Display Options for the Galaxy S 4 Calendar - dummies

Display Options for the Galaxy S 4 Calendar

By Bill Hughes

In addition to the default display option for the Galaxy S 4 Calendar, you can set other personal preferences, shown in this figure, for the calendar on your phone. To get to the settings for the calendar, tap the Menu key and tap Settings.


This brings up the Settings options as shown in this figure.

The Settings options for the calendar application.
The Settings options for the calendar application.

The settings include the following options:

  • View Styles: If you are not crazy about the way the monthly or weekly calendar appear, try some of the other options that are available.

  • First Day of Week: The standard in the US is that a week is from Sunday to Saturday. If you prefer the week to start on Saturday or Monday, you can change it here.

  • Hide Declined Events: For some people, if they decline an event, they do not care to hear about it again. Others may want to keep a reminder of it in case the situation changes or if nothing better comes along. If you want to see events that you have declined, deselect this box.

  • Lock Time Zones: When you travel to a new time zone, your phone will take on the new time zone. Under most circumstances, this is a nice convenience. However, it may be confusing to some. If you prefer that the calendar remain in your home time zone, check this option.

  • Select Time Zone: If you choose to lock in your time zone, here is where you set it. Otherwise, this option is grayed out.

  • Show Week Number: Some people prefer to see the week number on the weekly calendar. If you count yourself among those, check this option.

  • Calendars: This is a listing of the different electronic calendars that are being displayed. You can add another account from here by tapping Add Account at the top of the page. However, you can only change settings on the account, like the sync frequency, for the Accounts tab in the Phone settings.

  • Set alerts and Notifications: When an event is approaching, you can have the phone alert you with a pop-up, signal a notification on the status line, or do nothing. The default is to give you a notification, but you can change that option here.

  • Select Ringtone: If you enable the option to get notifications of events, you can use the Select Ringtone option to play an audio file to announce that its time has arrived.

  • Vibration: Similarly, if you enable the option to get notifications of events, you can have the phone vibrate to announce that it’s time for the next event.

  • Quick Reponses: This option is cool. If you get a notification, but something has come up and you can’t attend, you can send a message to the meeting organizer. There are some prepared responses you can send or you can create your own.