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As part of the Facebook integration that came as part of iOS 6 on your iPhone 5, any calendar entries on the popular social network can automatically show up in the Calendar app. You will have to visit Settings, enter your username and password, and then make sure the Calendar app in the Facbook setting is turned on.

In plenty of situations, you enter appointments on-the-fly. Adding appointments directly to the iPhone is easy:

1

Tap the Calendar icon at the top of the screen, and then tap the List, Day, or Month button.

Tap the + button in the upper-right corner of the screen.

The + button appears whether you’re in list, day, or month view. Tapping it displays the Add Event screen.

2

Tap the Title/Location fields and finger-type as much (or as little) information as you feel is necessary or use dictation or Siri to employ your mouth and not your digits. Then tap Done.

Tapping displays the virtual keyboard (if it’s not already shown).

3

If your calendar entry has a start time or end time (or both), tap the Starts/Ends/Time Zone field.

In the bottom half of the screen that appears, choose the time the event starts and then the time it ends.

Use your finger to roll separate wheels for the date, hour, and minute (in 5-minute intervals) and to specify AM or PM. It’s a little like manipulating one of those combination bicycle locks or an old-fashioned date stamp used with an inkpad.

Tap Done when you’re finished.

4

If you're entering an all-day milestone (such as a birthday), tap the All-Day button so that On (rather than Off) is showing. Then tap Done.

Because the time is no longer relevant for an all-day entry, note that the bottom half of the screen now has wheels for just the month, day, and year.

5

If you’re setting up a recurring entry, such as an anniversary, tap the Repeat field. Tap to indicate how often the event in question recurs, and then tap Done.

The options are Every Day, Every Week, Every 2 Weeks, Every Month, and Every Year.

If you want certain people to join you, tap Invitees to specify who among your Contacts will be attending the event.

6

If you want to set a reminder or alert for the entry, tap Alert, tap a time, and then tap Done.

Alerts can be set to arrive at the actual time of an event, or 2 days before, 1 day before, 2 hours before, 1 hour before, 30 minutes before, 15 minutes before, or 5 minutes before. If it’s an all-day entry, you can request alerts 1 day in advance (at 9 AM), 2 days in advance (at 9AM), or 1 week in advance.

When the appointment time rolls around, you hear a sound and see a message like the one shown.

7

If you want to assign the entry to a particular calendar, tap Calendar, and then tap the calendar you have in mind (Home or Work, for example).

Then tap Done.

8

If you want to indicate whether you’re busy or free, tap Availability (if it’s shown on your phone).

Then tap Done.

9

If you want to enter a web address, tap the URL field (at the bottom of the Add Event screen).

Type the web address and then tap Done.

10

If you want to enter notes about the appointment or event, tap the Notes field (bottom of the screen). Type your note and then tap Done.

A virtual keyboard pops up so that you can type the note.

Tap Done after you finish entering everything.

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