We use our iPhones judiciously to stay on top of our game when it comes to organizing our activities. The built in calendar application goes a long way in helping to achieve this. All our important appointments, dates of interest etc are marked and made a record of in the Calendar app to make sure we do not skip on an important event. However, most of us have multiple calendars thanks to work and personal accounts. This is where exporting your calendar to one place becomes really important. It is next to impossible to export your calendar entries directly from your iPhone and add the file for example to your Google Calendar if you are using two different accounts. However, there is a work around using iCloud using which you can export all your Calendar entries that are synced to your iCloud account.
Before getting started though, you would obviously need to make sure that your Calendar entries on your iPhone are being backed up to iCloud. Only those entries that have been backed up will be exported. To export the entries, follow the following steps:
Go to the iCloud web panel over here and log in with your iCloud details which you have been using on your iPhone.
Once you have done that, you will be greeted by the iCloud dashboard which is shown above. You must click on the Calendar app here.
After you have done that, all your Calendar entries will be visible along side the different Calendars that you have sync’d in the left pane. This is where the trick is. Now click on the options in front of the calendar which you need to export in the left pane and check mark the option that says, ‘Public Calendar’. You can simply E-Mail the link in case you want to just see the entries on the web.
Once you have made the Calendar Public, you will receive a URL that will start with webcal:// right in the pane. You must copy this URL and replace webcal:// with http:// and paste it in your browser and hit enter. The moment you do that, your .ics file will be downloaded. This file can be opened either using the iCal application on your Mac or directly be imported to your Google Calendars once you have selected the right Calendar to add events to on Web.
We recommend, once you have done the importing of the events, to go back and make sure, your Calendar is no more public just to be secure. It is extremely easy to import a calendar entries from your iPhone as we have shown. You can follow the exact same method for your iPad or the iPod Touch given you are backing everything to your iCloud account.