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Apple in iOS 18 has given the Calendar app a major update, adding some welcome interface design changes, not to mention long-awaited integration with Reminders.

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In the month-by-month calendar view, the month now appears in large bold font in the top left, while the Events list toggle has been replaced by a new button that lets you choose between Compact, Stacked, Details, and List views.

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The Compact view looks similar to the standard view in iOS 17, with events indicated by dots (but now colored to indicate which calendar they belong to), while the Stacked view displays each day's events as long thin pills on top of each other.

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The new Details view shows the title of every event across the month. One neat additional touch here is that you can use a pinch to zoom gesture to expand or reduce the calendar and create more or less space between the days to view more items. This action also gradually switches between the Compact, Stacked, and Details views. Elsewhere, the List view should be familiar, and shows the month with the selected day's events listed below.

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In the Today view, you can now switch between a Single Day or Multi Day view, with the latter providing details of all the day's events alongside any upcoming events for the following day.

When you tap the + icon in the top-right corner, a "New" card appears where you can switch between "Event" and "Reminder" tabs at the top. Reminders now appear in your calendar views, where you can mark them as completed.

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You can also tap a reminder to get a Reminder Details screen, which includes the associated reminder list, plus a link to view that item within the Reminders app. There's also an Edit button in the top-right of the Reminder Details screen, which lets you change everything about the reminder that you can in Reminders, except without you having to leave the Calendar app.

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iOS 18 is currently in beta for Apple Developer Program members, with a public beta to follow in July. The update should be widely released in September, but bear in mind that Apple could always make Calendar app changes based on feedback before then.

Article Link: iOS 18: Calendar App Design Changes and Reminders Integration
 

bigjnyc

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I really wish they had updated or added to the widget options... I really like the widget with full month calendar side by side with agenda list like fantastical has. Currently I use fantastical just for that widget and the lock screen month widget.... If Apple implemented these I would delete Fantastical.
 
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mblm85

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Also, have the options for badges on the Calendar app icon changed?

I'm currently using Calendars 5 by Readdle that allows you to have the badge show the number of events and tasks. As Calendars 5 is being discontinued, I'm thinking of going back to the built-in app now, rather than a monthly sub to Calendars.
 
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adrianlondon

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The calendar widget still doesn't show current events; only upcoming ones or ones which started less than 15 minutes ago.

I use Readdle Calendars (the free one) as their medium size widget is just what I want. A colour bar across the top, matching the relevant calendar colour, for the duration of the event.
 

uptownnyc

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The calendar widget still doesn't show current events; only upcoming ones or ones which started less than 15 minutes ago.

I use Readdle Calendars (the free one) as their medium size widget is just what I want. A colour bar across the top, matching the relevant calendar colour, for the duration of the event.
The shutdown of Readdle Calendars is truly frustrating. No plans to subscribe to their replacement.
 
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Lyrics23

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Also, have the options for badges on the Calendar app icon changed?

I'm currently using Calendars 5 by Readdle that allows you to have the badge show the number of events and tasks. As Calendars 5 is being discontinued, I'm thinking of going back to the built-in app now, rather than a monthly sub to Calendars.
Yesterday I got an offer from Readdle for a complimentary “Lifetime” subscription to their subscription Calendars due to their shutdown of Calendars 5. It might be worth seeing if you get the same offer in the coming days.
 

ipedro

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Do reminders immediately disappear after you've checked?

In the Reminders app in iOS17, if you check a repeating reminder, it disappears and reappears as the upcoming reminder. You never get a sense of completion. Is this fixed in iOS18?

 
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uptownnyc

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Yesterday I got an offer from Readdle for a complimentary “Lifetime” subscription to their subscription Calendars due to their shutdown of Calendars 5. It might be worth seeing if you get the same offer in the coming days.
Where did you find that offer?
 
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Lyrics23

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Where did you find that offer?
Opening Calendars 5 as normal. It gave a full screen notification about the offer.

I’m not sure if it’s limited in some way (to long-term users?), or a phased roll-out to all users who paid for Calendars 5, or something else.

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gsmornot

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The only negative for me with these changes is my iMac is too old for the last two OS updates. iMac 27". The calendar itself is fine and I have reminders of course but I dont see them together outside of my iOS and iPad views. I will update at some point, just this iMac still works perfectly for my basic use.
 

uptownnyc

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Opening Calendars 5 as normal. It gave a full screen notification about the offer.

I’m not sure if it’s limited in some way (to long-term users?), or a phased roll-out to all users who paid for Calendars 5, or something else.

Seems they are only offering me one year. Had been a lifetime plan subscriber to Calendars 5.

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bigjay33

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Would love to see screenshots if there are any updated widgets for Calendar or Reminder. Fantastical had a couple great widgets that I wish Apple Calendar would incorporate.
 
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