How to connect my uSked calendar via iCalendar (iCal)?

uSked has support for calendar applications that understand the iCalendar standard. The uSked iCalendar data is read-only, and can not be modified by any calendar application.

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From your uSked web portal visit Your Account > Your iCalendar URL. You may copy this iCalendar URL and then paste it into the appropriate setting within the calendar application you want to use. 

Note: There is a hard limit of 500 past service requests and 500 future service requests that can be included in the iCalendar data.

Calendar Applications

In this section we will provide you with information regarding how to set up your uSked calendar with some of the most popular calendar applications out there.

Apple Calendar (macOS)

Here are the steps to add your iCalendar URL to the native calendar application on macOS.

1. Within the Calendar application, go to Menu → File and then select the New Calendar Subscription… option.

New calendar subscription from menu

2. Paste your iCalendar URL in to the Calendar URL field, and press the Subscribe button.

calendar url macOS

Apple Calendar (iOS)

Here are the steps to add your iCalendar URL to the native calendar application on iOS.

1. Launch the Settings application and then tap on the Accounts & Passwords option.

accounts and passwords from settings


2. Tap the Add Account option.

add account from accounts and passwords

3. Tap the Other option.

other option for account

4. Tap the Add Subscribed Calendar option.

add subscribed calendar from other option

5. Paste your iCalendar URL into the Server field, and tap on Next.

add server for calendar subscription

Microsoft Outlook

Here are the steps to add your iCalendar URL to the Outlook mail application made by Microsoft.

1. On the left side panel, right click on Other Calendars and then select the Add Calendar → From Internet… option.

add calendar from internet

2. Paste your iCalendar URL into the text field, and click on the OK button.

new internet calenar subscription location

Mozilla Thunderbird

Here are the steps to add your iCalendar URL to the Thunderbird mail application made by Mozilla.

1. Right-click in the empty area below Calendar on the left panel, and select the New Calendar… option.

mozilla thunderbird new calendar

2. Choose the On the Network option, and click on the Next > button.

create a new calendar on the network

3. Paste your iCalendar URL into the Location field, and click on the Next > button.

mozilla thunderbird calendar location

Google Calendar

It is possible to add your uSked calendar to Google Calendar by adding it using their From URL feature.

1. Click on the + icon next to Add a coworker's calendar.

google calendar add other calendars

2. Select the From URL option.

google calendars add calendar from url

3. Paste your iCalendar URL into the From URL field, and then click on ADD CALENDAR.

google calendar url of calendar

NOTE: Google Calendar synchronizes with your uSked calendar only once every 12 hours, and it is not guaranteed to update. For this reason, please do not rely on Google Calendar to pull up to date information from your uSked calendar in a timely manner. Unfortunately, Google controls this sync time frame (as shown under the Add using a link section of this article on their help center.)

Android Calendar

Android calendars work using Google Calendar, so all of the instructions for Google Calendar also applies to the Android calendar application. Once you add your iCalendar URL to the Google Calendar, it will also magically appear in the Calendar application on your Google devices.