How to Quickly Add to Calendar From Any App

Here is a guide on how to quickly add Calendar events from any app on your iPhone with iOS 10.

In iOS 10, Apple again is trying to grow its internal ecosystem between applications and enable you to seamlessly interact with them without necessarily leaving the app you are using. One of the prime apps that benefits from this is the iOS Calendar.

By being able to quickly add events and reminders to your Calendar, you will be in a much better position to not miss any upcoming plans.

How to Quickly Add to Calendar From Any App

Here are the different ways you can interact with your iOS Calendar.

Watch the above video to learn more about using your Calendar within other apps.

Using Calendar in Messages

One of the most common uses of the Calendar app is within our message threads in the Messages application. We frequently make plans with our friends and family and often will text dates and locations and even use words like “dinner” or “date night” and Messages will underline these.

These underlined statements imply that you are able to add these as calendar information. For example if you invite someone to dinner at a particular restaurant at a certain time, Calendar will be able to gather this information into a new event for you.

Tapping the underlined sections will open a new event window where you can quickly add this information to your Events and not miss it.

Using Calendar in Mail

In addition to Messages, Mail also yields plenty of functionality for Calendar. In addition to highlighting similar words and phrases, it will also detect attachments like concert ticket PDF files, wedding invitations and any other rich data that it can utilize to help you add events to your calendar.


When you receive an automated response from Ticketmaster regarding your upcoming concert, you often will receive a PDF attachment and Mail will notify you above the message if it can access this information.

Much like Messages, tapping any of these items will open another window to Add and Event to the Calendar.


Using Calendar in Other Applications

Now that you are familiar with the way iOS utilizes event detection to help you plan your month, you can be on the lookout for these underlined phrases or times in other applications as you use your iPhone.

One of my other uses is in my Notes application. I tend to journal or jot down ideas in there and often times I will date something or note a time and the underlined phrasing will appear, enabling me to Add this Event to the Calendar if I so please.


Other Apps that definitely enlist support of the iOS Calendar integration are Safari, Maps (if making reservations with Yelp or OpenTable), Reminders and more.

Plenty of third-party applications can be utilized with Calendar as well and it is best to experiment with your most used apps to see where you can find these features to benefit your daily usage!

iOS 11 vs iOS 10: What’s New in iOS 11.2 & iOS 11.2.1

What's New in iOS 11.2 & iOS 11.2.1

What's New in iOS 11.2 & iOS 11.2.1

The iOS 11.2.1 update is small and it focuses on fixes for HomeKit that Apple already fixed on the server side. This is an important update to install if you use HomeKit. 

The iOS 11.2 update delivers a major fix for the crashing iPhone, dozens of other fixes and includes Apple Pay Cash. The update is about 480MB for most users and should install pretty quickly if you are already on iOS 11.1.2.

Apple Pay Cash - This new service lets you send, request and receive money from other iPhone users.



  • Adds support for faster wireless charging on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X with compatible third-party accessories
  • Introduces three new Live wallpapers for iPhone X
  • Improves video camera stabilization
  • Adds support in Podcasts to automatically advance to the next episode from the same show
  • Adds support in HealthKit for downhill snow sports distance as a data type
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Mail to appear to be checking for new messages even when a download is complete
  • Fixes an issue that could cause cleared Mail notifications from Exchange accounts to reappear
  • Improves stability in Calendar
  • Resolves an issue where Settings could open to a blank screen
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent swiping to Today View or Camera from the Lock Screen
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent Music controls from displaying on the Lock Screen
  • Fixes an issue that could cause app icons to be arranged incorrectly on the Home Screen
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent users from deleting recent photos when iCloud storage is exceeded
  • Addresses an issue where Find My iPhone sometimes wouldn’t display a map
  • Fixes an issue in Messages where the keyboard could overlap the most recent message
  • Fixes an issue in Calculator where typing numbers rapidly could lead to incorrect results
  • Addressed an issue where the keyboard could respond slowly
  • Adds support for real-time text (RTT) phone calls for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Improves VoiceOver stability in Messages, Settings, App Store, and Music
  • Resolves an issue that prevented VoiceOver from announcing incoming Notifications

The iOS 11.1.2 update fixed the following items, which are also rolled into the iOS 11.2 update. 

  • Fixes and issue where the iPhone X screen becomes temporarily unresponsive to touch after a rapid temperature drop. 
  • Addresses an issue that could cause distortion in Live Photos and videos captured with the iPhone X. 

If you are on a much older version the update will be larger and it will include the other fixes listed below. 

The iOS 11.1.1 update is out now for the iPhone and iPad. This update includes all of the changes from iOS 11.1 and two very important fixes. This small update is just over 50MB in size on most iPhones that are on iOS 11.1 already. 

  • Fixes autocorrect problem that replaced "I" with a question mark box and other symbols. 
  • Fixes Hey Siri not responding. 

The iOS 11.1.1 update includes all of the same security fixes as iOS 11.1, and the new features outlined below. After a lot of iOS 11 problems, the iOS 11.1 update is about delivering a lot of fixes that will help you use the iPhone better. This is a free update that is about 200 to 300 MB in size and it is one that most users will want to install on their iPhone. Here's a full list of the changes in iOS 11.1 including many fixes for the Photos app and for Accessibility. 

  • Over 70 new emoji characters including new food types, animals, mythical creatures, clothing options, more expressive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters and more
  • Resolves an issue that could cause some photos to appear blurry
  • Addresses an issue that could cause Live Photo effects to playback slowly
  • Fixes an issue that could cause some photos to not display in the People album when restoring from an iCloud Backup
  • Fixes an issue that could impact performance when swiping between screenshots
  • Improves braille support for Grade 2 input
  • Improves VoiceOver access to multi-page PDFs
  • Improves VoiceOver rotor actions for announcing incoming notifications
  • Improves VoiceOver rotor actions menu when removing an app from the App Switcher
  • Fixes an issue for some users where alternative keys would not display when using VoiceOver with Touch Typing
  • Fixes an issue where VoiceOver rotor would always return to default action in Mail
  • Fixes an issue where VoiceOver rotor would not delete messages
  • Adds back support for accessing the app switcher by pressing on edge of display with 3D Touch
  • Fixes an issue that caused cleared Mail notifications to reappear on Lock screen
  • Fixes an issue in enterprise environments that prevented data from being moved between managed apps
  • Fixes an issue with some 3rd-party GPS accessories that caused inaccuracies in location data
  • Resolves an issue where settings for Heart Rate notifications were appearing in Apple Watch app (1st generation)
  • Fixes an issue where app icons were not appearing in notifications on Apple Watch

Apple also includes a number of important security fixes, including one for a major WiFi flaw in this update. Most users will want to install iOS 11.1 for the security updates as much as for the new emoji. 

One Comment

  1. iOS 10 Jailbreak

    10/23/2016 at 10:39 am

    With iOS 10 release, Apple has improved the overall iOS core abilities. There is no new hardware involved, but still it seems like a new iPhone with iOS 10.


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