That’s what I get for not touching my Mac in an afternoon or so. Thanks to a tip from Lifehacker reader David (no relation), we can now affirm that Mac customers are likely having one heck of a time looking to manage their schedules today. If you synchronize your Google Calendar on your Mac calendar, all of your occasions might have disappeared. Thankfully, there may be a transient restoration to repair your activities. However, it’s bulky.
Many Mac customers have reached out to Google to whinge about the hassle—rightfully so—and I can affirm that I experienced it myself on a MacBook Pro going for walks macOS Catalina. I pulled up the ordinary Calendar app, noticed all my events as they generally seem, after which I watched every unmarried Google Calendar-synchronized occasion disappear. Penn and Teller might be proud of this trick, but my blissfully blank calendar way, I can’t use my Mac to determine out in which I’m speculated to be (or whilst).
The two brief fixes (to date)
The first fix that worked to get my Google events back on my Mac calendar is to enter Google Calendar at once and edit an event. You must make some trade to the occasion, even though it simply includes a person to the name or description. Save it, refresh your Calendar on Mac (Command + R), and your occasion ought to pop lower back up. Repeat as wanted till Google fixes this problem—which has to take place soon, I wish.
If you need to re-add a calendar you manage the rights to, pull up Google Calendar’s settings, click on in your calendar, make certain “Make to be had to the public” is checked, and replica the “Public deal within iCal format” hyperlink. Then, open up Calendar for your Mac, click on File, click on “New Calendar Subscription,” and paste the. I CS URL into that.
Once Google addresses the synchronization trouble, you can then delete this brief calendar subscription (or else you’ll have copies of each occasion on that calendar in your Mac Calendar app to get traumatic). I haven’t found a terrific restoration to re-add all of the occasions on calendars others have shared with you, but I’ll report back if I stumble across a way to repair those occasions. At the very least, this difficulty only affects your Mac and now not your iPhone or iPad, too, so that you can nevertheless view all of your events to your different Apple devices.