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When I book a travel, the company sends me a reminder with one or more ics files that work fine with Microsoft Outlook.

I buy almost only from computer, because official Android app does not offer the same discounts: I mean, this specific rail company almost sells regular-price tickets via app, but if you browse their website from desktop computer you may be able to find discounted prices for the very same journey. Plus, there is no ticket synchronization with this specific vendor even if I use the same account on the website and application.

I can't use anymore Local Sync for Android (R.I.P.), so I end up with a reminder email message into my Outlook/Gmail app with those ics files attached.

When I open the ics file with Android Calendar it won't import it. Also worth to note I don't use Gmail address. The Gmail app is configured with my IMAP mailbox to get the rail tickets.

Question: with vanilla Android 7, is there a trick to import an ics calendar file into Android Calendar? Didn't Google add support for standard ics files into their app? Is it possible not to install yet another app?

  • why don't you try Blue Mail app. – Jithendra Jun 16 '17 at 12:07
  • Thanks for pointing the app. In order to follow StackExchange rules, you must disclose your affiliation with the program if you are the author or work for them. Recommending an app can (and should be) posted as an answer with some indications/explanations of what the app does and how to fix the OP problem with the app, always by disclosing own affiliation – usr-local-ΕΨΗΕΛΩΝ Jun 16 '17 at 13:14

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