iOS 7.1: Calendar’s New ‘Show Events’ View for iPhone

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iOS 7 introduces a new and very welcome method of displaying events below a static display of the month. It eliminates the jarring visual transition from monthly calendar view to the hour-by-hour view. Here's how to toggle that option.

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Previously, when you tapped on a day that had a dot below the date, indicating that it contained events, there would be a dramatic change from the month view to the daily hour-by-hour view. It looked like this:

 

Tap on, say, 4 (March) and the display radically changes to hour-by-hour view.

iOS 7.1 introduces a second way to show those events. You access it by tapping the Show Events icon at the top of the calendar display, to the left of the search icon. It's circled in red below.

Now, when you tap on a day that contains events, the monthly calendar contracts slightly and creates room underneath for a list of events. That preserves the monthly view and allows you to step through days, holding the monthly calendar fixed while seeing the daily events dynamically change.

Now, monthly calendar is frozen.  Events appear below the calendar. You can tap
each day in succession. In this case, March 4 & 5.

Note also that the vertical bar (see red arrows above) in front of the event is color keyed to the specific calendar. In my case, shown here, the blue bar is for home & family events while the green bar is assigned to TMO work.

You can toggle back and forth between these modes by tapping the Show Events icon at the top of the month view. This new option is very much how the calendar worked in iOS 6 and before, and it's return will likely be greeted warmly.

Finally, note that this new feature is for the iPhone only. The iPad has enough screen real estate to handle individual events differently.

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Comments

Taiyosan

Such a relief to learn about this; really disliked the newer method of having to open the whole day and then scroll to locate the event which i could no longer remember; thank you.

vpndev

This is not exactly “new”, but is new for iOS 7.

It’s almost exactly the way iOS 6 did “month view” if you selected one day in that view.

The initial iOS 7 behavior was a terrible step backwards IMHO.

This list view is a very VERY welcome fix.

Fastflyer

No joy on the iPad. :-(

vpndev

But iPad has enough space in each day-cell to show you what’s on. Up to five (landscape) or seven (portrait) anyway.

It didn’t need the fix.

Steve Waddell

DOES NOT WORK LIKE THIS IF YOU HAVE MS EXCHANGE AS YOUR CALENDAR. 
If you are using MS Exchange, it only shows the calendar or the list, not both. 

Judy Timber

How do I see the list of all of my events coming up for the rest of the year like it did before?

Judy VW Ponn Terry

Judy timber, my thoughts exactly. How do you see the list of all the events coming up for the rest of the year like it did before?

prasanna shivakamat

To see the events coming up for the rest of the year go to day view by clicking on a day dot and tap the Show Events icon at the top of the calendar display, to the left of the search icon.

Kelly Syson

Hate the new calendar! Why are dots more convenient than seeing my events!? Now I have to click on everyday to see what it says!

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