How to Sync Facebook Events and Birthdays to your iPhone’s Calendar

Up until a couple of years ago, I’d constantly browse through newspapers, local magazines and ticket sites to find new happenings in my city. With Facebook, that all changed — events posted on the social network are easy to find and track, with venue and date/time info at the ready. And the best part is that you can sync all these events (as well as your friends’ birthdays) to your iOS device Calendar.
I, for one, find that syncing my calendar with Facebook makes my calendar infinitely more useful — at a glance, I can see whose birthday it is, what shows I can look forward to that day and my personal engagements as well. This way, I can plan my day for work and play all at once. Here’s how you can sync your Facebook events and birthdays with your calendar:

  • Install the Facebook app and log in with your account details.
  • Hop over to the home screen and launch Settings, and then scroll down to find Facebook in the list of apps.
  • Tap Facebook to check out settings for the app — you’ll see a list of apps that you can allow to use your Facebook account. Turn on this setting for Calendars.
    Find Facebook in the iOS Settings menu and allow Calendar to use your account
    Find Facebook in the iOS Settings menu and allow Calendar to use your account
  • Pop over to the home screen, launch Calendar and tap the Details button to the left of the search button. You should be able to see events and birthdays for every day marked on the calendar with a dot below it.
    Tap the Details button (in red) to view events and birthdays for each day
    Tap the Details button (in red) to view events and birthdays for each day
  • Tap on any listed event to view more details. You can also tap on a listed birthday to view that person’s contact info, and tap his/her name under the Facebook field to visit their profile and wish them a splendid birthday.
    Tap any event to view details
    Tap any event to view details
    Tap a birthday to view that contact's details
    Tap a birthday to view that contact’s details
And there you have it: a supercharged calendar that will not only get you out of the house and into the club, but will also remember your loved ones’ birthdays so you don’t have to. Let us know how you use your calendar in the comments below!