CHAPTER 4 Be Productive Calendar If you’re wondering what’s next on your agenda, the Calendar app can help you out. It syncs with iCloud, your computer, or your Exchange account (including Google Calendar’s free Exchange integration) to provide you with the latest information on your meetings, events, and general itinerary. ALL IN A LIST See all your events, line by line, in List view. From the Settings app, you can choose how many events you’d like to sync (from two weeks back to every event on your calendar). You can also pick your time zone; default alert times for items, birthdays, and all-day events; and default calendar, if you have multiples. In the Calendar app itself, you can browse, edit, add, and delete events and calendars, as well as accept invitations. There are three ways to sync your calendars: via iCloud, a third-party CalDAV service like Google or Microsoft Exchange, or iTunes. For read-only access, you can also add calendars to which you’ve subscribed. 196 Click here to buy the full 323-page “MacworldiPhone 5 Superguide” for only $12.99!
CHAPTER 4 Be Productive SYNC WITH iCLOUD If you’ve already enabled your iCloud account, all you need to do is make sure you’ve turned on the Calendars toggle. (If you haven’t turned on iCloud, see “Sync With iCloud” in the “Get Started” chapter for setup instructions.) Tap Settings and then iCloud, and toggle the Calendars switch on. After you do so, your iPhone’s iCloud calendars will sync with those on your Mac and on iCloud.com. SYNC WITH CALDAV To sync with a Google, Microsoft Exchange, or other third-party CalDAV calendar, you first need to set up the account by tapping Settings, and then Mail, Contacts, Calendars. If you’ve already set up your Google or Exchange account for email, you just need to tap that account and turn on the Calendars switch; if you have yet to set up the account you want to enable, tap Add Account. You can use Apple’s account presets to set up a variety of different services: a secondary iCloud account (if you want to share iCloud calendars with a different iCloud user), an Exchange account, a Google account, a Yahoo account, an Aol account, or a Hotmail account. If you’re adding a CalDAV account not associated with the above services, tap the Other option and enter your server, username, and password. Once you’ve entered all the information, your device downloads the account’s events to the Calendar app. TIP: USING GOOGLE SYNC ON YOUR iPHONE If you choose to set up Google Sync for your Google account (which requires entering in your information as an Exchange account), you may have to first visit m.google.com/sync to get all your calendars to appear on your device. (See Google’s setup instructions for more information.) ADD A SUBSCRIBED CALENDAR Sometimes you don’t need to add or edit events; you simply want to see what’s in a particular calendar—say, a family member’s school schedule for special events. To add read-only calendars, tap Settings, and then tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account > Other > Add Subscribed Calendar. You’ll need the Web address for the calendar, which may be publicly available on the website of the person in question (if you’re subscribing to a calendar for popular holidays or sporting events) or may be sent to you privately in an email message. 197 Click here to buy the full 323-page “MacworldiPhone 5 Superguide” for only $12.99!