Is it possible to set a default alert for new events in Google Calendar?

For example, every new event I put in Google Calendar I always set alerts as follows:

  • 15 mins
  • 45 mins
  • 2 hours
  • 1 day

At the moment I manually have to add each alert to each new event. Is it possible to have these set as a default?


2 Answers 2

  1. On Google Calendar, click Settings (top right) > Settings
  2. Go to Settings for my calendars (left menu) > "My calendar name" > Event notifications
  3. Under Event notifications and/or All-day event notifications > click Add notification and select the type and time frame of your notifications.
  4. Add more if needed

See more on the For specific calendars section on Modify Google Calendar notifications


Go to "settings" on the left under "my calendars" in the main view. Click on the "notifications" link. Select your preference in the drop down menus in "Event Reminders".

See Modify Google Calendar notifications

  • @Ricardo This answer is obsolete, adding the link to the help article, should be paired with updating the answer or you post an answer according to the last changes done to Google Calendar. Sep 14, 2023 at 22:17
  • Ponsfrilus : You might update your answer to match the current Google Calender user interface / terminology. Sep 14, 2023 at 22:19
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    @Rubén added a new answer instead
    – Ricardo
    Sep 15, 2023 at 16:27

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