How to Share Apple/Google Calendar with Family on iPhone

Sharing iPhone calendar makes it convenient to create and edit appointments with your family and friends. In this guide, you will be given detailed instructions on how to share iPhone calendar with family from Apple and Google Calendar.

Demi by Demi Updated November 7, 2023
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The iPhone's calendar sharing features via Apple Calendar and Google Calendar allow users to easily coordinate and manage events and appointments within a family or group. Sharing calendars ensures that everyone stays informed and updated on scheduled activities, appointments, and events. Then, you may ask, “how can I share my iPhone calendar with someone?”

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This article will explain the simple ways of going about it. Let's explore how to share iPhone calendar with family members using both Apple and Google calendar apps.

How to share iPhone calendar with family - Apple Calendar

Sharing a calendar in the Apple Calendar app is a straightforward process. When you share a calendar, the recipient can view your events and even add their own events, or you have the option to make your Apple calendar view-only. This part will show you how to share Apple Calendar with family on iPhone in different situations. Choose one as per your needs to make it.

Way 1. How to share iCloud calendar with family

This way allows you to share calendars that appear under the ICLOUD header in Apple Calendars app. Other types of calendars won’t give you the option to share them. Follow the steps below to share wanted iCloud calendars with your family.

Step 1. Open the Calendar app on your iPhone > Tap Calendars option at the bottom-center part of the screen.

Step 2. Under the ICLOUD header, tap the info icon next to the calendar you’d like to share.

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Step 3. Under the SHARE WITH header, tap Add Person to add one or more email addresses of the persons you want to share calendar with. Tap Add to confirm.

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And that’s it. If you’d like to change permissions for the calendar, simply tap its name > Tap Allow Editing switch to on or off.

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Way 2. How to share iPhone calendar with family by Family Sharing

If you wonder how to share iPhone calendar with family without iCloud. Just try Family Sharing. Family Sharing provides the option to share various items, including a calendar, photo album, iTunes, App Store purchases, iBooks, and an iCloud Storage plan with up to five family members.

To share a calendar on an iPhone, first enable Family Sharing and then share calendars with your family.

Step 1. Enable and set up Family Sharing
• On your iPhone, go to Settings > Tap your Apple ID > Family Sharing > Continue.

• Tap Add Member to add your family member you’d like to share calendars with.

• Follow the onscreen instructions to finish the setup process.

set up family sharing

Step 2. Share iPhone calendars with Family by Family Sharing
• Launch the Calendar app > Select an existing event or create a new one by tapping the plus icon in the top right corner of the interface.

• Tap Calendar then proceed by tapping the calendar labelled Family.

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• Enter other details of the event and save it.

Way 3. How to share iPhone public calendar with family

Without any limitations, it can be the most straightforward way to share iPhone calendar with family by making the calendar public, so that your family can view events without making changes. To create a public calendar on an iPhone, follow the steps outlined below.

Step 1. Launch the Calendar app > Tap Calendars at the bottom of your interface.

Step 2. Tap the Info button of the event you would like to make public > Toggle on the Public Calendar button at the bottom of the interface.

Step 3. Tap Share Link, and share the link to your family members you’d like to share the calendar with.

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How to share calendar on iPhone with family - Google Calendar

If you are using Google Calendar on iPhone, you can also share calendars with your family. When you establish a family on Google, you automatically gain access to a family calendar. This shared calendar can be utilized by any family member to create events that are visible to all members of the family.

You can follow the steps below to know how to share Google calendar with family on iPhone.

Step 1. Create a family on Google
• Go to > Select Invite family member.

• Enter your family member's email address > Select Send.

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Please be noted that it is similar with Family Sharing, you can invite up to 5 people to join your family group.

Step 2. Share Google Calendar on iPhone with family
• Open the Google Calendar app > In the bottom right, tap the plus icon > Event.

• To pick the calendar you want to add the event to, tap Events.

• Tap the name of your family calendar > Add a title and details for the event > In the top right, tap Save.

Bonus tip: How to recover deleted/lost calendar from iPhone

If you've unintentionally deleted your calendars or lost them due to a software update or a malware attack, using AOMEI Data Recovery for iOS is a recommended solution. This tool enables the recovery of missing calendars and various other data types such as contacts, photos, messages, and videos. Moreover, it offers the ability to review and selectively restore deleted calendars. To utilize this powerful tool, follow the steps provided below.

Step 1. Click the icon below to download and install AOMEI Data Recovery for iOS on your computer. Connect your iPhone to PC with USB.

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Step 2. Launch AOMEI Data Recovery for iOS > Click Scan from its left pane > Click Scan Now to begin.

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Step 2. Click Calendar > Preview and select the files you’d like to recover. Click Recover from the upper-right corner of this page.

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Wait for the recovery process to complete, and you can check lost calendar on your iPhone.


That’s all for how to share iPhone calendar with family. Sharing your iPhone calendar with family members from Apple Calendar or Google Calendar is a convenient way to stay organized and informed about family activities. By following the step-by-step guides provided for each platform, hope you can easily share calendars with your family.

Additionally, in cases where calendar data is accidentally deleted or lost, recovery methods such as using third-party recovery tool like AOMEI Data Recovery for iOS, can help recover the lost calendar events and appointments, ensuring users don’t lose important scheduling information.

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