Sep 15 2017 07:28 PM - edited Sep 20 2017 02:53 PM
Sep 15 2017 07:28 PM - edited Sep 20 2017 02:53 PM
We are rolling out a feature update that enables shared calendars to sync to mobile phones. This update will make it possible to sync all your Office365 shared calendars to your mobile phone for any permission level (view, edit, or delegate permissions). In addition, you can now share a calendar or accept shared calendar invitations from Outlook on iOS and Android.
Existing shared calendars will not be upgraded as part of this change, and they will continue to sync only to Outlook on the web, Windows, and Mac. Only shared calendars that are accepted after these changes are released will sync to mobile phones.
The shared calendar will only sync to mobile phones if:
The calendar is accepted from a sharing invitation using Outlook on the web, iOS, or Android
We'll be gradually rolling this update starting on 9/18 and rollout will be completed by 9/22.
You can find more details about shared calendar improvements at the article located here.
Nov 03 2017 07:51 AM
I have shared calendars showing up on the app widget that I have deleted. I do not want to see these items but can not find a way to get rid of them.
Nov 03 2017 04:24 PM
Hi @Judson Walker Please try deleting the calendar using one of the Outlook apps. If you're still hitting an issue, then it would be good to reach out to Customer Support. This forum is not intended to be a "support/debug" channel and more of an "information/how-to" channel.
Jan 14 2018 08:48 PM
This is a good option. However it would be much more beneficial, if the appointments are differentiated by colors - one color for your personal calendar and another color for the shared calendar. Presently both are shown with the same color and the calendar seems to be in a mess, at least on the mobile view.
Jan 16 2018 08:17 AM
Hi Abhay, it sounds like you're using a 3rd party calendar app. I have heard many Android apps show all the events as if they were the same calendar, which makes all the events show in the same color. This is an issue with the app you're using, not the Office 365 implementation. If you add your account to Outlook on iOS or Android, you'll see that the calendars are separate and you can choose different colors.
Jan 16 2018 02:27 PM
If existing shared calendars will not be upgraded as part of this change, am I reading it correctly in meaning my current user's personal calendars that they have shared out in the past will not be accessible via mobile? If that is the case is there any way to get my users personal calendar's shared out and accessible by mobile by perhaps unsharing and resharing again?? Or am I just stuck with not being able to get them on mobile?
Does this include contacts as well or only calendars?
Jan 16 2018 08:49 PM
Jan 17 2018 07:43 AM
That's a great feature - but only if you want it.
How do you turn it off? I don't want ALL the shared calendars showing on my mobile calendar. The only option is to turn off the "calendar" which incorporates my personal calendar and all shared. This is rather annoying, so hopefully there is a way to do this without actually deleting the shared calendars from within my O365 account.
Jan 17 2018 05:16 PM
Jan 18 2018 03:16 AM
Thanks for the reply. But as you know in Office365 OWA and Outlook you can turn these calendars on and off as required, as I doubt anyone wants all of their shared calendars on at the same time. Especially on a mobile device where the screen size is so much smaller I cannot see half of the entries on my calendar anymore. This really should be looked at and have a function where you can change what you are viewing.
Jan 18 2018 07:16 AM
Jan 22 2018 07:22 PM
OK, 365 shared calendars available via iOS app now, but what about a step by step (or link to one that may already exist) for shared mailbox? OWA is supposedly 'not supported' and dead according to support rep, and that app allowed viewing all sub folders. I cannot see any folder in any e-mail inbox and zero shared mailbox.
Hundreds of posts, all over the place, no definitive CURRENT solution?
Jan 25 2018 02:56 PM
Feb 05 2018 02:37 PM - edited Feb 05 2018 02:43 PM
I am experiencing the same issue as Allan and many third-party calendar app users. This isn't an issue with my Android Calendar app- I can select and deselect multiple calendars from any other email server, just not Outlook. When I add my Outlook calendar, it only lists my personal calendar, and yet when I access that calendar, it shows information from all the calendars shared with me (which is A LOT).
I hope a solution to this issue is in the works! It's frustrating to me that this great feature only works correctly on the Outlook mobile app. Some better cross-functionality would be much appreciated!
Feb 06 2018 11:49 AM
Feb 06 2018 11:52 AM
Sometime around the beginning of January the ability to send sharing invites from shared mailboxes was removed. You can no longer edit sharing permissions on the calendar of a shared mailbox through OWA which makes this whole feature pretty useless.
Feb 06 2018 06:10 PM
Feb 07 2018 05:58 AM
At least until they update all calendars to work this way just add the shared calendar on your outlook client instead of through outlook on the web and it should not sync to your phone.
Feb 07 2018 02:05 PM
Thanks Mike, I added the calendar from my desktop app and still shows my Director's full calendar on my phone. hmmmmm