How to Add CalDAV/CardDAV Accounts in iOS

Maintaining your calendar events and contacts is simple thanks to the CalDAV and CardDAV protocols. They allow you to host your data from your domain/server so that it is accessible from multiple devices simultaneously. For instance, if you create or edit an event from your iPhone, CalDAV is used to broadcast those changes immediately on the server. Since it synchronizes with the server, if you were to view the event from your iPad, the event would be updated with the new data. CardDAV is the protocol that is used to share contact cards. This is useful for creating a personal address book. The best part of setting up these protocols is the ability to host this data yourself, rather than relying on third party services (iCloud, Google, Outlook, etc.) to store that data for you. Follow the instructions in this guide to learn how to add a CalDAV and CardDAV account to iOS 11.

Locate Calendar and Contacts Settings

  1. cPanel User Name and Password fields and Login button highlighted

    Log into cPanel.

  2. Email section of cPanel Calendars and Contacts highlighted

    Click on Calendars and Contacts under the Email section.

Add CalDAV Account

  1. iOS home screen Settings App highlighted

    Open Settings, by tapping on the icon.

  2. Settings Accounts & Passwords option highlighted

    Tap to select Accounts & Passwords.

  3. Accounts & Passwords Add New Account option highlighted

    Tap on Add Account to proceed.

  4. Add New Account Other option highlighted

    Select Other.

  5. Other Add CalDAV account option highlighted

    Under Calendars tap on Add CalDAV Account to add a CalDAV account.

  6. Server, User Name, Password, and Description fields highlighted

    Enter the fields for Server, User Name, Password, and Description.

  7. CalDAV account details filled in, Next button highlighted

    Tap the Next button to continue. Your iOS device will then attempt to verify the credentials.

  8. CalDAV account setup Save button highlighted

    Tap the Save button to complete the process.

Add CardDAV Account

  1. iOS home screen Settings App highlighted

    Open Settings by tapping on the icon from the home screen.

  2. Settings Accounts & Passwords option highlighted

    Tap to select Accounts & Passwords.

  3. Accounts & Passwords Add New Account option highlighted

    Tap on Add Account to proceed.

  4. Add New Account Other option highlighted

    Select Other.

  5. Other under Contacts Add CardDAV Account option highlighted

    Under Contacts, tap to select Add CardDAV Account.

  6. Server, User Name, Password, and Description fields highlighted

    Enter the CardDAV account details in the fields for Server, User Name, Password, and Description.

  7. CardDAV account details filled in, Next button highlighted

    Tap the Next button. Your iOS device will then verify the credentials and save the new account.

Now that you have added these accounts, you can begin to create events and contacts stored on your domain directly from your iOS device.

Thoughts on “How to Add CalDAV/CardDAV Accounts in iOS

  • Each time I edit contact or add contact, it asks me to enter CardDAV password. I tried to enter the password but it tells me the password is incorrect. I don’t get forgot the password option. How do I change the password? Thanks.

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