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4.5. Add an iCloud Calendar to Spark

There are two ways to sync your iCloud calendar with the built-in calendar in Spark. They depend on the email address tied to your Apple ID.

The first method is for users with an Apple ID linked to their iCloud email.

If you created your Apple ID using an email from Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, or other providers, check the second method.

1. Users with an Apple ID linked to iCloud email

If you set up your Apple ID using an email address with the @icloud.com, @me.com or @mac.com domain name, add your account to Spark, and your calendar will be synced.

Launch Spark, go to Spark Preferences > Add Account and choose iCloud. Enter your email address and an app-specific password. Using an app-specific password instead of your iCloud password is an Apple security requirement.

To generate the password, open the Apple ID webpage and sign in. In the Security section, click Generate Password. Enter the password label, e.g. “Spark” and click Create.

Copy the password, paste it into the password field in Spark and click Add.

Now, your iCloud account has been added to Spark. Open Spark Preferences > Accounts, select your account and tick Enable calendars for this account.

If you want the iCloud calendar to be your default, go to Spark Preferences > Calendar > Default calendar and choose the needed one from the list.

2. Users with an Apple ID linked to Gmail, Outlook, or other emails

You may have created your Apple ID using an email address from Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, or other providers. In this case, you need to create an @icloud.com email address and use it to add your iCloud account to Spark. Don’t worry, your Apple ID will still be associated with your primary email.

On your Mac, open System Preferences > iCloud and tick Mail. Follow the onscreen instructions to create your @icloud.com email.

Alternatively, you can create an @icloud.com email on your iPhone. Open Settings > [your name] > iCloud (or Settings > iCloud), turn on Mail and follow the onscreen instructions.

Now, when you sign in on the Apple ID webpage, you should see your new email address in the Reachable At section.

Launch Spark, go to Spark Preferences > Add Account and choose iCloud. Enter your @icloud.com email address and an app-specific password. Using an app-specific password instead of your iCloud password is an Apple security requirement.

To generate the password, open the Apple ID webpage and sign in. In the Security section, click Generate Password. Enter the password label, e.g. “Spark” and click Create.

Copy the password, paste it into the password field in Spark and click Add.

Viola! Your iCloud account has been added to Spark. Open Spark Preferences > Accounts, select your account and tick Enable calendars for this account.

If you want the iCloud calendar to be your default, go to Spark Preferences > Calendar > Default calendar and choose the needed one from the list.

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