Some Google Calendar Features That are Unique for Android Devices
Google Calendar is an essential tool for modern living. It allows you to manage your time most efficiently by posting every event and activity that consumes most of your time. Smartphone users are well conversant with Google Calendar, which is a core part of the Android package. But most smartphone users do not look beyond the calendar features that are visible on the surface of the app, which is a reason to lament because they are missing out on some compelling possibilities.
Like most digital tools, the Google Calendar has enormous power packed in it that usually remains hidden. You must depend on some Google Calendar tips to discover the real power of the tool. Although the advanced calendar features are dominant on the calendar website, there are many other mobile-specific features available to Android smartphone users to create a sublime mobile experience. A host of features like time-saving shortcuts and options for boosting efficiency have a massive potential of making your life easier in ways that appear small but create a significant impact.
Here are some Google Calendar features for android phone users that can maximize the calendar's use.
Event-based phone silencing
This android feature works in tandem with Google Calendar by allowing the phone to automatically remain silent during the time of an event listed in the calendar. Once you enable the option, the feature operates on its own without the need for any new setting. Go to the ‘Do Not Disturb’ section of your phone’s ‘Settings’ that you will find in the ‘Sound’ section or type it out in the search box. Tap ‘Schedules’, look for ‘Event,' and tap the gear icon located beside it to open a screen. The first option, 'During events for' allows you to choose which the calendars on the device will activate the phone silencing feature. You can even specify what type of event will trigger the phone silencing mode and decide to use the default 'Do not disturb' mode or do your own settings.
Quick responses for group events
This feature of Google Calendar is like the quick response of android phones that allows sending a pre-written text to instantly respond to someone when rejecting a call. Similarly, for an event listed in the calendar, you can send a quick note to any participant of an upcoming meeting with a few taps. Go to the 'Settings' of the calendar app and then go to 'Quick responses' that you find under 'General.' You will see four options of pre-written messages that you can shoot off on the go while heading for some appointment with several people. Although you cannot create additional messages, you can alter any of the default messages to develop your message. To use your customized responses, open an event involving multiple persons, and select 'Email guests' from the menu on the upper right-hand corner and tap the response you want to send.
Personalized notification times
The default notification times of the Google Calendar might not always suit your needs. To set some different frequency of the notification times that suits your convenience, you can adjust the calendar's notification times. Go to the 'Settings' of the calendar app and find the section of the Google account you want to alter and tap the "Events' located beneath it. The screen that appears will allow you to change the default notification times with all-day events as well as standard new events. You can even add multiple notifications and also change the colors of the events.
Duplicate an existing event
You might need to create a new event that closely resembles an earlier event already listed in the calendar. A feature of the Calendar app on android devices allows you to duplicate an event and use it as a template for creating a new one with slight changes. Tap the event you want to duplicate, go to the menu on the upper right-hand corner, and tap on 'Duplicate.' Your new event containing information about the earlier event will appear for necessary editing.
Delete events quickly
It often requires deleting some events from the calendar. For accomplishing the task on your android device, go to agenda view and select the event you want to delete and swipe it towards the right to see the event disappear.
Custom calendar goals
To check out the feature of setting custom goals on the android calendar app, tap the circular plus icon located on the lower right-hand corner of the app. Select ‘Goal’ and look at the sections that appear, which includes categories like spending time with family, exercising, reading, and other such tasks, which might seem too frivolous to find a place in a calendar. The last item 'Organize my life' is worth to have a look at.
On tapping 'Organize my life,' the calendar will show a few suggested goals that you can schedule or ignore and tap on 'Custom.' A list of things will then populate, which contains items that you would like to schedule regularly. Once again, you can ignore those and type your own activity, like planning meetings, processing invoices, etc. Once you have typed or chosen an item, the calendar will ask for the frequency or enter your own time and interval.
A quick view of the monthly calendar
While looking through your events, you might want to have a full calendar view for the month. To complete the task, take to the calendar shortcut by tapping or swiping down on the top bar of the app where the current month is displayed and quickly bringing a monthly view into focus. To hide it, tap on the top bar or swipe it back up.
Shortcut to view today’s events
While scrolling through your agenda view of the android calendar app, you might want to go back to the current day. To accomplish the task, tap the small icon which will instantly zoom you back to today no matter how far you might have ventured into the future.
The calendar experience on android is unique in many ways because of the device-specific features.