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You calendar in Jobber can sync with your favourite calendar app, so that you can set up reminders about your appointments or view your Jobber calendar alongside your personal appointments. The calendar sync is one-way from Jobber into your calendar app. This means that you will see your Jobber appointments in your calendar app, but you won't see any of your personal appointments in your Jobber account. Calendars will pull information from 2 weeks in the past and 20 weeks in the future from the current date when the sync is initiated. Syncing is not in real time and how frequently data is pulled may vary based on the calendar app you're using and your settings in that app.
Some common examples of popular calendars you can sync with include:
- Google calendar
- Apple iCal (iPhone/iPad calendar)
- iCloud calendar
- Yahoo calendar
- Mozilla Thunderbird
- Microsoft Outlook
How to sync your Jobber calendar
To get started with calendar syncing start on the calendar and select More Actions > Set Up Calendar Sync. When you click this button, this screen will appear:
Check or uncheck the types of items you would like to sync to your calendar application.
Next, click Copy next to the URL.
You can then go to the calendar application that you want to sync Jobber to and add that copied URL to subscribe to your Jobber calendar. Each program is slightly different and will have an area to add a calendar by URL.
Below we have steps for adding your URL from Jobber into two common calendar apps:
Syncing with Google Calendar
Note: Google calendar will only pull information from Jobber approximately every 12 hours, with no option to refresh your calendar or run a sync. If you are looking for a quicker calendar sync, Apple's calendar (which can be set for every 5 minutes) or another calendar software might be a better fit. Additionally, Google calendar can only sync a limit of 1111 items at a time. If you surpass that limit the sync will automatically halt.
Open Google calendar. On the left, click the down arrow beside Other Calendar and click Add by URL.
A prompt box will then open, where you can paste the URL copied from Jobber.
Now that the calendar URL has been added, to change the name of your Jobber calendar so that it's not an URL, in Google calendar:
1. Click the Gear icon in the top right corner of Google calendar and click Calendar Settings.
2. Click the Calendars tab along the top of the page.
3. Click your Jobber calendar link at the bottom of the page. It will begin with "http://getjobber.com/".
4. Change the calendar name to whatever you prefer.
Syncing with Apple iPhone Calendar
- Select the Settings icon on your home screen.
- Select Calendar.
3. Select Accounts.
4. Select Add Account.
5. Select Other.
6. Select Add Subscribed Calendar.
7. Paste the calendar URL from Jobber into the field here.