iCloud Calendar for Alexa

After last Alexa update, now you have ability to access your iCloud calendar through Amazon Echo devi ce. But you can also access with some other Alexa-enabled device. So if you want to do that, then you will need to do some steps to accomplish this.

Step One: Create an Password for Your Apple ID

So for the start we won’t setup two-factor authentication for your Apple account, instead we will create app-specific password. For to do that you will need to go to appleid.apple.com and log in there. After you logged in, you will need to see section “Security”, and there you’ll need to click “Generate Password”.

After you do that you will receive a new window with label called the app-specific password “Alexa”, and you only need to click “Create”.

Create an App-Specific Password

So after that Apple will provide to you some string in this format: xxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx. When you get this kind of password, you will need to copy it or save it for later as you will need for next step of tutorial.

Step Two: Link Your iCloud Calendar to Alexa

As the title says in this step we need to link iCloud Calendar to Alexa. For this you have several different options. So for example you can open Alexa app on your smartphone, or you can go to the alexa.amazon.com website. For these purpose we will go to the website, after we login, you will need to click “Settings”, and then click“Calendar”.

When you come In the Calendar menu then you will need to click Apple/iCloud. And after that you will receive message to enable two-factor authentication. As we done that before you can just click continue.

iCloud Calendar to Alexa

After that you are now able to see all your iCloud calendars.

Calendar menu

Step Three: Configure Your Calendars, As needed

For example if you don’t need some specific calendars then you can easily uncheck them now.

calendars with Alexa

After that click on the Settings > Calendar, because with that you will return to the previous Calendars page menu. Because in that drop down menu you will need to add new events for to this calendar.

previous Calendars menu

And we are done, after that you can start using Alexa with iCloud.

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