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I have my Google Calendar synced up to my iPhone 4S and by all the settings I can find, it looks like I am supposed to recieve alerts 15 minutes before every event. However, this has never happened.

How come there is no alert being displayed when an event is upcoming? I can see it in Notification Centre, but there is no banner or alert.

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I have also been having the same problem and have found that the solution is to set the reminder in the Google Calendar web interface to "pop-up". You can set this to be your default reminder by going to Settings -> Calendars -> Notifications (in the same row as your calendar). You can set up multiple reminders here.

I'm fairly certain that this didn't used to be the case but I'm not sure when it changed (or if it definitely did change). For reference, I'm using an iPhone 3GS on iOS 5.1

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