How to sync your calendar with Alexa

One of the first things you should do after getting an Amazon Echo is sync your calendar with Alexa. This will make it a breeze to check, organize, create, and edit your events by simply talking to your smart speaker.

Alexa can do plenty. It can tell jokes, and even has some hidden Easter eggs. It’s amazing at handling your calendar, but it needs to first be given access to it. That’s we’re going to show you exactly how to sync your calendar with Alexa. Let’s get started.


Sync your calendar with Alexa

  1. Go to the Alexa app on your smartphone or tablet.
  2. Tap on the menu button.
  3. Select “Settings.”
  4. Select “Calendar.”
  5. Select from the 4 options: Google, Microsoft, Apple, and Microsoft Exchange.
  6. Enter your login credentials and follow instructions.

That’s it! After doing this Alexa will have access to all the calendar events. You can now completely manage them from Any Amazon Echo product, or any device featuring the Alexa digital assistant.


Choose which calendar Alexa will add new events to

Adding multiple calendar accounts to Alexa is fair game, but you will need to pick one that is a bit more special. Alexa needs to know which calendar it will add new events to. Pick it using the following step-by-step instructions.

  1. Go to the Alexa app on your smartphone or tablet.
  2. Tap on the menu button.
  3. Select “Settings.”
  4. Select “Calendar.”
  5. There will be a section in the bottom that reads: “Alexa will add new events to this calendar”. You can select your preference here.

Sync your calendar with Alexa


Too much info?

We know calendars can get cluttered. Especially if you have a bunch of sub-calendars and manage different accounts at once. If you want to get rid of certain events, you can always omit certain entries.

  1. Go to the Alexa app on your smartphone or tablet.
  2. Tap on the menu button.
  3. Select “Settings.”
  4. Select “Calendar.”
  5. Select the account you want to edit.
  6. Uncheck the boxes containing information you don’t want Alexa to access.

Some commands you can try

You have managed to sync your calendar with Alexa! Now it’s time to get to work. You can ask Amazon’s digital assistant to do all kinds of things. Try these to start.

  • “Alexa, what’s on my calendar?”
  • “Alexa, when is my next event?”
  • “Alexa, what’s on my calendar tomorrow at [time]?”
  • “Alexa, add an event to my calendar”
  • “Alexa, add [event] to my calendar for [day] at [time].”
  • “Alexa, delete [event] from my calendar.”
  • “Alexa, move my [event name] to [time or date].”
  • “Alexa, invite [person’s name] to [event name].”

There you have it! We have showed you how you can sync your calendar with Alexa and now you are ready to take on the world with the help of your helpful digital assistant.

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