See Google Calendar events on Apple Calendar

You can see Google Calendar events on your Apple calendar on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad.

See Google Calendar events on Apple calendars

Apple Calendar on your computer

Note: These instructions apply to Apple Calendar version 5+ and Mac OSX 10.11+ (El Capitan). Learn how to find your Mac OSX version or update your computer's operating system.

  1. On your computer, open Calendar .
  2. In the top left corner of your screen, click Calendar > Preferences.
  3. Click the Accounts tab.
  4. On the left side of the Accounts tab, click +.
  5. Select Google > Continue.
  6. Enter your Gmail address, password, and verification code (if you have one).
  7. Click Accept.
  8. On the Accounts tab, choose how often you want Apple Calendar and Google Calendar to sync.
Calendar app on your iPhone or iPad

You can sync Google Calendar with the Calendar app that comes on your iPhone or iPad.

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad .
  2. Touch Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add account > Google.
  3. Enter your email address > Next.
  4. Enter your password. If you have iOS 7 or below and you use 2-Step Verification, enter an app password instead of your regular password.
  5. Touch Next.
  6. Emails, contacts, and calendar events will now sync directly with your Google Account. To sync only your calendar, turn off the other services.
  7. Open the Calendar app on your iPhone to see your Google Calendar events.

Change which calendars get synced

Which calendars are automatically synced
  • Any calendars that you see under "My Calendars" in Google Calendar on your computer
  • Birthdays
Sync other calendars
  1. Visit the Calendar sync page.
  2. Check or uncheck the names of any calendars.
  3. In the bottom right corner, click Save.
  4. When you're done, refresh your calendar.

Delegation tool

If you used to sync using the "Delegation" tool in Apple Calendar, you need to turn that off for Calendar sync to work.

  1. Open Apple Calendar on your computer.
  2. In the top left corner, click Calendar > Preferences.
  3. Click the Accounts tab > Delegation.
  4. Uncheck all calendars.

Google Calendar features that don't work on Apple Calendar

  • Email notifications for events
  • Create new Google calendars
  • Room Scheduler


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