The objective of this tutorial is to provide step-by-step instructions for syncing schedules with Google Calendar through an Android device.
Access from your: Android device
Applies to: Managers, Supervisors, Schedulers and Employees
As an easy way to align shifts with your Google Calendar, this syncing feature allows you to be on top of upcoming schedules at all times.
Things to know before you begin:
- You’ll need the Humanity Mobile app installed on your Android mobile device to start the process. You'll also need a computer and access to the third-party calendar of your choice (for the purposes of this article, we’ll be using the Google Calendar).
- Calendar applications typically retrieve Humanity schedules on a regular interval. Users usually have different options for how often their applications will retrieve the data (ranging from a matter of minutes to hours), but some calendars, like Google Calendar, do not allow users to dictate this fetching frequency. Depending on the settings, please note that it may take up to 24 hours for changes in the schedule to reflect on your synced calendar.
Setting up calendar sync
Step 1: Launch the Humanity mobile app, go to "More" and then click on "Settings" as shown in Image 1.
Step 2: Tap the "Calendar sync" option as shown in Image 2.
Step 3: After reviewing the information on the pop-up window, click on "Proceed" to get the email with the calendar sync link as shown in Image 3.
Step 4: Choose your preferred email client and proceed to the platform of your choice as shown in Image 4.
Step 5: Ensure that the "To" field of the email is correctly filled out because that address will receive both the calendar link URL and the instructions for completing the syncing process. Once ready, send the email by tapping the arrow in the top right corner as shown in |mage 5.
Step 6: Switch to a computer and open the Google Calendar application. On the left side, click on the "+" sign next to "Other calendars" and then choose the "From URL" option as shown in Image 6.
Step 7: Copy the link from the email you received and paste it to the "URL of calendar" field. Confirm by clicking on "Add calendar" as shown in Image 7.
The new calendar will now appear in your list of calendars. To check your schedule, make sure the visibility setting for your newly synced calendar is turned on.
If you have any further queries, please don't hesitate to reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy Scheduling!