How to Restore Deleted Events in Google Calendar

How to Restore Deleted Events in Google Calendar

If you’ve accidentally deleted an important event from your Google Calendar, don’t panic. Here’s how you can recover it.

If you use Google Calendar, you know it to be one of the best ways to organize your personal and work life, especially if you’re fully integrated into the Google ecosystem.

Occasionally, you can get a bit click happy, and accidentally delete an event. Or perhaps you trashed an event on purpose and have changed your mind.

Whatever the case, thankfully it’s possible to recover events in Google Calendar. Presently, this is only possible on desktop, but events you deleted on other devices (like mobile) can be recovered with these steps.


How to Recover Deleted Google Calendar Events

When you delete an event, it’s placed in the trash for 30 days. It’s permanently deleted after this time.

Note that anyone who has the Make changes to events or Make changes and manage sharing permission on your calendar can also delete and restore events.

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When you first delete a Google Calendar event, you can immediately reverse the decision. To do this, click Undo on the pop-up at the bottom of the screen.

If you missed that chance, here’s how to restore a Google Calendar event:


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  1. Go to Google Calendar on the web.
  2. In the top-right, click Settings menu (cog icon).
  3. Click Trash. In some regions, this will be called Bin.
  4. If necessary, select the relevant calendar from the left-hand menu.
  5. To restore an individual event, hover it and click the restore icon (a curved arrow pointing left).
    1. To restore multiple events, use the checkboxes on the left, then click the restore icon in the top-left of the table.

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Alternatively, you can delete an event permanently prior to the 30-day expiry. To do this, rather than the restore icon, click the trash icon on an individual event, or click Empty trash to delete everything.

Stay Productive With Google Calendar

It’s best to keep your Google Calendar organized and updated, especially if you use it to maintain a productive workday, so sometimes you’ll need to delete events. However, should you need to recover an event, now you know how.


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