Google Calendar is one of the easiest ways to keep track of all the moving parts in your life, from upcoming birthdays to meetings you need to attend. Now the default view on Calendar will show you your schedule, and what you've got coming up next. Sometimes you want to check on things further out on your schedule though, and for that you may want to change your calendar view.

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That includes changing the color of events so that they pop out when you take a quick look at your schedule. We've also got the details on quickly returning to today's date with just a tap, so you can ensure you're always looking in the right place. Thankfully Google has made this really easy, and we've got all the details for you here.

How to change your Calendar view

  1. Open Google Calendar.
  2. Tap the Overflow icon in the top left corner of your screen.
  3. Choose from the list which view you would like to use.

Tap the overflow icon, choose from the list which view you want to use

Change a color in Calendar

  1. Open Google Calendar.
  2. Open the event that you want to edit.
  3. Tap the blue pencil icon to edit the event.

    Open Google Calendar, tap the event you want to edit, tap the blue pencil icon to edit the event

  4. Scroll down and tap on Default color.
  5. Tap the new color you want for your event.

Scroll down, tap the default color and tap on the new color for you event

How to quickly return to today's date

  1. Finish whatever you are doing on a future or past date.
  2. Tap the calendar icon at the top of the screen.

Finish your task on a future date and tap the calendar icon at the top of the screen