Questions & Answers

General

Cannot open links anymore

Please install “iCal Link Catcher” to open iCalendar links without correct file extension:

Playstore: iCal Link Catcher
Direct download: iCal Link Catcher

License problems

Please make sure you have a running internet connection so the license can be checked.

Free version will check your license only once.

Pro version will make a few checks within a given timerange.

App tells me essential providers are missing

Security software
Please grant the app permissions to:
★calendar provider
★accounts (if you are using caldav, the encryption feature or an android version prior 4.2)

Custom rom
Make sure you have the calendar provider installed correctly.

Export calendars to SD-Card (Kitkat and above)

To use your SD-Card for exporting calendars you have to choose “Document provider” instead of “Internal/External storage”.
Then you can click on “Select/Create file”.
The document provider picker will open.
When opening the drawer on the left, you will see all possible locations where you can store your file.
If you don’t see your SD-Card, open the menu.
There should be a entry “Show SD-Card”. When clicking on this, you will have a new “SD-Card” entry in your drawer.
Click on it, choose the directory and enter a filename (file extension .ics is recommended) at the bottom of the screen.
Then click on save.

Can I sync also contacts and todos?

Unfortunately not, iCal Import/Export only supports events.

Calendar not visible in Calendar App

Click on “Edit Calendars”, choose your calendar and click on the “Edit” Button.
Now check the boxes “Visible” and “Synchable” and click on the red button at the bottom.
The calendars should be visible now.

New calendars will have this options enabled per default.

Import

Events not modifyable after import

Possibility 1)
If you import into a calendar which is connected to a syncadapter (i.e.: gmail,…), events become editable after it is synced by the syncadapter.
If you don’t like that just create a local calendar (“Edit calendars” -> “Create calendar”) and import into this one.

Possibility 2)
You’re imported events maybe unmodifyable because the imported organizer is not the calendar owner.
To fix this select the option “Discard organizer” in the “Import settings”.
If you import you’re events with this option you should be able to modify the events.

Events with a recurrence rule and/or exclusions not visible after import

If you import into a calendar which is connected to a syncadapter (i.e.: gmail,…), events with a recurrence rule and/or exclusion become visible after it is synced by the syncadapter.

If you don’t like that just create a local calendar (“Edit calendars” -> “Create calendar”) and import into this one.

SSL Handshake problems

This problems mainly occurs when you have a bad internet connection, just try the operation again later.

If the problem stays, maybe the server certificate is not configured correctly.

What is the “Tag” feature?

All imported events from the given icalendar source get marked with the given “Tag”. If you make another import with the specified “Tag”, all events which were marked with this “Tag” and got deleted in the calendar source will also be deleted from your calendar.

If you use the “Tag” feature in a calendar not managed by iCal Import/Export a calendar called “iCal Import/Export Tag holder” will be created. This calendar is used to store the tag reference to the original events.

Export

Free Version

Pro buttons grayed out

Basically you can test all pro features for 14 days.

If the buttons are grayed out at first start, so please make sure you have a working internet connection. The internet connection is needed to load the license from my server. Maybe also my server is not reachable, so please try it again a little later.

Pro Version

Pro buttons grayed out

Pro version verifies your license over the google playstore. When you start the app please make sure you have a working internet connection.

After a few successfull checks within a given timespan, you don’t need a running internet connection. This is just to prevent people from buying the app, cancel the order, and continue to use it.

CalDAV

Remove CalDAV Account

1) Open the app.
2) Click on CalDAV.
3) Choose the account you would like to delete.

The account still works:
You will be forwarded to the calendar selection.
Untick all calendars showing under “Already connected calendars”.
Click on save.

The account doesn’t work anymore:
Click on “Delete account”.

The account is now removed.

Automatic synchronisation does not work

You created the synchronsiation with the app release before 12 June 2015

  • iCal Import/Export: Open App -> CalDAV -> Click on the header of the account -> wait for account checking -> click on save.
  • iCal Sync for CalDAV: Open App -> Click on the header of the account -> wait for account checking -> click on save.
  • iCal Sync for iCloud: Open App -> Click on the header of the account -> wait for account checking -> click on save.
  • Autosync should work now without problems, otherwise please reboot your phone. If it still not works, please read further.

    You created the synchronsiation with the app release after 12 June 2015
    The automatic synchronisation does only work if you enable automatic synchronisation system wide.
    Depending on your android version, there are different ways to enable it:

    • Settings -> Accounts -> Automatic synchronisation
    • Open the “Contacts” app, Menue -> Accounts -> Auto-sync app data
    • Pull down notificationsbar -> Sync

    Now ALL accounts will be synced. If you don’t like automatic synchronisation for all application, you have to deactivate this for each single account:

    • Settings -> Accounts -> Choose account to disable and deactivate synchronisation

iCloud login not possibe

1)
Please check if your username (Apple-Id) and password is correct.
You should be able to log in with the same credentials on icloud.com.
If this does not work please proceed to step 2).

2)
Please check if two-step verification is activated.
To check this please visit https://support.apple.com/de-de/HT204152 and follow the steps under “How do I set up two-step verification?”
If two-step verification is activated please set up an “app-specific” password for the app.
To create one please follow the steps on https://support.apple.com/de-de/HT204397.

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