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Getting google calendar to see hotmail calendar on 10+

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by texmaster, Aug 28, 2019.

  1. texmaster

    texmaster Lurker
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    We had a note 3 and 4 and now have the 10+. The wife had been using google calendar on her old phone and wants to continue to do so on the note 10 but for the LIFE of me I cannot figure out how to get this google calendar app to see her hotmail calendar. I've got the outlook app configured for her email but she hates the calendar that comes with it. I have desperately tried to add her hotmail account to accounts under general settings but it claims it already exists so it cant be added and of course is never seen to be added under google's calendar as a result

    Can someone save my sanity?
     



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  2. CmdrBond

    CmdrBond Well-Known Member

    Sometimes you need to set calendars up on a computer...

    Also, make sure it's "visible", there may be a "closed eye" next to it, if there is, clocc on it to open it.

    I can't offer any more advice right now, but i hope that helps.
     
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  3. marctronixx

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    yeah sounds like you just dont have it visible.
     
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  4. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    what about the calendar's settings? it should be there. i just checked on my note 10+. there should be an option to add accounts.....it is not under the general phone's settings, just to be sure.
     
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  5. texmaster

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    Yeah I checked there and its got my gmail account but none of the hotmail ones.

    And I can't find any setting on the web outlook on my computer to make it "visible"

    Its maddening.
     
  6. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    you should be able to add the acct right from your calendar's settings. its not there because you have not added it yet.
     
  7. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    I remember that when MS replaced the Outlook.com app with the Outlook app my Outlook calendars were no longer visible to other calendar apps: it was like Outlook was designed to keep the accounts internal to itself. I clung to the old Outlook.com app long after Microsoft declared it was defunct just to make the calendars visible, but eventually they did cut it off.

    When I started using Nine as an email app the Outlook and Exchange calendars became visible to other apps. That's probably not the solution you want, as Nine is a relatively expensive paid app (though "relatively" is important: phone apps are ridiculously cheap, so even an expensive one is not expensive in real terms), but maybe you can add the Hotmail calendar account through something other than Outlook and get it that way?
     
  8. CmdrBond

    CmdrBond Well-Known Member

    Then there may be an option in outlook/Hotmail you have to set so other apps/platforms can import the data.

    I think you have to do this to let Gmail read your Hotmail/Outlook mail (although it's been a long time since I meddled with those settings).

    Again, this might be something that is only available to configure on a PC (or through your browser set to desktop mode)
     
  9. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    That's possible: I would never have considered configuring on a PC as I don't use Outlook on a computer. Back when I last had Outlook installed on my phone there was no such option (believe me, I looked!), but that was a couple of years ago.

    (My MS account primarily exists as a backup: I've had Google's subscriptions to shared (non-Google) calendars fall over a few times over the years, so like to have an alternative I can switch to by just toggling visibilities. Plus I refuse to be dependent on any individual company, so for anything important I always have alternatives in place).
     
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