Allow Notifications switch is turned on.