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How to Sync Google Calendar with iPhone: Import Google Calendar to iPhone Calendar App

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If you use Android, you probably use Google Calendar. It’s a popular calendar app made by Google. If you use iPhone as your new device, you might want to import Google Calendar to iPhone so you don’t have to manually add your appointments in your iPhone. Here’s how to sync Google Calendar with iPhone.

iPhone is made by different company than Android, and in early days you can’t import Google Calendar to iPhone easily. But, iOS has made some development that allows its users to import Google Calendar to iPhone directly through the Settings app.

iPhone has become one of the most popular smartphone brand in the world. You can now be reminded with the same appointments you made in Android. If you want to move from that calendar to iPhone Calendar app, you have to learn how to sync Google Calendar with iPhone Calendar.

You can do this on all iPhone including iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone X and its series.

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How to Sync Google Calendar with iPhone through Google Account

If you use iPhone as new device, and this is your first time, you might be wondering, how do I sync Google Calendar with iPhone?

Simple answer: it’s easy.

Apple’s iOS now supports third-party account to be synced in your iPhone or iPad. This is great for iPhone users who use multiple different devices and want to keep it on one device. You can import Google Calendar to iPhone in easy steps.

Open Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.

Now, select Passwords & Accounts.

Now, tap Add Account at the bottom.

To sync Google Calendar with iPhone or iPad, you have to login to your Google account and keep that account synced on your iPhone. Tap Google.

Now, with login form shown, you have to enter your Google account email address and password.

You’ll see toggle to select which stuff you want to sync. You can choose Mail, Calendar, Notes, and even Contacts to import Google contact to iPhone.

If you want to import Google Calendar to iPhone, then select Calendar.

Now, Google Calendar is now being synced with iPhone. You can wait for some minutes for syncing process to be done. Once done, you still don’t see your appointments or events you made in your Android on your iPhone Calendar, since you have to the next steps. Read on.

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How to Sync Google Calendar with iPhone Calendar App to See All of Your Calendars in One Place

Don’t worry, this step is simple.

iPhone Calendar app has simple feature that allows you to add calendars from many different third-party calendar services. Including Google Calendar.

This means you can import Google Calendar to iPhone Calendar app easily and directly.

To do this, open your Calendar app in your iPhone or iPad.

Now, at the bottom, tap Calendar. It will shows a list of calendars that your iPhone can manage. If you have synced Google account with iPhone through above method, you can select Google Calendar so you can manage your calendars in one app.

The Thing You Should Know After Syncing Google Calendar with iPhone

Apple’s iOS Calendar app doesn’t work exactly like Google Calendar. Google Calendar has more features than iPhone Calendar, you probably need to adapt to the changes by iPhone Calendar because it doesn’t offer as many features as you usually use with Google Calendar. Here are some things you should now after you import Google Calendar to iPhone.

You Can’t Create a New Google Calendar in iPhone Calendar

You may want to add a new Google calendar in iPhone Calendar app, but unfortunately, iPhone Calendar app can’t do that. This means you have to access your Google Calendar somewhere else, like the web, to manage your Google Calendar in advanced way.

You Can’t Manage Shared Space Calendar in iPhone Calendar

If you use Google Calendar to manage your shared space like basketball court or conference room and let anyone book time in it, you can’t do these such things in iPhone Calendar. This is unfortunate if you use Google Calendar for business purposes.

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Syncing Google Calendar with iPhone Means You Make Changes to Your Google Calendar

Any changes you make with iPhone Calendar app that has been synced with your Google account will apply to your Google Calendar. If you only want to import Google Calendar to iPhone and doesn’t want to affect changes you have made in your Google Calendar, you have to backup Google Calendar first.

You Can’t Merge Google Calendars with iPhone Calendars on The Same “Calendar”

You can use iPhone Calendar app to manage all of your calendars from third-party services like Google Calendar. But, those calendars are separated from your iPhone Calendar since both company (Apple and Google) don’t support this merge.

You have to manually switch to your Google calendars to manage Google calendars, and switch back to normal calendar to manage non-Google calendars. You really can’t see your Google calendar’s appointments in your non-Google calendar.

How to Sync Multiple Google Calendars with iPhone

You can sync multiple Google calendars with iPhone. The methods are almost the same like the first method we’ve talked about before.

Open Settings app on your iPhone.

Tap Passwords & Accounts.

Then, tap Add Account at the bottom.

To sync multiple Google Calendar with iPhone or iPad, you have to login to your Google account. Tap Google.

Now, enter your Google account email address and password. Tap Calendar to sync multiple Google calendars in iPhone.

You Can Use Microsoft’s Outlook App for iOS Instead of iPhone Calendar

You can use Outlook app for iPhone that is available for free in App Store. It is mainly an email app that has calendar app as sidekick. This means you can manage Google Calendar with possibly more features than you can do using iPhone Calendar.

It is even always being updated by Microsoft with simple and nice-looking interface that looks great with your iPhone.

Download Outlook for iPhone or iPad


iPhone has simple features in Calendar app that can manage third-party calendars including Google Calendar. You can import Google Calendar to iPhone or simply learn how to sync Google Calendar with iPhone so you can manage and make changes that will also be applied in your Google’s Calendar app you use in the web or in your Android phone.

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