Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2013 7:57 PM (in response to Peter Best1)OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), iPad 3G, iPhone 4, 20GB iPod Color, iPod shuffle
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2013 9:09 PM (in response to Ferd II)
Sadly my iPad doesn't have anything called Calendar Preferences and I can find nowhere to change the first displayed day of the week. I've set it to Monday on my iMac but it seems determined to stick with Sunday on the iPad. I'm sure there's a historical reason for that but like the rules about cloven hooves, fish on Friday and the burning of witches at the stake it would no longer seem relevant. Thanks for your suggestion.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 25, 2013 7:06 AM (in response to Peter Best1)
Your first post did not mention that your question referred specifically to your iPad.
My instructions applied to the desktop version of Calendar, and the iCloud.com Calendar App. It appears that only the desktop version of Calendar, and the iCloud Calendar App version of Calendar are capable of displaying the week view which starts on Monday.OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), iPad 3G, iPhone 4, 20GB iPod Color, iPod shuffle
Currently Being ModeratedApr 25, 2013 3:31 PM (in response to Ferd II)
With respect Ferd II, the topic at the head of the discussion says:
Can I have my iPad iCal display start the week with Monday?
Alas, it seems I can't change that setting. Over to you, Apple.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 25, 2013 3:58 PM (in response to Peter Best1)
I was sidetracked by the fact that your question was in the Application>iCal Forum, which relates to the desktop version of iCal/Calendar.
There is just so much confusion in these forums about where to post a calendar question.Throw in some application name confusion (iCal/Calendar), mix it with a dash of version confusion (iOS, Desktop, or iCloud), and add a little OS X Big Cat spice and anyone can be fooled.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 20, 2013 10:30 AM (in response to Peter Best1)
Hi Peter Best1, I found if you set your iPad's Region Format (Settings->General ->International) to a country that traditionally lists the weekdays starting Monday, you can have it that way.
Hindsight: your date will show in that language on all displays on your iPad. German, Hungarian, French (almost all non-English European countries, and some others...). But makes it fun
Currently Being ModeratedMay 26, 2013 6:17 PM (in response to Peter Best1)
Yes. As logicrules posted above, the calendar display - either Monday first on the left (in week or month view) or Sunday - is governed in the International / Region settings.
And you needn't worry that you'll be required to brush up on your Hungarian. Just choose 'United Kingdom' - however be mindful that this may also then influence how dates are displayed in some apps - in the UK/Australia etc. we use a short format date of DD/MM/YYYY versus the US/China/Japan/others of MM/DD/YYYY. Although with the ipad user interface, most date selections are done consistently with the pop up wheel option, so no issue.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2013 7:35 PM (in response to Peter Best1)
As logicrules states above, the region settings seem to determine the iCal display on the iPad, however if you change to something other than your current region then you will find other subtle and frustrating problems start to surface such as the default google search being the wrong country. If for example like me you are a UK resident currently working in New Zealand, then changing region settings to New Zealand helpfully sorts out the safari search bar going to www.google.co.nz but screws up the calendar view in iCal and visa versa. I haven't yet come across a solution for this and would be very interested to hear if anyone knows of one.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 14, 2013 5:34 AM (in response to Peter Best1)
Not sure if you've found the answer or not but you can go to
>Start week on: Monday
Currently Being ModeratedAug 14, 2013 6:15 AM (in response to refaea)
Would love to, refaea. But iPad has no "Preferences" in iCal and it does not import the settings from your laptop/computer, hence the whole discussion.
Peter Best1, I read somewhere the "Barbados" country setting causes the least mix-up with dates or keyboard, I have been using that for months now and seems to work okay.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 14, 2013 4:04 PM (in response to refaea)
Thanks Refaea. My iPad was stolen so I can't test your advice, but logicrules says there are no iCal preferences on the iPad so it will be back to the drawing board anyway.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 14, 2013 4:09 PM (in response to logicrules)
Barbados might work for you, logicrules, but there's a 14 hour time difference between Barbados and Sydney Australia, which would create problems for me.The simplest thing, surely, would be for Apple to make a Monday start to the week an option on the iPad and iPhone?