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The Calendar, Contacts, Reminders, and Notes apps work seamlessly when syncing

data between your iOS mobile devices, Mac(s), and PC(s) that are linked to the

same iCloud account. To set up this feature, launch Settings, tap on the iCloud

option, and then turn on the virtual switches associated with Contacts, Calendars,

Reminders, and/or Notes. This needs to be done only once, but it must be done

separately on each device or computer that’s linked to the same iCloud account.


By setting up app-specific data syncing for Contacts, Calendar,

Notes, and Reminders via iCloud, your data automatically gets imported into the

online version of these apps that are available via iCloud.com (www.iCloud.com).

So, when you sign in to iCloud.com using your Apple ID and password, and then

launch the online version of Contacts, Calendar, Notes, or Reminders, all of your

current app-specific data is available to you. This can be done from any computer

or mobile device that’s connected to the Internet, even if that computer or device

is not normally linked to your iCloud account.


With its multiple viewing options for keeping track of the scheduling information

stored in it, the Calendar app is a highly customizable scheduling tool. In the

Calendar app, any appointment, meeting, activity, or entry that you create and

store within the app is referred to as an event .

Because the Calendar app can manage and display multiple color-coded calendars at

once, when you create a new event, be sure to choose which calendar it gets stored

in. For example, you can maintain separate calendars for Work, Personal, Family,

Travel, and/or for whatever organization you volunteer for and allocate time to.

From within Calendar, you can also share some or all of your schedule information

with colleagues and maintain several separate, color-coded calendars to keep personal

and work-related responsibilities, as well as individual projects, listed separately,

while still being able to view them on the same screen.


When you turn on iCloud’s Family Sharing feature, a separate colorcoded

calendar labeled Family is created in the Calendar app. This calendar can

be accessed by up to five other family members. Thus, your teens can add details

about their after-school activities, sports practices, or drama rehearsals, while

weekend family events can be viewed for all to see. Plus, everyone can keep tabs

on upcoming vacation dates.

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