More than 1 calendar, how to change color?

ibodybuild

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I'm using outlook and have 2 calendars setup. Now it syncs both calendars fine to the iPhone, but I was wondering how do you change the colors of the calendar items that are displayed on the iPhone? for some reason it set as default "red" for my personal calendar and "orange" for my school calendar... how do I switch these to different colors?

Thanks
 

cabinets

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Go to settings. Tap mail,contacts,calendars. At the very bottom, you can change the default. Not sure you can change them on demand without changing the default.
 

showguy

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You cannot directly select the calendar colors. They are assigned to synced calendars in a specific order. To get a calendar to be a specific color, you'd need to sync 'empty' calendars to 'use up' the other (undesirable) colors in the list order.
 

jsntrenkler

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You cannot directly select the calendar colors. They are assigned to synced calendars in a specific order. To get a calendar to be a specific color, you'd need to sync 'empty' calendars to 'use up' the other (undesirable) colors in the list order.
Why must we have these terrible work around, perhaps Apple would consider fixing this?
 

OJsakila

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is it not practical for you to merge the two calendars in outlook? I had at one time several calendars. Work, personal, and several I got from iCal like musician's birthdays and special historical days... It was hell on the iPhone seeing everything at once. So, I combined them into one single calendar in outlook it and works great.
 

OJsakila

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in outlook you pick one of your calendars and then change the view to see all apointments then right click and copy then go to another calendar, view all appointments then paste. Now the calendar has bothe caledars' appontments in it. Do this for as many calendars as you like and keep copying into the same calendar. You can go back later and delete the extra calendars leaving just the one then synch your iPhone!
 

impaler

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The only way to manage the calendar colors is through iCal. If you don't have a Mac, you don't have control of colors assigned. Kind of ridiculous.
 

Jan Oonk

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You can change color per calendar on iOS:
  • To change a calendar's color, in iPhone Calendar tap on the Calendars button in the top-left of the display.
  • On the resulting Calendars display you can see the colors assigned to which calendars. To modify a calendar's color tap on the Edit button at the top-right of the Calendars display.
  • Tap on the calendar whose color you want to change on the Edit Calendars display.
  • On the Edit Calendar display select from the list of color choices.
  • Tap Done when finished to return to the Edit Calendars display.
  • Tap Done to return to the Calendars display.
  • Tap Done on the Calendars display to return to the main iPhone Calendar display.