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Calendar Sync

I've had my Tesla for two years and have used the iPhone calendar this entire time. I now started using the Google Calendar and can't seem to get it to sync.

1. Does Tesla sync to Google Calendar?
2. Does Tesla allow the use of multiple calendars?

Can anyone help? Thank you!

TeslaTap.com | 21 août 2018

No problem syncing to Google calendar via an Android phone. I sort of doubt it supports multiple calendars, but it should switch seamlessly between multiple linked phones (the first phone to connect via Bluetooth would be the calendar used). The Tesla app has to be running for it to work, and I think there is an option in the app to provide calendar info to the car - perhaps you have that option off?

henley-tesla | 21 août 2018

I'm getting all of my connected/sync'd Google calendars showing up on the Tesla (Android phone). I do have issues with "Calendar Not Updated" which seem to occur regardless of whether I've left the app running or not. As a work-around for this I've found going into the Tesla App and turning OFF "Calendar Sync" in settings, then turning it back ON again, will force an immediate update. If you've been updating what calendars are shown etc then that might help them display quicker?

TranzNDance | 21 août 2018

I don't know if it syncs with Google Calendar, but I sync my iOS calendar with Google. I am able to see multiple calendars.

EVRider | 21 août 2018

The Tesla app on your iPhone syncs your iPhone (iOS) calendar with the car, it doesn't directly sync with other calendar services. If you've set up your iPhone calendar to show Google calendar entries, then you'll see them in the car too.

rxlawdude | 21 août 2018

I've found some issues with some meetings (seems to be recurring meetings that's the commonality) no longer showing up (Android, using native Android mail client attached to MS-Exchange.)

This seems to have started with one of the updates earlier this year.

EVRider | 22 août 2018

I’ve heard that tentative meetings might not show up either, but I don’t know if that’s an issue with Google calendar; if I recall, the person who reported the issue was using MS Outlook or Exchange.

TeslaTap.com | 22 août 2018

I use Outlook and Android/Google calendar and Tesla does pick up recurring appointments for me. I've never set up a tentative appointment - I don't even see how to do this!

negrin33 | 22 août 2018

Thank you for the feedback!

I downloaded Google Calendar and nothing on the app will show up on my Tesla. The only things I see are the events and reminders I added to my iPhone calendar. I've tried everything and nada. Online help points me to connecting a gmail account, but the issue is the actual Google Calendar on my phone and Tesla not syncing to it.

rxlawdude | 22 août 2018

@Ttap, in Outlook, you can Accept, Tentative, or Decline a meeting invite. Tentative on the native Outlook calendar will have hash marks.

TranzNDance | 22 août 2018

You need to add your Google account to your iOS accounts list. In iOS settings, go to Accounts, then Add, then select Google.

rxlawdude | 22 août 2018

And oddly, today, a recurring meeting indeed is showing in the Tesla. WTF?

EVRider | 22 août 2018

@negrin33: Once you do what @TranzNDance suggested, you won’t need to keep the Google calendar app on your iPhone, you’ll access you Google calendar using the iPhone calendar. If you don’t see your Google calendar entries, go to iOS Settings, Accounts & Passwords, Google, and make sure Calendar is turned on.

rhys.wilson | 15 mai 2019

Dear Tesla - Please modify the Calendar app to read data from Google Calendar and Outlook/Exchange Calendar phone apps. Right now, Tesla app only syncs with Samsung Calendar, which will not sync with my firm's Exchange Server (Mobile Iron issue?). Help, please!

Ohmster | 16 mai 2019

Hmm. Mine syncs with every calendar I have. Several iCloud, a few Google, and one Outlook via an iPhone.

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EVRider | 16 mai 2019

The Tesla app syncs whatever calendar data is in your phone’s native calendar app. If you want to include other data, you need to sync that with your phone’s calendar. No reason why the Tesla app should support multiple calendars.

TeslaTap.com | 16 mai 2019

@rhys - To be a bit clearer, Tesla is using an industry standard to get calendar data from the phone,. If your phone is not synced to some other calendar source you want, that's a issue with the phone, not Tesla.

