Google Calendar is one of the most used Google organization apps, both for PC and smartphones. Even though it’s simplistic and remarkably useful for professionals or home users, it still looks outdated and neglected by Google. A lot of users had issues with data loss which is probably the worst thing that can happen.

For example, let’s say that you switched to a new device or deleted your associated Gmail account from the actual device. Now, in theory, once you sync data again after re-establishing Gmail account, everything should be there. All events and schedules. But, as some users reported, that’s not the case.

For that purpose, we conducted a research to try and help you resolve the issue at hand and obtain deleted events. For further workarounds, look down below.

How to restore missing events from Google Calendar in Android

Use PC to check the Trash

After some time, Google decided that’s worth to preserve deleted events for 30-days period and let you restore them. You can do this only on PC at this moment. So, if some of your events are missing, you can look up for them in the Trash. If the problem isn’t sync-related, there’s a chance that you’ll be able to locate a missing event in there.

If you’re not sure how to do it, follow the instructions below:

  1. Open Google Calendar on your PC web browser and sign in with the preferred Gmail account.
  2. Navigate to My Calendar on the left side and open the drop-down menu from your Calendar.
  3. Click View Trash.
  4. There you can find possibly deleted events.
  5. Mark preferred events and click on Restore selected events.

Have in mind that Google Calendar stores only 30-days old deleted events. If you’re unable to find these or even the events can’t be located, move on with the alternative solutions.

Restore backup

It’s a well-known fact that backup is a saver. You should frequently back up everything available in case something goes wrong. The same goes for Google Calendar. There are so many scenarios that can cause data loss, and most of them are not even users’ fault. So, if you’ve exported Google Calendar timely, now you can restore all missing events and resolve the issue in a few easy steps.

Again, you’ll need to use a web browser on your PC and move from there in order to import saved calendars to your Google Account.

Follow the instructions below to do so:

  1. Open Google Calendar in your PC web browser.
  2. From the top right side, open Settings.
  3. Open the Calendars card.
  4. Click Import Calendars.
  5. Extract ICS or CSV files from exported ZIP file.
  6. Click Choose file and select the exported file associated with your calendar.
  7. Choose Import.

That should help you retrieve the missing events and resolve the problem. Now, once you’ve synced Google Calendar on your Android handset, you should be able to access all events just like before the issue emerged. And if you’re unsure how to export calendars for further use, these are the instructions you should follow:

  1. Open Google Calendar in your PC web browser.
  2. From the top right side, open Settings.
  3. Open the Calendars card.
  4. Click Export Calendars.
  5. This will initiate an automatic download of your calendars. Calendars will be stored in a ZIP file.

Enable the Events from Gmail feature

Not all events are exclusively generic (holidays or birthdays) or manually created (to-do’s), some of them might come from Gmail. And if your issue is related to Gmail imported events, there might be a simple solution. Google Calendar should be able to access those by default but the settings might have changed after re-establishing the account.

Because of that, we advise you to check Settings and see for yourself:

  1. Open the Google Calendar app on your Android device.
  2. Open the 3-line drop-down menu.
  3. Navigate to Settings.
  4. Tap Events from Gmail.
  5. Enable Add events from Gmail.

In addition, make sure that your device’s time and date are properly set.

Clear app’s cache

Stored cache is temporarily useful but, once it piles up, it can cause issues with any app, including the Android native Google Calendar. For that purpose, we advise you to navigate to Apps settings and clear the app cache and then restart your device. That should clear possible stall within the app and resolve the issue at hand.

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Open Apps.
  3. Navigate to Google Calendar.
  4. Open Storage.
  5. Tap on the Clear cache button.
  6. Restart your device.
  7. Let the app resynchronize again.

If that’s not enough, make sure to check the final workaround we enlisted.

Reinstall the app

At the end, you might want to start from a scratch and reinstall the app. This will result in a fresh automatic restore and, presumably, your missing events should be recovered. On the other hand, if the app is mandatory installed on your device as a built-in tool, you can restore it to factory settings. But, we advise you to rather look for updates.

Follow the instructions below to reinstall the Google Calendar app:

  1. Open drawer or app menu on your device.
  2. Tap and hold on the Google Calendar app, draw it to the top and Uninstall it.
  3. Restart your device.
  4. Open Play Store and search for Google Calendar.
  5. Tap Install.
  6. After the procedure is finished, check for the missing events within the app.

That should do it. We certainly hope that this was a useful read for you. Don’t forget that you have many alternative clients, so if you have had hard times in the past, you can always try an alternative. In case you have any questions, suggestions or even remarks, we’ll be glad to hear from you. Thanks for reading and have a good day.


  1. Very interesting article. I have a problem. Google calendar events in my PC, older than 5 years vanish on a daily basis. I have been using google calendar for about 10 years and I cant stop this from happening. Everything from 5 years ago through 10 years ago is gone. I haven’t found any way to retrieve old events and even if I did they would undoubtedly disappear again. Is there a way to set google calendar NOT to delete old events and to retrieve lost ones? Thanks.

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