Google Calendar for mobile browsers offers a number of great features:
- The interface is automatically optimized for the device you’re using.
- Keep track of your schedule, without having to sync your mobile device with your computer.
- Add events and invite guests.
Supported mobile devices
At this time, Google Calendar is available in two mobile versions: a basic version and an optimized version available for Android, iPhone and Palm webOS devices. If you have an Android, iPhone or Palm webOS device, Google Calendar allows you to add, edit, and delete events and event details, as well as respond to events. The basic version currently supports viewing your calendar(s) and adding new events via ‘Quick Add.’
Using Calendar in the basic XHTML version
Unless you are on an Android, iPhone or Palm webOS device, you’ll automatically be directed to the basic version of Google Calendar for mobile browsers. This version currently supports viewing your calendar(s) in the Agenda view and adding new events via ‘Quick Add.’ Note: Quick Add functionality is currently only available in the English interface. It’s not possible to edit or remove events on your calendar(s) in this version.
Using Calendar on Android, iPhone and Palm webOS devices
On an Android, iPhone or Palm webOS device, Google Calendar allows you to add, edit, and delete events and event details, as well as respond to events. You can also access Google Calendar via an ‘app’ shortcut.
Note: When viewed in HTML 5 or Gears-capable browsers, events and other information may be cached on your device for improved performance. This cache is refreshed in the background every 24 hours when you visit Calendar in your mobile browser. You can access and clear this information in your browser’s settings.
Get Started: From Your Device or Computer
From your device
Here are some tips to get started with all of Google’s free* services from your mobile phone:
- Open your phone’s Internet browser and go to mobile.google.com. Here you’ll see all of the Google Mobile services available for your specific phone.
- Select any Google service from the list. For example, picking ‘Search’ will bring you to the mobile version of Google.com. After getting to Google.com (or whichever service you choose), use your browser’s options menu to bookmark it as a favorite so you can quickly get back to the page later.
- Some services like Gmail or Maps will have a second ‘Download’ link that allows you to download an application version to your phone. In general, the ‘app’ version has more features and is faster since it’s installed directly on your phone.
For example, select the Maps (Download) link to install the Maps for mobile app. After selecting the download link, simply follow the on-screen instructions to install the app. Once you’re finished, go to where your phone stores applications and you’ll see an icon for the one you’ve installed.
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From your computer
To get started from your computer or learn more about all the Google Mobile services, check out our info pages at http://www.google.com/mobile/.
From these pages, click on the ‘Get started now’ button and enter your phone number. You’ll receive a text message from 466453 that contains a link directly to mobile.google.com.
- Note: While Google won’t charge you, your service provider’s SMS and data rates still apply. Please contact your service provider for more information.
In addition to the help listed here you are welcome to call the Computing Services Help Desk at (501) 569-8720 during our normal hours of operation. Monday to Friday 7 am to 6pm.