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I make heavy use of the calendar complication on the Apple Watch (Infograph Modular). I use Google Calendar as the source of truth, sync those Google Calendars to the iPhone Calendar app, and then events from Google Calendar show up on the watch.

Unfortunately, when I add a new calendar entry in Google Calendar via the web app, it takes quite a long time to sync all the way to the watch. I'm not sure how long, but at least 30 minutes sometimes. When I notice that it hasn't synced, I can trigger a sync simply by opening the iPhone Calendar app on my phone. After waiting for a few seconds the iPhone calendar syncs, and then the watch face updates.

Ideally I'd like changes to the Google Calendar to propagate to the watch in a couple minutes at most, without me having to do anything. Is that possible?

  • What is your setting in "Refresh Calendar ... Every ? ...min" – Ruskes Feb 28 at 7:24
  • @Buscar웃 I would love such a setting! Where is it? I've looked for it but failed to find one. I'm on iOS 12.1.4, watchOS 5.1.3. – Geoffrey Irving Feb 28 at 23:38
  • On my Mac it is in Calendar > Preference > Accounts > Google calendar > Refresh – Ruskes Mar 1 at 0:52
  • @Ruskes I don't think the Mac one is relevant, since it needs to sync to my phone, not my Mac. I changed it to 5 min just in case, but it doesn't seem to affect phone syncing. – Geoffrey Irving Mar 1 at 4:44
  • Well, if your Mac syncs with your Phone and your Phone syncs with the Watch :) – Ruskes Mar 1 at 4:56

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