1. BMWGSrider's Avatar
    The Calendar that came installed on my iPhone is nothing at all like what the Safari user guide on the phone shows or talks about, and I looked on the Apple website at the PDF instructions and I just flat don't have what is showing and can't get events added to my calendar.

    When I click on the calendar icon the calendar opens, but I don't have the "+" sign there to add an event. When I add put an event in using the "reminders" icon it doesn't show up on the camera.

    In the setup in the PDF instructions online it talks about going to Settings...Mail,Contacts and Calendars and choosing a default calendar. I don't have "default calendar" or anything like it anywhere.

    Is this just an annoying bug, or am I missing something?
    10-14-2011 09:05 PM
  2. MissSaintG's Avatar
    I don't have a solution but I am having the same problem. Is your 4S white? because my mom, sister and I each got one yesterday and they got black but I got white, and I'm having the same issue. No little "+" in the corner to add events but my mom and sister's are fine. I'm finding this extremely annoying. I hope someone figures this out!

    10-15-2011 10:51 AM
  3. stdeb11's Avatar
    I have the same problem. I hope someone finds a solution soon
    10-17-2011 07:25 PM
  4. StaticFX's Avatar
    Do u have a default calendar set in the settings app?
    10-17-2011 07:31 PM
  5. decarlo4's Avatar
    You have to put it in landscape mode...then it will look just like the calendar seen on the internet. In portrait mode its the regular calendar. Hope this helps.
    10-17-2011 10:55 PM
  6. stdeb11's Avatar
    No I do not have a default calendar set in the settings app because I do not have the option under settings. My only options under the settings app are "New invitation alerts, sync, time zone support, and default alert times". I checked with my friend who has a 4S too and he has more options then me. It seems that my calendar app is missing alot of things

    And putting it in landscape mode does not allow me to add events either
    10-17-2011 11:03 PM
  7. Joan SC's Avatar
    I have a white 4s and I have the little + in the upper right corner.
    10-18-2011 04:45 AM
  8. DomFeeney's Avatar
    I have a black iPhone 4 running iOS 5 and my calendar app is fine. New event button is present

    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    10-18-2011 06:41 AM
  9. Boobie12's Avatar
    Do you have an email account on your iPhone? If so try going into setting email and turn on calendars for that email, this should work
    10-18-2011 07:20 AM
  10. Boobie12's Avatar
    And it should e the email u use for iCloud so wen you click the email settings go to iCloud and turn on calendar
    10-18-2011 07:21 AM
  11. StaticFX's Avatar
    try this:

    Go into Settings > iCloud and turn ON the switch... does that work?
    10-18-2011 08:13 AM
  12. BMWGSrider's Avatar
    I finally figured out what was going on, at least in my case.

    To restate what was happening, I could open the calendar app on my iPhone but I didn't have the "+" sign and couldn't add events and didn't have the button to add custom calendars.

    It turned out that when I set up my gmail email account, which the phone did pretty much automatically, it also set up gmail calendars. I found that while looking at my email accounts through the settings menu. I deleted the gmail calendar and my Apple calendar works properly now.
    10-18-2011 10:07 AM
  13. Rockdog97's Avatar
    I deleted the gmail calendar and my Apple calendar works properly now.
    So what do you use to sync your Calendar? Does you native phone calendar sync with anything?
    10-18-2011 11:00 AM
  14. BMWGSrider's Avatar
    I haven't set up any syncing with the native Apple calendar yet. I will probably set it up to syn with Outlook if I can.

    I am a builder and I typically enter all of my appointments and meetings directly on my phone, so for me syncing isn't a huge issue like it might be for some people. My phone is always with me and it's what I rely on for keeping track of appointments.

    I do have to say that I really like how Siri will put things on the calendar. I got an email this morning as I was heading out the door. It was from a real estate agent that wants to meet about a project. I read the email and then told Siri when to schedule the meeting and it was put right onto the calendar.

    The more I use it the more I am really liking the user interface and functionality of this phone. It's my first iPhone, and I find it more intuitive to use than the Blackberry it replaced.
    10-18-2011 12:02 PM