How to subscribe to the Raleigh NC Chapter calendar on your phone

This tutorial shows how to subscribe to the Raleigh NC Chapter Event Calendar on your smartphone. It assumes you have either an iPhone or an Android smartphone. 

If you followed previous instructions to subscribe to the old calendar you need to follow the steps here to subscribe to the current Event Calendar on this website. It will only take a couple of minutes to update your smartphone. 


To subscribe to the calendar on the iPhone is pretty painless. Simply click on the Subscribe link. Your iPhone should pop up a message asking if you want to subscribe to the calendar. Say yes, and the Raleigh NC Chapter calendar should now appear in the list of calendars on your iPhone. Alternately you can go to the Raleigh NC Chapter calendar page and click the Subscribe link that appears at the top and bottom of the page.
Note: There has been a reported instance or two that the link does not work. If that happens please update the link to;
webcal:// (notice that this link has three w's and a period in front of raleighhog)

It has been brought to my attention that some iPhone user's do not use the supplied calendar but instead have imported and use a Google calendar. If this is you, you'll need to follow the steps outlined in the Android section to update that calendar. 


Adding the Raleigh NC Chapter calendar to your Android phone isn't quite as easy. Bear in mind that with all the different flavors of the Android operating system out there, these are pretty general instructions. Clicking on the link on the calendar page, or even the link above in the iPhone section, won't subscribe to the calendar. In order to subscribe on an Android, you'll need to sign into your Google account on a PC or Mac. Don't have a Google account you say? Even if you don't use it, the Android operating system more or less makes you set one up during the initial setup of the phone (kind of like iCloud on the iPhone).  While it is not required to use the phone, it is necessary to be able to download apps (like Facebook) and use other features. If you are not sure what your Google account username is, on your phone check out Settings, then Accounts, and you should see it listed there somewhere.

Once you have your Google username (and hopefully password) you'll need to sign into your Google account on your PC or Mac. Once you've signed in, click on the Google Apps link (it looks like a square of dots) in the upper right corner of the browser window. This should display a grid of apps that looks like the grid below. Click Calendar.

This will bring you to your Google Calendar screen. On the left side of the calendar screen, look for Other Calendars and click the plus sign next to it.

When you click the plus sign, a menu will pop up. From the menu, choose From URL as pictured below.

Now we're getting to the good part. You'll want to copy this URL - webcal:// and paste it into the 'From URL' box on the page that pops up. Once you've pasted the link into the URL of calendar box - click the Add Calendar button.

That's it!  You have added the Raleigh NC Chapter Event Calendar to your Google Calendar. 

It will take a few minutes for the calendar to show up on the list of calendars on your phone.
Depending on how you have the calendars set up on your phone, you may need to go into your calendar screen on the phone and select the calendar and/or turn on sync so that changes made to the Raleigh NC Chapter Chapter Event Calendar show on your phone.
If you have any trouble with adding the calendar, or if it's not updating for you, just send an email to webmaster@raleighhog and we'll help you out.


Thank you to Roger L. of the Great Salt Lake Chapter for compiling this information. 


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