How to Add Birthdays to Google Calendar

How to Add Birthdays to Google Calendar

As long as you have a birth date listed in a contact, that information will display on your Google calendar. But what if it doesn't appear on your calendar? This wikiHow will teach you how to add birthdays to your Google calendar through your contacts and manually.

Method 1 of 2:
Adding Your Contacts

1
Go to https://calendar.google.com/calendar/r?pli=1 and log in if prompted. You can use a web browser as well as the app to follow these steps. You can also open the Google Calendar app on your or phone or tablet.
2
Click or tap if the side menu isn't visible. If you already see your calendar options on the left side of the page, skip this step. You'll need to tap this if you're using the mobile app.
3
Click or tap to check the box next to "Contacts" or "Birthdays" under "My calendars. " If you're using the mobile app, tap Birthdays instead. Now any of the birthdays listed in your contacts will appear on your calendar. If you need to add a birthday to your contacts, open the Contacts app (the Google app), and add their birthday.[1] X Research source
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Method 2 of 2:
Manually Adding a Birthday

1
# Go to https://calendar.google.com/calendar/r?pli=1 and log in if prompted. You can use a web browser as well as the app to follow these steps. You can also open the Google Calendar app on your or phone or tablet.
2
Click or tap the multicolored plus icon. You'll find this either in the top left corner of your web browser along with the word "Create" or in the lower right corner of your phone or tablet screen. You can also tap the date on which you want to add the event. If the birthday you want to add is on May 23, you can tap May 23 to get the "Add Event" window.
3
Tap Event (mobile app only). If you're using the web browser, "Event" is the default setting.
4
Click More options (web only). You'll see this at the bottom of the "Add Event" window and it will load the event creation in a new window. You don't need to do this on the mobile app because the options you need are already available.
5
Add a name for your event. You'll want to name the birthday so you can easily recognize it.
6
Click to check the box or tap to toggle the switch next to "All-day. " This will change the event to one that lasts all day instead of a set time. If you want to set a specific time, you can do that instead.
7
Click or Does not repeat. You'll get a drop-down menu.
8
Click to select Annually (web) or Every year (mobile app). This makes the event pop up every year on the same date. [2] X Research source
9
Add other event information (if you want to). You can add a location, people, and change the color of the event. You can use the "Notification" area to change the timing of the notifications you get about the event.
10
Click or tap Save. You'll see this in the upper right corner of your web browser and screen. You'll see the tag for the event you just created appear yearly on your Google Calendar.
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Method 1 of 2:
Adding Your Contacts

1
Go to https://calendar.google.com/calendar/r?pli=1 and log in if prompted. You can use a web browser as well as the app to follow these steps. You can also open the Google Calendar app on your or phone or tablet.
2
Click or tap if the side menu isn't visible. If you already see your calendar options on the left side of the page, skip this step. You'll need to tap this if you're using the mobile app.
3
Click or tap to check the box next to "Contacts" or "Birthdays" under "My calendars. " If you're using the mobile app, tap Birthdays instead. Now any of the birthdays listed in your contacts will appear on your calendar. If you need to add a birthday to your contacts, open the Contacts app (the Google app), and add their birthday.[1] X Research source
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Method 2 of 2:
Manually Adding a Birthday

1
# Go to https://calendar.google.com/calendar/r?pli=1 and log in if prompted. You can use a web browser as well as the app to follow these steps. You can also open the Google Calendar app on your or phone or tablet.
2
Click or tap the multicolored plus icon. You'll find this either in the top left corner of your web browser along with the word "Create" or in the lower right corner of your phone or tablet screen. You can also tap the date on which you want to add the event. If the birthday you want to add is on May 23, you can tap May 23 to get the "Add Event" window.
3
Tap Event (mobile app only). If you're using the web browser, "Event" is the default setting.
4
Click More options (web only). You'll see this at the bottom of the "Add Event" window and it will load the event creation in a new window. You don't need to do this on the mobile app because the options you need are already available.
5
Add a name for your event. You'll want to name the birthday so you can easily recognize it.
6
Click to check the box or tap to toggle the switch next to "All-day. " This will change the event to one that lasts all day instead of a set time. If you want to set a specific time, you can do that instead.
7
Click or Does not repeat. You'll get a drop-down menu.
8
Click to select Annually (web) or Every year (mobile app). This makes the event pop up every year on the same date. [2] X Research source
9
Add other event information (if you want to). You can add a location, people, and change the color of the event. You can use the "Notification" area to change the timing of the notifications you get about the event.
10
Click or tap Save. You'll see this in the upper right corner of your web browser and screen. You'll see the tag for the event you just created appear yearly on your Google Calendar.
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