Stay on track by asking “Alexa, what’s on my calendar for tomorrow?”
Now that people are getting out and about more, our calendars are starting to fill up again. Connecting your calendar with Alexa is a great way to be sure you don’t forget about any of your plans!
It takes a few steps (2-5 minutes, depending on your go-to calendar provider), and it’ll make your life so much easier.
- Open the Alexa app and tap “More” on the bottom right.
- Tap “Settings” and scroll down to “Calendar & Email,” located under Alexa Preferences
- Tap the + sign next to the calendar option you want to enable. It will ask you to confirm your identity, and then toggle on to allow Alexa to access your calendar
- Follow the instructions to link your calendar. (With Google, you’ll need to enter your email and password, while the Apple calendar is a bit more complex, requiring you to do two-step authentication and create an app-specific new password. Then tap “Allow” to connect Alexa with your calendar)
Pro Tip #1: If you have an Echo Show, your calendar to-dos will also show up on the screen when you ask Alexa to remind you what is on tap. Upcoming calendar entries will also show up as part of the rotating slideshow of photos, news items, etc.
Pro Tip #2: If you want to disconnect a calendar or add a different calendar, just go to “Settings” > “Calendar & Email” > “Accounts.” Here, you can select the account you want to delete and tap Unlink account or tap “Add Account.”
Pro Tip #3: I just revamped our 7 essential settings to update on Alexa—you might want to take a look and make sure you’ve updated these settings so you can get the most personalized Alexa experience.