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  1. ironass's Avatar
    Personally, I prefer using GTasks: Todo List & Task List, free from the Play Store, to sync with my Google tasks calendar. You can also use it as a stand-alone app too.
    09-08-2015 02:29 PM
  2. ironass's Avatar
    Try installing Jorte Calendar & Organiser or similar, from the Play Store.
    09-08-2015 02:33 PM
  3. IMANUT46's Avatar
    Try installing Jorte Calendar & Organiser or similar, from the Play Store.
    Thanks for the suggestion, but I'm used to simple. Google Calendar, although it has worts. Between that and the calendar that was installed, I'm going to stick with Google Calendar. I also like to stay with Google Apps. Thanks again.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop 5.0 Verizon network
    09-08-2015 03:18 PM
  4. IMANUT46's Avatar
    Thanks. The feature looked interesting, but it's not a requirement. Thanks for your suggestion.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop 5.0 Verizon network
    09-08-2015 03:21 PM
  5. IMANUT46's Avatar
    My events on Google Calendar show as normal. However the dates used to show with the event. lt no longer does that. Is there a setting I missed? Thanks.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop 5.0 Verizon network
    09-11-2015 06:08 PM
  6. IMANUT46's Avatar
    Three times now, I lose calendar events each time I turn on my smartphone. Restore doesn't fix the problem. If I uninstall the app, when reinstall the app, every event has been reinstalled. I'm really getting upset. What's going on? How do I fix this problem? I know I can count on at least one of you for the solution. Thanks.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop 5.0 Verizon network
    09-14-2015 06:51 AM
  7. IMANUT46's Avatar
    I've been using Google Calendar for over a year now. It has some warts. Events disappear. I'd like to change calendar programs but I don't want to have to reenter all the data that is in Google Calendar. Which programs do you recommend. Thanks

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop 5.0 Verizon network
    09-14-2015 11:54 AM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    The problem with other calendar apps is that they may not sync to something in the cloud, which means all of your important appointments are stored only on your phone. If the phone glitches, then you've lost all of that data.

    For me, when I think I've lost an event, it's usually because I entered it into the wrong calendar on my account. I have several calendars on the same account, and occasionally I'll accidentally enter a work event on my personal calendar, or vice-versa. The user always has to carefully check which calendar the event is being added to.

    Another frequent misstep is when people add an event using their phone--the event might default to the "Phone account" calendar, which is only locally saved, and doesn't sync to Google. So if you add that event to the Phone calendar, you'll never see it in your Google Calendar anywhere else (like on your computer browser).
    09-14-2015 12:01 PM
  9. KCAndroid1's Avatar
    Yes, I would stick with the Google Calendar, but there are apps which improve the interface, add better widgets & features like editing of invitation-placed events or copy & paste, and generally make it less likely that you will enter events in the wrong calendar as B. Diddy describes. I like aCalendar.
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    09-14-2015 12:05 PM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    See your other thread for ongoing discussion: http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...ml#post4683138. Thread closed to prevent parallel discussions.
    09-14-2015 01:11 PM
  11. IMANUT46's Avatar
    The problem with other calendar apps is that they may not sync to something in the cloud, which means all of your important appointments are stored only on your phone. If the phone glitches, then you've lost all of that data.

    For me, when I think I've lost an event, it's usually because I entered it into the wrong calendar on my account. I have several calendars on the same account, and occasionally I'll accidentally enter a work event on my personal calendar, or vice-versa. The user always has to carefully check which calendar the event is being added to.

    Another frequent misstep is when people add an event using their phone--the event might default to the "Phone account" calendar, which is only locally saved, and doesn't sync to Google. So if you add that event to the Phone calendar, you'll never see it in your Google Calendar anywhere else (like on your computer browser).
    I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 SMARTPHONE. When I turned on the phone this morning, most of my events, but not all, were gone. A restore from backup was no help. When I uninstalled the app, and then reinstalled, they all returned.
    I believe that the calendar app that was pre-installed may be the problem. I used that app to enter events before 1/1/1970. Google calendar doesn't permit events older than 1/1/1970. That was the only thing I did differently. Could that be the problem? Thanks.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop 5.0 Verizon network
    09-14-2015 01:23 PM
  12. KCAndroid1's Avatar
    I'm not sure what was pre-installed on your phone. But the Samsung Calendar app, while syncing fine with Google Calendar, also has the "My Calendar" choice, which puts event internally on the device that do not sync. Whether it's the date or something else, the difference between the cloud and the internal device memory seems to be the source of your problem.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    09-14-2015 03:06 PM
  13. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I believe that the calendar app that was pre-installed may be the problem. I used that app to enter events before 1/1/1970. Google calendar doesn't permit events older than 1/1/1970. That was the only thing I did differently. Could that be the problem? Thanks.
    It's still important to know which calendar account you entered those events into. If you're using the Samsung Calendar or S Planner, were those events saving to the local Phone account, or your Samsung account, or your Google account?
    09-14-2015 03:43 PM
  14. IMANUT46's Avatar
    I'm not sure what was pre-installed on your phone. But the Samsung Calendar app, while syncing fine with Google Calendar, also has the "My Calendar" choice, which puts event internally on the device that do not sync. Whether it's the date or something else, the difference between the cloud and the internal device memory seems to be the source of your problem.
    Just checked the advice on your post. On the Samsung Calendar, all of the Calendars were checked. When I unchecked them, all of Google calendar events were gone. I rechecked them in Samsung Calendar, and they all returned to Google calendar. I really don't understand why. I guess I'll have to live with the problem. Thanks for helping me figure out what's going on.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop 5.0 Verizon network
    09-15-2015 05:47 AM
  15. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Are you saying that when you unchecked all of the calendars in the Samsung Calendar app, that all of the Google Calendars that are syncing with the Samsung Calendar app disappeared in the Samsung app, or in the Google Calendar app?

