How to export Google Calendar data to an ICS file?

If you have events stored in a Google Calendar that you want to use elsewhere or that you want to share with others, you can export Google Calendar data to an ICS file. Most scheduling and calendar apps support this format.

Exporting events from Google Calendar is a very simple process that only takes a minute. Once you’ve backed up your calendar data to an ICS file, you can import the calendar events directly into a different program like Outlook, or store the file for backup purposes.

See How to Import ICS Calendar Files if you need to use an ICS file that someone else has exported for you. Also, read our guide on How to Create a New Google Calendar if you need to share a Google Calendar with someone based on a new calendar with new events.

Export events from Google Calendar

Here’s how to export Google Calendar calendars from a computer using the latest version of Google Calendar (see the next section if you’re not using the latest version):

  1. Open Google Calendar.

    Or you can go directly to Step 5 by going directly to the Import and Export page.

  2. Click or tap the Settings menu button near the top right of the page (the one that looks like a gear).
  3. Choose Settings from that menu.
  4. On the left side of the page, select Import and Export .
  5. At this point, you can export all your calendars from Google Calendar to separate ICS files at once or export a specific calendar to ICS.

    To export all Google Calendar data from each calendar, select EXPORT at the bottom right of the page to create a ZIP file containing the ICS files for each calendar.

  6. To export a single calendar, select the calendar on the left side of the page under Settings for my calendars . Choose Integrate Calendar from the submenu, and then copy the secret address URL in iCal section format .

The steps to export a Google Calendar are different if you’re using the classic version of Google Calendar:

  1. Select the Settings button at the top right of the page.
  2. Select Settings when the menu is displayed.
  3. Open the Calendars tab .
  4. At the bottom of the My Calendars section , select Export Calendars to save each calendar in the ICS format.

To export a single calendar from Google Calendar, click or tap the calendar from this page, then use the Export this calendar link from the bottom of the next page.