How to Fix Google Calendar Sync Error Code 2016

Error 2016

If you’re getting calendar sync error code 2016, the cause is most likely Google Calendar Sync failing. Google announced it was ending support for Google Calendar Sync on August 1, 2014.

Here is what you can do about calendar sync error 2016.

Uninstall Google Calendar Sync

Google provides instructions to uninstall Google Calendar Sync. This should stop error code 2016 from appearing.

Choosing a Google Calendar Sync Alternative

The best solution for you depends on how and what you sync. Many third party apps can synchronize your calendar and other personal information. The right one depends on your needs.

Here are things to think about to help you choose the right app to sync your information. If you already know what you’re looking for in a calendar sync solution, you can jump to Google Calendar Sync alternatives.

  • What do you want to sync?
    • Google calendar
    • Outlook calendar
    • Outlook contacts, tasks and notes
    • Google and Outlook calendars
  • On what devices do you want to sync?
    • Phones
    • Tablets
    • Computers
    • All of the above
  • What operating system do you need?
    • Windows
    • Mac
    • Android
    • iOS
    • Windows Phone
    • Multiple
  • Where do you want to run the software? (Licenses vary.)
    • On multiple PCs
    • On one PC with multiple devices
    • On multiple PCs and multiple devices
  • What are you willing to spend for the features you need?
  • How do you want to sync? How much privacy do you need? Beware that synchronizing with Google goes through the cloud.
    • USB cable
    • Wi-Fi
    • Internet
    • Cloud
  • Do you want to sync with your device’s native apps? For example, an app can use Android devices’ built-in calendar to sync Outlook calendar.
  • Is there a free trial? How much of the software does it allow you to use?
    • Some free trials give you full access to the software for a set time.
    • Some free trials limit how much you can sync.
  • Is there a money back guarantee?
  • What language do you want supported?
  • What is the policy for software updates?
    • License includes free updates for one year.
    • License includes free unlimited updates.
  • What are the support options?
    • Online chat
    • Phone
    • Email
    • Forums

As you narrow the list of candidates, search the Internet for objective reviews. You might check the companies’ forums and social media accounts to see how responsive they are to questions.

Google Calendar Sync Alternatives

You may have heard about Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook plug-in. The caveat is that this is available only for Google Apps for Business, Education and Government. It’s also for paid Google Apps accounts. If you fall into this camp, check out Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook for info. Work with Your Google Calendar in Outlook is also useful.

AkrutoSync

URL: www.akruto.com
Sync method(s): SSL-encrypted Internet or Wi-Fi
Installation: Windows PC
Operating systems: Windows PC, Android and Windows Phone (iOS in the works)
Sync options: Outlook calendar, contacts, tasks and notes
Trial option:
Full version for seven days
License: Install on one PC and use with unlimited devices
Price: $29.95

CompanionLink

URL: www.companionlink.com
Sync method(s): Wi-Fi and USB
Installation: Install on Mac or Windows PC
Operating systems: Mac, Windows PC, Android, BlackBerry, iOS and Windows Phone
Sync options: Outlook with Google Calendar, Contacts, Groups, and Tasks
Trial option:
Full version for 14 days
License: Install on three PCs
Price: $49.95

gSyncit

URL: www.fieldstonsoftware.com/software/gsyncit3/
Sync method(s): Google cloud
Installation: Add-in for Outlook on Windows PC
Operating systems: Windows PC, Android, and iOS
Sync options: Outlook calendars, contacts, notes and tasks with Google
Trial option:
Free version has limited features
License: Install on one PC
Price:
$19.95

Outlook4Gmail

URL: scand.com/products/outlook4gmail/
Sync method(s): Google cloud
Installation: Add-in for Outlook on Windows PC
Operating systems: Win PC
Sync options: Outlook contacts and calendar with Google
Trial option:
Free version has limited features
License: Install on one PC
Price:
$19.99

Sync2

URL: www.sync2.com
Sync method(s): FTP, LAN and USB device
Installation: Install on Windows PC
Operating systems: Windows PC, Android, BlackBerry, iOS and Windows Phone
Sync options: Outlook with Google Calendar, Contacts, and Tasks
Trial option:
Full version for 14 days
License: Unknown
Price: $39.95

SyncMate

URL: www.sync-mac.com
Sync method(s): Bluetooth, USB cable and Wi-Fi
Installation: Install on Mac
Operating systems: Mac, Android, and iOS
Sync options: Google, contacts, and calendar
Trial option: Free edition available with limited features
License: Depends on edition
Price: $39.95 for Expert edition installed on two Macs