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The calendar app in iOS 7 supports subscriptions to CalDAV accounts. Basically, this means you can enter a server address and, if necessary, a user name and password to automatically sync your company's calendar or some other organization's calendar with your calendar app. For example, maybe you've set up a calendar for your family or work schedule using Google Calendar. You could link your iOS device to that calendar so you don't have to enter that information by hand. For this example, I'm looking at my Google Calendar here in my browser, on my computer. As you can see, it has my main calendar here, labeled with my name, as well as a lynda.com work calendar and a training calendar.
Tasks is actually just a reminder's list over here, which is not actually a calendar in this case. Now, in this example, I have three events on my work calendar. And you can see them if I toggle it on and off. They show up on the 24th, 26th, and 30th. So if you have an online calendar that supports CalDav, like Yahoo or Google Calendars. You can subscribe to that calendar on your iOS device by going to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and here tap add account, just like you would if you were adding a new email account. But instead here choose Other, and under Calendars tap Add CalDAV account.
And in here just enter your account information. For example, with Google Calendars or a Google apps account, you can enter google.com. And then you would enter your Google username and password. You can change the description field, if you like, I'll leave mine as is, and then tap Next. If your device was able to connect to your calendar, you'll see these switches. I'm going to choose just to use Calendars in this case. Now in this case since I already have some calendars, it's going to ask me what do I want to do with the existing local calendars on my iPhone. I'm going to keep them here as well, I don't want to get rid of any of those. And I'll tap Save. You can see the account was added. So now I'll go back to the Calendars app.
And at the bottom here I'll tape the calendars button, and again this shows me all the calendar categories I have created on my iPhone. Here under All Google, I can see all the Google calendars from my Google Calendar. I can limit my events just to that calendar by typing Hide All at the top of the screen, hide all calendars. And I'll just check lynda.com work. I'll tap Done, and if I go to the events list view by tapping Search, I can see those three events in my Google calendar that we saw on the web browser. Tapping any of them gives me the details. The great thing about subscribing to a CalDAV calendar is that it's a two-way connection, meaning I can add events or make changes to existing events on this calendar, and they'll be uploaded back to Google so I can see them if I access my Google calendar from my computer.
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