How to add and delete calendars on your iPhone and iPad

How to create and manage Calendars on your iPhone and iPad

The built-in iOS Calendars app can keep track of all your events and appointments, all in one place. But it doesn't have to keep them all in the same actual calendar. If you prefer to keep your work life and personal life separate, or to have a specific calendar for kids activities, or a special vacation, or for anything else, it's easy to setup. Since each calendar gets its own color, and you have the ability to hide or show individual calendars, it's a great way to stay organized and stay sane at the same time.

Additional calendars are easy to setup, and if you ever stop needing them, they're easy to delete as well.

How to create calendars on your iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch the Calendar app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on the Calendars button in the upper left hand corner.
  3. Now tap on the Edit button in the upper left hand corner of the Calendars menu.
  4. Under the existing calendars, tap on Add Calendar....
  5. Tap in the name field and give your calendar a name.
  6. Now choose a color for the calendar by tapping on it.
  7. After you've filled out the name and chosen a color, just tap the Done button in the upper right hand corner.

That's it. Your new calendar will have been added and you can start creating events and appointments on it within your Calendar app.

How to delete calendars on your iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch the Calendar app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on the Calendars button in the upper left hand corner.
  3. Now tap on the blue arrow next to the calendar name you'd like to delete.
  4. Scroll all the way down to the bottom and tap the Delete Calendar button.
  5. Your iPhone or iPad will ask you to confirm the delete, so tap Delete Calendar one more time.

The calendar you deleted will no longer show up on your iPhone or iPad.

Allyson Kazmucha

Editor for iMore, Potter pundit, and the ninja in your iOS

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There are 2 comments. Add yours.

r_tobes says:

In my calendar and reminders I have no button for edit or to add... Now what?

Ingrid Rivera says:

I'm having the same issue as you, I do not have the '+' button. I think it has something to do with the new IOS5. Try restoring.