Fix sync problems with the Google Calendar app

Use this page if events you created or updated aren't showing on your computer or in the Google Calendar app. 

First, try these common fixes

Follow these steps on the device you're using the Google Calendar app on.

1. Make sure you're connected to the Internet

To test if you're connected to the Internet, try doing a search.

If you're not connected, make sure that data or Wi-Fi is on, and that you're not in Airplane mode.

2. Check that you're using the Google Calendar app

To check that you're using the Google Calendar app, make sure the app's icon looks like this: Calendar.

Next, check your device's app store to make sure the Google Calendar app is up to date.

3. Check that the calendar is visible
  1. Open the Google Calendar app Calendar.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. To the left of the calendar's name, make sure the box is checked. If you only see color around the edge of the box, tap the box to show that calendar.
4. Make sure new events are being added to your Google Calendar

When you create an event, check which calendar it's being added to. If it isn't being added to the Events calendar, you may not see it in the Google Calendar app or at calendar.google.com.

  1. Open the Google Calendar app Calendar.
  2. In the bottom right, tap Create Create.
  3. Next to the Event calendar icon Event, make sure it says Event. If you don't see Event, tap the Event Calendar icon to switch to the correct calendar. 

Next, try these troubleshooting tips

Try the steps above first. If they didn't work, read through these instructions on your computer while you try the steps on your device. 

Note: The Google Calendar app syncs past events up to one year. 

Quit the app and reopen it

When you have an app open and tap the Home button, the app is closed but it doesn't actually quit.

To fully quit the app (and not just close it), double tap the home button at the bottom of your phone, then swipe the Calendar app away.

Remove your account, then add it again

  1. Open the Google Calendar app Calendar.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. Tap Settings Settings.
  4. Tap Manage accounts.
  5. In the top right, tap Edit.
  6. Remove your accounts.
  7. Tap Done.

When you reopen the app, you'll be prompted to add your account again.

Uninstall and reinstall the app

  1. Find the Google Calendar app icon Calendar.
  2. Touch and hold the icon until it wiggles.
  3. Tap X and then Delete.
  4. Reinstall the Google Calendar app in the App Store.

Sync with Apple Calendar or Outlook

If you're trying to see your Google Calendar events in another program, like Apple Calendar or Outlook, the instructions for syncing are different.

Learn how to sync with Apple Calendar or Outlook.

The tips above didn't help

Get help from a Calendar expert

If the troubleshooting steps above didn't help, post in the Calendar Help Forum where an expert can help you troubleshoot.

When you post in the forum, mention the troubleshooting steps you tried from this page.

Report the problem to Google

Any time you're having an issue, you can report the problem.

  1. Open the Calendar app Calendar.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu and then Help & feedback.

Note: If you don't see this option, you may be on an old version of the app, or using a different calendar app. Follow the instructions at the top of the page to find the right app to use.

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