Is There an iPhone Calendar Google Alternative?

If you have a free Google account, or you use Google Workspace for your own business or at your place of employment, then you may really like Google Calendar.

It’s one of the more popular Google Apps that you can use, right alongside things like Google Maps, Google Docs, Gmail, and Google Sheets.

Being able to quickly create a new calendar and share calendars with others are incredibly useful abilities.

You can get the Google Calendar app on your iPhone mobile device by going to the App Store, selecting the Search tab at the bottom of the screen, searching for “google calendar” and choosing the search result, then installing the app.

This is going to add the Google Calendar icon to your Home screen and/or App Library. You will then be able to sign in to your Google account, which will let you sign into that calendar automatically so you can start viewing event titles, event details, other calendars, and more.

Our tutorial continues below with more information on the Google LLC calendar app that you can get on your iPhone or Android device.

How to Download the Google Calendar App

  1. Open the App Store.
  2. Choose Search.
  3. Type “google calendar” and tap the result.
  4. Download and install the app.

Our guide continues below with more information on getting the Google Calendar app on your mobile devices like a phone or tablet so that you can use the app’s key features anyplace where you have an Internet connection.

How to Use the Official Google Calendar App on Your iPhone 13 (Guide with Pictures)

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 13 in the iOS 15.4.1 operating system. These steps will also work on other iPhone models in most recent versions of the iOS software.

Step 1: Open the App Store app on your iPhone.

open App Store

Step 2: Touch the Search tab at the bottom-right corner of the screen.

choose the Search tab

Step 3: Tap inside the “search” field at the top of the screen and type the words “google calendar.”

search for Google Calendar

Step 4: Choose the “google calendar” search result from the top of the list.

Step 5: Tap the Get button to the right of the Google Calendar app.

Note that if you have previously installed the app on one of your iOS devices then you might see a cloud icon next to the app like in the picture below.

how to get the iPhone Google Calendar app

Our tutorial continues below with additional discussion about apps for Google Calendar.

More Information on How the Google Calendar Works

To access your calendar, Gmail, Google Drive, and more, you need to know your Google Account login information.

The Google Calendar app is included on Android devices by default, so you won’t need to worry about searching for it in Google Play and installing it unless you have removed the app from the device previously.

To get to the calendar in a Web browser on your laptop or desktop computer you can go to Alternatively you could go the Calendar – Gmail route by signing into your Gmail inbox, clicking the Google Apps button at the top-right of the screen (it looks like a square of nine dots) then choosing the Calendar option there.

The notification settings for the new events, daily agenda, events added, etc. are found by tapping the three horizontal lines at the top left corner of the app. There you will see a lot of different items, including a Settings menu near the bottom of the list of options.

You can quickly switch between multiple calendars on the device by tapping your Google Account profile icon at the top-right corner of the screen, then choosing another Google account. There are also options there to Add another account, or manage accounts on the device. You can even elect to manage your Google Account, which will open your Google My Account page.

If you want to create a new calendar event in the mobile app and app it to your schedule, you can tap the big plus sign at the bottom-right corner of the screen. This will open a screen where you can elect to add a Goal, Reminder, Task, or Event.

If you choose to add an event then you can put an event title in the field at the top of the window. If it’s an event title you have used before then you can save time by selecting the title from the list of suggestions.

You can then customize the events further by using suggested times or your own specific time, you can add additional information like inviting specific people to the event, schedule meetings, customize notifications or reminders, and much more.

When you are on the main screen of the Google Calendar app you can jump to the current day by touching the calendar icon at the top-right of the screen, next to your profile icon.

You can change the current view for the calendar by touching the three lines at the top-left of the screen, then selecting from the single day, three day, week, or month view options at the top of the left column.

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