8 Replies Latest reply: Apr 13, 2013 5:06 AM by keni
Steven Shmerler Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)

Don't know if this is an iOS5 issue as I have an original iPad or I'm just missing the pref setting.


My iPad calendar starts on Sunday.


Can I set it to start on Monday?

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), 30" Display, 22" Cinema Display
  • Demo Level 10 Level 10 (86,820 points)

    No. The calendar starts on Sunday and there is no way to change it. There are other calendar apps available that have more flexibility than the preinstalled calendar, so you might want to search the App Store, if that is a must for you.

  • j0hnerz Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)

    The first day of the week is controlled in the settings menu - Settings  General  International   Region Format, this also controls phone number and currency format - UK is an example that starts on a Monday.

  • Steven Shmerler Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)

    What an odd missing easy setting in the US cal formatting. How cool you found a workaround via switching to the UK region format. Obscure but cool :)


    Do you know if there are any things by usurping the UK format that we don't get if using the US region format?


    Like do certain UK holidays like I think Boxer Day is a big UK day, that will now show on my cal? Or worse, days pertinent to US but not UK won't show on my cal when using UK format?


    Thanks very much.


  • Kilgore-Trout Level 7 Level 7 (29,955 points)

    Holidays do not automatically appear on in the Calendar app - you have to subscribe to a holday Clandar via the app or a synched calendar - so that shouldn't be an issue.However, changing the region format will impact things like currency and pnone number formats and may effect other apps. Would best to experiment a bit and ensure it doesn't impact things you don't want it to

  • Demo Level 10 Level 10 (86,820 points)

    You did read the entire post did you not? Dollars will now be converted to pounds on your iPad, phone numbers will appears in the UK format. Is that what you really want?


    You screw up the U.S. settings for phones numbers and currency if you switch region formats. Give it a try. Look at your contacts after you switch to the UK format. Your keyboard will have pound signs instead of dollar signs .....

  • Steven Shmerler Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)

    Nope. I stopped reading and jumped as soon as I saw the UK format would allow me to have my weekend Sat & Sun side by side on the left of the month cal view.


    Then I discovered the £ default but hadn't considered how my contacts would change.


    So alas... It's back to US format.


    I wonder why Apple gave us the ability to start iCal on Mon on or Macs, but not on Calendar on mobile devices for the US.


    Feedback here I come...


    Thanks Demo.

  • vam2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This may be known to everyone by now, but I too was stymied by this issue of trying to get a calendar to start on Monday


    I did see this post on another forum, and am using it.


    I hope this helps others (and does not cause more confusion)!







    I've found that selecting the Barbados Region Format has the proper effect. It changes the start of the week to Monday, but leaves the other format settings alone (as compared to the United States Region Format).

  • keni Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Works great the Barbados setting.  Thx.