    It makes sense for the Google Calendars to disappear in the Samsung Calendar app, because by unchecking them, you're either choosing not to display them, or not to sync them (which also won't display them).
    09-15-2015 10:54 AM
  16. KCAndroid1's Avatar
    The cleanest way to do this is to check Google Calendar and uncheck My Calendar, or whatever they call the internal device calendar. Make all new entries in Google Calendar. This way your calendar stays synced and backed up in the cloud. You can use, day to day, either the Google Calendar app or the Samsung Calendar, but in my scenario, the Samsung Calendar functions simply as an interface for the Google Calendar.
    B. Diddy and Laura Knotek like this.
    09-15-2015 12:02 PM
  17. B. Diddy's Avatar
    The cleanest way to do this is to check Google Calendar and uncheck My Calendar, or whatever they call the internal device calendar. Make all new entries in Google Calendar. This way your calendar stays synced and backed up in the cloud. You can use, day to day, either the Google Calendar app or the Samsung Calendar, but in my scenario, the Samsung Calendar functions simply as an interface for the Google Calendar.
    Yesssssssss
    09-15-2015 12:49 PM
  18. IMANUT46's Avatar
    Yesssssssss
    All of my events were entered into the Google Calendar. The only use of the Samsung Calendar was because someone remarked that Samsung calendar would accept events prior to January 1st 1970. I was interested in entering some events from that era. It was when I started entering that data when I began to have the problem with losing events on Google Calendar. I've decided to leave things as they are. Thanks for all your help and advice.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop 5.0 Verizon network
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    09-15-2015 01:00 PM
  19. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I just tried adding an event on 9/15/1940 on my Google Calendar app on my Zenfone 2, and had no problem with it. When I searched for it on Google Calendar on my Chromebook, it showed up. What happens when you try?
    09-15-2015 01:58 PM
  20. KCAndroid1's Avatar
    Does entering these pre-1970 events mean your phone can work as a time machine? I would buy that device .
    B. Diddy likes this.
    09-15-2015 02:04 PM
  21. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Wait wait, Doc ... are you telling me you built a time machine ... out of a Galaxy S5? Whoa, this is heavy.
    09-15-2015 03:21 PM
  22. IMANUT46's Avatar
    I just tried adding an event on 9/15/1940 on my Google Calendar app on my Zenfone 2, and had no problem with it. When I searched for it on Google Calendar on my Chromebook, it showed up. What happens when you try?
    There have been many quotes and posts about this issue. I know that long threads have a tendency to have previously mentioned problems not really read or just ignored.
    Again, here's my problem. Google Calendar was working flawlessly for over a year. I was complaining about the fact that I couldn't enter events from the past (1/1/1970). It was suggested that I use the Samsung Calendar that was pre-installed on the phone. I started entering those old events, and the disappearing of events started. Even some events entered on Google Calendar disappeared during that time. As a result, I'm not using Samsung calendar at all. I hope this answers some of your questions, and I do want to thank you for your time and effort. Thanks again.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop 5.0 Verizon network
    09-16-2015 08:38 AM
  23. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Oh sorry, I misunderstood the issue. I wish I had a more definite answer for you.
    09-16-2015 10:15 AM
  24. IMANUT46's Avatar
    Oh sorry, I misunderstood the issue. I wish I had a more definite answer for you.
    Thanks for your understanding and support on this issue. It has been a sore spot with me. I know that if you have a problem with the issue and are out of ideas, I'm going to give up. Thanks again for your help.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop 5.0 Verizon network
    09-16-2015 11:06 AM
  25. PrinceCorwin's Avatar
    How do I use the new #todo list in Google Calendar, or is it only for the web version? I'm using a smartphone. Thanks.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop 5.0 Verizon network
    I can't get it to work. Adding #todo to events has no effect for me except to show it as part of the title
    09-19-2015 08:12 AM
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