1. STM 69's Avatar
    I currently have an oPhone 4 that is due for an upgrade. Trying to decide between the iPhone 5 & Lumia 920; I realize there's been very limited hands-on info about the Lumia (especially anything that doesn't involve the camera), but hoping someone may have tried this with a WP7 device & had some success.

    Everyone in my family has iPhones - like (I assume) may families, we have several calendars that we try to keep current among everyone with kids' sports schedules, parents schedules, etc. Currently everything is on iCloud, so it all syncs nicely.

    I've gotten bored with the iPhone & was disappointed to see no ;oak screen notifications in iOS6, so for these & other reasons I'm considering the 920 - problem is that I need to find some way to get my iCloud calendars (I don't use iCloud contacts & I already know how to include mail if I want it) into Outlook & WP8.

    Any one have any ideas? Thanks in advance!
    09-16-2012 10:26 PM
  2. cluberti's Avatar
    As far as I am aware, Apple has not opened the iCloud APIs to 3rd party developers, and hasn't developed anything for Windows Phone (only full Windows OS).
    09-16-2012 10:33 PM
  3. brmiller1976's Avatar
    Importing calendars from iCloud to Windows Live/Hotmail is not easy. Apparently, you cannot even create a local copy.

    That's part of the danger of going for a bite of Apple services -- once you're dependent, you're locked in and it's hard to uproot and move on.

    Fortunately, it looks like you can import it into Google Calendar, which IS supported by Windows Phone. Here's a YouTube link:

    09-17-2012 01:33 AM
  4. cinek's Avatar
    you can backup your phones calendars to MS outlook - that'll store your local copy and then if possible (don't have a WP phone) import it to the lumia

    also found this: iCloud: How to back up iCloud data
    09-17-2012 04:00 AM
  5. ImmortalWarrior's Avatar
    Like these guys have said, I don't think it is easy to port your iCloud Calendar data to another service, but WP7 has full support for shared calendars. I use my Live address and any calendar entry that I put in that needs more than one attendee, I simply add members and when they accept, it gets added to their calendars.

    I also use Outlook to manage my calendars on my PC, which of course syncs up perfectly. I can also use the web UI at microsoft account to do the same if I'm not on my home machine. It is just as capable, if not more so, but I doubt it will be as clean. Meaning that it does require a tad of manual intervention (ie. inviting people to calendar events), but other than that, seamless.
    09-17-2012 10:22 AM
  6. STM 69's Avatar
    Importing calendars from iCloud to Windows Live/Hotmail is not easy. Apparently, you cannot even create a local copy.

    That's part of the danger of going for a bite of Apple services -- once you're dependent, you're locked in and it's hard to uproot and move on.

    Fortunately, it looks like you can import it into Google Calendar, which IS supported by Windows Phone. Here's a YouTube link:

    That's Lylify, but I get the idea. Looks like I can do just about the same thing with Outlook.com (fmr Hotmail) calendar as I was with iCloud. Can't port it over but can just start use as of the date I get the phone.

    Thanks all-


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    09-23-2012 08:16 AM
  7. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    My wife just came into a similar situation. Her nephew is expecting their first baby and will be posting pics all over iCloud periodically since their grandparents have iJunk. Is there a back door way for her to be able to sync those photo's to her 8X? I'm downloading iCloud to my PC in hopes I can sync copies to OneNote. Any ideas?
    02-11-2013 08:10 PM
  8. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    Nevermind. I just realized that you need to first setup iCloud via iOS account. And it's not accessible via the web. Stupid hipster software.
    02-11-2013 08:50 PM
  9. realwarder's Avatar
    My wife just came into a similar situation. Her nephew is expecting their first baby and will be posting pics all over iCloud periodically since their grandparents have iJunk. Is there a back door way for her to be able to sync those photo's to her 8X? I'm downloading iCloud to my PC in hopes I can sync copies to OneNote. Any ideas?

    Not sure what the goal is here. Surely the nephew posting to iCloud can just share those through a shared web link or post to Facebook for friends to see etc.
    02-11-2013 09:01 PM

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