File Extension Library

.ICAL File Extension

  • Category: Misc Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .ICAL file?

.ICAL file extension has been classified as Misc Files. The format of .ICAL file is Text

.ICAL is iCalendar File

Calendar file used by products that support the iCalendar file format standard; uses the same format as .ICS files, but uses the ".ical" extension, which is less common; used for sending online meeting requests and tasks.

The ".ical" file extension may not be associated with iCalendar files by default. However, you should be able to open them in any supporting iCalendar application, such as Apple iCal or Google Calendar.

NOTE: Apple iCal became Apple Calendar in 2012.

List of all softwares that can open the iCalendar File
Microsoft Outlook 2016
Microsoft Windows Live Mail
Apple Calendar
Google Calendar
PHP iCalendar

How to Open .ICAL file on different platforms

Open .ICAL File on Windows

  • Right-click a .ICAL
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .ICAL file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .ICAL files" Press "Ok"

Open .ICAL File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .ICAL file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .ICAL File on Linux

Right click on the .ICAL file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .ICAL File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .ICAL file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .ICAL File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .ICAL files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .ICAL files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .ICAL files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .ICAL file format
  2. You need to check the .ICAL file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)