Use the Calendar App on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to Manage Tasks and Events

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Samsung Galaxy Note3's Calendar application helps you stay on top of things. As the Note3's version of Galaxy S4's Planner, this application will allow you to organize your schedule and manage events, meetings, occasions and appointments. With Note3's Calendar, you won't have to worry about missing an important meeting, or won't have to face the awkwardness of forgetting your friend's birthday. You can also sync the events from different accounts on your device so you will be able to view all of your upcoming events on the application. If you want to maximize the benefits of the Calendar application, read the entire article. You can also share this article with a friend who may find this feature useful.

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Add an Event to the Calendar on Samsung Galaxy Note3

An upcoming event is something you want to be notified of, and to have easy access to. There are things you just don't want to miss. You want your life to be organized, and this is where Note3's Calendar kicks in. We will start by creating a new event. Follow the procedures below to add a new event to the Calendar on your Samsung Galaxy Note3:

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    Press the Home key to get to the Home screen.
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    Wherever you are on your device, tap on the Home button once to get to the Home screen. You can also tap on the Back key a few times until it takes you to the Home screen.
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    From the Home screen, tap on the Apps icon on the lower-right of the screen.
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    The Apps icon contains a list of all the installed applications on your Samsung Galaxy Note3.
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    From the Apps icon, look for Calendar and tap on the application, as pictured below, icon to open it.
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    Tap on a date twice.
    This will show the Add event/Add task page where you can add a specific event or task.
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    Add an event to a date by double tapping on it.
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    Add details to your event or task.
    You can add information to your event or task to make them more detailed.
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    Keep your events detailed by supplying the appropriate details on the right tabs. The following details are available to be filled in:
    • Title - Tap on the field to enter a title to your event. If possible try to make the title short but detailed enough to have a full view of the title at a single glance. (i.e. use "Eddy's 30th Birthday" instead of "30th Birthday Celebration of Eddie Peregrina").
    • Color of event - Tap on the colored square beside the title to change the color of the event. Colors of events help you categorize events by color-coding them. Depending on your preference, you may put work-related events in Red, home-related events in Yellow, and any event with your special someone in Green. You might also color-code them by importance. The important thing is, just by looking at the color of the event, you will know what type of event is coming up.
    • All Day check box - putting a check mark in this box will set the event to occur the whole day. If the event is only a one-hour event or so, then make sure that you uncheck this box.
    • From/To - These fields allow you to set the event to more than a day. Tap on the "From" field and enter the start date of the event, then tap on the "To" field and enter the end date of the event.
    • Time - This field is inaccessible when the "All day" option has been checked. This field will allow you to add start time and end time of the event.
    • Calendar - This field will allow you to choose to what account would you like to have the event or task saved. You can choose from the following:
      • My Calendar - allows you to save the event or task on the phone's internal memory. The saved event or task will not show on any online account that you have.
      • Samsung Calendar - This allows you to save the event or task to your phone and to your Samsung account. This will allow you to have access and view the event or task using other devices through your Samsung account.
      • Google/Gmail - allows you to save the event or task to your phone and to your Google account. This will allow you to have access and to view the event or task using other devices through your Google account.
      • Corporate - This allows you to save the event or task to your phone and to your Microsoft Exchange account. This will allow you to have access and to view the event or task using other devices through your Microsoft Exchange account.
    • Sticker - This will allow to add an icon that will appear next to your event that represent the type of event you have planned.
    • Repeat - This allows you to choose the recurrence option of the event. You can choose from the following Repeat options:
      • One-Time Event - The event will not be repeated, it is a one-time event that is not expected to happen again, or an event that may happen again but you have no definite schedule yet. An example of a one-time event is when you are meeting up a friend from abroad.
      • Daily - The event will recur daily on the dates that you choose. An example of a daily event is if you are attending a 5-day seminar.
      • Weekly - The event will recur weekly on the dates that you choose. An example of a weekly event is the Sunday gym workout schedule that you have planned for the next three months, or a dance class every Tuesday at 8pm.
      • Every 2 Weeks - The event will recur bi-weekly on the dates that you choose. An example of an event that is held every two weeks is the prayer meeting that is scheduled every other Friday.
      • Monthly - The event will recur monthly on the dates that you choose. An example of a monthly event is when you are scheduled to go to your doctor every 5th of the month for the next two years for your monthly throat checkup.
      • Yearly - The event will recur yearly on the date that you choose. An example of a yearly event are anniversaries and birthdays, as these events happen once a year and on the same dates.
    • Reminder - Your phone will let you know of the upcoming event. You can choose to be notified a certain amount of time before the event or receive an email notification.
    • Location - This allows you to enter the venue of the event. You can also search for the location using Google Map.
    • Description - This allows you to enter a description of the event.
    • Participants - This allows you to enter people who will attend the even too. You can choose from the people in your Contacts.
    • Show Me As - This allows you to choose your status when you share your calendar to others. You can choose between being Busy or Available.
    • Privacy - This allows you to change the privacy settings of the event. You can choose to share it with others and make it Public or make it a Private event so only you can see it.
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    Tap on the Save button to save the event.
    This event will also be synchronized with your chosen account. Take note that syncing requires an internet connection.
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    When you are done with the details, tap on the Save button on the upper-right part of the screen to save the event.
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View Events on the Calendar on Samsung Galaxy Note3

