iPhone Calendar - To start on Sunday instead of Monday

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by stutzedward, May 11, 2009.

  1. stutzedward macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2009
    Is there anyway to change this? I can't find any options that do this... I am very used to monthly calendar layout that starts on Sunday rather than Monday.
  2. bklyn bruiser macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2008
    Mines starts on a Sunday.. Now this is when you go into the calendar and look at the MONTH view correct??
  3. stutzedward thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2009
    How do you set it? Mine starts on Monday and yes, I am referring to the Month view.
  4. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2007
    Change your region.

    Settings > General > International > Region > ...

    e.g. UK starts on Monday
    e.g. US stars on Sunday
  5. PoitNarf macrumors 65816


    May 28, 2007
    Northern NJ
    I believe if you go to settings->general->international->region format it will change what day the week starts on depending on which region you select. Given that your week doesn't start on a Sunday right now I'm assuming that you're in a country where this is the norm?
  6. mavis macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
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    As has been mentioned, it's dependent on your region settings, which is really lame because ... the region setting controls several unrelated things. It controls the calendar week starting day, the weather.app icon (Fahrenheit or Celsius), and the google search country (e.g., google.com vs. google.co.uk). Rather than letting us choose what settings we want for each of those things, we're stuck with an over-simplified, dumbed-down region setting.

    I'd love to have Celsius displayed on the weather icon (I live in Japan and have gotten used to Celsius) but I want U.S. Google searches. Impossible, thanks to the stupid regional settings system. :mad:
  7. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2007
    Bristol, England
    Another one, US settings using miles for distance in maps, UK settings uses Km, despite us using miles here...
  8. stutzedward thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2009
    I fully agree with you.... it's so limited to customize to our own needs in terms of settings.

    By the way, my settings are defaulted UK, I've changed to US and yeah, it's appearing what I wanted now. Thanks a lot....

    But then, my weather setting is now F instead of C. :S
  9. mavis macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3G (white): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A312g Safari/528.16)

    How hard could it be, right? Leave the current system intact for the 99% of iPhone owners who don't care, and add a "Customize" profile down at the bottom of the list that lets people pick and choose exactly how they want things to appear. I can't imagine how that would take any longer than a couple of days - max - to implement and test.

    Unfortunately, since most iPhone users in the U.S. (and more importantly, the engineers in Cupertino!) font need this functionality, it will probably never happen. I'd love to be proven wrong, though! :)
  10. iSamurai macrumors 65816


    Nov 9, 2007
    ɹǝpun uʍop 'ǝuɐqsı&#
    the US calendar starts on a sunday
    the UK calendar starts on a monday (applies to UK-like countries such as Australia)

    ...which is really annoying because I prefer the sunday format (both sides of a week have a holiday - I like to be balanced :p) and confusing...

    you can change this in the regional settings but that will screw up the phone numbers and whatnot... and you have to change everything and everything else will be changed. if you change it to US, the date will be Month-Day instead of Day-Month. that to me is more annoying than the sunday/monday thing. (not to mention the weather in ºF).

    so i guess unless apple brings up this customisation i have to live with it :p
  11. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    I've lived overseas in Japan and other for well over 20 years. I still feel Fahrenheit. Understand Celsius, but don't feel it. Weird.

    I wish that we could set temperature, date/time, calendar, language, all independent of each other. That would be very convenient.
  12. mckyvlle macrumors 6502a

    Nov 21, 2007
    London, UK
    Is there still no fix in OS 3.0?

    Otherwise, any jailbreak app that can accomplish the same?
  13. stormingjoe macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2009
  14. The Californian macrumors 68040

    The Californian

    Jan 17, 2009
    Surfers Paradise
    I'm surprised that no one has mentioned that if you click the info icon (i) in the bottom right corner of the Weather App you can switch between Farenheit and Celsius.

    Oddly, I'd like a Kelvin option for experiments but it's not a hard conversion.
  15. dgaskin macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2010
    Re how to change the Calendar layout

    Thank you to the person who suggested the region area change to fix this
    If you choose the region of Australia (on the iphone) , you get the wrong calendar layout for australia ie Mon to Sun. Australia uses the SUN- SAT
    Like the UK . Many uses could make appointment mistakes by simply looking
    at the calendar layout set for the australian region. I now have it set for the
    UK and its fine.

    Maybe APPLE can fix this Mistake for Australia.as i'm sure many users would appreciate it.

    Regards to all Dave.
  16. HairyOne25 macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2010
    Calendar settings

    I live in South Africa and our calendars also start on Sunday, running through to Saturday, but the South African settings start on Monday ... how the ...?!

    We have a choice for languages under South Africa (Afrikaans, which is my mother tongue) but then the calendar starts on Monday ... NO!

    So, I've settled for the US setting, no Afrikaans, but the calendar starts on Sunday ...! I can't understand this nonsense!

    Apple, please allow us to determine ourselves when we want to start the week in the calendar ... PLEASE?!

  17. ckeilah macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2009
    And why the Hell doesn't a computer company support ISO Standards??? (Google ISO standard date time format.)

    I want M-Sun. YYYY-MM-DD HH:mm:ss date/time.

    I'm pretty sure I had this on my jailbroken ipwn. Gorram Apple Jail!!! :-(
  18. scouter566 macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2012
    3rd party app solution

    I live in the US and haven't discovered a Region setting for starting the Calendar week on Monday which preserves the US defaults for everything else like units of measure, phone numbers, etc.

    I decided to purchase a 3rd party app called "Week Calendar" that let's you customize the first day of the week and a bunch more settings. Plus, I really like the option to show appointments (albeit small but very readable) in the monthly view.

    The other thing that bugged me about the native Calendar app was the Recurring appointment options. Week Calendar gives you the flexibility of iCal (example: 3rd Monday of the month).

    It seamlessly integrates and syncs with the iPhone's calendar. In all, and excellent application! :D Give it a try.

    Happy calendaring!

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