Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2012 4:45 PM (in response to oderep)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 11, 2012 11:15 PM (in response to oderep)
A good, helpful resource from Kappy (I've downloaded copy myself :-) ) but unfortunately it doesn't completely answer the original question.
The Calendar starting day is currently determined by the Region Format selected in Settings / General / International. This appears to be hardcoded so what you select here is what sets the start day in your Calendar.
I'm from Australia and setting the Region Format to Australia makes the Start Day = Sunday, despite me wanting it to be Monday. It used to be Monday but was changed in the iOS 5 upgrade for some reason.
There are a lot of discussion threads on this problem and many suggest that Apple need to make the Starting Day a separate setting not dependent on the Region Format selected.
I've been submitting Feedbacks on this for months now so hopefully the upcoming iOS 6 upgrade will address this.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2012 3:13 PM (in response to oderep)
Well... iOS 6.0.1 is out and I have just applied it hoping that this long ongoing Calendar start day issue might have been fixed finally.
NO IT HASN'T... STILL!!!
I guess yet another Feedback note is necessary.
It would be really good if an official from Apple actually provided some response to this forum or feedback requests.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2012 6:58 PM (in response to abath61)
It's the little things like this that annoy me about Apple and iOS. I often question what their software developers are doing because their PIM apps Calendar and Contacts are so feature-poor. Setting the start of week is just one issue. If Apple believe that they should dictate to us when we would like the week to start based on a regional setting, why did that harcoded setting change from iOS 4 to iOS 5? How hard is it to put in Settings - Mail, COntacts, Calendars - Calendars - Week Starts On??????? Can't believe we have to wait years for some common sense from Apple.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 24, 2012 9:20 PM (in response to oderep)
The jewish calendar does not have names for the days of the week. The week ends with the holy Sabbath (Saturday) and therefore the Sunday is the first days after Sabbath (Yom Rishon), the Monday the second day after Sabbath (Yom Sheini), etc.
The Christians believe that Christ was raised on the first days of the week (Mathew 28:1, et al) AFTER the Sabbath was over. So their holy day is the Sunday and the working week starts on a Monday.
The business days in the western world are numbered starting with the Monday as day number 1 (Timetables of Airlines, Calendars, even Microsoft Windows...).
Unfortunately in the United States religious freedom extends to a level which is not understood easily by the rest of the world. Since the MAC OS X allows to change the first day from a Sunday to a Monday, one might wonder why Apple decided to give the iPhone a jewish touch.
It could be supposed that this is the way of the least resistance. Only few complain about this issue, but if it were the other way around a lot of people would complain...
PS: I agree with the others here: It is very, very annoying and more than once I entered an appointment into the wrong day...;-)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2013 1:02 PM (in response to oderep)
Loaded up iOS7 on my Mini and FINALLY we have an option to set the start day in Calendar!
Still checking through all the other settings to see what else has changed - good or bad - but looks OK at this eary stage.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2013 8:31 AM (in response to abath61)
abath61, please tell us how you did it!
I dowloaded IOS7.0.2 and I don't find how to change that setting on my iphone.
I don't want to change my calendar to UK because then it will affect all my searches.
I'm in the US but would like to be able to start my calendar on Mondays.
Thank you in advance,
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2013 9:11 AM (in response to any.)
Settings---> Mail, Contacts, Calendars---> In the Calender section, at the bottom, there is a Start Week On---> Select what day of the week you wish to start on.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2013 10:52 AM (in response to Kingoftypos)
LOVELY!! Thank you!!
I'm glad Apple finally listened to us!