Spark

5.24. Use Calendar in Spark

Spark has a built-in calendar, allowing you to manage your events and see how busy you are. Spark supports the Gmail, Exchange, and iCloud calendars associated with your email accounts. For example, adding your Gmail account enables Spark to display and manage your Google Calendar.

Note: If you want to add an iCloud calendar to Spark, and your Apple ID is linked to an email from Gmail, Outlook, or other providers, check this article.

Selecting the calendars to display

By default, Spark enables calendars for all the accounts you added. To hide some of your calendars, tap  at the top left, go to Settings > Calendar > Calendar Accounts and disable the toggle for the accounts you don’t need.

    

To set a default calendar, go to Settings > Calendar > Default, and choose the needed one from the list. All new events are added to your default calendar, but you can manually change the calendar for a specific event.

Viewing and managing calendars

There are two ways to see calendars in Spark. Tap the  Calendar icon at the top toolbar. Alternatively, tap the  More icon at the bottom right, and press on the Calendar icon.

Note: If you want to change the position of the calendar icon, go to Settings > Personalization > Widgets > Widget Position.

      

When you open the calendar, tap the event to see its details.

    

To see the events for the selected account, tap the Calendar icon at the top right and tick the calendars you need. Use Show all or Hide all to quickly show or hide all calendars belonging to one account.

Creating an event

To create a new event, open your calendar and tap the plus icon at the bottom right. Type a short event description and tap Done.

Note: Spark understands natural language; you can type, “meeting Monday 7 pm,” and it will schedule the right time.

 

Now, you can edit the event details. You can change the event name, start and end time, add notes, alerts, and location. To change the calendar for this event, tap on your email address and choose the one you need.

To invite other people to your event, tap Invite, start typing the name or email, and choose a person from your list. The people you invite will be notified via email. After choosing all the invitees, tap Add and then Done.

    

After adding people to your event, you are directed back to the event editing screen. When you’re finished editing, tap Save. Now, the event is added to your calendar.

Spark allows you to create recurring events. While editing an event, tap Repeat and choose the event frequency. You can repeat an event every day, week, month, or year.

Tap Custom for more advanced settings. For example, you can repeat your event every two days or every three weeks on Wednesdays and Fridays.

After choosing event frequency, decide when your recurring event should end. There are three options: An event can be never ending or end after a certain date or a certain number of times. Tap Done after creating a recurring event.

    

Note: You can always edit an existing event. Find the event in your calendar, tap it, make changes and tap Save.

Deleting an event

To remove an event, press on it and tap theDelete event at the the bottom.

Managing notifications

To receive calendar notifications in Spark, go to Settings > Calendar, and enable the toggle Calendar Notifications. To set the default notifications for your events, tap Event Alert. You can choose up to five alerts for one event, e.g. the first notification one day before an event, the second one two hours before an event, etc. All new events will be created with the chosen alert options.

Select All Day Event Alert to adjust notifications for the events lasting the whole day. Spark can send you a notification one, two, or seven days before an event or on the event day. Tap All Day Event Alert Time to specify the time when you want to receive a notification.





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