How to Do a Shared Calendar on iPhone

Trying to keep everyone informed about events in your personal life and work can be difficult, but the calendar apps on our phones can help a lot.

If you have someone in your life with whom you are always trying to coordinate scheduled, then you might be interested in our guide below on how to do a shared calendar on iPhone.

How to Share an iCloud Calendar on the iPhone 5

  1. Open the Calendar app.
  2. Select the Calendars option.
  3. Tap Edit.
  4. Choose the calendar to share.
  5. Touch the Add Person button.
  6. Enter their email address, then tap the + button.
  7. Tap the Done button on the next three screens to exit the menu.

Our guide continues below with additional information on how to do a shared calendar on iPhone, including pictures of these steps.

If you and another person, such as a family member, spouse, or work colleague, both have busy schedules, then keeping them organized can be difficult. One way to alleviate this problem is to keep a calendar that you can both access.

A simple way to do this is to share an iCloud calendar from your iPhone 5. Since you likely have your iPhone with you most of the time, quick access to that shared calendar can help ensure that you do not miss anything important.

If you use the Google Calendar on your computer or on other devices, then read our guide on how to add Google Calendar to Home screen on an iPhone.

Sharing a Calendar on the iPhone 5 (Guide with Pictures)

The tutorial below was written on an iPhone 5 that is running the iOS 7 version of the operating system. Additionally, sharing an iCloud calendar will require the person with whom the calendar is being shared to have an iCloud account as well.

Step 1: Touch the Calendar app icon.

open the calendar app

Step 2: Touch the Calendars option at the bottom of the screen.

touch the calendars option

Step 3: Touch the Edit button at the top-left of the screen.

touch the edit button

Step 4: Touch the iCloud calendar that you want to share.

In the image below, I am going to share a calendar that is named “New icloud calendar”.

how to share an icloud calendar on the iphone 5

Step 5: Touch the Add Person option under Shared With.

touch the add person button

Step 6: Type the email address of the person with whom you want to share the iCloud calendar, then touch the Add button.

enter the email address, then touch add

Step 7: Touch the Done button at the top-right corner of the screen.

touch done at the top right

Step 8: Touch Done at the top-left of the screen.

touch done at the top left

Step 9: Touch Done at the top-right of the screen.

touch done at top right to finish changes

Now that you know how to do a shared calendar on iPhone you can start creating different calendars and sharing them with friends and family so that everyone is aware of events that are happening that concern them.

Once the person accepts the shared calendar invitation you will both be able to add and edit calendar events on the shared calendar.

Do you want to create a new calendar specifically for shared events? This article will teach you how to create a new calendar on your iPhone in iCloud.

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