Subscribe to the calendar

Subscription link for the calendar (copy):

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To subscribe to a calendar from a link on the Internet or an email you received, click the link. If you do this, you can skip step 1, and the calendar’s web address is filled out for you in step 2.

  1. In the Calendar app  on your Mac, choose File > New Calendar Subscription.
  2. Enter the calendar’s web address, then click Subscribe.
  3. Enter a name for the calendar in the Name field, then click the adjacent pop-up menu and choose a color.
  4. Click the Location pop-up menu, then choose an account for the subscription.
    • If you choose your iCloud account, the calendar is available on all your computers and devices that are set up with iCloud.
    • If you choose On My Mac, the calendar is saved on your computer.
  5. To get the calendar’s event attachments or alerts, deselect the appropriate Remove checkboxes.
  6. Click the Auto-refresh pop-up menu, then choose how often to update the calendar.
  7. To prevent alerts from appearing for this calendar, select “Ignore alerts.”
  8. Click OK.To make changes later, click the name of the calendar, then choose Edit > Get Info.



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Note: When you subscribe to an iCal, your calendar will automatically refresh if the iCal is updated. This can sometimes take more than 24 hours.

  1. Sign in to
  2. At the bottom of the navigation pane, select Calendar.
  3. On the toolbar, select Add calendar > From internet.
  4. In the Link to the calendar box, type or copy and paste the calendar URL.
  5. In the Calendar name box, enter a name for the linked calendar.
  6. Select Save.



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Note: Don’t click the link. If you do, the calendar will open in Outlook as a Calendar Snapshot and won’t be updated.

  1. In Outlook, click File > Account Settings > Account Settings.
  2. On the Internet Calendars tab, click New.
  3. Paste the address you copied in step 4, by pressing CTRL+V, and click Add.
  4. In the Folder Name box, type the name of the calendar as you want it to appear in Outlook, and then click OK.

When you start Outlook, it checks Google Calendar for updates and downloads any changes. If you keep Outlook open, it also periodically checks for and downloads updates. (Google Calendar tells Outlook how often to check for updates.)