Schedule Separate and Private Events on Your Galaxy S 4 - dummies

Schedule Separate and Private Events on Your Galaxy S 4

By Bill Hughes

When you have multiple calendars stored in one place (in this case, your Galaxy S 4), you might get confused when you want to add a new event. It can be even more confusing when you need to add the real event on one calendar and a placeholder on another.

Say that your boss is a jerk. To retain your sanity, you need to find a new job. You send your resume to the arch-rival firm, Plan B, which has offices across town. Plan B is interested and wants to interview you at 3 p.m. next Tuesday. All good news.

The problem is that your current boss demands that you track your every move on the company calendaring system. His Draconian management style is to berate people if they’re not at their desk doing work if they’re not at a scheduled meeting.

You don’t want your boss trudging through your calendar, sniffing out your plans to exit stage left, and making life more miserable if Plan B doesn’t work out. Instead, you want to put a reasonable-sounding placeholder on your work calendar, while putting the real event on your personal calendar.

You can easily do this from your calendar on your Samsung Galaxy S 4. When you’re making the event, you simply tell the phone where you want the event stored, making sure to keep which event belongs where.

The process begins with the Create Event screen shown in this figure by tapping the plus (+) sign.


The information for the real event is shown here.


When you save the event, it’s stored strictly on your phone and your personal Gmail account. Now you can create a new event, which in this case is a phony doctor’s event, on your work calendar. This time, you open an event, as shown.


After you save the event, it will be forever more on that calendar until you delete it. Just be sure to keep straight on which calendar you intend to store which event. The name of the calendar on which each event is stored appears under the Calendar heading, as shown.

Now, when you look at your calendar on your phone, you see two events at the same time. Check it out in this figure. The Galaxy S 4 doesn’t mind if you make two simultaneous events.


Under the circumstances, this is what you wanted to create. As long as your boss doesn’t see your phone, you’re safe — to try to find more fulfilling employment, that is.