Import ICS calendar files

Contents
  1. Using ICS calendar files in Google Calendar and Apple Calendar
  2. Import ICS calendar files to Google Calendar
  3. Import ICS calendar files into Apple Calendar

Using ICS calendar files in Google Calendar and Apple Calendar

Regardless of the size or age of your calendar app, chances are it will spit out your entire collection of events and appointments as an ICS file. Fortunately, most calendar applications can import ICS files.

Apple and Google calendars are the most popular, so this article focuses on them.

You have two options: merge appointments from imported ICS files with existing calendars or display appointments in a new calendar.

Import ICS calendar files to Google Calendar

  1. Open Google Calendar at calendar.google.com.

  2. Select the gear icon to the left of your profile picture in the top right corner of Google Calendar.

  3. Select Institutions

  4. Choose an option Import and Export left.

  5. Select an option on the right Select a file on your computer locate and open the ICS file you want to use.

  6. Select the calendar you want to import ICS events to from the drop-down menu Add to calendar

  7. Select Import

To create a new calendar that allows you to use the ICS file, go to Institutions from step 3 above and select Add calendar > New calendar † Fill in the new calendar details and complete the creation with the button CREATE A CALENDAR † Now repeat the above steps to use the ICS file with the new Google calendar.

Import ICS calendar files into Apple Calendar

Like Google Calendar, Apple Calendar also makes it easy to import ICS files:

  1. Open Apple Calendar and go to File Import Import

  2. Locate and highlight the desired ICS file.

  3. Click Import

  4. Select the calendar to which you want to add the imported events. Select New calendar to create a new calendar for the imported schedule.

  5. Select Okay

If you see the message “Some events in this calendar have alarms that open files or applications, Click Remove unsafe alarms to avoid all security risks due to calendar alarms opening potentially dangerous apps and documents, then make sure all necessary alarms for future events are set.

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