iOS Synchronization Alternatives

Calendar

Goal

iPhones currently do not correctly handle ICS files.  Consequently, this tutorial proposes a temporary solution that will allow you to synchronize your Petal Calendar with your iPhone calendar through a third-party account (Microsoft, Yahoo) or through iCloud configured from an apple computer.

 

Preparation

Third-party account synchronization with iPhone:

  1. From the iPhone, add a third-party account synchronization (if it's not added already) by going to: Settings > Calendar > Accounts > Add account.
  2. Click on the desired provider and fill in the login and password. image-20220902-143210__1_.png
  3. The third-party calendars should now appear on the phone.

 

Add the Petal calendar to your chosen account

 

iCloud account synchronisation with  your Mac (apple computer)

 To work with iCloud, use a Mac device logged to the iCloud account used on your phone.

 

Process

Microsoft Exchange and Outlook:

Log in to your Petal account by going to   

  1. Go to your personal calendar.
  2. Click on the icon in the top right corner to open the "share calendar" option.2022-09-27_08-07-12.png
  3. Click Microsoft Outlook > Copy your address.2022-09-27_08-07-28.png

 

Log in to your Microsoft Exchange or Outlook account by going to

  1. Click on the icon on top left of the screen.image-20220922-192747.png
  2. Click calendarimage-20220922-192812.png
  3. Click "Add calendar"image-20220922-192841.png
  4. Click "Subscribe from web"
  5. Paste the link into the url field
  6. Add the calendar name
  7. Click importimage-20220922-193933.png

The Petal calendar is now synchronized to the iPhone calendar under the "Microsoft Exchange" or "Outlook" section.

 

Yahoo:

Log in to your Petal account by going to   ;

  1. Go to your personal calendar
  2. Click on the icon in the top right corner to open the "share calendar" option2022-09-27_08-07-12.png
  3. Choose "Other platforms" > Copy your address2022-09-27_08-07-28.png

Log in to your Yahoo account from a web browser at

  1. Click on "more" below the search barimage-20220922-191247.png
  2. Choose "Calendar"image-20220922-191311.png
  3. Click on the gear icon right of "others" on your calendar list left of the screenimage-20220922-191344.png
  4. Click "follow other calendars"image-20220922-191358.png
  5. Choose a title
  6. Copy and paste your calendar URL into the Calendar URL field
  7. Click saveimage-20220922-193208.png

The Petal calendar is now synchronized to the iPhone calendar under the "Yahoo!" section.

On your Mac:

Log in to your Petal account by going to 

  1. Go to your personal calendar
  2. Click on the icon in the top right corner to open the "share calendar" option2022-09-27_08-07-12.png
  3. Click Apple calendar > Share2022-09-27_08-07-28.png
  4. A pop-up will appear; click "Open Calendar"2022-09-27_17-03-47.png
  5. The calendar will open with a message and the Petal calendar link; click "subscribe"2022-09-27_17-04-01.png
  6. A new screen will appear showing all details of this new calendar. Make sure that the option "Location" is set to iCloud. The other options are not mandatory. 2022-09-27_17-12-03.png

From your iPhone calendar list, you should now see the calendar that you just added under the "iCloud" section.