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iOS Calendar event minutes and time zone

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viclorentz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 2, 2013 8:57 PM

Two questions:

1. Can the start and end times for events in Calendar using iOS 6.1 be set to specific individual minutes (like setting the Alarm) rather than being constrained to 5-minute intervals?

2. Can the start and end times for events in Calendar using iOS 6.1 be set to different local time zones on the same display, such as airline flight departure and arrival time being shown in the respective local time instead of "forcing" both to be displayed for a single time zone?

iPhone 5, iOS 6.1
  • sberman Level 7 Level 7 (23,815 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 9:19 PM (in response to viclorentz)

    Hopefully this answers your second question (from the iPhone User Manual):

     

     

    Set whether iPhone updates the date and time automatically: Go to Settings > General > Date & Time, then turn Set Automatically on or off. If you set iPhone to update the time automatically, it gets the correct time over the cellular network and updates it for the time zone you’re in. Some carriers don’t support network time, so in some areas iPhone may not be able to automatically determine the local time.

     

    Set the date and time manually: Go to Settings > General > Date & Time, then turn Set Automatically off. Tap Time Zone to set your time zone. Tap the Date & Time button, then tap Set Date & Time.

     

    Regarding the first question about five minute intervals, when I edit an appointment on my calendar (which is in iCloud, but on my iPhone), I see this.  So I could do one minute intervals.  I guess it depends on your underlying calendar source (mine is iCloud, as I said):

     

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  • sberman Level 7 Level 7 (23,815 points)
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    Feb 3, 2013 4:19 PM (in response to viclorentz)

    I've worked with many computer systems and calendars. I've never seen, and would guess you won't find, a calendar that displays a start time in one time zone and an end time in another. Yes, I've seen calendars that can display two time zones side by side, but the iPhone calendar does not do that.

  • sberman Level 7 Level 7 (23,815 points)
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    Feb 3, 2013 4:40 PM (in response to viclorentz)

    Respectfully, I disagree. I don't think there would be much demand for it.

  • sberman Level 7 Level 7 (23,815 points)
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    Feb 3, 2013 8:10 PM (in response to viclorentz)

    Thanks for your remarks.  I understand just what you're saying.

     

    I'm a newly retired computer progreammer/analyst who has been working in the field for over 40 years.  Yes, I was thinking in terms of the overall iOS market.  But you make a good point about the utility of airline travel schedules which do show local arrival and departure times, etc. admittedly for a specialized market.  Given there are already apps aimed at trravelers such as flight trackers, etc. for the iOS market, perhaps someday someone will come up with such an app.

     

    Regards.

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