October 22, 2020

Sharing Cozi Calendar with iPhone/iPad, Mac, and Windows Outlook

Our family almost couldn’t function without Cozi. The challenge of managing everyone’s commitments and orchestrating everything needed to pull that off has only compounded as our kids have gotten older. You know the drill – we are either chauffeurs or gatekeepers ;)

Now how to do get visibility to your Cozi calendar in the tools we use everyday? Sure you can get the Cozi app, but I often forget to check the Cozi calendar when I am making my own appointments.

So to document (with pictures!) this for my family, and anyone else in need of simple instructions, here ya go.

Cozi iCAL?

iCAL? Its just a fancy acronym for “Internet Calendar”.

Cozi provides your calendar(s) as iCAL. This means we can integrate Cozi in our other devices & programs.

NOTE: This provides a READ-ONLY view of your Cozi calendar. To edit your Cozi Calendar you still have to use the Cozi app or website. Not a big deal for us – my kids are responsible for entering their own “appointments” using the Cozi app. Yeah we’re starting them early ;)

Getting your Cozi iCAL URL

The Cozi iCAL is accessed via a URL. You have to get your Cozi iCAL URL.

  1. Login to http://cozicentral.cozi.com/calendar/sharing.aspx with your Cozi login
  2. Click on Settings
  3. Along the top click on Sharing
  4. Next to each Calendar is a “Shared/Not Shared” option. Share the Calendar you want.
  5. Click on View URL – copy the entire URL shown to your clipboard. This is what you need for everything below.
  6. Email and/or text the URL to yourself. Makes it easier to copy/paste later.

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Microsoft Outlook 2010/2013

To add your Cozi calendar to Outlook:

  1. Go to your Calendars
  2. Right-click on “Other Calendars” in the list of calendars
  3. Follow menu to add a Calendar from the Internet
  4. Paste the Cozi iCAL URL from above
  5. Click “Yes” when asked to confirm
  6. You should now see the calendar

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Apple Mac

  1. Start your Calendar/iCalendar app on your Mac
  2. File->New Calendar Subscription
  3. Paste the Cozi iCAL URL from above
  4. Click Subscribe

TIP: This makes the Cozi Calendar available to Fantastical also, if you use that app.

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Go to your Settings and select “Mail, Contacts, Calendars”

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Select Add Account

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Pick “Other” type of account

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Select “Add Subscribed Calendar”

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Paste/enter your Cozi iCAL URL

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Rename calendar if you want, then click Save

iphone-ical-step-6You should now see your Cozi calendar listed

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Now start your Calendars app, and click on Calendars

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Now verify your Cozi Calendar is checked

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TIP: This makes the Cozi Calendar available to Fantastical also, if you use that app.

babul

Father of 4, Enterprise IT Architect Consultant - also love music, food, spirits, and the great outdoors.

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8 thoughts on “Sharing Cozi Calendar with iPhone/iPad, Mac, and Windows Outlook

  1. Thank you!
    I can’t tell you how long we’ve been trying to figure out how to do this and searched to no avail – until today :-)

  2. Thank you so much. I’m new to Apple products and was at a total loss without the Cozi widget I am used to with Android. This is the only place I have been able to actually find the answer. It works great now.

  3. Hi there – We’ve been totally dependent on Cozi for years, but I’ve recently discovered that the handy shortcut for school calendars is not working for Maryland schools anymore. I’m trying to figure out if it is possible to import an. aspx calendar into cozi. Do you know about that? Thanks so much for these tips!

  4. Finally! Someone on the web who gives explanations in a logical, thorough, well thought out manner.
    (My first comment to anyone ever.) Thank you for setting an appropriate standard for all who try…

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