You can subscribe to Team Calendars from your iPhone or iPad device using the built-in Apple Calendar for iOS. This method may also work for other mobile calendar apps that support the ability to subscribe to calendar URLs.

There are two ways to synchronize your calendar in iOS:

  • Two-way sync (CalDAV) - allows you to view and update Team Calendar events in iOS. Requires Team Calendars (available with Confluence Premium).

  • One-way sync (iCal) - allows you to view — but not update — Team Calendar events in iOS.

Subscribe with two-way synchronization (CalDAV)

Two-way synchronization allows you to view and update Team Calendar events in iOS.

These instructions are for iPhone running iOS 14 or later. Your version may differ slightly. 

You will need the following:

  • Confluence API token (this will be your password)

  • Confluence server address

To get your Confluence API token

In Confluence:

  1. Select your profile picture in the top nav > Settings

  2. Under YOUR SETTINGS, select Password

  3. In the API token section, select the link Create and manage API tokens

  4. Select Create API token

  5. Name your API token, select Create, and then select Copy (you won’t be able to copy this later)

To get your Confluence server address

In Confluence:

  1. In the top nav, choose Apps > Calendars.

  2. Select the the More actions menu (•••) for your calendar in the side nav and choose Subscribe.

  3. In the Calendar app dropdown, select Apple Calendar (iOS).

    • If prompted, add the calendar to My Calendars. If you don’t add it to My Calendars, it won’t sync.

  4. Copy the server address.

    1. Because Apple Calendar supports calendar discovery, this will be your Confluence URL, not the URL of an individual calendar. You'll be able to choose which calendars (that you've added to My Calendars) to sync in the app.

To subscribe to a Team Calendar in the Apple Calendar app on iOS

On your iOS device:

  1. Go to Settings > Calendar > Accounts > Add account.

  2. Select OtherAdd CalDAV account.

  3. Enter the server address you copied earlier from Confluence.

  4. In Username field, add the email account linked to your Confluence account.

  5. In the Password field, paste the API token you copied from Confluence.

  6. In the Apple Calendar iOS app, select Calendars and select the calendars you want to display. 

Subscribe with one-way synchronization (iCal)

One-way synchronization means that you can view — but not update — Team Calendar events in your Apple Calendar iOS app. 

To subscribe with one-way synchronization:

  1. Open Confluence.

  2. In the top nav, choose Apps > Calendars.

  3. Select the the More actions menu (•••) for your calendar in the side nav and choose Subscribe.

  4. In the Calendar app dropdown, select iCal.

  5. Copy the server address.

  6. Open your Apple Calendar iOS app.

  7. Go to Settings > Calendar > Accounts > Add account.

  8. Choose Other > Add Subscribed Calendar.

  9. Paste the server address and select Next.

  10. Enter any other required information and select Save.

You can now view — but not edit — Team Calendar events in Apple Calendar for iOS.