Syncing Google Calendar with Apple Calendar

The Apple Calendar app can work with the Google Calendar system, alongside other calendars from iCloud, Microsoft or Yahoo. Each calendar shows in its own color. If this is the first time you’re using Google calendar on your Apple device, see instructions for adding it to your Mac, iPhone or iPad.

When you first enable Google Calendar, only your main calendar shows in the Apple Calendar app. You can also display the other calendars you see in the Google Calendar web page.

  1. Open Safari or another browser on your iPhone, iPad, Mac or PC computer and go to
  2. Select an account or Add account. If you’re already signed in, skip to step 4.
  3. Sign into Google with your email address and password.
  4. Select calendars to display in the Calendar app. Some calendars may be read-only if the owner of the calendar has not allowed you to make changes.
  5. Some calendars may not sync if the owner has chosen to not allow you to see events.
  6. Tap Save.
  7. Have another Google account? Sign out and select it (step 2), then select its calendars.

The image shows an iPhone display but the same page controls calendars for all Apple devices and Macs using that Google account.

Adding calendars to your Google Calendar

Don’t see a particular Google calendar in the sync list? You may need to add it to your account.

  1. Open a web browser and Sign into Google. Make sure you’re using the correct account.
  2. Switch to the Calendar app.
  3. Scoll down in the left sidebar and click the + next to Other calendars.
  4. Subscribe to calendar and type a coworker’s name or email address.
  5. Or Browse resources such as conference rooms.
  6. After you add the calendar to your account, follow the steps above to display it in Apple Calendar.

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