How to search your Google Calendar for events, people, and more

iJeab / Shutterstock.comIt’s easy to search your Google Calendar for any event you need.


You can search for events in Google Calendar on both desktop and mobile, with the option to filter by date, location, and other advanced criteria.

Searching the Calendar on desktop also has the added functionality of searching across all of the Google applications that you use (like Gmail and Drive).

Here’s how to search for events, people, and other items in Google Calendar, using your Mac, PC, iPhone, or Android device.

Check out the products mentioned in this article:

MacBook Pro (From $US1,299.99 at Best Buy)

Lenovo IdeaPad (From $US299.99 at Best Buy)

iPhone 11 (From $US699.99 at Best Buy)

Samsung Galaxy S10 (From $US899.99 at Best Buy)

How to search your Google Calendar on desktop

1. Open an internet browser on your Mac or PC and go to calendar.google.com. Make sure to log into your Google account.

2. Click on the magnifying glass in the top-right. This will open up a search toolbar.

How to search google calendar 1William Antonelli/Business InsiderOpen the search menu by clicking the magnifying glass.

3. Type in your search terms. Google will search the calendar as you type, and suggest events, people, and more. Click on the search result you want to bring up more details.

Google will also search its other products – like Gmail and Google Drive – as you go. This means that you can jump over to nearly every other Google App from this search bar.

4. Click on the small down arrow to the right of the search bar to filter your results. This allows you to specify: Which calendars to search; “What” (information from the event, including its name); “Who” (name of other participants or owners); “”Where (event location or room); “Doesn’t have” (Keywords not contained in the event); and “Date range.”

How to search google calendar 2William Antonelli/Business InsiderYou can filter your results in several ways.

How to search your Google Calendar on mobile

1. Open up the Google Calendar app on your iPhone or Android and, in the top-left corner of the app, tap on the menu bar, which is represented by three horizontal lines.

2. Tap “Search.”

3. Type in the phrase or event that you’re looking to find, and then hit “Search” again. You’ll be brought a list of results from your calendar.

embed type
product
oEmbedUrl
html
embed type
product
oEmbedUrl
html
embed type
product
oEmbedUrl
html
embed type
product
oEmbedUrl
html

Related coverage from How To Do Everything: Tech:

Business Insider Emails & Alerts

Site highlights each day to your inbox.

Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.