Here's How to Export Google Calendar Data to an ICS File

Back up your Google Calendar calendars to ICS files

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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 simply export the Google Calendar data to an ICS file. Most scheduling and calendar applications support this format.

Exporting Google Calendar events is a really easy process that just 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 simply store the file for backup purposes.

Tip: See How to Import ICS Calendar Files if you need to use an ICS file that someone else exported to 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 of a new calendar with new events.

Export Google Calendar Events

Here's how to export your Google Calendar calendars from a computer using the newest version of Google Calendar (see the section below if you're not using the newest version):

  1. Open Google Calendar.

    Or you can jump straight to Step 5 by accessing the Import & export page directly.
  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. From the left side of the page, select Import & export.
  5. At this point, you can export all of your Google Calendar calendars to separate ICS files at once or export a specific calendar to ICS.

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

    To export a single calendar, choose the calendar from the left side of the page under Settings for my calendars. Choose Integrate calendar from the sub-menu, and then copy the URL from the Secret address in iCal format section.

    The steps for exporting a Google calendar is different if you're using the classic version of Google Calendar:

    1. Select the Settings button from the top right of the page.
    2. Choose Settings when the menu shows.
    3. Open the Calendars tab.
    4. At the bottom of the My Calendars section, choose Export calendars to save every calendar to the ICS format.

      Or, to export just one calendar from Google Calendar, click or tap on the calendar from this page and then use the Export this calendar link from the bottom of the next page.