Sync elementary OS Calendar with your google calendar

Screenshot from 2018-03-11 12.58.53Syncing your google calendar with the elementary OS Calendar application is super simple, but not obvious. I had initially tried, then noticed that it wasn’t working and forgot about it. After all, I normally always use calendar.google.com on a pinned browser tab on any computer or OS that I use.

First of all, create a new calendar of “Google” type, enter your google username (no need for “@gmail.com”):

Screenshot from 2018-03-11 13.02.47

You will be then asked for a password:Screenshot from 2018-03-11 13.04.43

Go to your google account settings and under the “Signing in to Google” section, you will find an “App passwords” setting.

Generate a new password for the elementary Calendar, then use it in the “Calendar authentication request” dialog.

And that is it.

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6 thoughts on “Sync elementary OS Calendar with your google calendar

  1. Um, so where is this option to generate an app specific password? I have tried this several times today, and have found no such option on any of my Google pages.

  2. I have tried this but didn’t seem to sync the calendar at all. Does it take a while? I’ll wait it out a bit and see what happens. I am using Elementary OS Loki with latest updates installed.

      1. Well. After a day still not synched. I’ll try and reconfigure it again see if it works. I use the laptop as a daily driver but I also got my phone synced up. So it isn’t really that of a rush.

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