Working with the Google Calendar app

Always have your diary at hand with the Google Calendar app.

What is Google Calendar?

Anyone with a Google account can use the calendar on the computer and on a mobile device. The app is usually not standard on the mobile device. Then you must first download it for the iPhone / iPad or Android device. Then tap the Calendar app to open the app.

Adjust calendar view

By default, the app opens with, for example, an annual plan or a daily plan. But perhaps another view, such as a monthly view, is better.

  • Tap the menu. That is the icon with the three dashes.
  • Tap Day , 3 days , Week or Month .

The display changes immediately.

Schedule a new appointment

Google Calendar is easy to use. Put an appointment in the agenda like this:

  • Tap the “+” sign icon.
  • Tap Appointment.
  • At ‘Enter a title’, type your appointment.
  • Tap the date.
  • A calendar opens. If necessary, swipe left or right to select another month.
  • Tap the desired day within the month.
  • Tap OK.
  • Tap the start time to set it.
  • A clock appears. Tap the hour and then the minutes.
  • Tap OK.
  • Set the end time in the same way.
  • Tap Save if you do not want to enter anything else. Do you want to enter other details such as the location? Then skip this step and only tap Save when you are done.

Repeat an appointment

Does the appointment occur more often, for example every week? State it and the app will always return the appointment.

  • Under the date, tap More options.
  • Tap Not repeated.
  • Choose how often the appointment must come back.

Add location

Note where the appointment takes place. Then you don’t have to look it up again later.

  • Tap Add location.
  • Type the location.
  • Once you type, suggestions will appear from Google Maps. Tap the desired address.

Add a notification

Sometimes it is useful to get a reminder for an appointment. By default, this notification is set to thirty minutes, but you can also receive the reminder earlier or later.

  • Tap the crosses behind a bell icon to delete set notifications.
  • Tap (Add another) notification.
  • Choose from the various options that appear.

Mark the appointment

For the recognition you can give appointments their own color. Give all family appointments a green color for example.

  • Tap Default color.
  • Select the desired color.

Take note

Optionally, add a note as a memory aid. For example, state what the agreement is about or with which people you have all agreed.

  • Tap Add Note.
  • Type a text.

Edit appointment

Forget something to fill in, such as the location? You can always edit the appointment.

  • If necessary, first tap the correct day.
  • Tap the appointment.
  • Tap the pencil icon.
  • Adjust the appointment.
  • Tap Save.

Delete appointment

The appointment is unexpectedly canceled? Then remove it from the agenda.

  • If necessary, first tap the correct day.
  • Tap the appointment.
  • Tap the three dots at the top right.

Tap Delete > Delete.

Surf the internet with the Chrome app

You can use the internet on your smartphone or tablet with the Chrome browser, among other things. You know the internet program that you can also use on your computer.

Chrome on mobile devices

Chrome is Google’s internet browser. The company has a version of this browser for a computer. This has been the most used browser in the world for a number of years. But you can also use Chrome on a smartphone or tablet. The Chrome app is standard on devices with the Android operating system. It can also be installed on the iPhone and iPad.

Chrome – Android devices 
Chrome – iPad / iPhone

Open Chrome

Open the internet program to be able to use the internet. The first time you have to go through a number of steps before you can use the browser.

  • Tap Chrome. On an Android device.
  • Uncheck for Automatically send usage statistics and crash reports to Google .
  • Tap Accept and continue to agree to the terms of service.
  • You can log in to Chrome so that you can use your bookmarks, passwords, and history. Do you want this? Then tap a desired email address and Continue. Otherwise, tap No, thanks.
  • Chrome wants access to your location. We now choose not to allow.

Visit website

The main purpose of an internet browser is to visit websites. Open a site as follows:

  • Tap the address bar at the top.
  • The keyboard becomes active. First remove any existing text by tapping the cross on the right in the address bar.
  • It will say ‘Search or type a URL / web address’. Type the address of the website you want to visit, for example “www.google.com” (without the quotes).
  • Tap the keyboard to go.
  • The website opens.

