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How to Subscribe to My DE Calendars on a Phone

The directions below tell you how to subscribe to your child's athletic game schedule.  However, you can use the same directions to subscribe to any My DE Calendar such as the MS Public events calendar by substituting the name of that calendar where it says "Games/Practices" below. 
If you have questions about this, please email the Computer Services help desk at help@d-e.org

iPhone or iPad

  1. Use the Safari app to login to My DE and select Calendar from the menu tab.

  2. Tap Options > WebCal Feed or the WebCal Feed icon -  - near the upper-right corner of the calendar. A box labeled "WebCal Feed for External Calendar" will appear. (Be patient, this can take some time to load.)

  3. If you are a student, find My Calendars. If you are a parent/guardian, find the Calendars section for your child. In the appropriate section, tap "Individual Filter Feeds" to display the list of calendars.

  4. Tap and on the blue link that says Games/Practices (or any other calendar link) and choose Subscribe. Then tap Done and Cancel the WebCal Feed box.

  5. The events from that calendar will now appear in the Apple Calendar but will have a long, unfriendly name. Follow a few more steps to rename that to reduce confusion later. (If you don't do this, it may get confusing if you add other school calendars.)

  6. Open the iOS Settings app and go to Calendar then Accounts.

  7. Tap "Subscribed Calendars" then the unfriendly named calendar beginning with d-e.myschoolapp.

  8. Change the Description to something useful like “Pat's games” then tap Done. Do NOT change the unfriendly name next to Server.

  9. You may also need to change how often subscribed calendar gets updates. Follow the remaining steps to do that.

  10. Again in the iOS Settings app, go back to Calendar > Accounts as you did in step 6 above.

  11. Tap Fetch New Data. Look for the Fetch section at the bottom of that page.

  12. If your Fetch schedule is set to Manually, change it to another setting such as Hourly.

Android phone

For an Android phone, it is easiest if you subscribe to the calendar using a computer then you can access it from your phone using the Google Calendar app. You can also follow these directions for an iPhone if you use the Google Calendar app instead of Apple Calendar.

On a computer:
  1. Use a web browser such as Chrome to log in to My DE and select Calendar from the menu.

  2. Click the WebCal Feed icon    ( or Options > WebCal Feed ) near the upper-right corner of the calendar. A box labeled "WebCal Feed for External Calendar" will appear. (Be patient, this can take some time to load.)

  3. If you are a student, find My Calendars. If you are a parent/guardian, find the Calendars section for your child. In the appropriate section, click "Individual Filter Feeds" to display the list of calendars.

  4. Right-click on the blue link that says Games/Practices then choose Copy Link Address. You can then exit out of My DE.

  5. Login to Google Calendar at calendar.google.com using the same Google account you use for your phone.

  6. Next to "Other calendars" on the left, click the Down arrow <icon>

  7. Select Add by URL.

  8. Paste the calendar's link address, which you copied above, in the field provided.

  9. Click Add Calendar. The calendar will appear on the left side under "Other calendars."

  10. The events from that calendar will now appear in Google Calendar, but the calendar will have a long, unfriendly name. Follow a few more steps to rename that to reduce confusion later. (If you don't do this, it may get confusing if you add other school calendars.)

  11. Float your mouse cursor (don’t click) over the unfriendly named calendar beginning with webcal://d-e.myschoolapp then click on the down arrow icon that appears to the right of the name.

  12. Select Calendar Settings from the menu that appears.

  13. Change the Calendar Name to something useful like “Pat's games” then click the Save button.


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