Streamlining Your Calendar: The Secret to Deleting Uneditable Birthdays in Google Calendar


“How can I permanently delete a birthday reminder from Google Calendar that does not provide the option to edit or remove it, as it appears on all my synced calendars?”


The birthday reminders in Google Calendar are often synced from Google Contacts. To remove a birthday reminder, you’ll need to edit the contact’s information. Go to Google Contacts and search for the individual whose birthday you want to remove.

Step 2: Edit or Delete the Contact

Once you’ve located the contact, you have two options:

  • Edit the Contact

    : Click on the contact’s name, then click the pencil icon to edit their information. Find the birthday field and click the ‘X’ to remove the birthday. Don’t forget to save your changes.

  • Delete the Contact

    : If you prefer not to have the contact in your list at all, click on the contact’s name, then click the three dots and select ‘Delete’. Remember, deleting a contact is not reversible through a simple undo action; you would need to add them again manually if needed.

  • Step 3: Hide or Remove the Birthday Calendar

    If the birthday still shows up or if you want to remove all birthdays from your calendar:

  • Hide All Birthdays

    : On your computer, open Google Calendar, find ‘My calendars’ on the left, and uncheck ‘Birthdays’. This will hide all birthday reminders.

  • Remove the Birthdays Calendar

    : To completely remove the Birthdays calendar, hover over ‘Birthdays’ under ‘My calendars’, click on the ‘Options’ and select ‘Hide from list’.

  • Step 4: Create a Recurring Event (Optional)

    If you want to be reminded of specific birthdays, consider creating a recurring event on the dates you choose. This way, you can have control over which birthdays are noted in your calendar.

    By following these steps, you should be able to manage birthday reminders in Google Calendar effectively, ensuring that only the dates you want to remember are highlighted. Remember, changes made in Google Contacts will sync across all devices where you use your Google account, so this will update your calendar across all platforms..

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