How to Sync an iPad Calendar

By Bennett Gavrish

The Apple iPad device comes with a calendar application for viewing events and scheduling new ones. You can choose to manage your calendar right on the iPad or sync its data with a Mac or PC computer. Mac users can sync iPad calendars with the iCal program, while Windows users can only sync calendar data from Microsoft Outlook. No matter what type of computer you are using, you must configure iPad calendar syncing through the iTunes application.

Things You'll Need

  • iPad
  • iPad USB transfer cable
  • Mac or PC computer.

Step 1

Launch the iTunes application on your Mac or PC computer.

Step 2

Connect your iPad to your computer using an iPad USB transfer cable.

Step 3

Click on the iPad icon that appears under the "Devices" heading on the left side of the iTunes window.

Step 4

Go to the "Info" tab at the top of the iPad configuration window.

Step 5

Check the box next to "Sync calendars" and then choose the application that you want to use as the source of your calendar data. Mac users should select "iCal," and Windows users should select "Outlook."

Step 6

Choose the "All calendars" option if you want iTunes to automatically transfer all of your calendar data to your iPad. Otherwise, you may use the checkboxes in the lower part of the window to specify exactly which calendars you want to sync.

Step 7

Hit the "Apply" button in the lower-right corner of the screen to save the settings and sync your iPad.