Save time for lunch every day by letting Clockwise automatically sync a lunch hold to your calendar.
How it Works
When you enable your Lunch events, Clockwise will automatically create a calendar event that corresponds to your lunch preferences. These dynamic calendar events are updated in real-time as your calendar changes, so you can always have an up-to-date view of the time you have available for lunch.
Set up & Configuration
To enable your Lunch hold:
1. Go to the Smart Holds Settings in Clockwise
- Chrome extension: Top left corner of your extension through the Menu button and click on Settings
- Web App: Click on your profile avatar, select Menu from the drop-down, and click on Settings
2. Scroll down to Lunch and toggle on Preserve Time for lunch when possible
3. You can set when you want to take lunch and the minimum and maximum desired lunchtimes.
Quick Tip: If you want your lunch duration to be the same every day, set your minimum and maximum lunchtimes the same.
Manually Update Lunch Holds
Clockwise gives you the flexibility to manually update your lunch holds. To do so, simply drag the lunch hold to your desired future time on your calendar. Clockwise will then update your lunch hold to that time.
Clockwise will then confirm when you click into the event that you have successfully updated your lunch hold to your desired time. Please keep in mind that autopilot will no longer control any manually edited lunch events for that day.
Frequently Asked Questions
If my calendar changes, how quickly will the event update?
Clockwise events are updated in real-time – if there is a change to your calendar, they will update within seconds.
Are the Lunch events marked as busy or free?
Lunch events are marked as "busy" on your calendar.
How do I delete a Lunch event from my calendar?
Lunch Smart Holds can be deleted from your desktop calendar by clicking Remove this hold from the right pane of your Clockwise extension or by clicking the trashcan from the Google UI. You currently cannot delete a Smart Hold from your mobile device.
How do I turn off the Lunch event sync?
To turn off the Lunch events sync, go to your Settings menu and expand the Focus Time, Lunch, and Travel Time sub-menu. Toggle off "Automatically schedule lunch events on my calendar" to remove any public-facing Lunch events from your calendar.
Why does Clockwise schedule my lunch over certain meetings?
Clockwise will always honor your lunch settings and set a lunch hold for you. You can manually drag that lunch hold to the desired time you are free and would like to take your lunch.
If you have any questions or feedback, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.