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