Change your Calendar settings

You can change your calendar’s view, notification, and event settings.

Set up your calendar

  1. Open the Google Calendar app Calendar.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Settings Settings.
  3. Tap General to change the start of the week, device time zone, default event duration, and other settings.

Turn dark theme on or off

Important: This only changes your Google Calendar app. To change the theme of your Calendar widget and notifications, manage your Android screen and display settings.
Dark theme is available in the Google Calendar app on Android 7.0 and up.
  1. Open the Google Calendar app Calendar .
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Settings and then General and then Theme.
  3. Choose an option.

  •  For Android 10 and up, widgets and the Calendar appear in Dark mode if Battery saver or Dark theme are turned on from your system settings.
  • For Android 9 and lower, widgets are always in light mode. 

Add an account to sync

  1. Open the Settings app on your phone or tablet.
  2. Tap Accounts and then Add account.
  3. Select Google as the type of account.
  4. Sign in with your full email address and password. If you use 2-Step Verification, verify the device.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen to finish the sign in process.

Limit how often you sync Calendar

To save data and battery life, you can limit your sync to only happen while you use the app.

  1. Open the Settings app on your phone or tablet.
  2. Tap Accounts.
  3. Select an account.
  4. Tap Account sync.
  5. Turn off Google Calendar.
Note: If you close the Calendar app while a sync is in progress, it might take some time before the sync stops. 
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