Google Calendar Not Syncing With iPhone? (Do THIS First!)

If your Google Calendar is not syncing with your iPhone, you won’t be able to stay in touch with your meetings. Fortunately, this can be a relatively easy problem to fix. This guide walks you through several troubleshooting steps you can try.

Why Is My Google Calendar Not Syncing to My iPhone?

Before we jump into the fixes, let’s take a look at some of the possible reasons why Google Calendar is not syncing with your iPhone.

  • A problem with the Internet connection.
  • Google Calendar is disabled.
  • Google calendar is blocked.
  • Sync settings are incorrect.
  • Gmail’s fetch settings on the iPhone are incorrect.
  • There’s an issue with your Google account.
  • The official Google calendar iOS app is either not in use or has a problem.

Now that you know why your Google Calendar is not syncing to your iPhone, it should make it easier for you to pinpoint the problem and find the appropriate fix. Let’s get to it.

1. Restart Your iPhone

Rebooting an iPhone can help you solve many issues. This may be the most straightforward method for syncing your iPhone with Google calendar. If it doesn’t appear to be the case, test each solution to solve the problem.

2. Check The Internet Connection

The internet must work properly, so that good synchronization happens. Since most iOS apps require a stable connection, this is the case.

If the Google calendar does not sync with iPhone in this scenario, the network connection must be checked. If it’s working well, make sure the calendar app has mobile data or Wi-Fi access. 

1. Go to Settings.

iPhone Settings App
Go to Settings. Screenshot: Farhad Pashaei/Gotechtor

2. Scroll down the page to find Google Calendar. Tap on it.

Google Calendar
Open Google Calendar. Screenshot: Farhad Pashaei/Gotechtor

3. Check if Cellular Data is on or not (if not, turn it on).

Cellular Data
Enable Celluar Data. Screenshot: Farhad Pashaei/Gotechtor

3. Enable Google Calendar in iPhone Calendar

The iOS calendar app can handle multiple calendars. This means it can easily manage calendars from all of your online accounts on your iPhone.

If your Google calendar isn’t syncing with your iPhone calendar, you’ll need to ensure it’s turned on in the app. 

1. Open the Calendar app on your iPhone. 

Calendar app on iPhone
Tap on Calendar. Screenshot: Farhad Pashaei/Gotechtor

2. Tap on Calendars.

Tap on Calendars
Select Calendars. Screenshot: Farhad Pashaei/Gotechtor

3. Activate all options under Gmail.

Note: If you used the Gmail app and didn’t add a Gmail account to the Mail app, you won’t see Gmail box in this section. 

4. Enable Calendar Sync

The iPhone allows you to customize what you want to sync from your Google account. So, if your iPhone isn’t synchronizing with Google Calendar, you’ll need to see if the synchronization feature is turned on.

1. Go to Settings.

iPhone Settings App
Launch Settings. Screenshot: Farhad Pashaei/Gotechtor

2. Scroll down to find Google Calendar.

Google Calendar
Go to Google Calendar. Screenshot: Farhad Pashaei/Gotechtor

3. The toggle next to Calendars must be active. You’re good to go if it’s already turned on, but if it isn’t, turn it on.

Toggle On Calendar
Enable Calendars. Screenshot: Farhad Pashaei/Gotechtor

5. Set Google Calendar as Default Calendar

Setting Google calendar as the default calendar is one solution to Google calendar not syncing with iPhone. When nothing else seems to work, some people have found success with this solution.

1. Go to Settings.

iPhone Settings App
Select Settings. Screenshot: Farhad Pashaei/Gotechtor

2. Scroll down and tap on Calendar.

Calendar
Go to Calendar. Screenshot: Farhad Pashaei/Gotechtor

3. Tap on Default Calendar.

It will take a few moments for Gmail to appear. When it appears, tap on it to make it the default calendar.

6. Re-add Google Account 

The failure of an iPhone to sync with a Google calendar is a typical problem that can occur for various reasons.

In this scenario, removing your Google account from your iPhone and then re-adding it is one of the finest feasible solutions.

This operation will eliminate the issues and allow you to sync your Google and iPhone calendars.

1. First, go to Settings.

iPhone Settings App
Touch Settings. Screenshot: Farhad Pashaei/Gotechtor

2. Open Mail.

Mail
Go to Mail. Screenshot: Farhad Pashaei/Gotechtor

3. Then, choose Accounts.

Accounts in Mail
Select Accounts. Screenshot: Farhad Pashaei/Gotechtor

4. Select Gmail.

5. After that, tap on Delete Now. A pop-up will appear asking for permission. Tap on Delete from My iPhone

6. Go back to the Mail app.

Mail
Open Mail. Screenshot: Farhad Pashaei/Gotechtor

7. Touch Accounts

Accounts in Mail
Go to Accounts. Screenshot: Farhad Pashaei/Gotechtor

8. Tap on Add Accounts.

Add account
Tap on Add Account. Screenshot: Farhad Pashaei/Gotechtor

9. Now, select Google and type your username and password. 

7. Fetch Data from Google Account

When syncing fails, Google calendar reminders do not appear on iPhone. In this scenario, merely switching from one option to another will solve the problem. It’s all about fetching.

1. To begin, launch Settings.

iPhone Settings App
Go to Settings. Screenshot: Farhad Pashaei/Gotechtor

2. Then, go to Mail.

Mail in Settings
Choose Mail in Settings. Screenshot: Farhad Pashaei/Gotechtor

3. Select Accounts.

Accounts in Mail app
Select Accounts. Screenshot: Farhad Pashaei/Gotechtor

4. Next, open Fetch New Data and change it to Push

Choose Fetch New Data. Screenshot: Farhad Pashaei/Gotechtor

8. Uninstall and Reinstall Google Calendar App

Sometimes uninstalling and reinstalling the problematic application will solve the problem. For example, if your Google Calendar is not syncing with your iPhone, you can remove it and reinstall it from App Store. 

1. Tap and hold the Google Calendar icon on your iPhone. 

2. After that, select Remove App.

Removing app
Remove Google Calendar. Screenshot: Farhad Pashaei/Gotechtor

3. A pop-up will appear asking for permission. Tap on Delete App.

Deleting app
Delete Calendar App. Screenshot: Farhad Pashaei/Gotechtor

4. Open App Store.

5. Search for Google Calendar and tap on the Get button to download it. 

Installing Google Calendar
Install Calendar App. Screenshot: Farhad Pashaei/Gotechtor

9. Reset All Settings on iPhone

Personal data such as music, applications, photographs, and videos are not erased when all settings are reset.

All of the settings you’ve altered or added, such as Wi-Fi networks, Bluetooth devices, VPN setups, and so on, will be erased or reset to their default values.

1. First, open Settings

iPhone Settings App
Go to Settings. Screenshot: Farhad Pashaei/Gotechtor

2. Then, go to General.

General Menu in Settings
Touch General menu. Screenshot: Farhad Pashaei/Gotechtor

3. Select Transfer or Reset iPhone.

Transfer and Reset iPhone in General menu
Select Transfer or Reset iPhone. Screenshot: Farhad Pashaei/Gotechtor

4. After that, touch Reset.

5. Now, tap on Reset All Settings

Final Thoughts on Google Calendar Not Syncing With iPhone

And there you have it. Our step-by-step guide to fixing syncs problems with the Google Calendar app.

We hope the tips in this guide were useful in helping you resolve the Google Calendar app not syncing with your iPhone.

If you know of another tip we should include, please let us know in the comment section below.

For the past 7 years, Farhad has been tinkering with phones, laptops, power banks, etc. When he's not writing, he's devouring info about new products launch.

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