Android and iOS Devices May Create Incorrect Events Due to A Google Calendar Bug : According to reports, a bug in Google Calendar is causing the programme to generate arbitrary events based on emails the user receives in their Gmail inbox. The problem appears to have been reported by a number of users on the Google Calendar app for iOS and Android mobile devices. Twitter users who took to the social media site to share screenshots of their Calendar apps jam-packed with arbitrary events also reported the bug.
A report by 9to5Google claims that Google Calendar has been showing arbitrary created events that have been started by messages in users’ Gmail inboxes but may not necessarily be related to any actual events. The incorrectly created events, which on most Android and iOS devices appear to be all-day events, have been caused by a bug in the Gmail mobile application. The report also stated that it is unclear which specific bug caused this to occur.
A number of users have been seen posting screenshots of their Google Calendar apps on Twitter, which are jam-packed with all-day events that have nothing to do with the users themselves.
Users of Google Calendar can avoid the bug by going to Settings > Events > Turn Off “Automatically add events from Gmail to my calendar” in order to reduce clutter in their Google Calendar. The ability of Google Calendar to track actual events from your Gmail inbox and send users notifications for the same as a reminder will be lost if you do this, though.
It is significant to note that Google has not formally acknowledged, addressed, or provided a fix for the reported bug.
The Alphabet-owned search engine giant introduced a “Focus time” entries feature last year that let users specify a time period during which all meeting requests would be automatically rejected.
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