Sync Multiple Google Calendars on Windows Phone

Written by The Soundhacker October 27th, 2013

Windows Phone relies on Google Sync (ActiveSync) to get your Google Calendars on your device. By default it only syncs your personal calendar. Here’s how you can change that.

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Windows Phone relies on Google Sync (ActiveSync) to get your Google Calendars on your device. By default it only syncs your personal calendar. Here’s how you can change that.
It’s a very public secret that Google’s popular webservices don’t play very nice with Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system. Windows Phone uses ActiveSync to get your email, contacts and calendar on the phone. While this works as advertised for mail and contacts (for the time being, because google is pulling the plug on Active sync support for normal accounts soon), by default this will only sync your personal Google Calendar. Even though there are no options in Windows Phone to change this, it is possible to sync multiple calendars.
Windows Phone offers no way to select which calendars of your google account you want to sync. You have to select this in your Google Sync settings, Google’s name for its Active Sync implementation.

From your Windows Phone you should go to http://m.google.com/sync/settings
Select Device

Select your device from the list and put a checkmark next to the calendars you would like to synch.
Select Calendars

Click on “save” and the next time your smartphone syncs with Google, the new calendars should appear.

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