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How to sync your Google Calendar to iCalendar on your iPhone

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If you’re using more than one calendar app—and many of us do—you could miss an important appointment or even worse, your brother’s birthday. We have a solution: keep your schedule in one place by syncing your Google Calendar™ with iCal®, the default calendar app on your iPhone®.

Asurion Experts can help with all your tech needs, whether you want to share your Google Calendar or set up a Google Meet™ on your phone. Here’s our guide on how to import your Google Calendar to iCalendar on your iPhone. 

How to sync Google Calendar with iCalendar

If you want to use the Apple® Calendar app (iCal) on your iPhone as the primary calendar, follow these simple steps to sync it with your Google Calendar: 

  1. On your iPhone, open Settings > Calendar. 
  2. Tap Accounts > Add account > Google
  3. Enter your email address > Next
  4. Enter your password. If you don’t have the latest operating system and you use 2-Step Verification, enter an app password instead of your regular password. 
  5. Tap Next. 
  6. Emails, contacts, and calendar events will now sync directly with your Google account. To sync only your calendar, turn off the additional options.
  7. To sync one calendar and not another, check only the calendar(s) you want to sync. 
  8. Open the Calendar app on your iPhone to find your Google Calendar events. 

Google Calendar features that won’t work on iCalendar

You can import your calendar events from your Google Calendar to your iCal, but there are a few Google Calendar features that won’t work including:

  • Email notifications for events
  • Creating new Google calendars
  • Room scheduler 

What to do if your Google Calendar and your iCalendar won’t sync 

If the events you added to iCal aren’t showing up on the Google Calendar, or vice versa, here are a few things to try: 

  1. Make sure you’re connected to the internet. 
  2. Check that you downloaded the Google Calendar app and not another calendar app. 
  3. Confirm that you checked the name of the calendar you want to share in Google Settings. 
  4. Check your device storage

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