How To Add And Sync Multiple Google Calendars On Your iPad

Do you have multiple Google calendars that you maintain?  If you do and you want to have access to them on your iPad then you might have searched for an app.  But in this case, all you need is built right into your iPad already.  We show you how to enable multiple Google calendars with this quick and easy method.

You might be surprised to know this but that default Calendar app that the iPad ships with has some extra functionality up its sleeve!  It’s called CalDAV and it’s a way to connect to other calenders (Google) and sync them through the Internet.

Now, in iOS 4 this will probably change because we have already seen on our iPhone how it has built-n support for calendars through Gmail.  But for now this is the most current method to use.

How To Enable Google Calendars

To do this on the iPad, go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars and tap on Add Account. Then select Other from the list choices and choose Add CalDAV Account from the next list of choices.

google calendars on ipad

Now fill in your information with the following:

  • Server:
  • Username: Your Gmail Email address
  • Password: Your Gmail Password
  • Description: Anything You want

How To Enable Multiple Google Calendars

Now you can save this and if you open the Calendar app you will see only one of your Google Calendars.  You might wonder where your others are?  To enable multiple calendars you need to do one last step that you might not be aware of.

  • Navigate to from your Safari browser on your iPad and you will see all your Google Calendars.  Now you can select which ones to sync with on your iPad!

Now when you go back and open your native Calendar app on your iPad you can see all your Google Calendars.  It works great.  I added a few tasks, and they synced right up. It took a few minutes for my added tasks to sync but they did so without me having to do anything at all.  I added a few to my Calendars on the iPad and they synced as well – so two-way sync worked perfect.


  1. John says:

    How would I do this using google apps?

  2. Shane says:

    Hi John. By google apps do you mean that you have your gmail on your own domain? If so, it shouldnwork just fine using that email address instead of the gmail one in the example. Did you already try that and it did not work?

  3. Telibert says:

    Just what I was looking for. Thanks for the info!

    1. Shane says:

      You are welcome…always here to help

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