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How Can I Sync My Google Calendar with My iPhone Calendar

Jan 5, 2024
(updated: Jan 4, 2024)
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In our fast-paced lives, seamless integration between different platforms is crucial for staying organized. If you're a Google Calendar user looking to sync your events with your iPhone or iPad's native Calendar app, you're in the right place.

In this article, we'll walk you through the simple steps to achieve calendar harmony across your devices.

Syncing Google Calendar with Apple Calendar on iPhone and Mac

Once set up, any changes made to your calendars on one device will seamlessly update across all your devices.

Here's how to effortlessly sync your Google Calendar with your iPhone, iPad, and Mac Calendar apps:

Method 1: Using iPhone or iPad settings

Navigate to Device Settings:

  • On your iPhone or iPad, open the Settings app.

Access Calendar Settings:

  • Scroll down and tap on "Calendar."

Add Google Account:

  • Tap "Accounts" and then "Add account," selecting "Google."

Enter Account Details:

  • Enter your Google email address and follow the prompts.

Password Entry:

  • Input your password. For users with 2-step Verification, use an app password if needed.

Finalize Setup:

  • Tap "Next" to complete the setup.

Selective Syncing:

  • By default, emails, contacts, and calendar events will sync. To sync only your calendar, disable other services.

View Google Calendar Events:

  • Open the Calendar app on your iPhone to access your synced Google Calendar events.

Sync with Existing Accounts:

  • For existing accounts, tap the account and turn on Calendars.

Method 2: Using Mac to sync Google Calendar

Access Mac Calendar Preferences:

  • Click on "Calendar" in the top left corner of your Mac screen and then choose "Preferences."

Add Google Account:

  • Click on the "Accounts" tab, then "Add (+)," and select "Google."

Follow On-Screen Instructions:

  • Input your Google account information as prompted.

Set Sync Frequency:

  • On the Accounts tab, use "Refresh Calendars" to determine how often Apple Calendar and Google Calendar should sync.

That's it! With just a few clicks, you can sync your calendars on mobile and desktop devices.

Additional Tips and Considerations

To avoid issues with syncing your Google and Apple calendars, be sure to keep your devices up-to-date with the latest operating system.

You should also:

  • Backup Your Data:
  • It's advisable to back up your data before setting up synchronization. Consider using recommended backup solutions like Code42/Crashplan.

It's important to note that not every Google Calendar feature is supported by Apple Calendar.

  • Unsupported Google Calendar Features:
  • Features like email notifications for events, creating new Google calendars, and Room Scheduler are not supported on Apple Calendar.

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Once the setup is complete, your emails, contacts, and calendar events will sync directly with your Google Calendar account, ensuring a seamless flow of information. Additionally, for those with an existing account, a quick toggle enables the synchronization of calendars, providing a hassle-free experience across all your devices. Enjoy the convenience of staying organized and up-to-date with your schedule, whether you're on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad.

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