Can I subscribe to a CalDAV or .ics calendar on the iPhone?

Yes, the iPhone supports subscriptions to both calendar formats. Several calendar-based services, such as Google, the Mac OS X iCal application, and Yahoo! support both formats. To subscribe to a calendar on the iPhone:

1. Navigate to Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendars -> Add Account
2. Select Other -> Add CalDAV Account or Add Subscribed Calendar
3. Enter your account information and touch Next
4. Touch Save

Does the iPhone support or read iCalendar / Outlook Meeting Invitations / .ics files?

UPDATE: Apple will include .ics support in iOS 4.2. Release date is November 2010.

We get a lot of emails asking something along the lines of "why does my iPhone not read/recognize .ics files?" The question itself is the answer.

Despite the fact that the OS X Mail App handles ics files just fine (displaying the event/meeting details within the email window, and entering the meeting info into iCal when the attachment is clicked), the iPhone completely lacks this support.


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