How to customize Calendar on iPhone/iPad

Calendar on iPhone/ iPad is a great app for iOS users. It allows you to schedule everything from your daily work to the household chores. You can do many things such as setting your calendars in colors, time zones, calendar types, and even customizing default alerts with this app. Therefore, in this article, we will show you how to customize Calendar on your iPhone/iPad.

  1. How to change the flag colors in Calendar

The calendar app allows you to change the color of the flags for each calendar that you have set up in iCloud. Follow the instructions below to change them:

  • First, open the Calendar app from your Home screen.
  • Tap on Calendars at the bottom center
  • Tap the Info button next to the calendar you want to edit.
  • Tap on the color of your choice under Color


  1. How to set custom time zones for Calendar on iPhone/iPad


If you want to change your time zone in the Calendar, you can follow these steps below

  • Open the Settings app from your Home screen
  • Tap on Calendar
  • Tap on Time Zone Override


  • Toggle the Time Zone Override on
  • Tap on Time Zone to select your custom time zone.
  • Next, tap on the search bar at the top of the screen.


  • Type the name of the place to bring up its time zone.
  • Finally, tap on the time zone you want to use.


  1. How to change the calendar type in Calendar on iPhone/ iPad


If you like using different calendar type, not only the Western calendar, here is how you can do that:


  • Launch the Settings app from your Home screen.
  • Tap on Calendar
  • Tap on Alternate Calendars
  • Select your calendar type. There are 4 selections for you:
  • Off
  • Chinese
  • Hebrew
  • Islamic


  1. How to change Default Alert Times for Calendar events on iPhone/ iPad


By default, iOS platform will notify you about upcoming events However, you can change  event type to something else. To do that, follow this guide below:


  • Open the Settings app from your Home screen.
  • Tap on Calendar again
  • Select Default Alert Times
  • Tap on the event type you wish to set a default alert time for:
  • Birthdays
  • Events
  • All-Day-Events


Depending on the type of event, you will have different options to choose from. You can tap on the desired option to set it as the default alert time for that event.


You can also toggle the Time to Leave Off to turn off the default alert time for all event types. Any default time you set per event will automatically overlap this setting.


  1. How to change the day of the Start Week On for the Calendar app on iPhone/iPad

It is very easy to change the starting day for your calendar

  • First, launch the Settings app from your Home screen.
  • Tap on Calendar
  • Tap on Start Week On
  • Tap your choice for the day you want the week to start on


Here are some tricks to customize your calendars. If you find any useful information, please leave your comments in the box below.


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