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Configure CalDAV Settings for iOS

Calendaring Extensions to WebDAV, or CalDAV, policy in Hexnode allows the organizations to remotely set up the configurations for connecting iOS devices to the CalDAV-complaint calendar server. This lets you sync the corporate calendar events, tasks, schedules and notifications from various email accounts to your managed devices. Additionally, the synchronization enables the end-users to create and receive invitations, receive event updates and to sync tasks with the Remainders app on their iPhone/iPad.


CalDAV Settings for iOS device is available on Pro, Enterprise, Ultimate and Ultra pricing plans.

Configure CalDAV settings via policy

To configure CalDAV account on an iOS device via policy,

  1. Login to your Hexnode UEM portal.
  2. Navigate to Policies > New Policy. Assign a suitable name and description (optional) for the policy. You can also choose to continue with an existing policy.
  3. Go to iOS > Accounts > CalDAV. Tap on Configure.

Sync calendars across devices via the CalDAV settings configurations for iOS devices in the MDM
Settings Description
Account Description Description to identify between various CalDAV accounts on the device.
Host Name Domain name or IP address of the server.
Port Port number of the server.
Principal URL URL to access the user’s calendar. All iCloud calendar for the same users will have the same principal URL.
User Name User’s account name. Supports the use of wildcards %email% and %alternateemail%.
Password Password associated with the above-mentioned username.
Use SSL Use SSL for establishing an encrypted connection between the device and the CalDAV server.

Associate policy with iOS devices/groups

If the policy has not been saved,

  1. Navigate to Policy Targets > +Add Devices.
  2. Choose the target devices and click OK. Click Save.
  3. You can also associate the policy with device groups, users, user groups or domains from the left pane of the Policy Targets tab.

If the policy has been saved,

  1. Go to Policies tab. Choose the desired policy.
  2. Click on Manage drop-down and select Associate Targets.
  3. Choose the target entities and click Associate.

What happens at the device end?

Once the policy is successfully deployed to the device, the CalDAV account will be added on the Calendar app. To check whether the CalDAV account has been successfully configured to your iOS device, head to Settings > Calendar > Accounts. It can also be viewed under Settings > General > Device Management > Hexnode MDM > Accounts.

  • Managing iOS Devices