How to Respond to Invites with ICS on iPhone

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Are you looking for an easy way to manage your calendar events on your iPhone? Have you received a calendar invitation in a .ics file format, but don’t know how to add it to your calendar?

The good news is that adding a .ics file to your calendar on an iPhone is actually quite simple. Just follow these steps and you’ll be up and running in no time.

First, open the email that contains the .ics file attachment. Tap the attachment and then select “Save to Files”. This will save the .ics file to your Files app.

Second, open the Files app and locate the .ics file. Tap it and select “Preview Content” from the pop-up menu. This will display all of the information for the event in a readable format.

Third, tap the share button at the top right corner of the screen. This will bring up a list of available apps that can accept a .ics file, including Apple Calendar (default). Select “Add to Calendar” from this list and press “Done” when finished.

Fourth, launch Apple Calendar from your home screen and locate the newly added event by tapping “Calendar” at the bottom navigation bar (the one with all of your calendars listed). The event should appear as soon as you open this page unless you have multiple calendars selected (which can be done by tapping “Edit” at the top right corner of this page).

That’s it! Now that you have successfully added an .ics file invitation to your iPhone, responding to these invitations is easy as well. Simply open Apple Calendar or Inbox and tap on any invitations that appear there. You will then be able to choose whether or not you want to accept or decline any given invitation with just a few taps!

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Adding an ICS Invite to an iPhone Calendar

To add an ICS invite to your iPhone calendar, begin by opening the ICS file in your calendar app. Once the file is open, click the Calendar icon at the top right of your screen. Choose either the ‘One’ or ‘Batch’ option, depending on how many events you are exporting. Once you have selected the appropriate option, click ‘Open’ and then tap on the ‘Share Sheet’ icon at the top right of your screen. If you have added the ICS to Calendar Shortcut to your iPhone, it should show up in your list below. Select this shortcut and follow any additional instructions that may appear on the screen. Your ICS event should now be added to your calendar!

Accepting an ICS Invite on an iPhone

To accept an ICS invite on your iPhone, open the Calendar app and navigate to your Inbox. Tap the invitation you would like to respond to, then tap the response button at the bottom of the screen. Select “Accept” from the available options to accept the invitation.

Adding an ICS Invite to a Calendar

Adding an ICS invite to your calendar is quick and easy. To do so, start by opening the email containing the ICS file. Then, select the down arrow to the right of the ICS file and choose ‘Add to Calendar’. This will open a dialog box where you can choose which calendar you’d like to add it to. Once you select a calendar, click ‘Save’ and your ICS invite will be added!

Accessing the ICS Link on an iPhone

On your iPhone, open the Calendar app. Tap the Calendars tab at the bottom of the screen. From the list of calendars that appears, tap on the one you want to get an ICS link for. On the top right corner of your screen, you’ll see a three-dot icon. Tap this icon and select “Share Calendar” from the menu that appears. You should now be able to view an ICS link for your calendar – simply tap this link and press “Copy” to copy it.

Does Apple Calendar Work With ICS?

Yes, ICS (iCalendar) works with Apple Calendar. ICS is a standard calendar file format that is supported by many different calendar applications and services, including Apple Calendar. When you save an event in your calendar as an ICS file, you can then import it into Apple Calendar. This allows you to transfer events from one calendar to another or merge multiple calendars together. To import an ICS file into Apple Calendar, simply open the app and select File > Import > Import… from the menu bar. Then choose the ICS file you want to import and click “Import”. The events from the imported file will be added to your existing calendar, allowing you to easily view and manage all of your events in one place.

Inability to View Calendar Invites on iPhone

It’s possible that you are not receiving calendar invites on your iPhone because you may have the wrong calendar selected or your account is not set up properly. To make sure everything is in order, go to Settings > Calendar > Accounts and select the account associated with the calendar invites you are trying to view. Check to make sure that Calendar is turned on for that account. If it isn’t, turn it on and try again. You can also try setting up multiple calendars on your iPhone as this might help fix the issue. If the problem persists, contact your service provider or Apple support for more information.

Confirming an ICS

To confirm an ICS file, you first need to open the file in a compatible calendar application. Once the file has been opened, you will need to click on the “Confirm” button at the bottom of the page. This will add the event to your calendar and confirm your participation. If you would like your name and email address to appear as the organizer in the ICS file, make sure to enable the “Show Organizer” option when confirming. Once this is done, your name will be included in all future updates of that event.


In conclusion, the ICS invite feature on iPhone is a great way to quickly and easily respond to events. With the tap of a button, you can accept, decline, or maybe an invitation. It’s also easy to add.ICS files from emails or websites directly into your calendar. This is a great tool for staying organized and keeping track of important events and meetings with ease.

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James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.