Overview

Boulevard offers a 2-way calendar sync with personal calendars. Users who sync their personal calendars to their Boulevard profiles benefit from the automatic blocking off of events from other calendars. Once an event is created in a synced calendar, that same time block will automatically be blocked off as a Personal block on the synced Boulevard calendar. Clients will not be able to book an appointment during blocked-off times. Blocked-off events can remain private; clients will only see that they cannot book an appointment during those times.

IMPORTANT: All events must be edited from the calendar they were created in. Please note that iCal can be set to auto-refresh every 5 minutes, where Google Calendar and Outlook will only refresh and update once a day.

Importing a Personal Calendar into Boulevard

Step 1 - Sync External Calendar to Boulevard

From the dropdown menu on the top right of your screen, go to My Settings > Calendar Integrations > Import External Calendars. Here you will find fields to name your calendar and input its individual URL link. See the instructions below to find the URL for Google and iCloud calendars.

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iCloud Mobile URLs

On your mobile device, open up the iCal app, then click Calendars on the bottom.

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Click the information tab

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of the calendar you would like to sync.

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Toggle Public Calendar to the on position, and then click Share Link.

Note: Again, making a calendar public only means that it is shareable. It is not viewable by anyone who does not have the URL.

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Click Copy and then text or email yourself the URL link.

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Once you have that URL link, copy and paste it back into your Dashboard. You have the option to make the event titles visible or private. If you choose to not show event titles, events will just say 'Blocked'.

iCloud Desktop URLs

If accessing your iCloud Calendar from your computer desktop:

  1. Go to https://www.icloud.com/#calendar

  2. Sign in

  3. Click the sharing icon

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    next to the calendar you wish to share. Please note that the sync will only work with iCloud calendars.

  4. Click Public Calendar > Copy Link

  5. Paste that link into your Boulevard account or email or text that URL to your Boulevard Concierge

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Google Calendar URLs

Note: You can only edit Google Calendar sharing settings from a computer, not the mobile app.

  1. On a computer, open Google Calendar.

  2. Next to the name of the Calendar click the

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    icon to open see more options.

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  3. Click Settings and Sharing.

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  4. Scroll down to Integrate Calendar and locate the Secret address in iCal format.

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  5. Copy this link to share your calendar.

Step 2 - Sync Boulevard Calendar to External Calendar

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iCal Desktop App

If accessing your iCloud Calendar from your desktop app:

  1. From the menu bar, select File > New Calendar Subscription.

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  2. Paste the Boulevard Private Calendar URL in the Calendar URL field and click Subscribe.

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  3. In the Calendar Info, enter a Name, ensure the Location is set to iCloud, and Auto-refresh is set to Every 5 minutes.

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iCal Mobile

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.

  2. Tap Accounts & Passwords. Under the Accounts section, tap Add Account.

  3. Tap Other. Under Calendars, tap Add Subscribed Calendar.

  4. Paste the Boulevard Private Calendar URL in the Server field; to paste in a copied link, tap and hold the field and select Paste.

  5. Tap Next. Use the Description field to give the calendar an easily recognizable name like "Boulevard".

  6. Tap Save.

Google Calendar

  1. On a computer, open Google Calendar.

  2. Under Other Calendars click the + icon to add a calendar.

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  3. Choose From URL.

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  4. Enter the Boulevard Private Calendar URL from your Settings and click Add Calendar.

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