How do I sync my iCal with my Android phone?
I have a question. Now that I have my Macbook Pro and school is starting next week. I was going through iCal and enjoying how easy and fun it was to work with it. I entered in all of my classes, work etc… I was wondering if there was a way to sync the iCal Calendar with my Android phone?
Any help would be appreciated,
As an Mac user, you may find that syncing an Android phone with OS X is quite a problem. As a matter of fact, sharing iCal files on Android phone or tablet isn’t terribly difficult, thanks to SyncMate – Eltima’s all-in-one Sync tool for Mac.
With SyncMate, you can sync iCal with Android device, along with syncing other data like contacts, calendars, folders, images, music, videos and more between Mac and Android. In addition, you can read, create, send or delete Android messages on your Mac!
Here we’ll take syncing iCal with Android as a focus. With "iCal" plugin in SyncMate, you can synchronize events of iCal, MS Entourage or MS Outlook 2011 on your Mac with your Google Calendar, Android Calendar, or Calendar at your Windows Mobile device, Nokia S40, iOS device or other Macs.
Moreover, you can sync iCal, MS Entourage or MS Outlook 2011 events on your Mac either with built-in Windows Vista Calendar or with MS Office Outlook Calendar, the latter being the default direction.
If there is Online Backup connection available in the list, you can back up your iCal, MS Entourage or MS Outlook 2011 events.
SyncMate is Compatible with Android 1.x, 2.x, 3.x, 4.x; requires Mac OS X 10.6.6 or higher
How to Sync iCal calendar with Android Phone or Tablet?
Step 1. Download SyncMate Free edition
Firstly, download and install SyncMate Free edition on your Mac. You will also need to install Client app on your Android device (you can download APK file on Mac and install on your Android.
Step 2. Establish connection between SyncMate on Mac and Android device
After launching this Mac sync tool, you connect your Android and Mac with your preferable way of the three methods:
1) via USB cable
2) via Wi-Fi
3) via Bluetooth
Depending on type of connection you have chosen, follow the simple procedure to establish connection between Mac and Android phone or tablet.
1. Click button in the upper right corner of SyncMate main interface. Then "Device connection Wizard" will be invoked.
2. Select "Android Device" connection:
3. Set connection type (USB in this case):
Plug your Android device with "USB debugging" mode into USB port.
Enable your Android phone USB debugging at: "Menu" < "Settings" < "Applications" < "Development" < "USB debugging".
Note: Here you should make sure that SyncMate module on your device is launched. Click "Continue" button.
4. Then Your Android device will appear in SyncMate "Devices list" area. Now you can start synchronization.
Step 3. Synchronization iCal with Android
iCal Synchronization is supported by the SyncMate Free edition.
1. Synchronization can be done in three directions:
2. "iCal" plugin in the left column lets you synchronize: all events without category to the selected folder, all events with one calendar at the remote side or only the selected calendars:
3. Finally, click "Sync now" button to start syncing iCal with your Android phone or tablet.
Note: When SyncMate is uninstalled from Android device, all SyncMate related data is also deleted. Thus, all Address Book contacts and iCal events that you have synced from Mac to SyncMate account on Android device (email@example.com) disappear automatically. This is not SyncMate fault however. That is the standard way applications, installed by the user, are removed from Android devices. Before uninstalling SyncMate, make sure you’ve synced to Mac or otherwise backed up the data associated with SyncMate.
Devices, running Android OS v.2.1, delete iCal events from SyncMate account (firstname.lastname@example.org) after the device reboot. We recommend backing up events on Mac to avoid data loss.