Delete an event

If you don't want an event to show up anymore, you can delete or remove it from your Google calendar.

Important: Calendar might mark some events as spam and move them to the trash. If you have an account through work or school, your organization's Super Administrator can also move any event from your organization to the trash. Learn how to see and restore deleted events in your trash.

Delete an event you create

If you create an event, or can edit an event, you can delete the event. This takes the event off your calendar, and off the calendars of everyone else invited.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Calendar app Calendar.
  2. Open the event you want to delete.
  3. In the top right, tap More More menu.
  4. Tap Delete and then Delete event.

Important: If you’re not the event owner, if you tap Delete, you only remove the event from your calendar.

I deleted an event but others still find it on their calendars

  • After you delete an event, it may take awhile before it’s removed from people’s calendars.
  • If you delete an event that you don’t own, for the event to remove from everyone’s calendars, the event owner may need to delete the event.

I deleted an event but still find it on other devices

After you delete an event, the event may not immediately be removed from your other devices. A manual sync can speed up the process.

Manual sync for iOS

Close and re-open the Calendar app.

Delete event you’re invited to

If someone invited you to an event, but you don't have permission to edit the event, you can remove it from your calendar.

To remove an event from your calendar:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Calendar app Calendar.
  2. Open the event you want to delete.
  3. In the top right, tap More More menu .  
  4. Tap Delete and then Delete.

Delete an event that recurs

If you delete an event that repeats, you find the options below. If someone else creates the event that repeats, you won't find these options.​

  • This event: Delete this event, but keeps other future events.
  • This and following events: Deletes this event and future events.
If you don't have modify access for an event, you can only delete one event at a time from your calendar.

See deleted events in your trash (computer only)

When you delete an event or mark it as spam, it stays in that calendar's trash for 30 days. An event can be automatically marked as spam and moved to that calendar's trash if it is found to be in violation of Google Calendar's Program Policies. When you go to the trash, you can restore events or delete them forever.

Important: Anyone who has "Make changes to events" or "Make changes AND manage sharing" permission for the calendar can delete events and see and restore events from that calendar's trash.

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. In the top right, click Settings Settings and then Trash. You'll see the events that were deleted from this calendar.
    • To delete an individual event, next to the event, click Delete forever Delete .
    • To delete all selected events, above the list, click Delete forever all selected Delete .
    • To delete all events, click Empty trash and then Empty.

Restore deleted events in your trash (computer only)

  1. Open Google Calendar.
  2. In the top right, click Settings Settings and then Trash. You find the events deleted from this calendar.
    • To restore an individual event, next to the event, click Restore Undo.
    • To restore selected events, above the list, click Restore all selected Undo.
I want to turn off email notifications

The first time you delete an event that's moved to the trash, Google Calendar sends you an email. You can't turn off this notification, but it's the only email notification you get about trash.

I can’t find all my deleted events in the trash

If you don't see some of the events you deleted in your calendar's Trash, it could be because of one of these reasons:

  • Events are only saved in a calendar's Trash for 30 days.
  • If you didn't have edit access to the calendar the event was created on, you won't see the event in the Trash.
  • There's a separate Trash for each calendar you have. Try looking in the Trash for other calendars. 
  • Anyone who has edit access to your calendar can delete events forever or restore them. If others have access to your calendar, ask if they moved the event.

Note: If you deleted a recurring event, see the "I deleted a recurring event" section below.

An event I restored is missing RSVPs

If a user takes an event out of the trash, guests need to RSVP to the event again.

If the room the user books isn't available anymore, the room is crossed out on the calendar event.

I deleted a recurring event

Delete one instance of the event at a time

For each event you delete, you find a row in the trash.

Delete more than one instance of the event at a time

For all the events, you find a single row in the trash, instead of individual rows for each event. When you restore the event, it restores all the instances of the event you delete.

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