How to Enable Multiple Alerts on the iPhone Google Calendar

by Anna Windermere
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The Google Calendar app on your iPhone lets you create and edit events just as you would using Google Calendar on your computer. You can even integrate the same calendar for use on both your phone and computer by initially signing on with the same email address. Once you have created a Calendar event, you can set up multiple alerts for the event. For example, you can set up an alert one hour before the event and a second alert 10 minutes before the same event. If you set up the event to repeat, the same alerts will apply to all future occurrences.

Step 1

Tap the "Calendar" app icon on your iPhone home screen.

Step 2

Tap the event of your choice from the List, Day or Month view on the Calendar.

Step 3

Tap on the "Edit" button in the top left corner of your screen.

Step 4

Tap "Alert."

Step 5

Tap on the preferred alert time option – for example, "30 minutes before." A check mark will appear to the right of the option selected. Tap "Done" to confirm your selection.

Step 6

Tap "Second Alert" to create another alert for the same event and repeat the preceding step.

Step 7

Tap the "Done" button in the upper right corner of the Edit screen to save your alerts. If the event repeats, tap "Save for this event only" or "Save for future events."

Tap the button labeled with the date of the event in the upper left corner to return to your calendar.


  • For recurring events, any alerts set for the initial event will apply to future events.
  • Time options for alerts include: None; At time of event; 5, 15 or 30 minutes before; 1 or 2 hours before; and 1 or 2 days before.
  • Tap "None" to disable an alert.


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About the Author

Anna Windermere started her writing and editing career in 1993, upon graduating from the University of Florida's esteemed journalism school with a bachelor's in journalism. Ms. Windermere, a senior-level copy editor, has appeared in mastheads of newspapers and magazines as copy chief, writer and proofreader, including "Sun-Sentinel," "Miami Herald," "City Link," "New Times," "NewBeauty," "Luxe," "Florida Alligator," "Orange & Blue," and more.

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