How to Add Google Calendar to iPhone?

Since the release of Apple’s iOS 5 operating system and its iCloud feature, many people have faced issues while adding Google Calendar to their iPhones. When they try to add more than one Google Calendar account to Apple’s Calendar app, their iPhones get stuck at a certain stage of the process. The good news is that there are several ways to resolve this issue, which I will explain in this post.

Add Google Calendar to iPhone

Every iPhone or iPad available in the market comes with a preinstalled calendar application. This calendar application is not limited to viewing the date; it also allows you to schedule your everyday tasks efficiently. But many iPhone users are fond of Google Calendar and want to add it to their iPhone or iPad so that they can easily sync their Google Calendar events to the iPhone. If you are new to the iPhone and have no idea how to add Google Calendar, then the following steps will help you do so without hassles.

Add Google Calendar to iPhone

By default, the iPhone comes with the iCloud Calendar. You need to follow some quick and easy steps that we have demonstrated below to use Google Calendar on your iPhone.

Step 1: Head to the iPhone Settings by clicking on the Settings icon.


Step 2: From the iPhone Settings option, click on Passwords & Accounts.


Step 3: Touch on the Add Account option.

Step 4: Now you will see a few accounts, from these choose Google.


Step 5: Now a pop-up window will appear asking you to permit Settings to access Google.com.

Step 6: Enter your Google account credentials such as username and password to proceed with the process of syncing Google Calendar with your iPhone.

Step 7: Once you are done with the Gmail account login steps – Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and notes will begin to sync with your Gmail account. If you want to prevent any of the above services from syncing with your Google account then turn them off. Lastly, click on the Save button at the top right corner.

Step 8: Now it’s time to change your default iCloud Calendar app with the Google Calendar. You now need to head to – Mail, Contacts, Calendars option from the iPhone settings and scroll down to Default Calendar.


Step 9: You will see the iCloud Calendar as your Default Calendar on your iPhone. You need to change the iCloud Calendar with your preferred Gmail account you have just added to your iPhone.

Step 10: Now, when you click on the iPhone Calendar icon, you will be able to see all your Google Calendar events on your iPhone.

Limitations of Google Calendar on iPhone

The room scheduling tool is one of the key selling features of the Google Calendar. If you’re also a fan of the room scheduling tool, then you might be disappointed to know that this feature doesn’t work on the iPhone. There are some other features of the Google Calendar such as creating new Google Calendars and receiving Gmail notifications for upcoming events that don’t work on the iPhone.

How to Verify Google Account and iPhone Synchronization

Once you are all set to use your Google Calendar on the iPhone, it’s worth checking that everything is working as you had expected. To do so, head to the Google Calendar on your desktop and add a new event to the calendar and then go back to your iCloud Calendar and check whether the event you have just added is displaying or not.

Hope this informative blog post on how to add Google Calendar to your iPhone has helped you.

Summary: Add Google Calendar to iPhone

  • Open your iPhone settings app.
  • Scroll down until you see the Calendars option and select it.
  • Tap the "Add Account" button.
  • Press the "Google" option.
  • Enter your email and password. If you have two-step verification turned on, you may be asked for a code if it will be your first time accessing Google calendar on this device. When done, choose "Next."
  • Choose which information from Google Calendar you want to sync with your iPhone. You can tap the gray toggle buttons to turn certain items on or off. If you want reminders to show up in the iPhone's Reminders app, toggle that option on as well.
  • When you're done choosing your options, press "Save." Your Google Calendar should now appear in your iPhone's default calendar app.