How To | Thunderbird/Android Calendar Sync

Have you been wondering the best way to sync your Android calendar with your Thunderbird calendar (via Lightning). Well, you’ve come to the right place!

I personally know that I’ve been looking for this tool. Here’s how I like to sync my Android calendar with my Thunderbird…

Step 1: Download Provider for Google Calendar

Step 2: Open Thunderbird and go to the add-ons menu. (Tools > Add-ons)

Step 3: Click Install and then locate the newly downloaded add-on, after Thunderbird has restarted, go to your calendar

Step 4: On the left side, where your calendars are listed, right-click and select “New Calendar,” click “Network Calendar” and then “Google Calendar.” Stop here and proceed to Firefox

Step 5: Open your calendar that is associated with your Android phone and in the upper right corner click Settings > Calendar Settings

Step 6: Click the “Calendars” tab and then click on the email address associated with your Android phone

Step 7: Near the bottom you will see “Private Address,” click on XML and copy the URL shown on the screen and go back to Thunderbird where you stopped on Step 6

Step 8: Paste the URL of your “Private Calendar” here and click Next

Your Android calendar should now appear in your Thunderbird calendar. They will sync in both directions making it nice and easy to add/remove/edit your events.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Anatoly on September 28, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Only works half-way for me: Provider for Google Calendar can read my calendar, but gets errors when trying to write, so I still have to make all changes on the Google Calendar site or on my Android phone.

    Reply

    • What version of Thunderbird are you using? I did this setup using: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.2.11pre) Gecko/20100927 Lightning/1.0b2 Shredder/3.1.5pre

      Can you provide the actual error message that you are seeing when you attempt to add an entry? This will help me to be able to troubleshoot the problem.

      Reply

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