Deleted a Google Calendar Event by Mistake? Here’s How to Get It Back

Dave LeClair 04-12-2015

Do you use Google Calendar to keep track of your busy schedule? Lots of people do, as it’s a great service that integrates with all kinds of devices.


If you have a lot of events that come and go, mistakes are bound to happen. In your haste to get things done, you might accidentally delete the wrong event. Are you out of luck? Nope! You can actually restore deleted events to your Calendar relatively easily.

First, and this one is pretty obvious, right after you delete an event, there’s an option to Undo on the top of the screen. This is great if you notice right away and you want to go back in time to get rid of your mistake.


But if you don’t notice right off the bat, there’s a little more to it. First, you’ll need to mouse over the calendar from which you deleted the event, and then click the little arrow that appears to open a dropdown menu. Under said menu is a link labeled Trash.

Click that, and then you will be taken to a screen with the events that have been deleted within the last 30 days. Check the box next to the event you want to restore, and then click Restore selected events.



Note: You can only restore events from the browser version of Google Calendar. However, events deleted from a phone or tablet will still appear for restoration, you just need to go to a computer to actually bring them back.

Have you ever missed an event because you accidentally deleted it from your calendar? It’s okay, it happens to us all!

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  1. Mb
    December 4, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    Great tip. Thank you.

    A question and a further comment.

    I've had events disappear that I did NOT delete. Will those events appear in the trash?

    I use gmail. On occasion, I've deleted email messages from one device and later realized I need it. The message doesn't appear in the trash anywhere, not on either device or in the browser. Where did it go and how do I restore it?

  2. marciacatt
    December 4, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    A somewhat associated question - I use an older version of the google calendar that I prefer to the newer versions. I am asked to update to current versions, whenever they come out. It was such a psycho-drama for me to restore to the version that I prefer, so I do not even open the new versions. Is there a way to look at the new versions, before I accept them??