How to Merge Calendars on Mac
Do you have multiple calendars for different purposes on your Mac? If you want to remove some of the unwanted calendars, but still keep the events or move them, you can merge the calendars within a matter of seconds.
The native Calendar app on macOS allows you to create multiple calendars which usually comes in handy for people who’re looking to keep their professional and private lives separate. Sometimes people may create more calendars than what’s actually necessary though, which may clutter all your calendar events and make things complicated. Fortunately, you don’t have to remove these unnecessary calendars, as you can choose to merge them instead.
How to Merge Calendars on Mac
Merging your calendars and moving all your events is a pretty simple and straightforward procedure on macOS. Simply follow the steps below to get started.
- Launch the stock Calendar app on your Mac from the Dock.
- Once the app opens in a new window, click on the Calendars icon located at the top-left corner of the window as shown below.
- Now, all the calendars you have will be listed on the left pane. Here, select the Calendar you want to remove and right-click on it. Next, choose “Merge” from the menu.
- Now, you’ll be able to choose any of the other calendars you have for merging. Simply click on the calendar you want to merge with.
- You’ll now be informed that all the events from the calendar will be moved to the one you’re about to merge with. To confirm your action, click on “Merge”.
That’s pretty much all there is to it. Now you know how easy it is to merge calendars on your Mac.
The ability to merge two calendars in the native Calendar app has been around for quite some time, so if you’re on an older version of macOS or Mac OS X this still applies. However, the process is ever so slightly different if you’re running macOS Big Sur, as the Calendars list option has now been replaced with just an icon. Alternatively, you can merge calendars by clicking on the “Edit” option in the menu bar too.
We showed how you can merge two calendars stored locally on your Mac, but you can follow the exact same steps to merge two calendars that are stored on your iCloud too. Keep in mind that the changes you make to these calendars will be synced across all your other Apple devices.
Of course, you can directly delete the unwanted Calendars as well, but you may lose some important events stored in them by taking this route. Therefore, it’s always better to merge the unwanted calendar with the one you primarily use.
Do you want to list out all scheduled calendar events on your Mac? Unlike iOS devices, the Calendar app on macOS doesn’t have the same simple toggle functionality to see a list of all events. However, there’s a neat little trick that you can use to get a list of all Calendar events quickly.
Speaking of calendars, some Mac users may also be interested in hiding holidays from their calendar, as many are included that may not apply to you or your schedule.
We hope you were able to get rid of the unwanted calendars by merging and moving all the events to another calendar in your list. How many calendars do you now have in total after merging? What’s your take on the macOS Calendar app? Do share your valuable opinions and experiences in the comments section down below.