Fixed: Samsung Calendar Won’t Sync(Google/Outlook/Windows)

Mobiles have made it easier for people to manage their daily schedules. Besides the phone’s calendar app, you also have access to others such as Google Calendar and Outlook.

One wonderful feature that phones like Samsung offer are to sync all your calendars. The simplest fix for this is to check if your phone calendar app is properly synced with a third-party calendar such as Outlook or Google. You can also resync your Samsung calendar to solve the problem.

We go into details on how you can do that in this guide. 

Why Is Your Samsung Calendar Not Syncing With Others?

The calendar on your Samsung is usually the one you look at most because your phone is always with you.

However, you don’t necessarily receive invites for meetings and events on it.

Therefore, it is important that the calendar syncs with other available calendars in the market. We discuss how you can sync with other calendars and what to do if you have issues. 

Google Calendar

Google Calendar is one of the most widely used calendar apps since it is linked to Gmail and Google Suite. To sync your Samsung calendar to Google Calendar, you need to do the following:

  1. Tap the ‘S Planner’ or ‘Calendar’ app on your Samsung. 
  2. On the top right, you will either have the ‘More’ option or three-dots displaying, click on it. 
  3. From the drop-down menu, tap ‘Manage Calendars’.
  4. Select the ‘Add account’ option. 
  5. Choose ‘Google’.
  6. Enter your Google credentials to log in. 

Your calendar app should now be synced with your Google calendar. Any update you make on the Google calendar will automatically appear on your phone. 

If you ever face problems with your calendar app not syncing with Google calendar, make sure that the sync setting is on. You can also try clearing the data on the Calendar app of your phone. 

  1. Go to your phone’s ‘Settings’ app. 
  2. Scroll down until you see the ‘Calendar’ option and click it. 
  3. Select the ‘Force stop’ option and then ‘Ok’. 
  4. Tap the ‘Storage’ and you should have a ‘Clear data’ option, select it and tap ‘Ok’. 
  5. Reopen the calendar app and give it some time to sync. 

Google calendar and your phone calendar app should sync properly now. 

Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook is another popular email client which comes with an integrated calendar. To sync your Samsung to Outlook, you take a similar approach as you did with Google. You do the following: 

  1. Tap the S Planner’ or ‘Calendar’ app on your Samsung. 
  2. On the top right, you will either have the ‘More’ option or three-dots displaying, click on it. 
  3. From the drop-down menu, tap ‘Manage Calendars’.
  4. Select the ‘Add account’ option. 
  5. Choose ‘Microsoft Outlook’ or ‘Microsoft Exchange’, which can appear as either name.
  6. Enter your Outlook credentials to log in. 

The calendar will now automatically sync and populate your Outlook events and meetings to your phone calendar. 

If you find that after some time the calendar stops syncing, you can manage your calendar to check if the account is still syncing to your phone. 

  1. Go to the ‘Calendar’ app on your phone. 
  2. On the top right, you will either have the ‘More’ option or three-dots displaying, click on it. 
  3. You will now be able to see all your available calendars, those that are synced to the phone. 
  4. Make sure your Outlook account is present, otherwise, you will need to sync it again. 

Windows 10

For those that use Windows 10, there is no way but to manually add your Windows 10 calendar input into the Samsung calendar app. The two platforms currently do not allow for you to sync.

The alternate option is to sync your Windows 10 with your Google or Outlook calendar and then sync that with your phone. 

This solution is applicable with any calendar app that doesn’t directly sync with your Samsung calendar app. 

Office 365

Office 365 is a useful tool that gives you access to the Microsoft Office Suite. As part of the Suite, you get Outlook and the calendar used for Office 365 is linked to Outlook.

Therefore, you would need to approach the syncing process the same as you would with Outlook.

Just make sure you sign in using your Office 365 account details, when you login to Microsoft Outlook on your phone, under settings. 

If you have any problems, you can troubleshoot them in the same manner you would for an Outlook account. 

How Often Does Google and Outlook Calendar Sync With My Phone?

As long as your phone is connected to the internet, changes you make on your Google or Outlook calendar reflect almost instantly.

Your phone exchanges data on a regular basis with the platforms and therefore reflects any data changes in them immediately. 

Final thought

Keeping your phone’s calendar up to date and synced with all your other calendars is key to ensuring you don’t miss out on important activities throughout the day.

Our tips above should help you ensure that your calendars remain synced and if any issue occurs, you can resolve it immediately.