How to Sync Calendar From Mac to iPhone

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

Are you tired of manually inputting events on both your Mac and iPhone? Well, worry no more! In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of syncing your calendar from your Mac to your iPhone effortlessly.

Step 1: Set Up iCloud

The first step to sync your calendar is to ensure that you have iCloud set up on both your Mac and iPhone. iCloud allows seamless synchronization of data across all your Apple devices.

To set up iCloud:

  1. On your Mac:
    • Click on the Apple menu in the top-left corner and select “System Preferences”.
    • Choose “iCloud” from the list of preferences.
    • If prompted, sign in with your Apple ID. If you don’t have one, click “Create new Apple ID” and follow the instructions.
    • Check the box next to “Calendars” to enable calendar syncing with iCloud.
  2. On your iPhone:
    • Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
    • Tap on your name at the top of the screen.
    • Select “iCloud” and enter your Apple ID password if prompted.
    • Toggle on the switch next to “Calendars” to enable calendar syncing with iCloud.

Step 2: Choose Calendar Source

Now that iCloud is set up, it’s time to choose which calendar source you want to sync with. You can either sync all calendars or select specific ones:

To sync all calendars:

On your Mac, open the Calendar app and click on “Preferences” from the top menu. Go to the “Accounts” tab and ensure that your iCloud account is selected. Check the box next to “Enable this account” if it isn’t already checked.

On your iPhone, open the Settings app, tap on “Calendar”, and select “Accounts”. Make sure that your iCloud account is listed and that the toggle switch is enabled.

To sync specific calendars:

On your Mac, open the Calendar app and click on “Calendars” in the top-left corner. Check the boxes next to the calendars you want to sync with iCloud. Under “Calendars”, choose which calendars you want to enable for syncing.

Step 3: Trigger Sync

Now that everything is set up correctly, it’s time to trigger a sync between your Mac and iPhone:

  1. On your Mac:
    • Open the Calendar app on your Mac.
    • In the menu bar at the top of the screen, click on “Calendar” and select “Preferences”.
    • In the Preferences window, go to the “Accounts” tab.
    • Select your iCloud account from the sidebar.
    • Click on “Refresh Calendars” to manually trigger a sync.
    • Scroll down and tap on “Calendar”.
    • Select “Accounts” and choose your iCloud account.
    • Toggle off the switch next to “Calendars” and then toggle it back on.

After performing these steps, your calendar events from your Mac should now be synced to your iPhone. Any changes made on either device will automatically update on the other. Enjoy the convenience of having your calendar synchronized effortlessly!

Remember, it’s important to keep both your Mac and iPhone connected to the internet for synchronization to occur seamlessly.

Note: If you are still experiencing issues with syncing, ensure that you have the latest software updates installed on both devices. Additionally, double-check that you are using the same Apple ID for iCloud on both devices.

Android - iPhone - Mac

 © 2023 UI-Transitions

Privacy Policy