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How To: Add the .bowl Events calendar to your phone

A quick guide on how to subscribe to our events calendar on your phone

Your smartphone’s Calendar provides you the ability to access calendars created by other people, like .bowl, and see those events on your phone.

An Internet Calendar, or .ics file, is the standard for exchanging calendar information. Apple Calendar (iOS/MacOS), Microsoft Outlook, and Google Calendar (Android) all support the .ics standard.

We have made our Events calendar available for everyone to automatically subscribe to. If you have issues however here is a quick guide to subscribing manually.

How to add calendar subscriptions to your iPhone or iPad

To add our event calendar subscription on your iPhone or iPad, do one of the following:

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad
  2. Scroll down and tap on Passwords and Accounts
  3. Under ACCOUNTS tap on Add Account
  4. Tap on Other
  5. Under CALENDARS tap on Add Subscribed Calendar (near the bottom of the screen)
  6. Copy our calendar .ics link text here: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/44937369bb3f4f3f81d68dec27691b7c@dotbowl.com/7478930403db44afb07ef14ec7cb34c32867526900979182568/calendar.ics
  7. Paste (or type) the bold text from step 6. and tap Next in the top right corner
  8. The calendar is now verified and a Subscription screen appears showing details on the new subscribed calendar
  9. You shouldn't need to enter any username, password, or change the SSL information but we recommend you change the name of the calendar to .bowl Events so you can easily identify it in the future
  10. Tap Save in the top right
  11. The new calendar should now appear in the Subscribed Calendars
  12. Now change to the Apple Calendar app, our Events calendar should now appear in the calendar list. Change the name to .bowl Events and select your preferred colour for the calendar
  13. You're ready to go and when we add an event it will automatically show in your calendar!
  14. Now come visit us at an event.....!

How to add calendar subscriptions to your Android phone or tablet

Setup your Google Calendar

Please read this official Google Help Centre article if you need further assistance.

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar
  2. On the left, next to 'Other Calendars' select 'Add other Calendars', then 'From URL'
  3. Copy our calendar .ics link text here: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/44937369bb3f4f3f81d68dec27691b7c@dotbowl.com/7478930403db44afb07ef14ec7cb34c32867526900979182568/calendar.ics
  4. Paste (or type) the bold text from step 3. into the 'URL of Calendar' box, click 'Add calendar'
  5. You will see our calendar subscription appear under "Settings for other calendars"
  6. Select the newly added .bowl Events calendar, this will now open the 'Calendar settings'
  7. Change the name if you wish to .bowl Events and add Event notifications and any Other nofications if you wish
  8. Go back to the main Google Calendar page and confirm you can see our calendar and our scheduled events are appearing in the calendar grid

Sync Calendar with a phone or tablet

Please read this official Google Help Centre article if you need further assistance.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, ensure you have the Google Calendar app. Download the App from Google Play if required
  2. When you open the Google Calendar Android app, all of your events will be synced with your Google Calendar
  3. You're ready to go and when we add an event it will automatically show in your calendar!
  4. Now come visit us at an event.....!

I don't see the Google Calendar app in Google Play

If you don't see the Google Calendar app, you might have an older version of Android that doesn't work with the Google Calendar app.

Troubleshoot sync problems

If events you created or updated aren't showing in the Google Calendar app, learn how to fix sync problems.

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