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Shared Family Calendars
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That was probably the default "Family" calendar I was talking about. But if you turned off "Calendar" in your iCloud settings then you won't be able to create any iCloud calendars at all, or view the ones you currently have. So turn that back on and create your new calendar(s).
looking for a way to sync family calendars AND contacts. (due to PG on iOS devices/games) we use 1apple id/1 iCloud (the teen's iCloud notes, bookmarks, books turned off, which disables syncing those from her iphone to her new macbook. playlists created on my iMac to her iPhone imports only some songs into her mac?) family share PG is limited. kids don't need iCloud icon/download access and hiding is time consuming. any suggestions for better syncs? :)
You should use iCloud account for one person. Anything else will cause problems. Once you have that taken care of, use the new Family Sharing option in iCloud to put yourself in charge of the kids' accounts for purchases. Then use the Family calendar. There is no way to have a shared Contacts account, but that should be a minor issue compared to the major problems you get with sharing one iCloud account across multiple people. Just export or send the contacts that your kids need to them. You probably don't want them having all of your contacts anyway.
Hi there, I find that the inclusion of google calendar via your gmail account a bit misleading. In other words - You can't really share your google calendar to anyone else unless you give them your google calendar credentials, really. A better way of sharing your google calendar would be through a subscription of a public calendar in google through a webcal - link. The downside of this is that the person subscribing your public google calendar can't make changes to it.
You definitely can share a Google calendar. The other person doesn't need access to your account and can edit it. I quickly show this in the video. But if you need more information you can look here: https://support.google.com/calendar/answer/37082
Great video. I've been using shared calendars for several years. I keep personal events in my personal calendar, family social events in our shared calendar, and when my daughter was planning her wedding, we shared a Wedding Calendar. The events that are added show up automatically with others sharing the shared calendar. Its great !
Gary this was a fantastic tutorial - thanks.
I had a Family calendar already showing and I suspect that I might have created inadvertently when I set up my iCloud account. I turned it off the iCloud settings but now when I try and create a new calendar within the app, the option of creating a new calendar is not showing up, the menu only expands as far as File>New Calendar and that's it so there are no options showing up in the menu.
Hope this makes sense