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Apple iCloud Calendar Text Reminders

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This tutorial explains how to publish/link to your Apple iCloud calendar(s) in order to send automated SMS text and email appointment reminders.

About Apple

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.

What is Apple Calendar?

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.

Integrating your Apple Calendar with other Applications

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.

Apple iCloud - how to share your calendar (iPhone, iPad, Mac)

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.

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  1. Log in to your iCloud account)
  2. Go to the iCloud Calendar app
  3. Choose the calendar that contains your client appointments from the available list (seen on the left). Click the circular settings icon next to the name to do this.
  4. From this Share Calendar menu choose Public Calendar
  5. Select the URL
  6. This is the unique link to that iCloud calendar that can be used in any iCalendar compatible application. Keep it safe!

iPhone/iPad

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.

  1. Tap Calendars
  2. Click the Info button next to the iCloud calendar that you want to share
  3. Turn on Public Calendar, then tap Share Link to copy the URL for your calendar
  4. This is the unique link to your calendar that can be used in any iCalendar compatible application. Make sure you don't publish it anywhere public.

Mac

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.

  1. Open the Calendar app on your Mac
  2. Place the cursor over the name of the relevant calendar in the calendar list, then click the Share Calendar button
  3. If you cannot see the calendar list on the left, choose View > Show Calendar List
  4. Select Public Calendar
  5. Click the Share button to get the unique URL for the calendar
  6. This is the special link to your calendar that can be used in any iCalendar compatible application. Keep it private.

SMS - a useful add-on

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.

If you're looking for Apple Calendar appointment reminders and want to give the service a try, our free trial or guide are excellent places to start.





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