While Facebook does a good job of bogging down your calendar (s) under the sun every birthday, it can be hard to keep up with everything else, especially if you’re using more than one platform. An appointment entered on an Android phone is unlikely to appear automatically in Outlook.
Fortunately, there is a way to sync information between Outlook and Google Calendar, such as scheduled meetings, doctor’s appointments, and so on. The method is simple, but it is not a two-way communication. Here’s how to sync Outlook with Google Calendar and then switch to reverse.
Note: This only applies to Outlook. If you’ve added a Gmail account to the Windows 1
Synchronize Google Calendar with Outlook Calendar
These instructions are essentially fetching a live URL from Google Calendar inserted into Outlook. This keeps all Google-based listings in sync with Microsoft’s service.
Step 1: Go to Google Calendar and log in.
Step 2: below My calendars on the left, hover the mouse cursor over the calendar you want to sync, then click it Three dots icon that appears.
Step 3: Select Settings and sharing in the pop-up menu.
Step 4: Select on the next screen Integrate Calendar listed on the left.
Step 5: Copy the URL listed under Secret address in iCal format.
Step 6: Go to Outlook and log in.
Step 7: Select the Calendar icon displayed on the left.
Step 8: Click on the Add calendar link on the left side of the main calendar.
Step 9: A pop-up window will appear. Select Subscribe to the Internet listed on the left.
Step 10: Type / paste the URL copied from Google Calendar.
Step 11: Click on the Import button to finish.
Synchronize Outlook calendar with Google Calendar
For the kick, let’s shift this guide to reverse and sync Outlook’s calendar with Google Calendar. Again, we’ll use a URL so that the two remain current.
Step 1: Go to Outlook and log in.
Step 2: Select the Gear wheel icon on the main toolbar to access Outlook settings.
Step 3: Select from the drop-down menu View all Outlook settings At the bottom.
Step 4: In the pop-up window, Calendar should be selected by default. Click on the Shared calendars option on the second column.
Step 5: below Publish a calendar, Click the Down arrow next Select a calendar followed by the calendar you want to export.
Step 6: Click on the Down arrow next Select permissions and choose Can view all details.
Step 7: Click on the To publish button.
Step 8: The calendar is now public. Click on the ICS link that appears and select Copy link in the pop-up menu.
Step 9: Go to Google Calendar and log in.
Step 10: Click on it on the left More symbol next Other calendars.
Step 11: Select the From URL option in the pop-up menu.
Step 12: Type / paste the URL copied from Outlook calendar.
Step 13: Click on the Add calendar button to finish.