Troubleshooting the Problem of Google Calendar/Mail Not Syncing in Windows 10

Every Windows 10 operating system installation comes with an email client called the Mail app. Setting up your email with this app is quite easy, it supports most popular email services such as Gmail, Yahoo, iCloud, and others. Although it’s a robust app, there may be some issues that we’ll look at today. In this final episode of our troubleshooting series, we’ll look at the problem of the Windows 10 Mail app not automatically syncing.

What’s causing the problem of Google Calendar/Mail not syncing?

Google Chrome

Your account has two-factor authentication enabled: If you use two-factor authentication in your Google account, you need to either disable it or create a custom password for the Windows Mail app to get around this issue.

Failed syncing to your Google Account: In some cases, this issue may be due to a problem integrating your Google Account with your Calendar app.

The app is not allowed to access the calendar: It turns out that a fairly common situation that can cause this behavior in Windows 10 is that the Calendar app is not allowed to sync data due to privacy settings.

Damaged temporary files: Damaged files can also be the cause of this particular syncing issue. Several affected users reported that they were able to resolve the issue by temporarily removing their Google account from the Calendar app and deleting temporary files from the Windows 10 settings menu.

Damaged Mail and Calendar app installation: According to some affected users, this problem can occur when the local installation of the Mail and Calendar app is damaged.

How to solve the problem of unsynchronized Calendar and Google Mail?

Reinstalling Mail and Calendar

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on Applications.
  3. Click on Applications and features.
  4. Under Applications and features, select the Mail and Calendar app.
  5. Tap the Uninstall button.
  6. Tap the Uninstall button again to confirm.
  7. Open the Microsoft Store.
  8. Find Mail and Calendar and click the first result.
  9. Click Install.

Enable synchronization for Calendar

  1. Open Calendar.
  2. Tap the Settings button (the gear icon) in the lower-left corner.
  3. Click Manage Accounts in the upper-right corner.
  4. Select the account with which you are having synchronization problems.
  5. Click the Change mailbox synchronization settings option.
  6. In the Synchronization options section, turn on the Calendar switch.
  7. Click the Done button.

Reset the application

  1. Open the settings.
  2. Tap on Applications.
  3. Tap Applications and features.
  4. Under Applications and features, select the Mail and Calendar app.
  5. Tap Advanced options.
  6. In the Reset section, tap the Reset button.

Frequently Asked Questions

If Google Calendar isn't syncing, it could be because calendar syncing is disabled on your device. Turning this option on should fix the problem. Launch the Settings app on your Android device and tap Accounts.

  1. Go to the Mail app.
  2. Click the Settings option.
  3. Click Add account.
  4. Then enter your Gmail ID and add it.
  5. Then go to Accounts and click Sync.

  1. Select your Google account from the list that appears on the screen.
  2. Tap the Sync Account option to view your sync settings.