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Shared calendar on an iPhone

Question: We would like our staff to be able to see the conference room calendar from their iPhone, but see that we can only see our personal calendar and not shared calendars. Is there another option?

Answer: Unfortunately, there doesn’t appear to be a way to do that, other than using the browser and logging into your account and selecting the shared calendar. However, if the calendar doesn’t change more than weekly or monthly, some departments take a screen print of that calendar in weekly or monthly view and paste into a message to send to the staff that need that calendar (or they can paste it into a message to send themselves). That way they would be able to see it within the message from their iPhone or iPad. I like using the Windows 7 Snipping Tool (just type “snip” from the start button to find the application and click and drag over the part of the screen you wish to copy, then paste (Ctrl V) into the message. I use the snipping tool so much that I have added it to my start button or task bar on my Windows screen (right click on the snipping tool application before opening it to do that).

UPDATE: Someone found a nice article explaining how to get your shared calendar to open on an iPhone. Unfortunately, due to security and HIPAA issues, our campus does not enable this feature.

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