Forum Question: Are iCals Synced When I Use iCloud?

If I schedule an appointment in iCal on my iPhone, will iCloud push that appointment to iCal on my iPad as well? And what about iCal on my MBA? Is that included, or is it only between iOS 5 devices?

Comments: 5 Responses to “Are iCals Synced When I Use iCloud?”

    10/16/11 @ 9:35 am

    Yes. The whole idea of iCloud is that you’ll see the same calendar events on all of your devices, presuming they use iCloud.
    To use iCloud on a device, you need to be running the OS that supports it (iOS 5 or Mac OS X 10.7.2) and have it turned on and logged into the same account.
    But don’t think of this as being synced or “pushed” to your devices. The calendar will exist “in the cloud” (Apple’s servers on the Internet) and you are viewing them on your various devices.

      10/16/11 @ 2:24 pm

      So I’m accessing one calendar from multiple devices?

        10/16/11 @ 7:25 pm

        Yes. Just like a web site might be accessed from multiple computers. “In the cloud.”

    earl anderson
    10/17/11 @ 5:43 pm

    We have a Mobile Me company calendar hosted by one account and subscribed by many devices. Updated devices receive the calendar fine, as is. If we upgrade that account to ICloud will we lose those subscriptions?

      10/17/11 @ 5:53 pm

      I don’t believe so. “Subscriptions” are different than shared calendars. You can “share” an iCloud calendar (I just tried it). So it may be a matter of everyone re-subscribing to the new calendar address once that specific account is upgraded. You’ll need to do it at some point anyway since MobileMe dies on June 30.

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