The default iOS Calendars app lets your personal and work like seamlessly, by allowing you to create multiple calendars specific to a group of events. With the added advantage of showing or hiding events, it lets you focus on a specific group of events. This is a critical feature, otherwise the excessive addition of various calendars could be overwhelming. As you start to add your own calendars, which often include manual entries, there’s an easy way to expand the information provided by your calendar. Subscriptions are an easy way to add a plethora of useful information to your calendar. We’ll go over some great sources to find content worthy of your subscriptions and how to subscribe to calendars on your iPhone and iPad.
The most common use for subscriptions are adding local holidays, but that’s just scratching the surface. If you’re a fan of a particular sports team, you can add their schedule. Who doesn’t want to clear their schedule for Dallas Cowboys football?. Other more common use calendars include religious holidays, movie or game release dates and more.
Calendar Subscription Sources
Here are some of our favorite sources for finding calendar subscriptions.
When you find a calendar that you would like to add, you’ll need the associated URL for that subscription. This often starts with webcal://.
How to subscribe to calendars on iPhone and iPad
- On your iPhone, you’ll want to navigate to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars
- Tap on ‘Add Account’
- Select ‘Other’
Under the CALENDARS header, select Add Subscribed Calendar.
Type webcal://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/dal/ical.ics and tap on Next.
Here you can make a change to the name of the calendar or stick with the suggested title. Once finished, press Save at the top right.
Once you subscribe to a calendar, your calendar app will be automatically updated with new events. You never have to worry about yearly renewals and subscriptions are completely free. I’m using subscriptions for US holidays and the Dallas Cowboys schedule. What calendar subscriptions are you adding?