Search the internet

The address bar in Chrome also works as a search bar.

  • Tap the address bar.
  • Type a search term.
  • Search suggestions appear as you type. Is the correct term in between? Then tap that. Is that not the case? Then type on the search term and tap the keyboard to go.
  • Show the Google search results. Tap a search result to go to the corresponding website.

Open new tab

You can leave a webpage you are viewing open while you are visiting another website. To do this, open a new tab.

  • At the bottom (iOS) or next to the address bar (Android), tap the icon of three gray dots.
  • Tap New Tab.
  • A new tab opens. At the bottom (iOS) or next to the address bar (Android), the number in the square changes. This figure indicates how many tabs are open. Searching for a website on a new tab is the same as with the first tab.
  • Tap the icon of the square with number to switch between the different open tabs.

Close tab

Done with a website? Then close the tab again.

  • Tap the square icon with number.
  • In the thumbnail of a tab, tap the cross to close the tab.

Close all tabs at the same time? For iOS, tap Close All at the bottom left. For an Android device, tap the icon with the three dots and then Close All Tabs.

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Google Earth on Android device

Explore the whole world from the comfort of your home. This is possible on Android devices with the Google Earth app.

World in the pocket

Google Earth is a virtual globe. Google ensures that the whole world is within reach for everyone. With many different maps, 3D images, millions of photos and information about the locations. This can be viewed via the computer, but also via an app for smartphone and tablet.

Download Google Earth

The Google Earth app is free to download in the Play Store.

  • Tap Play Store.
  • Type “Google Earth” and press the magnifying glass icon on the keyboard.
  • Under “Google Earth”, tap Install.
  • Tap Open.

Open the app

Normally open Google Earth as follows:

  • Tap Apps or swipe from top to bottom to view all apps.
  • If necessary, swipe to the next page and then tap Earth.
  • The app shows the new possibilities. Tap the blue circle with the arrow to view all options. Start right away? At the top right, tap Skip.

Search location

The whole world is within reach with Google Earth. Find a place that you want to view and look it up.

  • Tap the magnifying glass icon at the top of the screen.
  • Type the name of the place to look up and tap the magnifying glass on the keyboard.
  • Google Earth goes to the spot. To zoom in, place two fingers on the screen and move the fingers apart. Move the fingers together to zoom out.

Knowledge cards

Google has provided thousands of places on the globe with extra information. There is a good chance that you have already encountered such a Knowledge Card when searching for a location. If extra information about the location is available, a photo is shown at the bottom of the screen: a so-called Knowledge Map. Tap to find out more about the area. Then tap the top left arrow to return to Earth view.

3D display

Google Earth initially always displays the 2D version of a map. However, many places can also be viewed in 3D. To do this, tap 3D on the bottom left.

Then tilt and turn the map by moving the screen with two fingers at the same time.

Streetview

Streetview is a well-known possibility of Google Apps. This handy feature is also built into Google Earth. With this you no longer view the world from above, but actually seem to be standing in a street. Tap the puppet icon at the bottom left. Then tap the map. Leave Streetview again by tapping the arrow on the top left.

View own location

Even though all possible places in the world can be viewed, people still want to visit their own street. This can of course be done in the above way, but there is also a handy option to look up the current location. In addition to quickly looking up your house, this option can also offer a solution to look up more information about a location during a vacation, for example.

  • Tap the three dots icon at the top of the screen.
  • Tap My Location.
  • Tap Allow the first time to allow the app to access the device’s location. Then repeat the first two steps.
  • Google Earth is going to the right place. The blue dot indicates your location.

Surprise location

Have you already had any conceivable places? Then use the ‘I am guessing’ function and Google will send you to any destination. To do this, tap the dice icon at the top of the screen. Google shows a special place in the world, including a Knowledge card to find out more about the location shown. An authentic way to choose the next holiday destination.

Voyager

The Voyager option gives guided tours of special places in the world. Within the categories travel, nature, culture, sports, history and education, new tours are offered every week.

