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I have 4 calendars in my GMail Calendar account, two of these have been imported, they are shared by other people.

Basically, I have this:

  • My personal calendar
  • Week numbers for norway (since GMail Calendar doesn't show week numbers)
  • One imported from an organization I have some work for
  • One with TV Shows I follow every week

When I connect my GMail account on my iPad, the first, and the third, is shown, but not the second, nor the fourth. I'd like the fourth as well on my iPad.

I've looked through the configuration for all the calendars on my GMail account, but I can't see anything that differs from the one that is listed, and the one that isn't.

What else should I look at?

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You can set up a CalDAV account to sync all your Google calendars. The following information is provided by Google and can be found here:

To sync with your device, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Settings application on your device's home screen.
  2. Open Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  3. Select Add Account...
  4. Select Other.
  5. Select Add CalDAV Account.
  6. Enter your account information:
    • In the Server field, enter [ ]
    • In the Username field, enter your full Google Account or Google Apps email address.
    • In the Password field, enter your Google Account or Google Apps password.
    • In the Description field, enter the name you'd like to appear on the account.
  7. Select Next at the top of your screen.

After you've completed setup, open the Calendar app on your device and syncing will automatically begin.

By default only your primary calendar will be synced to your device. You can sync additional calendars by visiting the following page from any web browser:

    (Google Apps users can go to, replacing 'your_domain' with your actual domain name.)

Select the calendars you'd like to sync, and click Save. The selected calendars will display on your device at the time of the next sync.

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Exactly what I needed, thanks. – Lasse V. Karlsen Nov 3 '10 at 14:19

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