How to Sync a Droid With a Google Calendar

By James T Wood

Google debuted its Android operating system for mobile phones in 2009 and between then and March of 2011 it rose from obscurity to claiming the most smartphone users in the United States, according to an April 2011 release from comScore, a digital research firm. Along with a mobile phone platform, Google also integrated connections with products from the company such as Gmail, Google Maps and Google Calendar, enabling you to sync data from the Web to your phone seamlessly. The Droid brand of phones are Android powered handsets running on the Verizon Wireless network.

Step 1

Open the application launcher on your Droid phone. Tap the "Calendar" icon. Press the list button to select the menu, and then tap "Settings."

Step 2

Press "Calendars" and then press the check box next to each calendar that you want displayed on your phone. Tap the box next to "All Calendars" to show every one of them on your phone. Note that "My Calendar" is a local calendar on the phone; the calendar labeled with your Google Account username is the one that can by synced to Google Calendar. Press the "Back" button when you're done.

Step 3

Tap "Calendar Sync" to define the sync activities. Tap the check box next to "Background Data" to allow syncing to happen all the time. Check "Auto-sync" to enable automatic syncing of the calendar data. Under "Manage Account," tap your Google Account user name and tap to put a check in the box next to "Sync Calendar." Press the "Back" button twice.

Step 4

Push "Default Calendar" and then tap on the calendar you want to set appointments with on your Droid. Tap the one with your Google Account user name for new appointment to be automatically added to your Google Calendar. Press "OK" and then press the back button.

Tips & Warnings

  • Add calendars to view through the Google Calendar website under the "Other Calendars" heading on the left of the site page.