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Delete or unsubscribe from a calendar

If you don't need a calendar anymore, you can permanently delete it or unsubscribe from it. If you think you might need the calendar later, you can hide it instead.

Options for removing calendars

Hide a calendar temporarily

This is a good option for calendars that you only check occasionally.

  1. Open Google Calendar .
  2. On the left, find the calendar you want to hide under "My calendars" or "Other calendars."
  3. Click the calendar to hide or show it.
Remove a calendar from your list temporarily 

When you remove a calendar from your list, you won't see it under "My calendars" or "Other calendars."

Remove a calendar

  1. Open Google Calendar.
  2. On the left, find the calendar you want to remove under "My calendars" or "Other calendars."
  3. Next to the calendar name, click the Down arrow Down Arrow.
  4. Click Hide this calendar from the list

Bring back a calendar you removed

  1. Open Google Calendar.
  2. In the top right, click Settings  Settings and then Settings.
  3. Click the Calendars tab. 
  4. Check the box next to the calendar name to show it in your list.
Remove a calendar from your list permanently 

When you unsubscribe from a calendar, you won't be able to see it again unless there's another owner of the calendar who can re-share it with you. 

How to unsubscribe

  1. Open Google Calendar.
  2. In the top right, click Settings  Settings  and then Settings.
  3. At the top of the page, click the Calendars tab.
  4. Find the calendar you no longer want access to, and click the Unsubscribe link on the right. 
Restore a calendar you unsubscribed from

Whether you'll be able to get back the calendar you unsubscribed from depends on whether the calendar is owned by or shared with someone else.

The calendar is owned by someone else

If the calendar you unsubscribed from belongs to someone else, you can ask them to share their calendar with you again.

The calendar is owned by you and was not shared

Unfortunately, you won't be able to restore the calendar you unsubscribed from. In the future, try removing the calendar from your list instead.

The calendar is owned by you and shared with someone else

If someone else still has access to the calendar you owned, you can ask them to find the Calendar Address. You can use that address to add the calendar back to your account.

Step 1: Ask the other person to follow these steps

  1. Open Google Calendar.
  2. In the top right, click Settings  Settings  and then Settings.
  3. At the top of the page, click the Calendars tab. 
  4. Click the name of the calendar.
  5. Scroll down to the "Calendar Address" section, and click ICAL.
  6. Copy the link and send it to you.

Step 2: Follow these steps

  1. Open Google Calendar.
  2. Next to "Other calendars," click the Down arrow Down Arrow.
  3. Click Add by URL.
  4. Paste the Calendar Address link you received from the other person in the URL field.
  5. Click Add Calendar. You should see the calendar listed under "My calendars" or "Other calendars" on the left side of Google Calendar.
Delete a calendar (can't be undone)

What happens when you delete a calendar

  • The calendar and all of its events are permanently deleted. 
  • If the calendar is shared with other people, they also won't have access to the calendar and its events.

Note: You can't delete your primary (default) calendar, but you can clear its events.

Delete a calendar

  1. Open Google Calendar.
  2. In the top right, click Settings  Settings  and then Settings.
  3. At the top of the page, click the Calendars tab.
  4. Click the name of the calendar.
  5. At the bottom of the page, click Permanently delete this calendar.
Delete all events in your primary calendar

You can't delete your primary calendar, but you can delete all of its events.

  1. Open Google Calendar.
  2. In the top right, click Settings  Settings  and then Settings.
  3. At the top of the page, click the Calendars tab.
  4. Click the name of your primary calendar at the top of the list. It's usually labeled as your first and last name.
  5. At the bottom of the page, click Delete all events in this calendar. It may take a few minutes to fully access Google Calendar's features after clearing your primary calendar.

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