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Create and Edit Events on the Samsung Galaxy S 4

An important step in using a calendar when mobile, as on your Galaxy S 4, is creating an event. It is even more important to make sure that it ends up on the right calendar. Here are the steps to make this happen.

Here’s how to create an event on your phone. Start from one of the calendar displays. Tap the plus (+) sign. This brings up the pop-up screen shown in this figure.

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The only required information to get things started is a memorable event name and the To and From dates and start/end times.

You need the following information at hand when making an event:

  • Calendar: Decide on which calendar you want to keep this event. The figure shows that this event will be stored on Gmail. When you tap this selection, the phone presents you with the other calendars you have synced to your phone where you can store an event.

  • Title: Call it something descriptive so you can remember what it is without having to open it up.

  • From and To: The two entry fields for the date and the start and end times. Select the All Day box if the event is a full-day event.

  • Time Zone: This field makes it less likely that you will make the common mistake of using the wrong time zone for an appointment.

If you want, you can enter more details on the meeting by adding

  • Repeat: This option is useful for recurring events, such as weekly meetings.

  • Reminder: This gives you the option to send out a notification a few minutes or a few hours before the actual event.

  • Location: ‘Nuff said.

  • Description: This text box is handy for any notes.

  • Participants: You can invite your contacts to this event. Or not.

  • Show Me As: In some electronic calendars, such as business calendars based upon Microsoft Outlook, you have some privacy options. Some people can see your actual appointments, whereas others can only see if you are free, out of the office, busy, or on vacation. This is where you would set that marker.

  • Privacy: This is the same idea as above, but for non-Outlook based calendars.

  • Memos/Images: Add information that you find useful about that meeting.

After you fill in the obligatory and any optional fields and settings, tap Save. The event is stored in whichever calendar you selected when you sync. If you are worried, go ahead and sync right away.

After you save an event, you can edit or delete it:

  • Edit: Open the event by tapping it from within one of the calendar views. Then, tap the Menu icon. This brings up the option to edit your event. Make your changes and tap Save. It’s changed when it syncs.

  • Delete: Open the event by tapping it. Tap the Menu icon. This brings up the option to delete the event. Tap Delete. When a confirmation message appears asking whether you’re sure this is what you want to do, tap OK. The event is gone.

You can also create an event by tapping the calendar itself twice. It brings up a pop-up as seen in this figure.

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After you name the event, you tap Edit Event Details to get to the screen shown.

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