How to Manage Your Calendars on an iPad mini - dummies

How to Manage Your Calendars on an iPad mini

Your iPad mini can easily manage all your time commitments for you. Here are some ways to make the task of managing your calendars much easier:

  • Choose a default calendar. Tap Settings→Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and then flick the screen until the Calendar section appears. Tap Default Calendar and select the calendar that you want to show up regularly.

  • Make events appear according to whichever time zone you selected for your calendars. In the Calendar settings, tap Time Zone Support to turn it on, and then tap Time Zone. Type the time zone’s location, using the keyboard that appears. If you travel long distances for your job, this setting comes in handy.

    When Time Zone Support is turned off, events are displayed according to the time zone of your current location.

  • Turn off a calendar alert. Tap Settings→Sounds, and then make sure that the selected alert tone is set to None. (You see only the last calendar alert sound that you selected. To see your other choices, tap Calendar Alerts.) You can also set default alert times for birthdays, all-day events, or certain other events. Tap Settings→Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and scroll down to Default Alert Times.

    For birthdays or all-day events, you can choose to be alerted at 9 AM on the day of the event, at 9 AM one day before, at 9 AM two days before, or a week before.

    For other alerts, you can choose a default alert time at the time of event, 5 minutes before, 15 minutes before, 30 minutes before, 1 hour before, 2 hours before, 1 day before, 2 days before, or 1 week before the event.

  • Modify an existing calendar entry. Tap the entry, tap Edit, and then make whichever changes need to be made.

  • Wipe out a calendar entry. Tap Edit→Delete Event. You have a chance to confirm your choice by tapping either Delete Event (again) or Cancel.