How to Set up Google Calendar to Text Message Appointment Reminders

Google Calendar allows you to keep track of your appointments with popups within the calendar as well as emails if you are working on other devices. If you prefer to receive your reminders via SMS messages, set up the feature from the event reminder section of the calendar. Reminders are then sent in text message format to the number that you specified on the mobile setup page for your Google Calendar account. Text Message reminders can be set as the default reminder option for all your appointments or only for individual appointments.

Instructions

  1. Set Text Message as Default Reminder

    • 1

      Open the Google Calendar page (link in Resources) and sign in to your account if you are not signed in already.

    • 2

      Click the down-arrow button next to the calendar with the appointments for which you want to set up text message reminders from the list displayed on the left column.

    • 3

      Select "Reminders and notifications" from the list of options displayed.

    • 4

      Select "SMS" as the default reminder method and then select how much time before each event you want to receive the reminder.

    • 5

      Click the "Save" button to commit to the changes.

    Set Text Message as Reminder for Individual Appointments

    • 1

      Open the Google Calendar page (link in Resources) and sign in to your account if you are not signed in already.

    • 2

      Select the calendar with the appointments for which you want to set up text message reminders from the list displayed on the left column.

    • 3

      Select an appointment on the calendar and then select "Edit event."

    • 4

      Select "SMS" from the Reminders drop-down list and then select how long before the event you want to receive the reminder.

    • 5

      Click "Save" to commit to the changes.

Tips & Warnings

  • The SMS option is only available if you've specified and verified your mobile number on the Mobile Setup page of the Calendar Settings.
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