This tutorial explains how to publish/link to your Apple iCloud calendar(s) in order to send automated SMS text and email appointment reminders.
Apple is the chosen operating system and hardware of billions of users worldwide across all types of devices including PC's, tablets and phones, allowing people to communicate by voice and data plus utilize a large number of apps to improve their productivity and simplify their daily lives.
The iconic Apple Calendar runs on both the macOS desktop operating system and the iOS mobile operating system, providing online availability and backup using Apple's iCloud service. Apple Calendar allows you to create multiple calendars for your business and personal schedules, which can also communicate with other calendar services using iCloud and the iCalendar (iCal) data standard. This makes it easy to share calendars between different software systems and allows fast synchronization with SMS Client Reminders in order to automatically generate text reminders from your calendar events and appointments.
Apple Calendar provides all the basic scheduling functionality required by most individuals and small business users to manage their appointments and events. However, one thing it doesn't do is provide a text reminder messaging service for clients, which is where SMS Client Reminders steps in and enables you to seamlessly plug that gap.
So if you're looking to offer text and email reminders directly from your Apple Calendar and iCloud schedules, then take a Free Trial of SMS Client Reminders and follow the instructions below to link one or more of your iCloud calendars to our system. It's a simple as that to get started and there's plenty of guidance to help you make the most of this easy to use online service.
If you have an iPhone, iPad, Mac or other Apple device you have probably created an iCloud account (this can be done for free if not). iCloud allows you to share your content across devices and sync it across devices. This includes calendar and appointment information. Calendar you create have a unique web address (URL) for connecting with other compatible applications.
Private Calendars can only be shared with other iCloud users and not externally. However Public Calendars provide this unique address for use by any app, which is the method used here. It is important to note that although they are called Public calendars, only people you specifically give the address to can view your calendar, not everyone. People could not search for your calendar via a search engine for example.
If you have iOS 12 or above you can share your calendar directly from within the Calendars app. You'll still need an iCloud account to do this.
If you have MacOS 10.4 or above you can share your calendar from within Calendars itself. Note you will still need an iCloud account set up.
Apple's Calendar ecosystem provides all the basic functionality a business, organization or individual needs in terms of time management and scheduling. But something it doesn't do out of the box is provide reminder messages for clients. But you can use SMS Client Reminders to link to your calendar and plug that gap.