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[Feature-request] Allow import of .ics / iCal files in calendar [released]

asked 2013-12-25 09:22:37 +0300

zlatko gravatar image

updated 2015-10-03 22:04:18 +0300

chemist gravatar image

Importing external .ics file in calendar app.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by heubergen
close date 2015-06-11 18:55:09.122332



This would be very helpful indeed, in particular if well integrated with the email client and the web browser (suggest importing event into calendar when opening an .ics file).

Nicolas ( 2013-12-25 12:51:37 +0300 )edit

yes, I would like this, too. Currently, I have NO way of getting my Outlook calendar events on my Jolla, this would at least be a workaround until CalDAV support is implemented.

Also, a lot of webpages offer .ics files to add an event to calendar - I want to be able to do this on my Jolla, not only on PC...

casanunda ( 2013-12-30 14:11:33 +0300 )edit

I haven't tried it yet but I wonder if you could use something like MyPhoneExplorerwhich works fine for Android tosync phone, google and outlook - files, contacts and diaries. Haven't taken the step to activate Developer Options yet to load Google Play. It doesn't work!

westy ( 2013-12-31 13:07:22 +0300 )edit

Definitely need this for those of us who have security policies in place at work which stop auto-syncing of Outlook with external calendars - as in you can't install Google Calendar Sync!!

westy ( 2014-01-13 18:41:40 +0300 )edit

It could be very handy if you could Include the function to do this with network calenders too. I have so read only calenders that are send over the network using ics files and get updated on a weekly basis.

DDH87 ( 2014-01-16 02:01:14 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-10-13 21:21:19 +0300

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Its not an answer, its my question in the same direction. I need to sync my Calendar as .ics-File without google and microsoft with my nativ jolla-calendar.

Lightnig users can live with simple solutions. Only read / write in the case of opening / closing, the calendar should be sufficient.

Therefore need to find either a calendar app that uses ics files, or an app in order to sync ics.

I bought my Jolla with the idea of being able to just live without Googl.

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I have similar issue, but I would be happy with just read-only automatic syncing external .ical file. According to this thread it's called as subscribing.

Our school timetables are in ical.

Mikaela ( 2015-01-28 13:36:28 +0300 )edit

exactly the same issue for me. This is driving me crazy!

Laurence ( 2015-02-22 23:31:12 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-06-11 18:54:51 +0300

heubergen gravatar image

Is implemented in so I will close the request.

Look for subscribing please here.

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I tried to import an .ics exported on my N900 with 176 events (all in seperate BEGIN:VCALENDAR sections). It seems, that only the last one was imported. Moreover it was not imported into the selected calendar. Has anyone else tried?

Flaury ( 2015-06-16 00:17:17 +0300 )edit

Doesn't work properly with imported holiday calendar from Mozilla: all day events are off by two hours for me. See this question.

luen ( 2015-06-21 02:49:51 +0300 )edit

I don't see anything anywhere solving the feature request. Please be more specific or reopen this thread! cheers

eatdirt ( 2015-10-11 15:20:15 +0300 )edit

How can I import ics-files? Can't find any "import ics-file" buttons in calendar or accounts. And file browser doesn't recognize ics-files.

Edit: Now the file browser recognized a file and importing was successful. Don't know what I did earlier.

hsjpekka ( 2016-03-06 08:36:33 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-07-12 11:54:14 +0300

AnaT gravatar image

Would anyone of you have time to try if this trick works for any ICS calendar? https://together.jolla.com/question/46660/how-to-enable-schedule-of-the-fifa-world-cup-2014-as-separate-calendar/

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Yes, adding the ICS file to a Google agenda makes it appear on the Jolla, but it's not very convenient when receiving the ICS file by email (for instance as a reminder for a car rental), nor very private.

Damien Caliste ( 2014-08-20 11:06:31 +0300 )edit

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