Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2013 3:07 PM (in response to Glmurphy)
I do not have any calendars to choose from when I open the iphone calendar.
Assuming that you're using the default GMail account profile in your iPhone settings, did you verify that the GMail calendar option is turned ON?
Also, when you open the Calendar app, tap "Calendars" at the bottom-middle of the screen. Do you see your GMail calendar as an available choice?
If you're not using the standard iOS profile for your GMail account, did you set it up as a CalDAV account?
Finally, note that GMail activity is not "live" (i.e. Push) -- there is a delay according to whatever time you've set up for the Fetch interval.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2013 4:07 PM (in response to rockmyplimsoul)
Thanks rockmyplimsoul. All is set up correctly (Gmail is default, Calendar Option on, Using standard iOS profile for Gmail) When I tap calendars at the bottom of the calendar app, there are no calendars listed. I've also completely reloaded my phone from scratch and deleted and reloaded the gmail account multiple times. Nothing seems to work. Any other ideas?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2013 4:47 PM (in response to Glmurphy)
Well, if you're sure that everything's set up correctly, and you don't have any calendars, then perhaps something is corrupted in your device. It sounds like you did a full Restore, but did you reload your backup? If something is corrupted, reloading your backup will just perpetuate the problem so you may have to start over completely, with no backup. That is a very big hassle I know, but sometimes the only way out of jams like this.
But first, maybe try setting up a CalDAV account for your GMail calendar. This shouldn't be necessary, but it may get around starting from scratch. I don't have a link to CalDAV instructions, but it is identical to CardDAV instructions used for syncing Google contacts (but this is no longer needed in iOS 7). Take a look here, just replace references to CardDAV with CalDAV:
Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2013 5:19 PM (in response to rockmyplimsoul)
Thanks. This is what I feared... but I was hoping for a creative solution. I appreciate your help. I tried the CalDAV account and that didn't work either.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2013 5:29 PM (in response to Glmurphy)
Wow, something's seriously wrong if you have no calendars to choose from. Unless someone else has a bright idea, it sounds like you'll need to restore as new (i.e. don't load a backup). That will mean re-doing all your settings, preferences, accounts, etc. Just make sure your contacts are stored somewhere safe (like your Google account). Good luck!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 5, 2013 11:28 AM (in response to Glmurphy)
Reloaded everything from scratch and did not restore my backup. It fixed the problem.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 8, 2013 7:02 PM (in response to Glmurphy)
This apparently is a common problem and this is the first thread that I found that offered a solution to the problem that I was experiencing with not having my Gmail calendar syncing with my iPhone (after going to ios7). Prior to upgrading, the calendar was working.
I cringed when I read the suggestion of rockymyplimsoul and how glmurphy eventually solved the problem. Starting from scratch and re-entering/installing everything sounded too time consuming.
Fortunately, after trying turning off/on the gmail calendar in settings unsuccessfully, I was able to fix the problem without having to reload everything by simply deleting my gmail account from my phone and then adding it. As a precaution, I turned the phone off then on after deleting the gmail account and before re-adding it. It worked taking a lot less time than reloading everything from scratch.
Thanks rockymyplimsoul and glmurphy for getting me this far!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 8, 2013 9:17 PM (in response to ez G)
Sounds like you lucked out, Glmurphy indicated in the first post that the GMail account was removed and re-added with no success. But deleting the account and re-adding it certainly is a good first step, glad it worked out for you!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2013 4:10 PM (in response to Glmurphy)
fwiw -- I used these instructions and it worked perfectly:
1. sign onto Google Calendar
2. go to settings (where the little gear thing is on the upper right of screen)
3. Mobile Setup (follow setup steps on that page; verification code, etc.)
4. Reboot phone, open up cal, and watch it sync.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2013 5:21 PM (in response to Glmurphy)
I was having a variation of this problem where my primary calendar was syncing, but secondary calendars (i.e. shared calendars to which I subscribe) were not.
After reading this entire thread, and a whole bunch of other threads elsewhere, here's what worked for me:
- I tried removing and and reinstalling the account in iOS Settings -- did not make a difference.
- I tried visiting http://m.google.com/sync/settings (as Google suggests) -- did not make a difference.
- Per Jonathan Winters1's suggestion, I signed into Google Calendar, clicked Settings (the gear in the upper rigth corner of the screen) and chose Mobile Setup.
- On that page (https://support.google.com/calendar/answer/151674?hl=en&ref_topic=13950) under the Sync Multiple Calendars section it says:
Well, I'm a Google Apps user, and I'd tried https://m.google.com/sync/settings/ many times, to no avail. So, I thought...well, why not try https://www.google.com/calendar/syncselect and see what happens.
I did, it worked. Go figure.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 20, 2013 1:06 PM (in response to Glmurphy)
Thanks everyone for the questions and answers.. I have an ipad mini, and was experiencing the same problems. I had downloaded a vendor calendar, so I uninstalled it, I then rebooted, followed the procedure to delete my gmail account and restart from scratch... I ran into other problems after resetting all settings AND after resetting network settings... well then I ran into router problems... I had to reboot my router which helped the entire process...
Finally, I added my Gmail account again. This time all worked as planned. Thanks again!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 31, 2013 4:30 PM (in response to Glmurphy)
I had the same problem and it solved perfectly without needing to reinstall from scratch, didn't even have to restart the phone.
Jonathans answer worked for me, on the desktop
1. sign into google calendar
2. top right corner, under your user ID, click the gearbox and choose the last menu item "Mobile setup"
3. on the next page click "sync with apple devices" to open instructions
which are (on iPhone)
1. set up a new mail account, use google,
2. enter your name, username and password
3. leave the name "gmail"
4. select "calendar" (and whatever you also use)
if you have multiple calendars or subscribed to any calendars such as sports, TV shows etc. then go to
https://www.google.com/calendar/syncselect and select them, they will also sync on the iPhone
now you should have your calendar twice, goto calendar app on iPhone, then select only the new "gmail" calendar hust created, watch it sync and then go back to iphone settings "mail, calendars and contacts) and delete the old account / calendar
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2013 6:08 PM (in response to Glmurphy)
I had a similar problem as you and went through the different suggestions with no success. What did it for me in the end was a simple "reset all settings" under Settings app -> General -> Reset. You will have to reconfigure a few things e.g. wifi password, wallpaper setting, ringtone etc; but you will regain access to your calendar sync.
I guess I had luck on my side - it would have taken me one full day if I were to wipe my tablet and restart from scratch.
(I updated from iPad 2 with iOS 6.1 to iPad Air, used the back up and restore option. The old gmail calendar (which used the exchange protocol) appeared but I soon realised that all the new events I added since then were not synced to the iPad air, i.e. the iPad Air is only displaying all the calendar items that were already there in the iPad 2 but it's not actually synced to the Google server. I then deleted the exchange account altogether (as I realised Google stopped supporting the exchange protocol in new devices), and tried to set up a new CalDAV account via the instructions by Google, and this is how I ran into "no calendar showing" situation)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 29, 2014 6:43 PM (in response to Glmurphy)
A quick note - I noticed that once the gmail was set up and you go into the Calendar app, tap "Calendars" at the bottom-middle of the screen. If your GMail calendar is not available as a choice - pull the screen down (refresh) and it should populate the gmail calendar at this time. Hope this helps.