It’s possible to subscribe to your Genbook calendar directly on your iPhone or iPad, even if you don’t use iCloud. The instructions are the same for both devices, so we’ll use the iPhone in all the examples below.
Before you do anything else, enable URL Synchronization on your Staff Details page. Then, follow the steps below:
1. Email yourself the Subscription URL
Copy and paste the Subscription URL into an email to yourself, which you can then open from your phone. Open the email with the URL in your Apple Mail (or other mail app).
2. Tap the URL in your email, then tap Subscribe when prompted
If you’re able to subscribe this way, move directly to step 6 from here. If not, follow the alternate process below.
OR (Alternate Steps 2-5):
2. Copy the Subscription URL on your phone
Tap and hold your finger on the URL to select it. Choose “Copy” from the options that appear at the bottom of the page.
3. Add the Calendar subscription under Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars
Navigate to Settings, then scroll down to and click “Mail, Contacts, Calendars”. There, click “Add Account“.
On the following screen, choose the “Other” option at the bottom of the list.
Then, click “Add Subscribed Calendar” under the Calendars heading (the option at the bottom of the next screen).
4. Paste the Subscription URL in the Server field
On the next screen, tap and hold your finger in the field next to the word “Server”. When the option appears, click Paste, to paste the Subscription URL you just copied from that email you sent yourself. Then, click Next.
5. Save the Subscribed Calendar on your phone
On the next screen, you can edit the subscribed Genbook calendar’s Description (the name it will be given in your iPhone’s Calendar) and save it on your phone. (We don’t recommend setting a username, password, removing alarms or enabling SSL.) Tap “Save” to save the subscription.
Your Genbook Calendar subscription should now appear in your list of synced and subscribed calendars.
6. Set your “Fetch” (update) preferences
On the main “Mail, Contacts, Calendars” screen in Settings, click “Fetch New Data”. Locate the Genbook calendar and make sure the “schedule” of updates is set to “Fetch” (NOT “Manual”). This ensures your Genbook Calendar subscription updates automatically at the interval of your choosing (instead of only updating when you have the Calendar app open). We recommend the shortest Fetch interval possible, so that your iPhone’s calendar can be as up to date as possible with your Genbook appointments.
That’s all it takes to ensure your Genbook calendar appears on your iPhone/iPad Calendar.
Now, your recent and upcoming Genbook appointments are always backed up and visible right on your phone.
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