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Archived - Manually adding your calendars to iPod's Calendars list

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The easiest way to add your iCal calendars to iPod's Calendars list is to use iTunes, but you can manually add it if you want. To find out how to sync calendars with iTunes click here.

Update iPod

Update your iPod with the latest software for your model.

Export your calendar in iCalendar format

  1. Open iCal.
  2. Select the calendar you want to export from the Calendars list.
  3. From the File menu, choose Export.
  4. Type a filename in the field when prompted.
  5. Click Export.


Copy the iCal (.ics) file to iPod

  1. Make sure iPod is set up to be used as a hard disk you can store files on.
  2. Connect iPod to your computer using the cable that came with it.
  3. Double-click the iPod icon on the desktop or in a Finder window.
  4. Drag the .ics file you saved earlier to the Calendars folder on your iPod.
  5. Disconnect iPod from your computer.
  6. Select Extras from the iPod menu.
  7. Select Calendars.
  8. Select the calendar you wish to view.


Days with events have a bullet (·) in the day cell. Scroll through the calendar and select a day to view its events.

Events with alarms you create in iCal also work on your iPod.

Related documents

61707: iPod 1.2: Calendar Events and To Do Items May Not Appear Immediately
61754: iSync: About synchronizing data with iPod

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