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Google calendar alarms/notifications not synced

asked 2014-03-23 22:06:13 +0300

hetas gravatar image

updated 2014-12-18 22:27:52 +0300

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Alarms/notifications from Google calendar entries aren't synced to Jolla and alarms set in Jolla aren't synced to Google calendar. I wish this would happen.

EDIT: I mean that if I create a new event in a browser for example and set an event to give a notification for example 10 minutes before the event starts Jolla doesn't sound an alarm or give any other notification. The event itself is syncing nicely.

In Google you can have multiple notifications for an event which isn't possible in Jolla Calendar but maybe the earliest one could be synced to Jolla? I'm not sure what would be the best way when syncing from Jolla to Google so no notifications aren't lost if there's multiple ones. I myself usually use only one notification but this could be an issue to someone else.

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I did search for similar issues but couldn't find anything on this especially. I tried to clarify my question.

hetas ( 2014-03-24 20:14:10 +0300 )edit

I made the same experience. I never get an alarm from synced events.

arbyter ( 2014-03-25 10:02:28 +0300 )edit

This is a real problem, I don't get any notification for any synced events. If I modify an event to give notification, it is not synced back to server either.

Juseus ( 2014-03-30 04:19:57 +0300 )edit

Just reproduced this:

  • created an item with alarm 5 minutes from now in Google Calendar
  • check Jolla calendar, see that the item gets synced from Google.
  • Close Calendar-app in Jolla and lock the phone/screen
  • wait
Juuba ( 2014-05-20 13:45:00 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-06-22 17:55:01 +0300

Kaku gravatar image

Same here - I observed the exact same behavior as described by the OP. The only workaround is to go through my events each morning and add notifications to each on my Jolla, but it is tedious. Another way to deal with it, is to enable SMS notifications on Google calendar, and get reminders that way.

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This has already been fixed in the git repo, and should be released shortly. See https://bugs.merproject.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1071 for the Mer bug report and link to the patch fix, along with fix version number.

chris.adams ( 2015-06-23 08:43:03 +0300 )edit

That's great news - thanks for sharing!

Kaku ( 2015-06-23 16:05:34 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-09-11 13:00:45 +0300

KylliOrvokki gravatar image

I think this now works with I am getting alarms/notifications from Google calendar (at least those calendar reminders which are done in Google calendar end.)

I have not tried making any Google calendar entries/alarms from Jolla to Google.

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actually before it syncy any entry from any plattform it is not properly working in my eyes... would love to get a notification one day...

toba ( 2015-09-11 13:45:31 +0300 )edit

if I set a reminder on an appointment on Jolla, it's gone a few seconds later (after sync, I guess)

shining ( 2015-09-11 20:50:31 +0300 )edit

And if I make a new calendar entry without a reminder, after the first sync there's a 15 minute reminder on it. Very nasty on all day events, because then the alarm sound rings at 23:45.

I guess that's the default reminder in my Google-calendar so the workaround would be to remove the default setting. This would probably give same problem that @shining has, though.

Edit: tested this and that's what happened. Default reminder in Google-calendar is set on sync if there's no reminder set on phone. And if there's no default reminder, then the one set on the phone is removed. I didn't check if the default reminder overwrites the one set on the phone.

EDIT: I posted a new question about the default overriding the locally reminder: https://together.jolla.com/question/116113/google-calender-sync-reminder-overwritten-by-default-value/

hetas ( 2015-10-08 00:10:52 +0300 )edit
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