How to import events from Outlook or Apple Calendars into Google Calendar

Three is the average number of email accounts per person in the US. Some, like me, have more than three – I use Apple Calendar on my Macbook Pro and iPad Pro, I use Outlook 360 for work, and I also use Gmail for personal use. I also have a Yahoo email address, as well as multiple Gmail addresses for different purposes.

With each email account there is usually a built-in calendar feature which helps you keep your days and weeks organized. Having multiple email accounts can make managing your calendars a nightmare. You can unify all of your calendars into Google Calendar if you follow these simple instructions.

Export events

First, export your events as a file that you can import into Google. Choose one of these options:

Export from another calendar application

Most calendar applications, like Outlook Calendar or Apple Calendar, let you export your events.

  1. Open the calendar application where your events are currently stored. It’s easier to do this from a computer than a phone or tablet.
  2. Look for an option to Export.
  3. If you’re given the option to choose from different file formats, choose CSV. If you’re using an Apple device, choose vCard.

Import events into Google Calendar

After you’ve exported your events, you can import them into Google Calendar.

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  1. Open Google Calendar on a computer. Note: You can only import from a computer, not a phone or tablet.
  2. In the top right, click Settings > Settings.
  3. Open the Calendars tab.
  4. Click Import calendars between the “My calendars” and “Other Calendars” sections.
  5. Click Choose File and select the file you exported. The file should end in “ics” or “csv”
  6. Choose which calendar to add the imported events to. By default, events will be imported into your primary calendar.
  7. Click Import.

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Once you have completed this process of exporting and importing you can then simply manage your entire schedule from Google Calendar which helps keep things simple.

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