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  • abath61 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    I've been putting in repeated Feedback Submissions but no response or fix from Apple.

    Very disappointing!

  • Jai Parmar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)


    There is the simple way to do this.

    1. Go to and sign in using your Apple ID (the one you use with iCloud). or Choose calender if the home the home page is displayed.
    2. Choose Preferences from the Action pop-up menu at the top of the window.
    3. Select Week Starts on to Monday. A
    4. Now all yours iOS 5 devices syncd with that particular Apple id will display the same starting day of the week which you choose.


    Hope it helps

  • Beckyls Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Jai,


    Did that actually sync to all your devices?  Setting the preference through only works for, not all my devices.  It seems that the region setting wins out on the iPhone and iPad.


    I do not believe there is a fix for this.  Apple needs to either fix the Australia region setting to start the week on Monday, or allow us to change the start of the week on all devices regardless of region.

  • Jai Parmar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    yes man it did work out for my devices. I had the same problem with India region. Just connect your devices with power and let them sync automatically with iCloud. But make sure you are using the same Apple Id. It worked for my iPad 2 and iPhone 4.

    Try again. Wil work as the devices automatically update.



    Hope it works

  • abath61 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    I can confirm Beckyls comment above that this does not fix up the setting on the iPhone 4. I have just checked my iCloud settings and I have Monday set as my starting day. My phone has just completed an automatic sync and its calenday settings have not changed.

    A Beckyls has said the setting is in the iPhone itself and at the moment apart from selecting another region the only solution is to keep waiting for Apple to fix it with a patch.

    I'll keep trying feedback submissions but there's been nothing happen yet

  • abath61 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Well, I've just run the iOS 5.1 update and it appears that this problem is STILL not fixed!

  • RJAVHH Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



    This unfortunately did not work for me either.  I changed the preference in iCloud but it has, even after syncing other events, not updated.  I believe, as others in this thread have said, it is tied to the regional settings.


    I am getting a little frustrated with Apple's oversight to these things.  I believe they need to have a solid team of heavy users with many different lifestyles to test this all out and find these glitches before they publish updates.  As customers/users, the only options we have is to 1) put up with it, 2) find a work-around (which screws up other settings), 3) wait patiently until Apple updates it, if they will.


    It's very disappointing.

  • Andrew Bucknill Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Confirmation that the system is not working as it should: I changed my region settings to UK so that I could start my week on Monday a while ago. I've found the fact that the Google search has since been at - REALLY annoying so here I am on this thread.


    I followed Jai's advice and changed my settings on icloud then changed my iPad and iPhone back to Australian region settings. My iPad is is still starting the week on Monday (Thanks Jai) but now the iPhone has changed back to a Sunday start!


    Who starts their week on Sunday?! Certainly not Australia, at least not the part of society that I live in. Has religion got something to do with this? It really is only the U.S. who could think that they can dictate to the rest of the world that they should start the week on Sunday.




    However, apparently if you live in Namibia or Barbados you get Monday and! They must be SO pleased about that in Barbados and Namibia - but at least I have a work around for the moment.

  • iinami Level 4 Level 4 (1,405 points)

    Andrew Bucknill wrote:




    It really is only the U.S. who could think that they can dictate to the rest of the world that  they should start the week on Sunday.



    yep, we all got together and decided to do this, it's actually an historic moment because it's the first time every single person in the U.S. agreed on something. next on the agenda is to not allow the iphone to type the word 'whilst'.


    actually i just googled a bunch of australian calendars and it's about 50/50 as far as them starting on sunday or monday.

  • Andrew Bucknill Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Fair enough, there may have a sweeping and rather unfair generalisation in there. Apologies!


    A measure of my frustration.

  • iinami Level 4 Level 4 (1,405 points)

    all in good fun, hope you find a solution.

  • John Costella Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I can confirm that it is still coming up starting on Sunday in Australia. iOS 5.1. And we're less religious than most.


    Bizarre that there is no way to change this setting.

  • Zaylie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It looks like this has been a problem for quite some time, I have just purchased an iPad2 and it does not have an option to start the day of the week on a Monday?  I assumed it would just change to the same settings as on my icloud account, of which does have the option to choose a day.


    I have also found that when I change the colour of my calendars on icloud, it does not follow through to my laptop using Outlook, of which is very frustrating!


    I will head to Appe Feedback link as mentioned, but from what I can see Apple isn't really good as responding to or fixing clitches in the system?!

  • abath61 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    I've been putting continual feedback comments in about this since it first happened but there still hasn't been any change.

    Disappointing that Apple doesn't appear to be doing anything to fix this.

  • aneekfromcamden Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I too am very IRRITATED and DISSAPOINTED at APPLE... I also have left feedback.. 3x of them to be exact.. one for each of my devices that I own... This should just be a simple solution to fix... just give an option for the user to select "which day of the week" for the calendar to start!

    APPLE definitely needs its developers to ACTUALLY use the devices!

    message to APPLE ......... PLEASE fix ASAP... as it makes you look stupid that the simplest and easiest things are being overlooked and not fixed!