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I’m not seeing my reminders or tasks in my Google calendar – what’s going on?

This is a question I hear a lot – someone will tell me they created a Google Keep reminder or a Google Task but that they can’t then see the item in their Google Calendar.

UPDATE 20 AUG 2023: It is no longer possible to see Google Keep Reminders on Google Calendar, regardless of whether that is the mobile app or desktop.

The first thing is to confirm – is this happening on the desktop/laptop version of Google Calendar or on the mobile app version?

If it is the mobile app then check this article for Google Task issues and this article for Google Keep issues.

If this is happening on the desktop/laptop then keep reading for the quick and easy (I promise!) solution.

Check the checkbox

Essentially what I mean here is that at some point you’ve probably accidentally de-selected the view checkbox on the home screen. Simply click on the checkbox again to view your Reminders and/or Tasks:

checkbox for seeing reminders and tasks on Google Calendar

You’ll be able to tell that you’ve updated Google Calendar correctly if you can not only see your Reminders and Tasks again, but you can also create Reminders and Tasks as well. If the boxes aren’t checked, then your only option when clicking on the Create button will be as seen in this screenshot (if you’re using the free version of Google Calendar).

adding events from free Google Calendar

If you’re using Google Workspace but don’t have Reminders and/or Tasks checked, then you’ll see these options when you click on the Create button:

adding events from Google Workspace Calendar

And that’s it!

I told you it was simple, but sometimes the simplest things are the most annoying to fix!

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9 replies on “I’m not seeing my reminders or tasks in my Google calendar – what’s going on?”

Hi Nancy, it’s not possible to print Reminders unfortunately. You can only view them in digital format.

I actually do have the Tasks and Reminders checked on my computer’s Google Calendar and yet the tasks I create are still not showing up. I’ve scoured the internet looking for a solution and still nothing. Any suggestions?

Hi, can you send me this question via my contact form? I think I’m going to have to see some screenshots and that’ll be easier via email.

My task calendar has been deleted from my calendar – it is completely gone. So is my reminders calendar. So I can’t save any tasks or reminders to my calendar at all because of this help?

Hi Samantha, can you still see the Task or Reminder calendar name in the left hand side of your Google Calendar (it’s easier to check this on desktop rather than mobile)? If you can see those calendar names, make sure you’ve ticked the checkboxes next to them. That should bring back your Task and Reminder calendars.

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