Question about setting up a reminder/event in calendar

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by ZepFloyd, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. ZepFloyd macrumors member

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    so...in advance of me getting my iphone 7...i was wondering if there was a way to setup a reminder/event in the calendar app on a rotating schedule.

    what i mean by that is...essentially i have an event/reminder say on a monday...the following week i need that same reminder but on that tuesday...then the following week on that wednesday...following week thursday...etc.

    this way i don't have to type it in individually for every week, which would save some time haha

    is that possible? i haven't had an iphone since the 4...but my current smartphone calendar app doesn't seem to be able too.

    if all else fails i guess i could always download a 3rd party calendar app that might be able to do this. was hoping maybe just the default would though.

    thanks for any feedback
     
  2. gwhizkids macrumors 68020

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    I don't think you can do that with the iOS calendar app. What you're describing would actually be difficult, even in Outlook.
     
  3. ZepFloyd thread starter macrumors member

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    i don't have an iphone to look at...but is there an option to repeat an event/reminder every 8 days? that would achieve my desired outcome right? is that an option in the iOS calendar?
     
  4. C DM, Sep 18, 2016
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    C DM macrumors Westmere

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    You should be able to do it by scheduling it using Siri which allows for various custom repeat schedules. You should also be able to set up a custom repeat right from the Reminders or Calendar app.
     
  5. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    In iOS 9 you can set either an event in Calendar or a reminder in Reminders to repeat every 8 days. I don't know about iOS 10 but I'd be surprised if that's changed.
     
  6. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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    You can still do that. Op you can do what you want to accomplish with the default calendar app.
     
  7. gwhizkids macrumors 68020

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    I stand corrected! Learn something new every day!
     
  8. ZepFloyd thread starter macrumors member

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