How to set a default calendar on your iPhone and iPad

How to set a default calendar on your iPhone and iPad

If you've created your own calendars on your iPhone or iPad, there's probably one that you create more events on than the others. Your Calendar app will default to the generic calendar but if it's not the one you want, you can easily change it to default to the one you use most. This makes creating events much quicker since you don't have to toggle calendars when you create each individual event or appointment.

Not sure how? Follow along.

  1. Launch the Settings app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on Mail, Contacts, Calendars and scroll down towards the bottom.
  3. Under the Calendars section, tap on Default Calendar.
  4. Now tap on the name of the calendar you want newly created events to default to.

That's all there is to it. Any new events created from now on will default to the calendar you've chosen. The only time you'll need to change it is if you want to create an event outside of that calendar.

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Allyson Kazmucha

Senior editor for iMore. I can take apart an iPhone in less than 6 minutes. I also like coffee and Harry Potter more than anyone really should.

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How to set a default calendar on your iPhone and iPad

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These "how to"s are well done, but if somebody really needs a how-to for an iPhone, they really should just keep to a feature phone. I mean, my Mom is 80 years old, has an iPhone 4 and a brand new Windows 8 laptop. She shopped both on her own and uses them daily.