The Calendar application is one of the built-in features that comes installed on every iOS device, including the iPhone and iPad. It has the important basic functions that you need in a calendar, including adding events and the ability to share events. Syncing with other calendars is also possible. By default, Calendar is set to begin each week on Sunday, but this can actually be modified if needs be.
Why change the day your week starts on your calendar?
If you go into Calendar and note that your regional setting is set to United States, for example, you may notice that the day of the week starts on a Sunday. This is true even with other regional settings. While it is technically correct that Sunday is the beginning of the week, you may still want to change the day so that your week starts based on your native calendar or even when your work week begins.
Often people see Monday as the start of the week because it is usually the start of the working week. You might find it more convenient if this is also reflected in your calendar setup. Moreover, your calendar might appear more organized if your weekends are next to each other. With the default setting, Sunday and Saturday are on the left and right side, with the work week in between.
How to change the beginning of your work week
There are two ways to change the day that your week starts on Calendar. One method is changing the country in the regional setting and the other one is by changing your Calendar’s date setting. However, take note that changing the regional setting will also affect other features in your device such as the time format and the number that appears on your screen when someone calls. If you don’t want to take any chances, it’s best to follow the calendar setting method.
Here’s how to change the day your week starts on your calendar setting:
- Tap the Settings icon on your device.
- Scroll to Mail, Contacts and Calendars then tap on it.
- Go to Calendars and select Start Week On.
- Tap your preferred option and Calendar will make that the start of your week.
If you would like to be a little different, you can change your regional settings by:
- Going to Settings.
- Choosing General.
- Selecting International.
- Tapping Regional Format.
- Selecting the country or region of your choice
As mentioned, this may affect other features on your device, including the time and the way phone numbers are displayed. If you work with colleagues or clients from other regions, this might not be an issue for you.
If you have any questions about your devices and how you can use it in your business then get in touch. Our friendly and knowledgeable support team are happy to assist you.