How to add shared Office 365 calendar to MacOS Calendar App


Many users are not fans of Microsoft, preferring to have products based on the Mac OS system. Those users want to know how to take advantage of their shared Office 365 calendar on the Mac OS calendar app. Fortunately, Apple and Microsoft allow you to integrate your Office 365 shared calendar with the Mac calendar app. So in this post, I will show you how to achieve that.

Apple and Microsoft allow you to integrate your shared Office 365 calendar with your Mac OS device. To add your Office 365 shared account, go into the Calendar app and navigate to the “Accounts” option. Once you have added your Office 365 credentials to the Mac calendar app, you can use your calendar from Office 365 on your Mac calendar. You will also need an up-to-date Apple calendar; you can learn more about the prerequisites by clicking here.

  • Firstly, open the calendar app on your Mac OS device. 
  • After that, click on “Calendar.” 
  • From the dropdown, choose “Accounts.” 
  • Click on “Microsoft Exchange.” 
  • Input your Office 365 credentials. 
  • Click on “Sign in.” 
  • View the Account summary page and click on “Continue.” 
  • Select the apps that you will need to use with the calendar. 
  • Click on “Done” to complete the process. 

Upon completion, you will have managed to apply your Office 365 shared calendar to your Mac OS Calendar app. You will be able to have your own private Office calendar and any shared calendars you have on your Office 365 network. 

If you go back to the main calendar homepage, you can click on the small calendar icon in the top left corner and choose the shared calendar from the Exchange column. Any shared calendars on the Office 365 network will be applied to the Mac OS calendar with the correct permissions so you can maintain the edits if necessary. You will apply the visual layout on the Mac OS calendar to the Office 365 calendar if you decide to use it in the Mac OS program.

A further guide on how to add a shared Office 365 calendar to the MacOS Calendar app

You can follow the detailed tutorial below if you need additional help with the process. The tutorial includes resources, such as screenshots, to assist you in navigating the more challenging parts of the process.

Applying your credentials or adding a new calendar to the Mac OS Calendar app are two stages for which you may require visual assistance. Many users who visit our site will advise using the comprehensive guide to address the problems swiftly and independently. Please read through to better understand how to add a shared Office 365 calendar to the MacOS Calendar app.

  • Firstly, open the calendar app on your Mac OS device.  

To begin the process, you must open the Apple calendar on your Mac OS device. To do that, you can either go into the Launchpad and locate the application or click on (Command + Space) and then type in calendar to find the app.

  • After that, click on “Calendar.”  

On Mac OS devices, the applications you open have the menu bar permanently attached to the top of the display. You will need to click on the Calendar option in the top menu bar, which houses the essential tools to help you apply your Office 365 calendar. The content that makes up the calendar application is a separate unit that can be altered to fit any location on your display. 

  • From the dropdown, choose “Accounts.”  

The calendar tab is a dropdown that you will need to select. From that dropdown, you will need to click on the option called “Accounts.” Then you will be able to manage any pre-existing accounts or add new accounts, which we will be doing in this example. 

  • Click on “Microsoft Exchange.”  

Office 365 uses Microsoft Exchange to incorporate its different programs with third-party software such as the Mac OS calendar. Microsoft Exchange will allow you to incorporate the calendar information onto the Apple calendar. Click on “Microsoft Exchange,” and you can continue by adding the credentials. 

  • Input your Office 365 credentials.  
  • Click on “Sign in.”  
  • View the Account summary page and then click on “Continue.”  
  • Select the apps that will need to be used with the calendar.  
  • Click on “Done” to complete the process. 

Prerequisites for adding a shared Office 365 calendar to the MacOS Calendar app

These instructions should work with previous versions of Apple Calendar/iCalendar. However, you should know that some file locations could alter. So please use the correct version of Apple Calendar with the OS system.

To alter the permissions on your shared calendars, you will also need Microsoft Outlook set up on a Mac or Windows computer with an account that has administrator access to Office 365.

Users cannot add their Office 365 calendars to the Mac OS Calendar

When you set up your calendar in the Mac OS Calendar app using the steps provided, you must apply an additional application to your Office 365 calendar to ensure it works correctly. If you have gone through the process shown above and you cannot add the Office 365 calendar to your Mac OS program, you may need to apply additional settings.

  • Firstly, open “System Preferences.” 
  • Now click on “Internet Accounts.” 
  • Choose the account you recently applied to, which is your Microsoft Exchange account. 
  • Ensure you have checked the “Contacts” box to complete the process. 

You must carry out these additional steps to ensure that the calendar works correctly with the contacts that have been applied. If you do not go through this process, the calendar will not be able to verify on your Mac OS calendar, and you may not get access to the shared calendar.

Conclusion

Thank you for reading our content on how you can add your Office 365 shared calendar to your Mac OS calendar. I provided the steps on how you can achieve this as well as an in-depth guide if you need further assistance.

We must use the second section of the guide to ensure that contracts have been selected on your Office 365 account that has been applied to the Mac OS calendar. Sometimes the Office 365 calendar may not work correctly; this is why I have provided these steps to ensure that you can overcome these issues. If you require further assistance with the steps, drop a comment below, and we will address them.

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