How to Sync Apple Calendar with Google Calendar

Sync Google Calendar with the iPhone Calendar app for streamlined scheduling and organization.

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Many users maintain both Google Calendar and their iPhone Calendar app at the same time, which can be a pain to manage. Having two separate calendars can lead to missed appointments, confusing notifications, and other issues. If this sounds familiar, we can help! We'll walk you through how to sync Google Calendar to the iPhone Calendar app for simpler scheduling.

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Can I Add Google Calendar to iPhone Calendar?

Apple's Calendar app comes pre-installed on your Apple devices. It's a simple, no-frills scheduling tool that is handy because it's integrated into the functions of your iPhone. It can even help you keep track of your appointments on your CarPlay display! That said, many people (myself included) actually prefer to use Google Calendar to keep track of appointments and scheduling. Google provides so many more options for customization, which can be nice to have! 

While each calendar has its own benefits and it can be tempting to use both calendars on your iPhone at once, problems can arise from trying to keep both calendars updated at all times. So why not sync Google Calendar with iPhone's native Calendar app? Keep reading to learn how.

How to Sync Google Calendar with iPhone Calendar

While there are quite a few steps needed to sync Apple Calendar with Google Calendar, it can be quite rewarding to have all of your appointments show up in one place on your iPhone. For more tips to make using your Apple devices much easier and more customized, sign up for our free Tip of the Day newsletter. Follow the steps below to add Google Calendar to the iPhone Calendar app.

  1. Open Settings.


     
  2. Scroll down and tap Calendar.


     
  3. Tap Accounts.


     
  4. Tap Add Account.


     
  5. Tap Google.


     
  6. Tap Continue.


     
  7. Enter your Google account email, then tap Next.


     
  8. Enter your Google account password, then tap Next.


     
  9. If prompted, complete two-factor authentication.
  10. Tap the toggle next to Calendars to enable syncing. The toggle will be green when enabled.


     
  11. Tap Save in the upper-right corner.


     
  12. Now, open the Calendar app.


     
  13. Tap Calendars at the bottom of the screen.


     
  14. Check the bubble next to the calendar you want to add to your Apple Calendar.


     
  15. Tap Done.

Now that you know how to sync Google Calendar to the Apple Calendar app, you can take your scheduling game up a notch and stay organized when it matters most. Now, learn how to search events in your calendar to make the most of your days!

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Hallei Halter

Hallei is a 2018 graduate of Maharishi University of Management with a BFA in Creative & Professional Writing. She's currently working on a novel about people using witchcraft to clean their houses.