Export iPhone Calendar to Computer

This article guides you on how to back up iPhone calendars to your computer.

Visit our Droid Transfer page if you need to back up Android calendars instead.

How to back up your iPhone, iPod or iPad Calendars

Step 1: Download and install TouchCopy.

Step 2: Run TouchCopy and connect your iPhone, iPod or iPad with a USB cable.

Step 3: Open the Calendars section and choose the calendars you wish to save.

Step 4: Choose an export format in the toolbar at the top of TouchCopy:

  • iCal: Click "Save as iCal" (PC) or "Copy to Mac"
  • CSV: Click "Save as CSV" (PC) or "Copy to CSV" (Mac)

Step 5: Select where on your computer you would like to copy your calendar to and continue.

TouchCopy will transfer your selected calendars to your computer in your desired format. You can then import these to your usual calendar manager.

Copy iPhone calendar to computer using TouchCopy

Detailed Descriptions of the steps can be found below.

What TouchCopy can do with your calendars

TouchCopy enables you to save your calendars from your device to your PC or Mac. The instructions below also provide details on how to transfer calendars copied by TouchCopy to another iOS device using iTunes or Finder.

To view calendars in TouchCopy, click the "Calendars" icon in the category list.

TouchCopy will show all your device's calendars and events by default. You can uncheck a calendar in TouchCopy to deselect it and remove its events from the calendar preview in TouchCopy.

Navigate around your calendars and events in TouchCopy by using the calendar grid and navigational arrows to browse through days, weeks, months and years.

Copying your iPod and iOS device Calendars to your computer

In TouchCopy, click the Calendar feature from the list on the left. This will display the calendars stored on your device.

As all calendars on the device are checked by default, you can simply click the button to copy as iCal or CSV to save all calendars at once.

To copy individual calendars, uncheck any calendars you don't wish to copy before proceeding.

Export format options:

  • "Save as iCal" (PC) / "Copy to Mac". iCal is the standardized format for saving digital calendars.
  • "Save as CSV" (PC) / "Copy to CSV" (Mac). You can open CSV files in spreadsheet management apps like Microsoft Excel and Apple Numbers.

All important Calendar information will be saved to your iCal or CSV files, including event names, times, and dates.

If you wish, you can then import your iCal files to your Outlook or Calendar app, you can double-click an iCal file which will open your default calendar app on your computer. Outlook / Calendar will then prompt you to add this calendar to your existing calendar. For multiple files, in Outlook / Calendar app, go to File -> Import... and select all of your iCal files. You'll then import them into your existing calendar.

Importing saved iCal Calendars to another iOS device

Once your Calendar/Outlook app has been populated with your iCal files, you can then use iTunes (or the Finder app on macOS Catalina or higher) to sync your calendars with another iOS device.

  1. Connect your new iPhone, iPad or iPod to your computer using a USB cable.
  2. Open iTunes (or Finder if using macOS Catalina or higher) and select your device.
  3. Select the 'Info' tab and check "Sync Calendars...".
  4. In iTunes, choose your address book program which contains the contacts saved by TouchCopy.
    In Finder optionally choose specific calendars if available.
  5. Click the "Apply" or "Sync" button to initiate the sync.
Import calendar to new iPhone

Note that iCloud needs to be disabled for calendar syncing to work. On your new iPhone, go to "Settings" > Your username > "iCloud" and disable iCloud for the Calendars app.

Check out our guide for more ways to sync outlook with your iPhone.

Publisher: Wide Angle Software