8 Replies Latest reply: Sep 1, 2009 4:06 PM by peggy2
peggy2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
How can I get holidays to show up on the iPhone calendar?
thank you!

Dell, Windows Vista
  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (32,180 points)
    Add them to the calendar you are syncing to. For example, Microsoft provides standard holiday entries for Outlook, as does Apple for ical.
  • peggy2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm sorry, I don't understand.
    I am not syncing with anything.
    I don't have Outlook.
    I am just talking about the calendar on the iPHone.
    It doesn't have holidays on it.
    How do I get holidays on my iphone.
    I'm on a PC but I don't use any PC calendar.
    I am just talking about the iPHone here.
    thank you
  • w7ox Level 4 Level 4 (2,385 points)
    I know of no way to do it without syncing to a calendar on your Mac or PC which has the holidays on it (as described above). There are some standalone apps in the iTunes store for holidays, but I don't think they show up in Cal.

    Phil
  • Jim VanLeeuwen Level 6 Level 6 (18,820 points)
    You can subscribe to calendars that use the CalDAV or iCalendar (.ics) formats. Many calendar-based services including Yahoo! and Google, and the Mac OS X iCal application support either format.
    Subscribed calendars are read only. You can read events from subscribed calendars on iPhone, but can’t edit them or create new events. You also can’t accept invitations from CalDAV accounts.

    Subscribe to a CalDAV or .ics calendar:
    1. In Settings, choose “Mail, Contacts, Calendars,” then tap Add Account.
    2. Choose Other, then choose either Add CalDAV Account or Add Subscribed Calendar.
    3. Enter your account information, then tap Next to verify the account.
    4. Tap Save.
  • peggy2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    OK I found a very simple way to do this without the need to sync with anything or have an account with anybody like google or whatever.
    Here is it below for anyone else who would benefit from this.

    *Adding Subscription Calendars*
    Just point Mobile Safari on your iPhone to: http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/calendars/. Apple provides categories for Most Recent, Most Popular, Alphabetical, Staff Picks, plus a handy search box. Once you find a calendar that interests you, click the Download link.

    Your iPhone will ask if you want to subscribe,and once you confirm, will offer to take you straight to your calendar events to see what’s new.
  • w7ox Level 4 Level 4 (2,385 points)
    Good job! I'll give it a try (the iPhone Calendar is not what I use so I can play with it -- I use Saisuke and sync with my Google calendar.

    Later: Hey, it worked. Good catch. You should mark this thread as solved.

    Phil

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  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (32,180 points)
    If you never sync your iPhone with a PC then you are in danger of losing everything - purchased music, apps, contacts, calendar, notes, photos, etc if the phone crashes or you install an update. The phone was not designed to be used as a standalone device. the only backup is to a computer via cable.
  • peggy2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Well I do backup with iTunes and I just set up a Mobile Me account and I will backup all my stuff on there as well.