SMS notifications

Important: SMS notifications not available after June 27th

Starting on June 27th, 2015, SMS notifications from Google Calendar will no longer be sent. SMS notifications launched before smartphones were available. Now, in a world with smartphones and notifications, you can get richer, more reliable experiences on your mobile device, even offline.

To receive notifications on your smartphone, you can use the calendar app that came with your device, or install Google Calendar for Android or iPhone. Learn more about notifications.

Note: This change will not affect Google Apps for Work, Education and Government customers.

 

 

You can get notifications for your events through SMS on your phone. If you have a smartphone, you can get notifications through a calendar app instead.

Cost of SMS notifications

Google Calendar is a free product and Google doesn't charge you to receive notifications. Please keep in mind that your mobile service provider's standard rate for receiving text messages may apply. If you have any questions about the rate, please contact your service provider for more information.

Register your mobile phone

To register your mobile phone with Google Calendar, you'll need a verification code.

  1. Open Google Calendar.
  2. Click the settings gear in the top right .
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Open the Mobile Setup tab at the top.
  5. Add your country and phone number.
  6. Click the Send Verification Code button.
  7. Once you get the text message, enter the code you received in the Verification code field and click the Finish setup button.
  8. Click Save.

It's possible to register the same mobile phone number for multiple Google Accounts. You can receive all notifications, including SMS, for any calendar in each of your Google Accounts.

Turn off SMS notifications

  1. Open Google Calendar.
  2. Click the settings gear in the top right .
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Open the Calendars tab at the top.
  5. Click Edit notifications for the calendar that's set up to get notifications.
  6. Uncheck the boxes in the SMS column on the right.
  7. Click Save.

If your mobile number is issued within one of the following countries, you can text "STOP" to cancel SMS notifications for all of your calendars:

  • United States: text "STOP" to "GVENT" (48368)
  • United Kingdom: text "STOP" to +44-753-741-5730
  • Spain: text "STOP" to +34-969-060-900
  • India: text "STOP" to +91-987-080-7071

For other countries, text "STOP" to +1-409-761-1111. You will receive a reply text if your request was successful.

Please note that when you make changes to the notification settings for events on your calendar, the changes will only apply to you. Invited guests or those who have access to the events will receive notifications according to their own Google Calendar notification settings.