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Calendar notifications not working on Android and Web (FIX)

calendar notifications not working

Timely Calendar notifications are essential for so many users. The fact that, for some of them, Calendar notifications are not working means that there are many missed events and reminders. If you’re among those users, check the instructions we provided below on how to fix the problem. Hopefully, they’ll help you address the issue in no time.

Why is my Google Calendar not sending me notifications?

1. Check notification settings

The first thing you should do is check the notification settings. Once you deal with notification settings, you should check the battery optimization. Also, ensure that the event, reminder, or task is properly set. With those 3 steps in mind, you should get covered in the majority of cases when Calendar notifications are not working.

Here’s what you need to do regarding in-app notification settings:

  1. Open Calendar and tap on the hamburger menu (3 vertical lines in the top left corner).
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the pane and open Settings.
  3. Open General.
  4. Make sure that the Notify on this device option is enabled.calendar notifications not working

If that didn’t work, you can move to the system settings for Google Calendar:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Select Apps.
  3. Choose Calendar.
  4. Tap Notifications.
  5. Make sure that all notifications are enabled. Open individual categories and allow notifications to be there, as well.enable google calendar notifications in system settings
  6. Go a step back to Calendar App info and select Battery.
  7. Disable Battery optimization.calendar notifications not working

If you have the Do Not Disturb ON, disable it.

2. Update the Calendar app

You can also try to update the app or reinstall it/uninstall updates. The second option might be better, considering that all Calendar entries are in the cloud. Therefore, you won’t lose anything. We suggest reinstalling the app and then following through with the notifications and battery tweaks we mention in the first solution.

Follow these instructions to reinstall Calendar on your Android:

  1. Open the Play Store and look for whatever Calendar app you use.
  2. Tap Uninstall and then restart your device.
  3. Open the Play Store again and install/update the Calendar app again.

On the other hand, if the Calendar is a system app and you can’t find it in Play Store, navigate to Settings > Apps > Calendar. Tap on the 3-dots menu and Uninstall updates. Later on, you can update the app, and, hopefully, notifications will start working on your Android.

3. Tips for Google Calendar on the web users

Finally, if the Calendar notifications are not working on the web, you can do a few things. Here’s how to enable Google Calendar notifications on the Calendar for Web:

  • Click on the padlock and allow desktop notifications.
  • Open Calendar for Web, and click on the cog icon to open Settings. Select Notification settings from the left pane. Now, allow Desktop notifications.
  • On Windows, open Settings > Notifications > Chrome. Once there, select Top Priority.
  • Clear browsing data from Chrome.

And, on that note, we can conclude this article. Thank you for reading and don’t forget to share your thoughts, questions, or suggestions with us in the comments section below.

Editor’s note: This article was initially published in March 2022. We made sure to revamp it for freshness and accuracy.

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Aleksandar Ognjanovic

Managing editor at Mobile Internist. @lemmingspain My fascination with mobile technology, particularly Android and iOS, began years ago and continues today. I'm captivated by the constant evolution in the smartphone industry and its impact on our daily lives, always anticipating the next big innovation. That’s the main reason why I found myself writing instructive content on the subject for users who are not as familiar with all the bells and whistles.
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