CHAPTER 13 | Tips for Using Calendar, Contacts, Reminders, and Notes 329 SYNC APP-SPECIFIC DATA WITH iCLOUD 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. NOTE 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. GET ACQUAINTED WITH THE CALENDAR APP 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. TIP 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.