Google Calendar is a super flexible scheduling service. This app allows you to seamlessly schedule tasks and events from your personal agenda. It allows scheduling meeting rooms, allocating time slots, and using the World Clock along with a host of other features that help smooth the workflow between individuals and workgroups. Google Calendar is a great app for planning, organizing, and executing on a personal and professional level.
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To integrate Google Calendar into your own space, you must sync your device with it. If your Windows 11 system won’t sync with Google Calendar for any reason, or if this is your first time syncing Google Calendar with your Windows 11 device, here’s how you can easily sync the two and keep your schedule up to date.
Sync Google Calendar with Windows 11
To sync Google Calendar with your Microsoft Calendar on Windows 11, first click the ‘Start’ button or the Windows button on the Taskbar and select the ‘Calendar’ app from the pinned apps.
If Calendar is not a pinned app, you can enter ‘Calendar’ in the search field and select the relevant search result. Or, you can click the ‘All Apps’ button next to the ‘Pinned’ heading.
You can then scroll through the list of apps and select ‘Calendar’.
If you see the screen below, click ‘+ Add account’ or select the account you want to sync (if signed in before). Enter the required credentials and continue with the same process as this guide.
If you don’t see the previous window and open it directly to Microsoft Calendar, click the ‘Settings’ button (gear icon) in the bottom left corner.
Select ‘Account Management’ from the Settings menu that opens on the right.
Under ‘Account Management’, click ‘+ Add Account’.
Select the Google account you want to sync with Microsoft Calendar. The familiar Google account(s) will appear under ‘Recommended’. If the account you want to add is not here, click the ‘Google’ option from the list. Both will lead to the same result.
You will be redirected to the ‘Sign in with Google’ dialog. Here, double check the email ID/phone number you are logging in with and click ‘Next’.
Enter your password and press ‘Next’.
You should now see a confirmation box ‘Windows wants to access your Google account’. Read the information on this box and then click ‘Allow’ at the bottom.
Google will ask you to enter the name to which you want to send the message – enter the appropriate name and click ‘Sign In’.
You will now receive a message confirming the successful account setup. Tap ‘Done’ to close the reminder.
Your Google Calendar is now successfully synced with Microsoft Calendar on your Windows 11 device.
Note : Syncing Google Calendar with your Microsoft Calendar will, by default, also sync your Google contacts and Email information.
If you don’t want your email and contact information to be synced with your Windows calendar, here’s how you can uncheck these sync settings.
Modify sync settings on Windows 11
Select the account name for which you want to modify the sync settings, under ‘Manage Accounts’ (as discussed previously).
Select the ‘Change mailbox sync settings’ option on the ‘Account settings’ dialog box.
In the ‘Sync options’ section, click the toggle below the sync options you’d like to deselect. These toggles should read OFF and not be colored. Click ‘Finish’ and click ‘Save’ on the same ‘Account Settings’ page that the dialog reverts to.
Your Google Contacts and Email information will now not sync with your Microsoft Calendar.
Modify what you see on your calendar
Windows Calendar includes your Google Calendar information, holidays in your location, and calendar information related to your contacts. You can change them by unchecking information you don’t want to see on your Windows Calendar.
Options for calendar information show up on the left panel of your Microsoft Calendar. Here, click to clear the check boxes for information you don’t want to see on your Calendar (all of them will be selected by default).
You will now only see the selected information on your Microsoft Calendar.