Add Calendar Events on My Samsung Galaxy S5

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This article is part of the VisiHow series of tips and tricks on how to use the Samsung Galaxy S5.

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How to Add and Manage Calendar Events on your S5

Is your Samsung calendar just not big enough for you to fit in all of your events?

If you have a lot to keep track of on your calendar, or are using your Galaxy S5 to track and manage business meetings and functions, this VisiHow guide will help you. It's will show you how to add and delete events, sync the calendar events from email, and even manage or delete Facebook calendar reminders.

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Follow these steps to take control of your Samsung Galaxy S5 calendar:

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    Go to the Home screen of your Galaxy S5, and tap the 'Apps' icon.
    This icon is located on the bottom right of your Home screen.
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    Once the list of applications is opened, look for the 'S Planner' App.
    Tap the app to open it. S Planner looks like a calendar with a number inside, as shown below.
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    This will open a virtual calendar on your phone screen.
    Tap the desired date you would like to make an event for, and then tap the Plus (+) sign at the top right of your screen to add an event, or the Minus (-) sign to delete an event.
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    Now, you will need to create a name for that event.
    Make your own event name that corresponds to the event to be held on that date. Then, tap the location where the event will be held. Change the 'Start' and 'End' times to those specific of your event.
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    Once you have set up all necessary information for your calendar event, tap on 'Save'.
    This will save all of the changes you made to your calendar.
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How to Delete Calendar Events from S Planner

If you need to delete a calendar event on your Galaxy S5, or it's been canceled, this will help.

If you made an event that is not meant for that specific date, or you need to remove a canceled event, these steps will show you how to remove and delete calendar events from S Planner.

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    From the Home screen, tap the 'Apps' icon.
    This will open your Applications menu.
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    Scroll down the list of Apps, and tap on the S Planner to open it.
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    Tap the date of the event you want to edit or delete.
    Then tap the meeting note that will pop up on your screen.
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    Once there, you will need to tap the 'Trash can' icon.
    Then, tap 'OK' to confirm the deletion of your event. After that, the date will be empty. You can add a new event by referring to the steps earlier in this VisiHow guide.
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How to Sync your Samsung Galaxy S5 Calendar

Many of us have events, like birthdays or anniversaries, that are easily synced.

If you currently use a Google Calendar, Microsoft Outlook Calendar, or iCal, you can sync events seamlessly with S Planner. By syncing your existing calendar events, you will be able to seamlessly update S Planner, and benefit from existing saved events, while sharing new events across devices. Here are the steps to do this on your Galaxy S5:

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  1. 1
    From the Home screen of your phone, tap the 'Apps' icon.
    This will take you to the Applications menu.
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    On the list of Apps, tap 'S Planner'.
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    Once in 'S Planner', you will see three dots located on the top right of your screen.
    Tap them to open the drop down 'Settings' menu. Then, tap 'Sync'. Wait for your phone to sync events from your email account. These events will then appear on the dates once they have finished syncing.
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    To sync other events, you will need to have a linked Google, iCal, or Microsoft Account.
    In some cases, when other accounts aren't syncing properly, you can sync them with your Google Account, and then S Planner, which will update all of your calendars at once. To set up a Google Account, follow these steps:
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    Go to your Home screen.
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    Swipe down from the top of the screen to drag down the notification toolbar.
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    Tap the 'Settings' icon that is located on the top right side.
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    Tap the 'Key' icon for your accounts.
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    Tap the + Add Account option.
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    Tap the supported services from the list.
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    Enter your email address on the in the text field.
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    Follow the remaining steps to sync your account to your phone.
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Stop Facebook from Syncing Birthdays and Events

If you use Facebook, and it is syncing birthdays to your S Planner, you can stop it.

Facebook can sometimes take control of your calendar, adding birthday events and notifications. If you have this problem, follow these steps to turn it off and remove added birthdays.

How to Stop the Facebook App from Syncing Birthdays

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    Open your 'Facebook' application.
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    Click the 'Menu' button.
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    Scroll to the 'Help & Settings' section.
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    Click on the 'App Settings'.
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    Scroll to the 'Other Settings' section at the bottom
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    Click on 'Sync Contacts'.
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    Select 'Don't Sync from The Contacts Sync Menu'.
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    Click on 'Done'.
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    Close the 'Facebook' application.
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    Facebook should no longer sync birthdays to your S Planner.
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How to Remove Facebook Birthdays from S Planner

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    Open your 'S Planner' application.
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    Click on the 'Menu' button.
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    Click on 'Calendars'.
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    Tap on the 'Facebook' box to uncheck it.
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    Close the 'S Planner' application.
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    Open the 'S Planner' application.
    You should now see that all birthdays have been removed.
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Tips and Suggestions for Syncing S Planner Events