  • Tap a rudder icon at the top of the screen.
  • Tap a category.
  • Swipe from bottom to top to view all tours. The tour was made by third parties such as NASA Earth Observatory and BBC Earth.
  • Tap a tour.
  • If necessary, tap a blue button. The text on the button can change, but often something like Start exploring or Explore.

At the top of the screen is a map with different locations marked. At the bottom of the screen is the name of the location with more information. Tap the blue arrow at the bottom right of the screen to go to the next location.

Create a Google account

With a Google account, people have access to Google’s internet services. Create this account for free.

Google Account

If you have a Google account, you can use it to log into all of Google’s online public services. Think of Drive, Photos, YouTube and Gmail. Anyone with an email address that ends with @ gmail.com automatically already has a Google account.

You can create a Google account in two ways:

  1. Create a free e-mail address at Gmail. With that email address you immediately have a Google account.
  2. Link an existing email address to a new Google account.

Create account with new address

Create a new email address for Gmail, and you immediately have a Google account:

  • Surf to www.google.com
  • Click Log in on the top right.
  • Click Create account.
  • Click For myself.
  • Type your first name.
  • Click Surname and type your last name.
  • Click on Username.
  • A suggestion for the name of the new e-mail address appears automatically. Press the Backspace key until this suggestion is gone. Then type the name that you want to use for the new address. The address ends with @ gmail.com.
  • Click on Password.
  • Think of a password with at least eight characters that consists of a combination of letters, numbers and symbols.
  • Type the password.
  • Click Confirm and type the password again.
  • Click on Next.
  • If the e-mail address is already in use, a message appears. Then select the text under ‘Username’, type another username and click on Next.
  • Google wants to link a telephone number to the account. The telephone number is used for account security. For that reason, the company also asks for a second e-mail address. It is not necessary to state this, but it is advisable. We enter a telephone number and click on Recovery email address (optional) to enter a second email address.
  • Click on Day and type the birthday.
  • Click on Month and click on the month of birth.
  • Click Year and type the year of birth.
  • Click on Gender and click on the correct gender.
  • Click on Next.
  • If you entered a telephone number, a check on that number will now follow. Google sends a code to the phone. To do this, click Send.
  • Type the received code on the web page.
  • Click Check.
  • You can use the phone number for more than just account security. We do not do that and click on Skip.
  • The conditions appear. Scroll down and put a check mark I agree with the Google terms of service and I agree to the processing of my data as described above and as further explained in the privacy policy.
  • Click Create account.
  • Click on Confirm.

The account has been created.

Create account with existing address

Create a Google account with an existing e-mail address.

  • Surf to www.google.com
  • Click Log in on the top right.
  • Click Create account.
  • Click For myself.
  • Type your first name.
  • Click Surname and type your last name.
  • Click on Username.
  • Click Use My Current Email Address.
  • Type the email address.
  • Click on Password.
  • Think of a password with at least eight characters that consists of a combination of letters, numbers and symbols.
  • Type the password.
  • Click Confirm and type the password again.
  • Click on Next.
  • To verify the specified email address, Google will send a code to the email address. View this code in the email and copy it on the web page where you create the Google account.
  • Click Check.
  • Google wants to link a telephone number to the account. The telephone number is used for account security. It is not necessary to provide a number, but it is advisable. We enter a telephone number.
  • Click on Month and click on the month of birth.
  • Click Year and type the year of birth.
  • Click on Gender and click on the correct gender.
  • Click on Next.
  • If you entered a telephone number, a check on that number will now follow. Google sends a code to the phone. To do this, click Send.
  • Type the received code on the web page and click Check.
  • You can use the phone number for more than just account security. We do not do that and click on Skip.
  • The conditions appear. Scroll down and put a check mark I agree with the Google terms of service and I agree to the processing of my data as described above and as further explained in the privacy policy.
  • Click Create account.
  • Click on Confirm.

The account has been created.