Google Calendar

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Last updated on October 30, 2020
Guide Index

Quick introduction

Google Calendar helps to keep you on schedule by letting you create events and reminders that you can access using any smartphone, tablet or computer. You can create recurring reminders for activities that occur at regular intervals, so you don’t have to keep adding these to the calendar, and Google Calendar can send notifications or alerts whenever something on your calendar is scheduled.

If you have a Gmail or Google account, you also have access to the free Google Calendar service.

Google Calendar apps are available on the following platforms.

What you need to use Google Calendar

  1. You will need a smartphone, tablet or computer with access to the internet.
  2. Download the corresponding app for your device. Google Calendar is available on Android phones and tablets, as well as iPhones and iPads. You can also access it on computers using a standard web browser.
  3. You will need a Google account. If you have a Google or Gmail account you can use this to sign in to Google Calendar.
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If you don't have the Google Calendar app installed, check out the guide to installing apps on Android devices.

Using the guide

The following pages introduce you to using the Google Calendar app on Android devices; using the app on iPhones and iPads will be very similar. It is broken down into chapters to let you dip in and out. You can skip any chapters that do not interest you.

You will find links to previous and next chapters at the bottom of each page. There is also a ‘Guide Index’ below the page heading. If you tap on this you will see all the chapters in the guide.

You can read through the guidance online or download the printable versions of the pages you need to view at your leisure.