Manage repeating tasks in Google Tasks & Google Calendar

You can create, edit, and delete repeating tasks in Google Tasks and Google Calendar.

Important:

  • A limited number of upcoming recurring tasks appear at one time on your Calendar grid. As time passes, new tasks appear automatically.
  • Shared tasks and subtasks can’t be set to repeat.
  • Recurring tasks can’t be moved to other task lists.
  • If you stop a series of tasks from repeating, you can’t set it to repeat again. You must create a new series of repeating tasks.

Set tasks to repeat

To set tasks to repeat from Google Tasks:

  1. Open the Google Tasks app Tasks logo.
  2. Tap an existing task or create a new task.
  3. Tap Date & Time Date/time.
  4. Under “Date & Time,” tap Does not repeat
  5. Select an option to create a recurring task:
    • Select a pre-set frequency, such as Every day, week, month, or year.
    • Select Custom. Set your preferred recurrence frequency. Tap Does not end, then choose your end date.
  6. Tap Done

To set tasks to repeat from Google Calendar: 

  1. Open the Google Calendar app Calendar.
  2. Tap an existing task or create a new task.
  3. Tap Does not repeat .
  4. Select an option:
    • Select a pre-set frequency, such as Every day, week, month, or year. Tap Save.
    • Select Custom. Set your preferred recurrence frequency, then choose your end date. Tap Done and then Save.

Edit or complete a recurring task

To edit or complete a recurring task from Google Tasks: 

  1. Open the Google Tasks app Tasks logo.
  2. Tap the task you want to change.
    • To edit the date and time or stop a task from repeating, at the bottom of the task, tap the repetition info.
    • To mark the task complete, at the bottom, tap Mark completed. At the bottom of the panel, under “Completed,” you can view your completed tasks. The next instance of your repeating tasks appears in your task list on the date specified.

Tip: If you want to change the date and time of the next repeating task in a series, tap the date.

To edit or complete a recurring task from Google Calendar:

  1. Open the Google Calendar app Calendar.
  2. Tap a task and then Edit Edit
  3. Select an option:
    • To edit the date or time of the task, tap Date/Time  and then Save.
    • To edit how often a task occurs or stop a task from repeating, tap Repeat  and then Save.
  4. Choose between applying changes to “This task” or “All Tasks.” 

Delete tasks in a series

To delete recurring tasks from Google Tasks:

  1. Open the Google Tasks app Tasks logo.
  2. Tap the task you want to delete.
  3. At the top right, tap Delete "" and then Delete all.

To delete recurring tasks from Google Calendar:

  1. Open the Google Calendar app Calendar.
  2. Tap the task you want to delete.
  3. Tap More More and then Delete.
  4. Select an option:
    • This task
    • This and following tasks
    • All tasks
Important: You can only delete a single task in a repeating series from Google Calendar.

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