How to Sync Google Calendar with Android Calendar

Want to make the most out of your Google Account? So, let’s check out on how you can sync all your Google calendar entries with Android calendar automatically. Basically, Google’s calendar sync allows you to sync events between Google Calendar and Microsoft Outlook Calendar

Procedure to setup Google Calendar Sync with Android:

  • First, you will have to make sure that you are having Microsoft Outlook versions 2003, 2007, 2010 (32-bit) and operating systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.
  • So, after getting the requirements, you now need to download the latest version of Google Calendar Sync.
  • After selecting the above link, you will find a dialog box where in you will have to save the file as shown in the below screen shot.

Google Sync Installer

  • Now, click on Save File in the dialog box.

Google Sync Download

  • As soon as the file is downloaded, click to open the same. As soon as the installation is finished, you will see that in the screen shot below, you will be asked to enter login details like Email and password and also you will have to select the sync option out of 2 way or the 1 way. Choose the radio button of the corresponding option. Also, additionally, you will have to enter the sync interval for syncing to occur. Please note that 10 minutes is the minimum time of sync interval which is allowed and then just click on the Save button.

Google Account Settings

2 way Sync: In two way Sync, all the events in your primary Google Calendar and your default Microsoft Outlook calendar are synced together. Once you’ve selected this option, any changes you made in the events in either Google Calendar or Microsoft Outlook Calendar account will be reflected in both the applications.

1 way Google Calendar to Microsoft Outlook Calendar: In this type of sync, all events in your primary Google Calendar are added to your default Microsoft Outlook calendar.

1 way Microsoft Outlook Calendar to Google Calendar: In this type of sync, all events in your primary Microsoft Outlook calendar are added to your default Google Calendar.

  • Now, after that you will have to enter the desired profile name as shown below, preferably let it be Outlook as in some cases it won’t accept any other name.

Choose profile

  • After clicking on Ok, you will now find a Google Calendar Sync icon in the Windows System tray which is the bottom right portion of the screen as shown below.

System tray icon

  • Now, when you choose the option to Sync, you will see that the System tray icon will turn into a bidirectional one as shown in the below screen shot.

Sync ProcessNow, again when the syncing gets finished the icon will turn in active. So, in this way you can easily Sync all the Google calendar entries with the Android calendar effortlessly.

20 Comments
  1. Reply lynmike94 May 13, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    cont… every time i go to phone calendar settings it says non-syncable.

  2. Reply lynmike94 May 13, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    I’ve tried everything recommended: set up mobile device in gmail, went into accts on phone made sure acct was set to sync with gmail also went into calendar settings made sure it was set to synce but still non e of my phone calendar events will sync with my Google calendar or vice-versa … please help, I’m getting so frustrated. I have a Raz maxx 4.0.4. It used to work when I had my galaxy 2. I could enter an event on my phone and it would show up in my google calendar but not now. Google has changed something. I used to be able to sync my husband and my calendar so when he’d enter an event on his phone it would show up on mine and vice versa but it no longer does. Please help!

  3. Reply Richard May 31, 2012 at 12:18 am

    Let me get this straight… are you saying that if I use a Linux based phone, a Linux OS on my computer, and mail hosted on a Linux server, I need to use a Microsoft program to make them talk to each other? No thanks.

  4. Reply jw May 29, 2012 at 1:06 am

    True, the material is about outlook, not android syncing, but there is a lot of info in the comments/replies, HOWEVER the one reply that looked the most promising (MyCalendars=>CalendarSettings:SetUpMobileDevice) doesn’t show up anywhere for my Google Calendar, at least not in IE.
    In fact, the most useful replies are the many replies that the sync between Android and Google Calendar is erratic. YEP! However, one person noted that it seems to sync one direction, and I am seeing something similar… so I may adopt a methodology of making all google calendar entries from my phone… and one reply suggested that changes in the “cloud” do show up back on the Android is encouraging, so I will play with that too!
    In the meantime, I totall agree that Google ought to have their act together on this basic expectation for syncing calendars between two of their important software products!!!!!
    Next, let’s get Tasks to sync!
    In the meantime, I may look around for an app (yes, even for a couple of bucks) that will do the trick!

  5. Reply Pat Bewley May 19, 2012 at 3:57 am

    I need a sync that moves events FROM Google Calendar TO Andriod. My events will go the other way: Android –> Google. I have all the other 2-way syncs working: Outlook Google Calendar Android. But I am unable to locate ANY Google tools that will copy my Google Calendar events to my Android phone. They ARE NOT “well connected.” I did locate a workaround – but it’s not pretty!

    • Reply DC September 30, 2013 at 8:17 pm

      Interesting. With my Galaxy S3 LTE 4G phone I get the reverse experience. Namely, when I make a google calendar entry on my laptop it syncs with my phone, whereas when I make a calendar entry on my phone it does not sync with my laptop google calendar.

  6. Reply PieterDi May 15, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Android Calendar on my Galaxy SII and Google Calendar sync pretty well, but syncing goes back only about 6 weeks, and seems to be different for each calendar. I would like my whole Google Calendar to repeat on my phone. Is there a setting to change sync period? Where is it?

  7. Reply neoluddit May 7, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    moderator please retitle this thread correctly–it’s about outlook & google calendar not droid. thx

  8. Reply neoluddit May 7, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    there’s so many of these forums where there’s something useful but also tragic ignorance (google calendar not = droid)

    my experience is also that the synching is erratic between outlook/google/droid. I have to delete the calendar storage on my phone every couple of weeks & start over but it always gets out of synch again. ready to stop using droid–you’d think they could at least synch with their own product.

  9. Reply terpio April 27, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    No, you can’t. You can sync OUtlook with Google calendar sometimes: it’s erratic. But you cannot sync Google calendar with Android device: it is also erratic. It will change something if it’s already there but it won’t ADD anything.
    Pradeep Neela’s comments are not helpful at all and do not show how to do anything, so either shut up or put up some how to advice

  10. Reply Matt April 21, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    This solution is great for calendar items, but is there a way to do it for outlook contacts yet?

    I know I can export from outlook and import into google, but I want a 2 way sync.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 22, 2012 at 2:21 pm

      yes you can do by signing up the google account!

  11. Reply Celestine Noiseux March 29, 2012 at 8:53 am

    I like this web site because so much useful stuff on here :D.

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 29, 2012 at 12:27 pm

      thanks for your love!

  12. Reply Wesley March 23, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    To sync your android 2.2 to Google calendar. Go to the Google Calendar:on the left next to My Calender is an arrow: click and choose settings: Find the spot that says set up mobile device: fill out the required boxes including phone number: you are texted a code. Enter code and Google calendar recognizes you device. My android calendar showed up on my Google calendar pretty quickly

  13. Reply tony tarlo March 5, 2012 at 12:28 am

    Except that it is NOT very well connected despite what you say. If it was \well connected\ there wouldn’t be hundreds of us complaining that we cannot sync our calendars !!!

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 11, 2012 at 11:24 am

      you need to check with the setting in your gmail too!

  14. Reply Wayne February 21, 2012 at 2:48 am

    Please ask a mod to delete or move this article – and to change the title. As the previous poster says, it has nothing to do with Android.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 21, 2012 at 4:37 pm

      you can sync your Gmail calendar with your android phone! its very well connected as its related to android!

  15. Reply MsScarlet September 27, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    this article has nothing to do with “Procedure to setup Google Calendar Sync with Android” it has to do with sync of Outlook and Google. This I already do!! however I need help to get my Google Calendar to Sync with Android!! which it will not do. My Droid Charge will sync with all other google such as Gmail… but when it gets to the calendar it force closes.

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