  • If you have problems syncing an iCloud, Microsoft, or other calendar, you may need to first sync it with your Google Account, and then sync your device to update all of your calendars.
  • To sync and update calendar events, your Galaxy S5 needs to be connected to the internet, either by WiFi, or through your data plan.
  • Make sure your events are syncing properly, by checking events on other devices. This will let you know that things are working properly.
  • Keep in mind that different software vendors may have options or requirements specific to their devices. If you get stuck, or need help, just ask us.
  • If you need to learn how to sync Microsoft Outlook Contacts to your Samsung Galaxy S5, you can do so here.
  • If you need to learn how to create a Google Account on your Samsung Galaxy, you can do so here.
  • If you need to learn how to set up a Google Account on your Samsung S5, you can do so here.
  • For additional help, please ask your question in the Question and Answers section.
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Questions and Answers

How do I add multiple recurring events?

I need to add medication reminders 2X daily - every day at specific times. I also want to add M W F event that recurs every week. I tried by hitting the + sign and adding specific times, events, etc, then the end date for 2015 = 1 year. Found multiple (as in multiplied) events daily up to 56 events by November!

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S Planner not showing Facebook birthdays & can't see the Facebook box in S Planner settings?

I'm actually trying to get the S Planner show birthdays but it doesn't. I can't see the "Facebook" for me to tick. My S Planner stopped showing/syncing birthdays after the last firmware update, advise.

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Bringing multiple calendars from different accounts?

I'm coming from an iPhone. I had 2 calendars - my personal and work. On my Galaxy S5, it seems I have to create a new account and then add to it. How can I just bring my accounts with me? And if I can't, how do I add them without creating something new?

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I want to sync my calendar to Verizon Cloud?

Your instructions say to tap "S Planner" which does not appear in my apps. Nor can I find it under the play store.

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I can send calendar postings from computer to phone but not from S5 to computer?

Any thoughts as to which setting is preventing two-way traffic?

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Remove unwanted birthday entries from my Android calendar?

I'm using a Microsoft Exchange account on my S5 with AkrutoSync to sync my Outlook 2013 (PST file) to the calendar on my phone. Via the Microsoft Exchange account numerous birthdays that I do not want are appearing on my phone. Nowhere else do I see the birthdays. On the phone if I go to Calendar, click on the vertical row of three dots, uncheck the account associated with the MS Exchange account the unwanted birthdays disappear. However if I do this then the Outlook calendar does not sync with my phone. How do I remove the birthdays I don't want on the Android calendar?

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I want to know a bit of birthday?

In my Samsung Galaxy S5 I want to know that how it shows that the birthday animation once I set the birthday

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I have a Galaxy S5. How can I avoid adding contacts and calendar items to go to the Google email instead of the Microsoft exchange?

I have my work email on my phone. I have 2 calendars that I want to view overlay (one on top of the other) like the overlay in Outlook. The 2nd issue is when I add a contact, it defaults to the "Gmail" account not the Microsoft exchange account.

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My Galaxy 5 calendar does not work?

I enter data like birthdays and save but on the calendar it shows nothing, and no notifications

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How do I get my work schedule to show on my calendar?

I know how to add the event and save it, but it will not show on the calendar

If you are adding events that are marked as saved, but the event is not showing on the calendar it usually means that you have limited your view of one or more of your calendars under the My Calendar Menu.

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On the right hand side of your Google Calendar you will see a column under the red Create button. Find the My Calenders button and click on it. In the drop down menu you will see a list of boxes to be ticked including the calendar you created called Work Schedule. Make sure it is ticked and this will make your Work Schedule visible to you.

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If that is not the issue then check the non-visible event by opening it and scrolling down to the section called Visibility. There are three circles, marked Calendar Default, Public and Private. Check the one that says Calendar Default and then click Save. This should restore your ability to view all your work schedule event.

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How to change show me: busy to show me: available?

Hi, I use my S-Planner and some birthday says show me as busy and I am not able to change since it is a shared calendar of my Facebook. So how can I change?

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How can I invite someone to an event via S Planner?

Does not appear to have any place where to put in the email address.

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Events I add on my device won't sync to my computer?

Ever since the big Google update my calendar on my S5 won't sync with my desktop calendar. Never had issues before. Spent an hour on the phone with Verizon and Samsung yesterday with no answer.

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When I type in an appointment on my calendar and save it. It doesn't save or show up?

When I type in an appointment on my calendar and save it. It doesn't save or show up. Worked a few weeks ago, but hasn't for about a week now.

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Outlook/5S communicate with each other?

Trying to get my S5 Galaxy to communicate with my Outlook calendar only. I don't want my e-mails from Outlook to go on my phone.

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I need to set an alarm for weeks in the future. how?

This would be on the Samsung 5. I've looked at the calendar and saw nothing that would do this...... I have tried: Calendar and alarm. I think it was caused by: No problem

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Actually I'm trying to remove an item?

Calendar won't allow me to remove an entry

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