To ensure clients don't book you in your personal time, you can sync Apple calendar events into your Genbook calendar. This way you have more control over your day. If you would like to view Genbook appointments in your Apple calendar, you can do that too. We’ve also included instructions for iPhone and iPad users (iOS 12 and up) To get started with the sync, login to your Genbook account and open the Apple Calendar 📅 app on your Mac or iPhone.
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Click below to view detailed instructions for each section:

Inbound (Pull Apple calendar events into Genbook Calendar) 

Outbound (Push Genbook appointments to Apple calendar)

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Inbound

1. In Genbook, click Settings in the top right 

2. Select Staff under the Business Profile section

3. Choose the staff member for whom you want to set up the sync.

4. Click on "Calendar syncing" 

5. On your Mac, open the Apple Calendar app.

6. In the left menu, click the ‘share’ icon next to the calendar which you want to sync to Genbook and click the check-box next to ‘Public Calendar’ so that it generates your unique sharing URL. 

7. From here you can copy the URL and click ‘Done’. 

8. Back in your Genbook account, under the “Inbound" heading, check the box beside “Synchronize your personal...”. Then, paste the URL you copied from Apple Calendar into the open field below it and click the "Save Changes" button.

Depending on how full your Apple Calendar is, it can take a few minutes to process the subscription. Navigate to your Genbook calendar to see those appointments. They'll have a "downloaded from the cloud" icon at the top right. 

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Outbound

1. In Genbook, click Settings in the top right 

2. Select Staff under the Business Profile section

3. Choose the staff member for whom you want to set up the sync.

4. Click "Calendar syncing" 

5. Under the “Outbound" heading, check the box beside "Synchronize your Genbook...". Then, choose the "Use a private URL" option. 

6. Click "Save Changes" after you've generated the URL (or if you generate a new URL at any point), before you try to subscribe to the calendar. This locks the URL associated with your calendar.

7. Highlight and copy the URL after you've saved the new Outbound sync setting.

8. In the Apple Calendar menu bar, click File, and then “New Calendar Subscription”

9. Paste the calendar syncing URL you copied from the Outbound section in Genbook, in the Calendar URL section as below and click ‘Subscribe’

10. Next, edit any the calendar name and any of the subscription settings. Choose "iCloud" as the "Location" if you need to access this calendar on other Apple devices. We recommend setting the "Auto-refresh" rate to "Every 5 minutes" so your calendar stays updated. Click "OK" when done. 

You'll soon see your Genbook appointments in your Apple Calendar. 🎉 

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