Modify Google Calendar notifications

To help remind you about upcoming events, you can get notifications on your phone, computer, or by email. You can change your notification settings for one event or multiple events.

Change your notification settings

You can can choose to:

  • Edit your default notifications for both one-time and all-day events. 
  • Be notified with device notifications, emails, or both.

If you're new to iPhone, view how to turn notifications on/off with this step-by-step guide.

Change your notification settings

Important: Changes you make to notifications only apply to you. Others invited to the event get notifications based on their own settings.

  1. Open the Google Calendar app Calendar.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. At the bottom, tap Settings Settings.
  4. Choose a calendar.
  5. Select Change, Remove, or Add a notification.

For single events 

Changes you make on your mobile device sync with your computer notifications. For example, if you choose a "1 hour before" notification on your phone, you also get a pop-up notification on your computer 1 hour before your event.

  1. Open the Google Calendar app Calendar.
  2. Open the event.
  3. Tap Edit Edit.
  4. In the notifications section, tap a notification to change or remove it, or tap Add another notification.
  5. In the top right, tap Save.

Turn off notifications

To turn off all notifications for Google Calendar, you can change your calendar’s default settings. Because notifications sync between your mobile device and your computer, you can change your settings from either the app or a computer.

  1. Open the Google Calendar app Calendar.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. At the bottom, tap Settings Settings.
  4. Select a calendar.
  5. Tap a notification and choose None. Repeat for each notification.

If you have multiple accounts or calendars, repeat these steps.

Turn off notifications for another calendar app

If you get duplicate notifications from a different calendar app on your device, follow these general directions to turn off notifications for the other calendar app. Directions for your device may be a bit different.

  1. Open the Settings app on your phone or tablet.
  2. Select the calendar app you don't want notifications for.
  3. Find the Notifications section and adjust your settings.

Troubleshooting

Two notifications for the same event

You may get duplicate notifications if you have another calendar app installed on your device. Turn off notifications for the other app. 

  1. Open your iPhone's Settings app.
  2. Choose Notifications.
  3. Select the calendar app you don't want notifications for.
  4. Turn off Allow Notifications.
Not getting notifications

Important: You won't get notifications for flights or reservations added by default from Gmail.

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