All-Day Events not displayed in Complication or Glance

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by realpras, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. realpras macrumors regular

    realpras

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    Hey all,

    I just wanna confirm with you all that all-day events (such as birthdays) are not displayed as an event in complication and glance.

    Is there any way to have all-day events to be displayed in complication and glance?
    So instead of saying NONE, my calendar complication should say my friend's birthday.
    So instead of saying 'Tomorrow is clear', my calendar glance should say it's time to pay rent tomorrow.

    The events are listed in the Calendar app, everything works fine as it should on my Mac and iPhone.
    I just want all my all-day events to be displayed in Complication and Glance. So is there any way to achieve this?

    Thank you!
     
  2. sean000 macrumors 6502a

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    Fantastical calendar works the same way. I only see all day events if I open the watch app. I think the idea is for the complication to display remaining appointments for the day rather than all day events. I would set a reminder for all day events so they notify you at a helpful time, or get into the habit of checking the calendar or Today widget on the iPhone or loading the full app on the watch when you first start your day.
     
  3. realpras thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's unfortunate. I get what you mean, but I think it'd be good if we have at least an option to display all-day events in glance or complication.
     
  4. sean000 macrumors 6502a

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    I think it would be a nice option as well, and I was a bit surprised Fantastical didn't offer it since they give you a number of options for the large and small complications. There may be another calendar app out there that does this.

    Sean
     
  5. StuBFrost macrumors member

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    Look for an app called EventsWidget. This has a large complication that can either show the next 3 events or the next one including all days events.
     
  6. PackyP macrumors member

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    Thank you for this recommendation! I love being able to see the next three events on the face, rather than just next one. I also love being able to see the all day events on the face!
     

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  7. nicho macrumors 68000

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    An alarm would probably work better for all day events than a separate reminder. I think you can set a default time so all future created all day events would have the alarm with no further input.

    Also, your today view on iPhone shows all day events? Mine doesn't :/
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    I hate this because the names are so truncated.

    I would love an app that could show me my next but one appointment though. So I could have it below my large calendar complication, and see the following appointment time.
     
  8. realpras thread starter macrumors regular

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    Apparently you can set it within the iPhone app to only display one appointment so it doesn't get so cluttered.

    Thank you for this recommendation. I love the functionality of the app!
     
  9. nicho macrumors 68000

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    When does it show all day events? Whenever there's a gap? Or at the end of the day?
     
  10. realpras thread starter macrumors regular

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    it shows at the top of the list for that day if you have more than one event.
     
  11. nicho macrumors 68000

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    If you set it to show one event does it override that setting and show the all day above one event?
     
  12. realpras thread starter macrumors regular

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    If you have non all-day events, it will show that instead of all-day event. This only applies in Modular face as it's the only face that can show more than one event using this app's complication.
     
  13. nicho macrumors 68000

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    So my original question is still unanswered :/

    Suppose I have an all day event (A) and one from 5pm til 6pm. (B)

    What will I see at 8am, at 4pm, at 7pm? Will it be B B A or A B A?
     
  14. PackyP macrumors member

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    Here is what it looks like with all day and non-all day:
    I have an all day birthday today, an appt from 3:00 to 4:00, and another appt from 6:15 to 7:15. Hope this helps.
     

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  15. nicho macrumors 68000

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    i want to see what it looks like with that setting above (thank you though)
     
  16. PackyP macrumors member

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    When I change it to to just show the "next" appt, it shows the 3:00-4:00 rather than the All day.
     
  17. realpras thread starter macrumors regular

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    I answered your question, your 5-6pm meeting will be displayed and after it finishes it will change back to your all-day event. In other word, all-day event is always second priority. So, B B A at 8am 4pm 7pm.
     
  18. nicho macrumors 68000

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    You mentioned showing more than one event in the complication, so I assumed you were talking about the same situation as PackyP showed. Thanks
     
  19. PackyP macrumors member

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    Ok, does anyone know of another app that will display multiple events/all day events on complications? I have been using EventsWidget, and it worked fine for about a week but now it crashes when i try to run it from the watch and the setting won't update like they should. I have uninstalled/reinstalled it a couple of times. I emailed the dev and got no response. Any other apps that you guys know about I could try?
     
  20. realpras thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have uninstalled the app, but when I used it it worked fine. Let me know if you find better alternatives.
     
  21. PackyP macrumors member

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    I have not found any other apps that display multiple items on the complication. I ended up installing EventsWidget again, and so far it is behaving this time. *knocks on wood*
     

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