Posted by jonathan at 8:01am EST on 03/11/2009
This tutorial will teach you how to synchronize your Facebook events calendar to your Google Calendar and then to your iPhone.
First off, you need to have a Facebook account and have events that you are attending.
Step 1: Go to http://apps.facebook.com/fbcalendar/. You will see two images as seen below. Click “Allow” to add access to your Facebook account.
Step 2: Grant access to the Facebook app to actually get the data from your account.
Step 3: Grant access to the Facebook app for offline access, this is just a good idea to do anyway.
Step 4: Select the calendar you want to sync to Google Calendar. There are 5 options. Select one of them and then below that, you will see 4 icons. iCal, Outlook, Sunbird, and Google Calendar. Click on Google Calendar. The image below covers up the icon, but it’s right below the dropdown.
Step 5: Clicking on the Google Calendar image will bring you to Google Calendar where you want to click on “Yes, add this calendar” and it will then start subscribing to your Facebook events.
NOTE: It takes 10 or 15 minutes before the events sync up for the first time.
What’s the result?
Next steps, syncing to the iPhone!
The next step is to sync your Google Calendar to your iPhone. This is done via Google’s native Microsoft Exchange support and how it syncs up your contacts and calendar.
Below is an overview of how the syncing process works.