How to subscribe to an iCalendar (ICS) calendar feed.
Who is this for?
Anyone who wants to be kept up to date with a published calendar, e.g. members of a working group who need to know when working group meetings and activities are occurring.
What are the requirements to do this?
A calendar client, such as those provided by Microsoft, Google and Apple, or other third-party calendar software that supports ICS calendar feeds.
An ICS URL: it is important that this is a URL, as that means the calendar client can “refresh” the calendar feed periodically which will update the information in the client when there have been any changes. It is also common to download a
.ics file and open it with calendar client, but that is static information that will not be updated unless a new version of the file is downloaded and opened again.
How do I subscribe to a calendar feed?
First step is to get the URL for the calendar feed: typically right-click on the calendar feed and copy the URL link.
The next step (subscribing) is highly dependent on the calendar client being used, but here are instructions for some of the more common clients:
Follow the add internet calendars in this guide:
Or “Subscribe to a calendar” in this documentation:
Follow the instructions in the Apple Calendar User Guide:
Follow the instructions in the Apple iPhone User Guide:
Follow the steps under “Use a link to add a public calendar”:
If you have problems with the feed updating try these trouble-shooting tips.