How to Make Calendar iCloud Sync on iPhone/iPad/Mac/Win

How to sync iCloud calendar between various devices? Just find more information in this passage! You can quickly achieve the goal whether you are using iPhone, iPad, Mac or Windows.

Kathy by Kathy Updated December 27, 2023
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When you need to access your calendar data from different devices or want to switch to a new Apple device, syncing iCloud calendar might be a good choice. Now we will walk you through this detailed guide to learn how to easily set up the iCloud calendar sync on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Windows PC.

How to enable calendar iCloud sync on iPhone/iPad

To enable iCloud's Calendar across multiple iOS devices including iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, ensure you're signed in with the same Apple ID on each device. Without 'Calendar' activated or the Apple ID linked, iCloud Calendar won’t function on those devices.

Now you can follow the detailed steps below to set up iCloud's Calendar on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Step 1. Navigate to Settings > [Your Name] > iCloud.

Step 2. Depending on your iOS version to change the settings

iOS 17, iPadOS 17, or later: Tap Show All > iCloud Calendar and enable Use on This [Device].

iOS 16 or iPadOS 16: Tap Show All and enable Calendars.

iOS 15, iPadOS 15, or earlier: Enable Calendars.

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Step 3. Access iCloud-stored calendars by opening the Calendar app.

On your iPhone or iPod Touch: Tap Calendars at the bottom of the screen and select the calendar you want to view in the iCloud section.

On your iPad: Choose the calendar you want to view in the iCloud section from the sidebar.

How to sync iCloud calendar on Mac

enlightened For macOS 13.3 or later, you can access System Preferences, click [Your Name] > iCloud, and enable Calendars under the Apps Using iCloud section to make it.

enlightened For earlier macOS versions, you can go to System Preferences, select Apple ID, click iCloud, and choose Calendar to finish the setup process.

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To view iCloud calendars on Mac, just open the Calendar app and select the desired calendar from the iCloud section.

How to sync Apple Calendar on Windows

For Windows users, you can add iCloud calendar to Outlook to easily view them.

You should download and install iCloud for Windows on your computer first, then sign in using your iCloud credentials.

In the iCloud window, ensure that the Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and Tasks boxes are checked, and uncheck any other options. Click Apply to proceed.

There are two methods to import calendars, contacts, and tasks into Outlook.

enlightened To import all items, choose All calendars, contacts, and tasks. This option will transfer all your iCloud data into Outlook.

enlightened If you prefer to import specific items, select Some calendars, contacts, and tasks. From there, choose the individual items you want to import into Outlook.

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That’s all about how to sync iCloud calendar on various devices, if you also need to sync iCloud calendar with google, just find answers in this full guide: How to Sync iCloud Calendar with Google: Top Guide

Now you can keep on reading to get how to manage your iCloud data as you like on Windows PC.

How to manage iCloud data efficiently

To manage or sync iCloud data easily on your Windows PC, FoneTool will be the most ideal choice to achieve your goal. Its great stability allows you to easily upload, download or delete iCloud/iCloud drive data. So you will not encounter the uploading data to iCloud stuck issue.

When you switch to a new iPhone or need to move iCloud data to another account, you can also use the iCloud Sync feature to finish the process between different Apple IDs.

Upload/download/delete iCloud data

Step 1. Click the downloaded button below to get FoneTool on your computer.

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Step 2. Launch it and go to My iCloud > Log in with your Apple ID > Choose Manage iCloud to continue.

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Step 3. Choose each icon you need to access your iCloud/iCloud Drive data > According to your needs, you can select the Upload, Download or Delete button to manage your files.

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Note: With this feature, you can easily download notes from iCloud to PC.

Sync iCloud data to another account

Step 1. Download and install FoneTool on your Windows PC.

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Step 2. Launch FoneTool and go to My iCloud > Log in with your source Apple ID > Choose iCloud Sync to continue.

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Step 3. Log in with your target Apple ID > Choose the data you want to sync > Click Start Sync to begin the task.

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In addition to iCloud data management/sync, FoneTool is also an all-in-one iPhone data management tool. With this best iPhone-to-PC transfer tool, you can easily transfer data from iPhone to PC or PC to iPhone (Phone Transfer > iPhone to PC/PC to iPhone).

For people who need to switch to a new iPhone, you can also use the iPhone-to-iPhone transfer feature to move all old iPhone data to your new iPhone even if they are using different Apple IDs (Phone Transfer > iPhone to iPhone).


From this passage, you can know how to finish calendar iCloud sync on various devices, whether you are using iPhone, iPad, Mac or Window PC. If you need a handy iCloud/iPhone data management tool, you can consider using FoneTool to accomplish the task efficiently.

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