How To Delete An Event On Google Calendar
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How To Delete An Event On Google Calendar

Google Calendar is one of the most accessible calendar apps out there. To avoid overlapping events in your calendar or in case of case of a change of plans, you will want to know how to delete an event on Google Calendar

Deleting events from Google Calendar is not that difficult. To do so, get your account logged into the Google Calendar app on your Android device. Then go for the settings menu. From there, select the event you want to delete and scroll down to the “Remove Calendar” option. Under this option, you will find “Delete Calendar.” Tap on it, and you will delete the event from Google Calendar.

The Google Calendar app gained massive popularity because it’s cheap and has accessibility to almost all devices. All events will be automatically updated on all devices that you will be logged in. Also, you can edit a whole series of occurrences or a specific one if you want to!

How To Delete An Event On Google Calendar

How To Remove Event From Google Calendar

There can be different times of event on your calendar like-

  • Events that you have created.
  • Events that you are invited to.
  • Event that repeats.

All these events are removable from your account.

Removing Events That You Have Created

Removing an event that you have created means you are deleting the event. In that case, anyone added on or invited to the event will be removed. Invited people will not be able to follow it anymore.

With 4 easy steps, you can proceed with deleting your event on your Google Calendar on an Android device.

Step 1: With your Android phone or tablet, go to the app of Google Calendar.

Step 2: Now follow to the event you want to remove. And select it.

Step 3: On the top right corner you will have the option for “More”. Tap on it.

Step 4: In the “More” option, you will get to select “Delete”. Tap on “Delete”.

In this way you can easily remove an event that you have created. The people who had been invited to the event will also get an email about the removal of the event.

How To Delete An Event On Google Calendar

Removing Events That You Are Invited To

Even if you are not an editor of an event, you can still delete the occurrence from your own calendar. It will not be deleting the event as a whole but only be removed for you. With this, you will not be notified about any changes to the event.

Removing an invited event is as easy as removing your own event. The following steps will guide you through it.

Step 1: Open the Google Calendar app on your Android phone or tablet.

Step 2: Now open the event you want to get removed.

Step 3: Go to the Top right corner. You will find the option for “More”. Open it.

Step 4: You will get the option for “Delete”. Select it and your event is removed.

This way, you will get rid of any unwanted event you are invited to. Otherwise, you will get updates about the event that you are not even interested in. However, removing it from your calendar will not notify the editor.

Removing Events That Repeat

If you are the creator of an event and it has recurring events in the future, you will get two options:

  1. This event: It means it will delete on a particular event. And following events linked with it will sustain for the future.
  1. This and following events: This option will allow you to delete all the interlinked events together. All the future events will be removed at a time.
How To Delete An Event On Google Calendar

You need to remember that if you are invited to this particular event, you will be able to remove the future recurring event at a time. You will need to select each event individually and remove them.

Following these ways, you can remove or delete an event. Sometimes you can delete or hide a calendar as a whole. But that might require some extra steps.

How To Delete All Events From Google Calendar

Deleting all events from Google Calendar is an easy task. Note that it means deleting all the events permanently! Let us guide you step by step.

Step 1: Log into the Google Calendar through your Google Calendar app.

Step 2: Go to the “Setting” option.

Step 3: You will find another “Menu” option on the settings.

Step 4: Now, choose the calendar from which you want to delete the event.

Step 5: After choosing the calendar, scroll at the bottom till you get the option for “Remove Calendar”

Step 6: Under the “Remove Calendar” option, you will have the option for “Delete”. Choose it.

Step 7: You will get a warning text of  “You are about to permanently delete all the events in <Calendar Name> calendar. This action cannot be undone. Do you wish to continue?”. Click on “Permanently Delete”.

This way you can delete all events from the calendar at a time. This deletion is not recoverable, and you will be left with a clean calendar page to work on.

How To Delete An Event On Google Calendar

How To Hide A Calendar

For a calendar you don’t visit often, you have the option to hide it. Despite removing or deleting an event, you will be able to hide it for a while.

Step 1: Go to the Google Calendar with your Android phone or tablets.

Step 2: Find the “Menu” option on the top right corner.

Step 3: In the “Menu” option, go to the event or calendar you want to hide.

Step 4: There will be a colored box on the  calendar. Select it and it will lose color.

In these four steps, you get to hide the calendar you want. You will not have to delete anything, and it will still be out of sight.

Seeing Events In Your Trash

If an event stays in your trash for 30 days it gets automatically deleted. Not only that, any spam event will also be in the trash. If an event violates the rules and policies from Google Calendar’s Program Policy, it will go to the trash too. So, you might need to visit an even in the trash to bring it back or delete it permanently.

To see those trashed events, go to the setting of Google Calendar. You can find the list of all the deleted and spammed events there. Here, you can delete an individual occurrence, a series of selected events and all the events together.

Individual Event

On the right side of the event, you will find the “Delete Forever option.” Click on this and the event will be gone forever.

Selected Events

Select the events you want to delete. You will find the “Delete Forever” option in the top right corner. To delete them, select that option.

All Events On Trash

To delete all thes events in trash at a time, select the option “Empty trash.” This will clear up the trash bin as a whole.

How To Delete An Event On Google Calendar

 

Recovering Removed Events

If you haven’t cleaned up your trash bin, you will be able to recover the events from there. Unfortunately, it is only doable through a computer.

Here are the three steps to recover your event from the trash bin.

Step 1: Open the Google Calendar from on your desktop.

Step 2: Select settings from the top right and go to “Trash”.

Step 3: Select the events you want to restore. And select restore.

In these ways, you can quickly restore trashed events. You can also restore the trashed events in 2 other ways. Those are-

Individual Events – Click on a specific event and click on the restore button.

Multiple Events – Select multiple events and then click on the “restore” option.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why can’t I delete an event from my Google calendar?

To delete an event, you will have to be the editor of the event. In that case, either you are the event’s creator or given access as the editor.

How do I stop spam on my Google Calendar?

To stop spam on your Google Calendar, you will need to change the setting of the Google Calendar. Go to Event Settings and prevent any spam on Google Calendar.

How do I change the privacy setting on my calendar?

To change privacy settings, go to the settings on Google Calendar. Tap on the event you want to edit privacy for.  Go to “Visibility” and change the privacy. In the end, save the change.

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Final Words

Google Calendar allows you to delete, edit and change events. You can change your event according to your preferences with the proper settings.

This post will help you to know how to delete events from Google Calendar on Android. But before you clean up your calendar, you will need to remember that it can’t be recovered once an event is deleted from the trash.

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