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[Tutorial] [Solution] Import Facebook Birthdays to MIUI Calendar

2016-12-29 10:06:16
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Hello Mi Fans,

As you know that now MIUI 8 Developer ROM allows you to import the birthday data from contacts to MIUI calendar and that’s a great feature in it’s own.
The only thing is most of us don’t have accurate data in contacts but we rely on our facebook account for accurate birthday data. Neither MIUI calendar have that option to import it nor facebook app creates a calendar storage for that data.
So is it possible import that data to MIUI calendar and have everything unified at one place?
- Yes, for sure!

My personal recommedation is use method 2, as it's only one time procedure and will be synced across all your android devices.

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Importing Facebook Birthdays to MIUI calendar App
(Without Google Calendar App)
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Step 1. Go to your facebook account (Desktop version) - events - here
Step 2. Scroll to the down right side in events page as shown in image - right click on birthdays - copy link address





Step 3. Open browser - new tab - paste the link - remove webcal:// from the link - hit enter
You will have one file downloaded in abcxyz.ics format, save it







Step 4. Open google calendar here - go to left side pan - other calendars - expand it


Step 5. Click the right small down arrow button - click import calendar option - select the abcxyz.ics file we downloaded - click import button, that’s it.






Step 6. Now in your phone - go to settings - accounts - sync - off and on it again to perform the sync action.
Go to MIUI calendar, it should have all the birthday entries of your facebook friends now.

Note:
  • If after syncing nothing is happening check settings - accounts - other accounts - google - mark calendar, contacts & people details & perform fresh sync.
  • This needs the same google account added in MIUI calendar app, if not add from calendar app - settings.
  • As we downloaded the local file, birthday data of number of friends is limited to that time only, you will have to import again after adding new friends in facebook, check second method for that.

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Method 2 [Automatic Updation]
(One Time Google Calendar App Needed)
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Suppose you add lot of friends to facebook every month or so then importing ics file again and again is sure a pain, you would be wanting something that gets updated on its own, But automatic updation requires google calendar app installed.

Step 1 & 2. Follow the same steps from first method.
Step 3. Open google calendar here - go to left side pan - other calendars - expand it.
Step 4. Click the right small down arrow button - click Add by URL option - Paste the link from step 2 as it is - click add to calendar.



Step 5. Now all birthdays from that link will be added (and updated forever) to other calendar of your google account, but still it won't show in MIUI calendar.
Step 6. Install Google calendar app (here) - go to settings of  that app - your google acc - more - there you will have that calendar - click - enable sync button



Step 7. Go to MIUI calendar - settings - calendar accounts - new entry will be there now - enable it to show
That's it, This is added and be updated on its own. You can remove the google calendar app now we don't need it anymore.

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FAQs
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Can I import the facebook events same way?
- Yes, sure! In step 2 copy the link of facebook events instead.

Can I have a way to automatically keep updated the entries?
- Check Method 2

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That’s it! Hope this would have been useful to you, especially if you are not much of a fan of facebook app.
If you have suggestion, feedback or anything else to share, let me know in the comments!

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2016-12-29 10:06:16
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awesome.
was waiting from long time
2016-12-29 10:15:08

Master Bunny

Saini | from Redmi Note 3

#2

Great information thanks for sharing
2016-12-29 10:32:01

Happy To Help You...

Wizard Bunny

ShaikHussainShaik | from Redmi 3S

#3

Edited by ShaikHussainShaik at 2016-12-29 09:46 PM

Nice thread.... thanks for sharing
2016-12-29 11:15:05

Happy To Help :-)

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akibkhan | from MI MAX

#4

thanks for sharing.
2016-12-29 11:22:54

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lavnidhi | from mobile

#5

Awesome. I tried and happy to see it working flawless.
2016-12-29 11:29:02
Proud Mi Fan

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Raghu 54321 | from Redmi Note 3

#6

The question is cant we do this in built in miui calender app
2016-12-29 11:37:07

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#7

Raghu 54321 replied at 2016-12-29 10:07 PM
The question is cant we do this in built in miui calender app

currently no
2016-12-29 11:44:15

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1590028999 | from Redmi Note 3

#8

nice tricks
2016-12-29 11:56:16
thanks again
2016-12-29 11:57:38
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Dibin | from MI 5

#10

thanks for sharing
2016-12-29 12:34:09
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