Fix: Google Calendar not syncing on Android

Multiplatform reminders are one of the most used options for the users of Android. Especially, if your work demands to organize your time and to keep track of different valuable errands. Both enterprises or personal users can find a lot of use for them.

Google Calendar is one of the most popular solutions for the majority of users, because of its great usability and performance. However, it doesn’t seem to be the case every time. One of the repeating issues is syncing of Google Calendar on Android devices.

This user from Google Products Forum reported the following problem:

‘Until two weeks ago, I had no problem with using my Google calendar on my Samsung Galaxy S6. However, my boss uses a shared calendar to update our schedules, and for two weeks now I am only able to access the updated version on my laptop. My phone continues to show only the oldest calendar. I have tried all of the “help” section suggestions for syncing problems, including clearing my calendar data. Nothing seems to be working. Help, please!”

Sometimes Google Calendar won’t sync at all, sometimes it stops syncing without any special reason. We found some solutions that might be helpful.

Update Google Calendar app

Besides checking your Wi-Fi connection, the main step is updating Google Calendar app. To do so follow this instruction:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap Applications or Application manager.
  3. Find Google Calendar app and open it.
  4. Select Update if available.

Unsync Google Calendar app temporarily

Maybe the problem lies in the misfunctioning of the all-around synchronization. This way you can reset it and, possibly make it work again. To do so, follow presented instructions:

  1. Select Settings.
  2. Open Accounts tab.
  3. Tap Google.
  4. Choose your account.
  5. Uncheck Calendar.
  6. Reset your phone.
  7. Follow the same path and check previously unchecked Calendar tab.

Remove and re-establish your Gmail account

You can also try to reset your Gmail account because sometimes the problem occurs with Gmail synchronization. To do that, follow the instruction below:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap Accounts.
  3. Select Google.
  4. Choose your account.
  5. Tap Remove account
  6. Follow the same path and sign again with your Gmail account.

Enable Calendar Storage

If this option is disabled, Google Calendar won’t sync or show any events. So, be sure it is enabled. To enable Calendar Storage, follow the instructions:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Choose Apps or Application manager.
  3. In the top right corner tap More
  4. Open Show System
  5. Select Calendar Storage
  6. Tap Enable.

Clear Google Calendar data

Clearing Google Calendar data may help you with re-establishing synchronization. However, have in mind that this may erase some unsynced data. To Clear Google Calendar data, follow the steps below:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Choose Apps or Application manager.
  3. In list of the apps installed, select Google Calendar
  4. Tap Clear Data and confirm.
  5. Restart your device.

Stop any other app that uses connection

Many users found the social apps as one of the sources of the problem. These apps use a lot of system resources while maintaining background connection as well. This can create a problem for both syncing or auto-updating apps. To stop the apps from working in the background, do as follows:

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Choose Apps or Application manager.
  3. Select preferred app.
  4. Choose Force Stop.

Reset your device to factory settings

Last resort in any problem related to Android is factory settings reset. Some of the issues tend to stack up over time. To do the factory reset, follow these steps:

  1. Open Settings.
  2.  Tap Backup and Reset.
  3. Backup your settings and data to Google servers via Google account.
  4. Select Factory Data Reset.
  5. Tap Reset Device.
  6. Choose Erase Everything.

We hope you’ll find this fix-list satisfying and helpful. Do you have any other solutions for the Google Calendar syncing problem? Please tell us in the comments.

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Sorry – none of these things seemed to work. I have a Samsung Galaxy S6.


THANKS MAN!! Could not find a solution anywhere else. It was a power saving mode problem for me too

Dave Stevens
Dave Stevens

Turning off ‘Power saving mode’ on my phone (Note 8), worked for me

Liz Sanders
Liz Sanders

Problem is, I removed and re-established my google account, and voila, everything is there. Three weeks later, still having the same problem and actually missed a meeting because it didn’t show on my phone. I shouldn’t have to reinstall the account every week.