Synchronizing with macOS

Setup your Accounts

In the following steps you will add your server resources for CalDAV (Calendar) and CardDAV (Contacts) to your Nextcloud.

  1. Open the system preferences of your macOS device.

  2. Navigate to Internet Accounts:

  1. Click on Add Other Account… and click on CalDAV Account for Calendar or CardDAV Account for Contacts:



You can not setup Calendar/Contacts together. You need to setup them in separate accounts.

  1. Select Manual as Account-Type and type in your respective credentials:

    Username: Your Nextcloud username or email

    Password: Your generated app-password/token (Learn more).

    Server Address: URL of your Nextcloud server (e.g.

  1. Click on Sign In.

For CalDAV (Calendar): You can now select, with which applications you want to use this resource. In the most cases, this will be the "Calendar" application, sometimes you may also want to use it for your Tasks and reminders.



  • macOS does not support syncing CalDAV/CardDAV over non-encrypted http:// connections. Make sure you have https:// enabled and configured on server- and client-side.

  • Self-signed certificates need to be properly set up in the macOS keychain.