Windows 10 from Microsoft definitely gave everyone a performance and productivity boost. If you use Windows 10, you will know what I’m talking about. Google Calendar is something that improves your productivity to a great extent, no doubt there. With this in mind, I was eager to know if it’s possible to sync your Google Calendar with the default Calendar app in Windows 10 and manage your events directly from there.
To my surprise, it wasn’t some rocket science configuration that you had to do on your computer to get this synced on your device easily. I was up and running with my Google Calendar synced in less than 5minutes, which included a two-factor verification for my Google Account. Here’s a small guide to help you with this and to make you more productive!
Sync Google Calendar with Windows 10 Computer
Here are the steps to follow in order to sync your Google Calendar with Windows 10.
- Open your Start Menu and look for the Calendar app. If you have removed it, search for it in the Start menu.
- You will be presented with such a screen. Click on Add Account. If you are not presented with such a screen, then go to settings in the Calendar app at the bottom and choose Accounts and then Add Account.
- Now in the Account type, choose Google.
- Now login with your username and password into Google. If you have two-factor authentication enabled, it will ask you to provide the code at the next step.
- If you are asked for a Two-Factor Authentication code, enter it here.
- Next, allow Microsoft to manage your emails, calendar and contacts.
- That’s it. You have set up a Sync for your Google Calendar into your default Windows 10 Calendar app.
Now after your calendar has been synced, you will be notified of your events on the Calendar live tile in the Start menu (if you have the live tiles enabled) and you can even add and remove events to your calendar by using the built-in Windows 10 Calendar app with your synced Google Calendar.
I hope this mini-tutorial helped you sync Google Calendar with your Windows 10 computer for enhanced productivity. If there’s any other thing that you use to enhance your productivity on Windows 10, do let me know in the comments section below.