Now I suspect it's more likely one of these things are at fault:
1) Do you have the Tesla app installed on your phone?
2) Do you have the Tesla app running?
3) Does the Tesla app have allowed access to your calendar (some phones can block this)?
4) Is Bluetooth enabled and paired with the car?
5) The in-car calendar has options as to when it syncs - start with Always, and later change it to be more restrictive if it makes sense for your usage.

EVRider | 16 mai 2019

@TeslaTap: rhys said that he wants the Tesla app to sync calendars from other apps on his phone (Google and Outlook/Exchange), so it isn't that there's a problem -- the app is syncing the Samsumg Calendar as expected. The Tesla app doesn't do what rhys wants, and in my opinion, it shouldn't.

TeslaTap.com | 16 mai 2019

@EV - thanks for the clarification. I was answering the wrong question :)

TE51A | 23 juin 2019

I'll share you how I did multiple calendars including outlook work on my Tesla. By default Tesla all will sync with the calendar for the account you setup in calendar app on android.
I then went to outlook on web and published the calendar , this gives you an ICS url, copy that
Go to calendar.google.com and login to your Google account, click the subscribe to calendar and select by URL option, paste the link from outlook and all current and future appointments from outlook now go to your Google and therefore to Tesla.

Here is one important notice, the outlook sync is one way any changes you make to outlook events will not sync back to outlook, but changes in outlook sync to Google so you want to manage all your outlook events from outlook lol.

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Ralph | 15 août 2019

@TeslaTap
There are indeed reasons why people would want to use multiple calendars synced to the Tesla. The easiest to understand is that you have a business calendar and a private calendar.

Where I follow your argument is that Tesla decided to sync what is available in the iPhone (or other phone) calendar app. So, Tesla does not care to support natively(!) hundreds of potential calendar apps. But the calendar app itself e.g. on the iPhone supports multiple calendars.

And here's my current problem:
I use two exchange accounts (private and business) connected to the iPhone Calendar app. Strange enough, one syncs to Tesla, one not. Which is annoying. And more, there is no clear sign why the one who is picked is the chosen, because the other one is the standard calendar to which new appointments move if not manually send to the other.

Any hints appreciated.

ulrichard | 16 août 2019

How can I set up calendar sync to my car?
* My phone runs ubports (no official Tesla App available)
* My calendar is self-hosted with davical and can be synchronized with CalDav

EVRider | 16 août 2019

@ulrichard: If your phone doesn’t run Android or iOS, you can’t.

p.c.mcavoy | 16 août 2019

@ulrichard - If you've skilled at programming, you might be able to create your own code to send calendar entries to your car. Do some googling and you can likely find the structure for the API commands to send calendar entries to the car. However, even with that i believe the car still needs to see a bluetooth connection to your phone to acknowledge which calendar it should display, so not sure you'd be able to get there.

EVRider | 17 août 2019

I don’t think the car will display your calendar if you don’t have the app on your phone.

murphyS90D | 17 août 2019

The app must be on your phone and the calendar must be enabled in the app, and you have to answer yes to the questions the phone asks when it is paired with the car.

peterkwu | 3 septembre 2019

For outlook users on Mac to share outlook calendar with Google calendars on Android phone for Tesla 3, see the detailed instructions:

https://www.howtogeek.com/435975/how-to-show-an-outlook-calendar-in-goog...

peterkwu | 3 septembre 2019

Also to see the following on how to sync shared calendar on Google calendar mobile app on android phone with Google calendar web version (the view is different between the mobile app and web version)
https://support.google.com/calendar/thread/1021518?hl=en

ryanmangos | 11 septembre 2019

To sync your google (or any other) calendar for iPhone:
Go to Settings
Password Accounts
Add your google/hotmail/yahoo/outlook/exchange accounts here
Once added make sure you have the Calendar option checked
Once that is done, you should be able to open your iPhone Calendar and see all your appointments there
Once that is verified open up the Tesla App
Click the gear on the top left, and check off Calendar Sync

VIOLA, you should be able to see all your iPhone Calendar in your car.

If you don't see it there, double check the accounts and make sure you are sharing/syncing your calendar.