Google Calendar is a calendar application that offers a lot of possibilities to its users. This has caused many people and many small businesses to depend on this great application to manage all their schedules and appointments. In this article we explain how you can synchronize Google Calendar with the Windows 10 calendar application to be able to handle all the data from the Google service in a much more comfortable way from your computer.
How to sync Google Calendar with Windows 10 Calendar
Microsoft introduced its calendar application with the arrival of Windows 8, many years ago. Initially, this calendar application developed by Microsoft was fully compatible with the Google Calendar application and service. However, Google did not like the idea too much and finally Microsoft for removing the compatibility of its application with Google Calendar, with the arrival of the Windows 8.1 update.
With the arrival of Windows 10, Microsoft has taken a new twist on its policy with the calendar application, and has made it compatible with the Google Calendar service again.
First of all, you must make sure that you have Microsoft's calendar application installed on your Windows 10 operating system. This application comes pre-installed with this operating system, although it may have been previously removed. In case you don't have it installed, you can find it very easily within the Windows 10 application store.
Once you have made sure that you have installed the Windows 10 calendar application, you only have to access it from the Start menu of this operating system.
When this is carried in the Windows 10 calendar application you need to click on the small gear-shaped button , which you will find in the lower left part of the interface.
Now click on " Manage accounts " to open the tool that will allow us to manage the accounts that we have active within this service.
In the screen that appears next, you must select the option " Add account " in order to link your Google account.
Next, you must choose " Google " from the list of available options.
The next step is to connect your Microsoft account with the Google service , for this you must specify both your username and password for the Google account you want to use. In case you have two-step verification activated in your Google account, you will also need to enter the security key.
Next, a small consent screen will appear in which you will have to authorize the Windows 10 calendar application so that it can access your data to the Google account. You just have to click on the "Allow" button, which will appear at the bottom of this window.
If everything went well, you will receive a successful synchronization message at the end of the process.
Customize Google Calendar Integration with Microsoft Calendar
If you have followed all the steps that we have explained before, you will have already correctly synchronized the Windows 10 calendar application with a Google calendar service.
Next, we explain how you can customize the synchronization options between both accounts, so that it adapts as much as possible to your needs.
To do this you will have to access the option "Manage accounts" of the Windows 10 calendar application. Remember that accessing this option is as simple as clicking the gear-shaped icon again, which you will find in the left part of this application, and then click on " Manage accounts ".
If everything has gone well so far, your Google account should appear, you just have to click on it to manage the integration.
When you do this, a small wizard will open that will guide you through the entire customization process of the integration of both accounts. The first step will be to establish a name for your Google account.
Second, we find an option to change the settings of the mailbox sync options . From this option we can activate and deactivate the synchronization of the calendar, emails and contacts. We can also make the attachments download automatically, as well as modify the frequency with which we want the application to check the availability of new emails.
Third, we have the option that allows us to delete the synchronized account , something that you surely do not want to do.
How to add new events with the Windows 10 calendar
Once we have the Google and Microsoft calendar accounts perfectly connected and personalized, we can start adding new events so that they are synchronized between both accounts.
Adding a new event with the Windows 10 calendar application is extremely simple as we will see below.
Suppose we want to add a new event for January 21 of this year 2020, to do so we just have to click with the main mouse button on the specific date .
By doing so, a small window will appear that will allow us to configure the basic information of the event. We can assign a name to the event, as well as a time slot and the venue. When you have finished filling in the data you just have to click on the "Done" button to add the event.
You can also click on the " More details " button to bring up a new window with more advanced options for the event.
At the end of the process we will see how the event has been added to the calendar.
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