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Working with Events

The Calendar application on the iCloud website makes it easy to create or change events. Its abilities are very similar to Calendar on the Mac or the iOS Calendar app, but there are a couple of differences. With the website, you can’t mark an event as one that shows that you are Busy or Free.

To create an event

  1. In the Calendars List, click to select the calendar in which you want to create the event.
  2. Do one or more of the following, and the New Event popover appears:
    • In Month view, double-click in the day in which you want the event.
    • In Day, Week, or List view, drag the mouse cursor across a time range to create an event that covers that range.
    • In any view, click the New Event button (it looks like a plus) in the lower-right corner of the window. When you do this, the event is created on the date you last selected in the calendar.
    • From the Actions pop-up menu, choose New Event.
  3. In the New Event popover circle_k.jpg, do one or more of the following:

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    circle_k.jpg Get to know the New Event popover well, because you’ll be seeing it a lot.

    • Enter the title of the event.
    • (Optional) Enter the event’s location.
    • (Optional) If the event is going to last all day, click the all-day checkbox.
    • In the From section, set the event’s starting date and time.
    • In the To section, set the event’s ending date and time.
    • (Optional) If this will be a recurring event, choose the recurring schedule from the pop-up menu next to Repeat. You can choose Every Day, Every Week, Every Month, Every Year, or Custom. If you choose Custom, you get a pop-up dialog that allows you to choose dates with any flexibility you want on a Daily, Weekly, Monthly, or Yearly basis. The Monthly or Yearly Custom choices also allow you to choose intervals such as the first, second, third, fourth, or last days of a month.
    • (Optional) If you want to be reminded before the event starts, choose from the Alert pop-up menu, and select the interval before the event. If you set an alert, a 2nd Alert pop-up menu appears, allowing you to set an interval for a second reminder. Alerts appear as notifications on your iOS devices, and also in Calendar on your Mac, and as a dialog on the iCloud website in your browser circle_l.jpg.

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      circle_l.jpg One of the places that alerts can appear is on the iCloud website.

    • (Optional) If you want, you can change the calendar for the event with a pop-up menu in the Calendar section.
    • (Optional) If you want to invite friends or colleagues to the event, enter their name or email address into the Invitees field. As you type, iCloud looks up a matching contact in your iCloud contacts list, providing a pop-up menu with possible matches. Select a contact from the menu to accept it. You can add multiple invitees to an event. If your invitees use iCloud, the invitation will appear in the Notifications button on the iCloud website, in Calendar, and in the Calendar app on their iOS devices. Invitees have the option to Accept, Decline, or mark the event as Maybe.
    • (Optional) You can also add a note to the event, perhaps with details about the meeting.
  4. Click OK to save the event.

    The event appears on your calendar.

To edit an event

Double-click an event in your calendar to bring up the popover with the event details, change the details you desire, then click OK.


In the Date or Week views, drag the top or bottom border of an event on the calendar to change its duration.

To move an event

Do one or more of the following:

  • On the calendar, drag the event from one location to where you want it. For example, you might want to move the meeting that is been rescheduled from one day to the next.
  • Double-click the event to open its pop-up window, then change the event details. You might need to use both these techniques if an event is moved both in day and time.

To delete an event

In any calendar view, click an event to select it, then press the Delete or Backspace keys.


Double-click the event to bring up the popover with the event details, then click the Delete button.

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