[Tutorial] How To Import Google Calendars To iCloud Under Mac OS X Lion

If you have decided to switch from Google Calendar to iCloud you probably wondering how to make this transition quick and painless. Well, once thing is sure, you don’t have to manually re add even because there is much easier procedure to import your entire Google Calendar into iCloud and in this tutorial I will show you how to do that.

To get started follow steps below

Step 1: Open your Safari browser, login into your Google account and from top of your browser screen click Calendar.

Step 2: Once you’re open Google Calendar, from top right click on gear icon and from drop down menu select Settings

Step 3: Inside Calendar Settings page select Calendars tab and choose a Google Calendar you want to import into iCloud

Step 4: In next page scroll all the way down and under Private Address click on green icon ICAL

Step 5: The Calendar Address screen will show up with the link to your calendar. Just click on that link to download your calendar on your computer

Step 6: Now on your Mac navigate to System Preferences and choose Internet & Wireless. After that click on iCloud icon

Step 7: Enter your Apple ID and password to login into your iCloud account. Make sure that inside iCloud Control Panel Calendar option is checked

Step 8: Now double click on .ics icon we downloaded in Step 5 to open iCal

Step 9: Select which iCloud calendar you want to add events to and then click OK. From this point your Google Calendar will start syncing between your Mac and other Apple devices

Let me note that if you already have Google Calendar inside iCal you will need to remove it so your events do not show twice. To remove existing Google Calendar from iCal follow steps below

Step 1: On your Mac go to System Preferences and choose Internet & Wireless

Step 2: Now click on Mail, Contacts & Calendars icon

Step 3: Now find the Google account and uncheck Calendars

You are done! You Google Calendar is now synced with your iCal.

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Boris Zegarac is Staff Writer at TheTechJournal. He is our Tutorial Expert. He is a web developer and web designer who is also interested in Computers and Smartphones. You can follow him at his Google + profile page

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