Google Calendar events are generating notifications 10 minutes in advance - but I would prefer longer e.g 30 or 60. How can that be configured? There is not any such setting under Settings | Notifications .. which surprised me

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I am on macOS Monterey

  • Calendar notifications are not configured on a global level, instead each calendar entry can have it's individual notification/reminder time.
    – Robert
    Commented Aug 12, 2022 at 20:42
  • @Robert While that may be true, it makes little sense to me because most of my calendar entries are created automatically e.g off of invites from coworkers Commented Aug 13, 2022 at 6:03
  • Even if the calendar entries are created automatically you can still edit all of them later and change the reminder time.
    – Robert
    Commented Aug 13, 2022 at 10:28
  • In addition to extra effort that's unreliable: have to have time to do it on the spot or try to remember later . Goes back to : this is quite a surprise not to be an available configuration Commented Aug 13, 2022 at 12:38

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You've been looking at settings that apply to all your calendars. Instead, try adjusting the settings for a specific calendar as follows:

  1. Start with the settings screen that you shared (by going to calendar.google.com, clicking the gear icon, and then clicking Settings)
  2. Scroll down to "Settings for my calendars". Click on the calendar that you're interested in.
  3. Scroll down to "Event notifications". I expect it shows the 10 minute notification that you're looking to change. Remove that notification, then click + Add notification and add a longer one.
  4. Repeat for any other calendars that you're interested in.

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