How to customize your Calendar settings on iPhone and iPad

With Apple's built-in Calendar app, you have lots of customization options
to make it work the way you need it to.
By Lory Gil, 19 Jan 2018

The built-in Calendar app on iPhone and iPad is not only Apple's specially
designed event tracker, it's also a gateway to many other productivity apps
that sync with it to provide useful information for your daily life. Even if
you use a different calendar service, like Google or Microsoft, you can link
those services to your Calendar app to get the most out of your daily
planning. Apple's Calendar app has lots of dedicated customizations that you
can use to help make it work for you. Here's how to set them up the way you
want.
.       How to set up calendar accounts
.       How to change the default time zone for calendar alerts
.       How to select an alternate calendar type
.       How to turn week numbers on and off
.       How to turn invitee decliners on and off
.       How to manage calendar syncing
.       How to set default alert times
.       How to set the start of your week
.       How to set a default calendar
.       How to turn location suggestions on and off
.       How to turn Events Found in Apps on and off

How to setup calendar accounts
Whether you're using iCloud, Gmail, Outlook, or a dedicated IMAP account,
you can set it up to sync with the built-in Calendar app on iPhone and iPad.
Note: If you've already set up your email account, you may have already
completed these steps.
1.      Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
2.      Tap Accounts & Passwords.
3.      Tap Add Account.
4.      Select an account service like iCloud, Google, or Outlook.
5.      Sign in with your account login credentials.
6.      Turn on the Calendars switch to sync that account's calendar.

How to change the default time zone for calendar alerts
By default, your iPhone and iPad will automatically change time zones as you
move about the country. However, you may want your calendar information to
stay in the time zone you live or work in. If you want to change the default
time zone, you can override it in your Calendar's settings.
1.      Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
2.      Tap Calendar.
3.      Tap Time Zone Override.
4.      Turn on the Time Zone Override switch.
5.      Tap Time Zone.
6.      Search for the city you want to change the time zone to.
7.      Tap the city to change the default time zone for your Calendar app.

How to select an alternate calendar type
If you usually follow the Chinese, Hebrew, or Islamic calendar, you can make
that your default calendar type instead of the western one.
1.      Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
2.      Tap Calendar.
3.      Tap Alternate Calendars.
4.      Tap Chinese, Hebrew, or Islamic.

How to turn week numbers on and off
By default, the Calendar app numbers each week in the year. For some, this
is a useful way to quickly see how many weeks have gone buy, but for others,
it's unnecessary information. You can turn this feature off or on to your
liking.
1.      Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
2.      Tap Calendar.
3.      Turn the Week Numbers switch off or on.

How to turn invitee decliners on and off
If you're big on inviting others to events, you may want to know everyone
that has confirmed and declined the invitation. You may, however, not have
any interest in who is not attending your event. You can turn this feature
off or on to your liking.
1.      Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
2.      Tap Calendar.
3.      Turn the Show Invitee Declines switch off or on.

How to manage calendar syncing
In order to keep data usage and internal storage to a minimum, your iPhone
and iPad, by default, only sync back one month. If you're likely to be
looking for older event information from your various calendars, you can
change how far back your accounts are synced.
1.      Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
2.      Tap Calendar.
3.      Tap Sync.
4.      Tap the time frame you want to sync back to.

How to set default alert times
You can specify what time you want to receive an alert for an event on your
calendar. This does not override any events that you have manually selected
a notification time. It's for default event notifications for Birthdays,
timed events, and all-day events
1.      Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
2.      Tap Calendar.
3.      Tap Default Alert Times.
4.      Select the alert you want to set a default time for.
5.      Select the time you want to receive the alert.

How to set a reminder to leave on time
You can also enable the ability to receive an alert to remind you what time
you should leave in order to make it to your event based on typical travel
time for events where you have an address included.
1.      Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
2.      Tap Calendar.
3.      Tap Default Alert Times.
4.      Turn the Time to Leave switch on.

How to set the start of your week
In the U.S., our standard calendar starts on a Sunday, but that may not be
right for you. Maybe you think of Mondays as the beginning of your week. If
you work a different schedule than 9-5/M-F, you might consider Saturdays the
first day of the week. You can select any day to start your week off with in
the Calendar app.
1.      Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
2.      Tap Calendar.
3.      Tap Start Week On.
4.      Tap a day of the week.

How to set a default calendar
You may be trying to manage multiple calendars from your work, home, and
other activities. One of them will always be your main calendar - the one
you usually create events for. You can set one specific calendar as your
default, which means events created and shared will automatically be from
that specific account unless you switch to a different one manually.
1.      Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad. 
2.      Tap Calendar.
3.      Tap Default Calendar.
4.      Select the calendar that you want to be your default.

How to turn location suggestions on and off
When you're creating an event, the Calendar app includes a feature that will
make locations suggestions based on what you've title it. For example, if
your scheduled to meet someone for lunch at Applebees, the Calendar app will
suggest that you add the nearest Applebees location to the event, which will
help if you're hoping to get a notification when it's time to leave for your
luncheon. You can turn this feature on or off to your liking.
1.      Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
2.      Tap Calendar.
3.      Turn the Location Suggestions switch off or on.

How to turn Events Found in Apps on and off
When you're trying to find out when a specific meeting is, or when someone's
birthday is, you can use Siri and Spotlight Search to help track it down.
For privacy reasons, Apple gives you the option to enable or disable the
ability to use Siri and Search to access your Calendar app in order to find
the information you're looking for.
1.      Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
2.      Tap Calendar.
3.      Tap Siri & Search.
4.      Turn Search & Siri Suggestions on or off.
5.      Turn Find Events in Other Apps on or off, depending on whether you
want to keep your events only in the Calendar app.

Original Article at:
https://m.imore.com/how-customize-your-calendar-settings-iphone-and-ipad


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