iOS 4.2 makes it easier to keep track of family and friend’s birthdays thanks to its new found ability to display birthdays in Calendar. Getting those dates into the Calendar app, however, can be a little confusing if you don’t know where to start.
Birthday events start with the Birthday field in Contacts
To add someone’s birthday to the Calendar app, do this:
- Launch the
Contactsapp on your iPad or iPod touch. On your iPhone, tap
- Select the contact you want to add a birthday date to, then tap
Enter the date in the Birthday field
add field, then select
- Enter the birth date in the freshly added field.
Your friend’s birthday is now part of their contact info
The birthdays you add to Contacts will appear as untimed events in the Calendar app, complete with a wrapped present badge to let you they are special events.
Contact’s birthdays appear events in Calendar
[Thanks to maggiecda for asking me on Twitter about adding birthdays as events.]