How to Merge a Calendar on an iPhone With a Computer

by Calum Page
You can merge your calendars by connecting your iPhone to your computer via USB.

You can merge your calendars by connecting your iPhone to your computer via USB.

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An iPhone is great if you want to add appointments and events to your calendar on the move, but if you need them on your computer, or need to add events to your iPhone from your computer, you will need to merge your calendars. This is an easy process that takes a matter of seconds and you can do it as regularly as you need to.

Step 1

Open iTunes on your PC, and plug your iPhone into a USB port on your computer.

Step 2

Choose your iPhone from the "Devices" list in the left side panel in iTunes.

Step 3

Click "Info" at the top of the main iTunes window.

Step 4

Click the "Sync calendars with" checkbox in the "Calendars" section, and choose your calendar software from the dropdown list. All calendar applications installed on your computer are displayed in this list. If you are using a Mac, the "Sync calendars with" option is replaced by a "Sync iCal calendars" option, without a dropdown list.

Step 5

Choose either "All calendars" or "Selected calendars" by clicking the appropriate radio button. If you choose "Selected calendars," use the checkboxes to select which calendars you want to merge with your PC.

Step 6

Click the "Apply" button in the bottom right corner of the iTunes window to sync and merge your calendars. All your events will now appear in both your iPhone and PC calendars.

Tip

  • Every time your plug your iPhone in to your computer after the first time you set it up, your calendars will automatically sync and merge events, unless you uncheck the "Open iTunes when this iPhone is connected" option in the iPhone summary screen.
  • Click "File" and choose "Sync iPhone" any time that your iPhone is plugged into your computer to update your calendars if you have made changes you want to sync.

About the Author

Based in London, Calum Page writes about computers and technology. He works as a Web/software engineer and technical author for a software development company. Page obtained a Bachelor of Arts in French and Italian from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom.

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