Saturday, January 08, 2011

How to import facebook birthdays to your WIndows Phone calendar

Step 1: Use the Birthday Exporter facebook app http://apps.facebook.com/ical_exporter/

Step 2: Save the ICS file that it generates

Step 3: Open up the ICS file in a text editor. Preferably one that can record macros. To each VEVENT entry in the ICS file (demarcated by BEGIN:VEVENT and END:VEVENT) add the following two tags:
X-MICROSOFT-CDO-BUSYSTATUS:FREE
TRANSP:TRANSPARENT

Step 4: Go to the Windows Live Calendar that is linked to your Windows Phone account. Click on “Subscribe”, click “Import from an ICS file” and then import the file into your calendar.

Step 5: Wait a while. Your calendar on the phone will reflect the new entries shortly

 

Note 1: Step 3 is important, otherwise you will be shown as busy on the calendar, and windows phone will report conflicts on the calendar (shown with two arrows pointing towards each other diagonally)

Note 2: Currently windows phone only syncs the primary calendar of the live id. If you don’t want to mess up the primary calendar, create a new throwaway live id and import it into that calendar. Add that account on your phone, and choose to sync only the calendar.

1 comment:

  1. Sync Facebook Birthdays To Calendar in your Windows Phone ( Easy and Correct Method)

    http://windowsphonefanboy.blogspot.in/2013/09/tutorial-how-to-sync-facebook-birthdays.html

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