The ‘Calendar‘ application for iOS is so simple that you may also suspect while doing the most basic tasks, such as checking which appointments or events for you on some day.
In fact, sharing a calendar with a friend can be a kind of puzzle until you know what small, soft button you have to touch. The same thing happens when you want to see all the days of the week once a day, or when you need to see all your upcoming events in a list.
Read on to get ten tips to help you get started with Apple’s ‘Calendar‘, as well as how to set default alert times, how to deal with changes in time zone, iCloud is not, and how to calendar Some advanced tips to synchronize too much.
1. Switch between the daily view and the view in the form of a ‘list’.
If you click on a date in the ‘Calendar‘ of your iPhone, you will get a detailed view of your daily appointments, all you have to do is scroll up and down to see if the hours are free and which are reserved, And each event is coded according to the calendar according to the calendar.
Slide forward and back to see the next day or the last day, or touch the ‘back’ button to see the whole month.
The familiar iPhone versions of ‘Calendar‘ often ask what happened to the ‘List‘ mode view, which allows you to see all your upcoming events in the same list.
Good news: Apple did not get rid of this ‘list’ view of ‘Calendar‘, just decided to hide this option.
In the normal view, you will find the button (which looks like a small bulleted list) on the left side of the ‘Search‘ button in the top right corner of the screen. Touch it and your next program will be organized in a big drop-down list.
Note: there is no ‘list’ button in the iPad edition calendar, but you will have to do with a monthly view, which contains details of the events of each day.
2. View details of the event in the monthly view
The standard view of the month in ‘Calendars‘ for iPhone provides a grid of blank dates, which is quite useless: touch one, and you will go to the extended daily view. Do you want to see the entire month again? You have to touch the back button.
However, if you want, you can touch the option ‘description‘ at the top, ‘Search the top‘ next to the option, and a list of events will appear for the selected date, still visible with the rest of the month Is giving up.
Touch the second day of the month and you will see the events of that day. You can also change the month by sliding up and down.
3. See the whole week on your iPhone
There are four clearly marked ideas to choose from in the iPad version of the ‘Calendar‘ app: ‘day‘, ‘week‘, ‘month‘ and ‘year‘. On an iPhone, the idea of ‘day‘, ‘month‘ and ‘year’ are easy to find (relatively), but what about the ‘week’ scene?
Easy: Just tilt your iPhone to horizontal orientation. When you do, your week will appear, regardless of the calendar view you choose.
4. Drag and drop calendar events
The most obvious way to change the time of an event in the ‘Calendar‘ is to touch it and edit its start and end times, but in reality there is a much easier way.
You just have to press and hold an event, and then drag it anywhere in your calendar. You can also grab one of the small handles above or below an event to fill it or shorten it.
5. Ask Siri to add or change an event
If you want to add or edit a calendar appointment without touching it, ask Siri.
For example, you can say “Add a meeting to my calendar” or “move my meeting at 12:00 pm“, and Siri will take care of the rest.
6. Share a calendar with a friend
In just a few tones, you can allow any iCloud user to view and / or edit any of your calendars. But where do you tap?
Try the following:
- First, touch the ‘Calendar’ button at the bottom of the screen to see a list of all your iCloud calendars.
- Then touch the small ‘info‘ button. And then the ‘add person‘ link in the ‘with share’ section.
- Now you can add whatever you want, though this person may have an iCloud account.
7. Deactivate shared calendar alerts
If you share a calendar with someone and grant them editing privileges, you will start receiving alerts every time that person connects, edits or removes events from your shared calendar.
This can be useful if you need a reminder of new appointments or not, but all of these alerts can be quite annoying, especially since they will all appear on connected Icloud devices.
To turn off shared event alerts, go back to the ‘Calendar‘ button at the bottom of the screen, touch the ‘info‘ button next to the calendar you shared, and then close the ‘Show Changes’ switch.
8. Change the color of a calendar
Each of your events in the ‘Calendar‘ is color coded depending on the calendars in which the events were created. If you are not happy with the color of a certain calendar, there is an easy solution.
Touch the ‘Calendars‘ link at the bottom of the screen (again), touch the ‘info’ button next to a calendar, and then select a new tone in the ‘Color’ section.
9. Set a default alert time
You do not have to waste any time setting up an alert every time you add an event to your iPhone or iPad. Instead, you can set a specific alert time.
From the iOS home screen, go to ‘Settings> Email, Calendar, Contacts‘, scroll down to the ‘Default alerts time‘ section, and then choose the option that suits you best.
10. Start the week whenever you want
The week begins in Calendars on Monday, however, in other countries it is used on Sundays. If for any reason you want to change the day on which the week starts, you can do this.
Go back to section ‘Mail, Calendar, Contacts‘ in the IOS main screen ‘Settings‘, touch the ‘Start Week‘ option, and then select one day.