Google Calendar alerts

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  1. alant

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    Hello,
    I've always used GCAL on my Android devices and have received calendar alerts just fine (both on screen and sound). This is my first iPhone and I would like to keep using GCAL since I already use it on all of my other devices. I get the alerts on my screen just fine, but I don't get any notification sounds. Please let me know what needs done so I can hear them. Thank you.
     
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    You need to go to Notifications in Settings and turn on Sound for GCal. You can choose from a range of sounds.
     
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    I just checked.Every toggle under Gcal is turned on already.
     
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    If you use Gcal in the built in Calendar app, go to Settings - Sounds, and make sure a sound is selected there.

    Also in Settings - Sounds, take a look at Ringer and Alerts at the top. If the slider is all the way to the left, you won’t get any notification sound at all, because they are muted.
     
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    Where’s the “built in” calendar app? I installed the app from the App Store.
     
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    The built in app comes with the iPhone. It’s the Calendar app. The white app icon that shows day and date.
     
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    So I didn’t need to install the gcal app? Do I need to connect the stock app to my gcal somehow?
     
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    No, it’s not necessary or possible to connect the Gcal app to the stock Calendar app. Just enable Calendar in the Gmail account in your settings (Settings - Accounts & Passwords - the Gmail account). That will sync the calendar events to the built in app. If you prefer the Gcal app, that’s not necessary.
     
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    Under Settings - Accounts & Passwords, the only account listed is iCloud.
    At the bottom of accounts under "advanced", it does show "mail", which contains iCloud account information. Do I need to add my Google account under accounts?
     
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    Under the accounts setting do you see an item called Add Account?
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    You can tap on it and follow the instructions to add your G Mail account.
     
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    Ok. I added my Gmail account and I received the notification from a new Gcal event. I then sent an email to myself and it never showed up on my phone (sent 15 minutes ago now). What happened? The FETCH is set to Manually. I never changed it. I'd like to receive them as close to when they were sent as possible.
     
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    Never mind - sent to the wrong address
     
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    Ok, now that I am receiving the alert, is it possible to change the sound? In Sounds, the calendar alert is set to Alarm, but it just gives a 3 note chord. Is that the default?
     
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    Yes, that’s default. Tap Calendar Alerts in Sounds and select a different alert tone.
     
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    Didn't make a difference...
     

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