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How to Add an ICS file to Google Calendar (Easiest Way in 2024)

In this article, we will show you how to add ICS (Internet Calendar Schedule) files to a Google Calendar. Simply follow the process below.

How to Add an ICS file to Google Calendar

"ICS" stands for iCalendar (or Internet Calendar Schedule) file format. It is used by several email and calendar programs, including Microsoft Outlook, Google Calendar, and Apple Calendar. It allows users to store and exchange calendar information such as events, appointments, and tasks. Follow the process below to add .ics files to Google Calendar. 

1. Click on Settings Gear Icon in Google Calendar

Locate and click the gear icon in the top right corner of your Google Calendar page. This will open a dropdown menu where you should select "Settings."

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2. Navigate to 'Import & Export' in Settings Menu

In the settings menu, find the "Import & Export" section. This may be listed on the left side or within the tabs across the top of the settings page.

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3. Choose 'Import' Tab in 'Import & Export' Section

Within the "Import & Export" section, select the tab labeled "Import." This is specifically for adding new calendar events via an ICS file.

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4. Upload ICS File from Your Computer

Click on the button that says “Select file from your computer.” Browse your files and select the ICS file you wish to import into your Google Calendar.

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5. Select the Destination Calendar for Import

If you have more than one calendar, use the dropdown menu to select which calendar you want the ICS file's events to be added to. This ensures the events go into the correct calendar.

6. Confirm Import by Clicking the 'Import' Button

After selecting your ICS file and the destination calendar, click the “Import” button. This will start the process of adding the events from your ICS file to the chosen calendar.

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7. Verify Successful Import with Confirmation Message

After clicking import, wait for a confirmation message to appear. This indicates that the import is successful. Check your calendar to see the newly added events.

We hope that you now have a better understanding of how to add ICS to Google Calendar. If you enjoyed this article, you might also like our article on how to add someone to Google Calendar or our article on how to propose a new time in Google Calendar. 

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