How to Export iPhone Calendar and Import to an existing Google calendar?

iphone to android

Summary: When switching from iPhone to Android phones, moving the Calendar event data is one of the top priorities. This articles describes how to do move all the iPhone Calendar events to Android Calendar step by step without even touching your phone provided that you have properly set up the phones as described in Step 0.1 and Step 0.2.

Step 0.1 – Create a Google Account

To begin using an Android phone, it is highly recommended to create a Google account. A Google account on android is the counterpart of an Apple ID on iPhone. You are asked create a Google account (if you do not have one already) on the Android phone when you power on the phone for the first time. Or, you can go to Settings > Accounts and sync and press the Add account button and select Google.

add a google account

Step 0.2 – Enable iCloud Calendar Sync

You will need to enable the calendar sync function in order to back up your calendar events to the cloud.

iphone: turn on cloud

Step 1 – Sign in the iCloud Website

Go to and sign in using your Apple ID (the account you use on your iPhone).

iCloud Website

Step 2 – Download the .ics files

After logging in, click the Calendar icon, and then click the Calendar Sharing icon (looks like a WiFi icon) besides a Calendar on the left panel and check Public Calendar. Copy the calendar link and click OK.

enable ics download

Paste the download link on the address bar of the browser. Change the beginning part from webcal:// to http://, an .ics file should be downloaded to your computer.

download the ics file

Remember to disable the Calendar Sharing after you have downloaded the .ics files.

Step 3 – Log in your Google Account

Click to log in your Google Account. Click the drop down icon besides Other calendars on the left panel and choose Import calendar.

import calendar step 1

Then choose the .ics file downloaded form iCloud website and choose an existing calendar you would like to add the events to and click OK.

import calendar step 2

All your iPhone events will then be available in the Google calendar. And after syncing, these events will show up on your Android phone automatically!


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Edward Chung

Edward Chung aspires to become a full-stack web developer and project manager. In the quest to become a more competent professional, Edward studied for and passed the PMP Certification, ITIL v3 Foundation Certification, PMI-ACP Certification and Zend PHP Certification. Edward shares his certification experience and resources here in the hope of helping others who are pursuing these certification exams to achieve exam success.

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