Calendar Tips

How to setup Exchange or Google mail, calendar, contacts using ActiveSync on your iPhone or iPad

Exchange is Microsoft's corporate email, calendar, and contact system, and ActiveSync is their fairly awesome protocol to keep it all updated on all of your devices, including iPhone and iPad. Google licenses ActiveSync for Google Sync, which used to be available for all Gmail accounts but is now restricted to paid Google accounts. No matter whether you use Exchange directly from Microsoft, from Google, or from your company or a third-party service, it's all setup the same way. All you need to know are your credentials.

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How to add an event using natural language in the Mac OS X Calendar app

If you use the Calendar app in Mac OS X, you already know how to add, delete, and manage events manually by now. What most people don't know is that the Calendar app in OS X supports natural language input, which makes adding events much quicker. Here's how to use it:

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How to create calendar events in iOS directly in the Messages and Mail apps

It's not uncommon for us to email and message people about plans we're making with them. If you pay close attention, iOS seems to know when we do this by underlining certain text. That isn't just to make it stand out more, it's to make it easier for you to add events to your Calendar app.

Here's how:

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How to manage alerts for individual Calendar events on your iPhone and iPad

The Calendar app on your iPhone and iPad are great tools for reminding you when you have events and appointments coming up. Not only does it help you stay organized and on track, the Calendar app can also double as somewhat of a personal assistant. Part of that job is to alert you when you have events coming up. We've already taken a look at how to set and change default alerts but what if a particular appointment or event should have a different alert time? Perhaps even repeating?

It just so happens your iPhone and iPad can handle both scenarios. Follow along and we'll show you how.

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How to share iCloud calendars using your iPhone or iPad

If you use Apple's free iCloud service, and you've added calendars to better organize your events, you may want to share one or more of them with a friend, colleague, or family member, so. For example, if you're planning a trip or maintaining a work schedule, and want other people to be able to not only view, but add and edit events, then a shared calendar is the way to go.

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How to manage calendar alerts on your iPhone and iPad

The iPhone and iPad are both great tools for keeping you on task and getting you organized. Not only can you create your own calendars, you can also customize alerts and when you receive them. If you aren't sure how, follow along and we'll help you get up and running in no time.

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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.

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How to create, view, update, and cancel calendar events using Siri

Since Siri is meant to be your personal assistant, it only makes sense to have her schedule and manage your meetings and events. Asking Siri to create an event only takes a few seconds and is much faster than hand entering them. Whether you need her to schedule a meeting, tell you what's on the agenda for today, or move an existing meeting to another time or date, she'll help keep you on task.

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How to create and accept calendar invitations on your new iPad

Your new iPad is a great way to stay organized and focused on the activities and events that matter to you most. The built in Calendar app has a lot of great features and tools to help you create, edit, manage, and share your schedule, including event invitations.

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Daily Tip: How to set your iPhone or iPad calendar entries for different time zones

Taking a trip and curious how to set your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad

The calendar app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch allows you to change the time zone for any event or meeting with just a few taps. Instead of trying to add and subtract time from your own time zone, just set those specific events or meetings for the time zone they're going to occur in.

Calendar will use whatever time zone your clock settings are set to by default. While this is fine in most scenarios, you also have the option of setting time zones on individual entries.

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