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iPhone 5 Portable Genius by Paul McFedries

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Tracking Your Events

When you meet someone and ask, “How are you?” the most common reply these days is a short one: “Busy!” We’re all as busy as can be these days, and that places-to-go, people-to-see feeling is everywhere. All the more reason to keep your affairs in order, and that includes your appointments. Your iPhone comes with a Calendar app that you can use to create items called events, which represent your appointments, vacations, trips, meetings, and anything else that can be scheduled. Calendar acts as a kind of electronic personal assistant, leaving your brain free to concentrate on more important things.

Adding an event to your calendar

I show you how to sync your computer’s calendar application (such as Calendar on the Mac, or the Outlook Calendar folder) in Chapter 7, and that’s the easiest way to fill your iPhone with your events. However, something always comes up when you’re running around, so you need to know how to add an event directly to your iPhone Calendar.

Here are the steps to follow:

1. In the Home screen, tap the Calendar icon. The Calendar app appears.

2. Tap Month and then tap the date on which the event occurs. If the event happens in a different month, use the arrow keys (to the right and left of the month and year) to navigate to the month you want.

3. Tap the + button at the top-right corner of the screen. The Add Event screen appears, as shown in Figure 10.8.

4. The cursor starts off in the Title box, so enter a title for the event.

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