Read through this section to learn on how to view events or tasks on your Samsung Galaxy Note3.

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    Press the Home key to get to the Home screen.
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    Wherever you are on your device, tap on the Home button once to get to the Home screen. You can also tap on the Back key a few times until it takes you to the Home screen.
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    From the Home screen, tap on the Apps icon on the lower-right part of the phone.
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    Located on the lower-right part of your Home screen. The Apps icon contains a list of all the installed applications on your Samsung Galaxy Note3.
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    From Apps icon, look for Calendar and tap on the application icon to open it.
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    From the list of the applications on your device tap on the Calendar app icon as highlighted on the picture.
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    From Calendar, choose a view type on the right part of the screen.
    You can choose from any of these view tabs:
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    Illustrated above are the available view options for Calendar. Tap on any of the six tabs to view events and tasks based on the tab's title.
    • Year - allows you to view events for the whole year.
    • Month - allows you to view events for a particular month.
    • Week - allows you to view events for a particular week.
    • Day - allows you to view events scheduled for a particular day.
    • List - allows you to view all of the events listed in chronological order.
    • Task - allows you to view all of the tasks listed in chronological order.
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    You have learned how to effectively view events on your Samsung Galaxy Note3.
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Erase Events on the Calendar on Samsung Galaxy Note3

Read through this section to learn on how to delete events or tasks on your Samsung Galaxy Note3.

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    Press the Home key to get to the Home screen.
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    Wherever you are on your device, tap on the Home button one to get to the Home screen. You can also tap on the Back key a few times until it takes you to the Home screen.
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    From the Home screen, tap on the Apps icon on the lower-right part of the phone.
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    Located on the lower-right part of your Home screen. The Apps icon contains a list of all the installed applications on your Samsung Galaxy Note3.
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    From Apps icon, look for Calendar and tap on the application icon to open it.
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    From the list of applications on your device, tap on the Calendar app icon as highlighted on the picture.
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    Tap on the Menu key (lower-left key of the phone) to see available options, and touch the Delete option.
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    The Menu key on the lower-left part of your phone will display available options for the calendar.
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    Tap on the box to the right side of the event(s) that you want to delete.
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    The list of events to be deleted will show arranged in chronological order. Select the events you want to delete.
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    Tap on the Delete button.
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    After choosing the events that you want to delete, tap on the Delete button on the upper-right part of the screen.
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    Confirm the deletion by tapping on the OK button when you see the Confirm Delete prompt.
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    You have successfully learned how to delete an event or task on Samsung Galaxy Note3.
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  • Note - if you are deleting a recurring event, you have the option to delete only the selected event by choosing Only This Event, or deleting all the recurring events by choosing All Repetitive Events.
  • Some events cannot be deleted. If an event was only synced to your device and originated from a different application, then you cannot delete the event. You can only delete an event from the application where it originated.

Manage Calendar Settings on Samsung Galaxy Note3

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    Press the Home key to get to the Home screen.
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    Wherever you are on your device, tap on the Home button once to get to the Home screen. You can also tap on the Back key a few times until it takes you to the Home screen.
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    From the Home screen, tap on the Apps icon on the lower-right part of the phone.
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    Located on the lower-right part of your Home screen. The Apps icon contains a list of all the installed applications on your Samsung Galaxy Note3.
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    From Apps icon, look for Calendar and tap on the application icon to open it.
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    From the list of applications on your device, tap on the Calendar app icon - as highlighted in the picture.
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    From Calendar, press on the Menu button to view available options.
    The options and their descriptions are:
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    The Menu key on the lower-left part of your phone will display available options for the calendar.
    • Go To - allows you to go to a chosen date on the calendar.
    • Delete - allows you to delete an event, task, or any other entry from the calendar.
    • Search - allows you to search for an event, task, or any other entry from the calendar.
    • Sync - allows you to sync your calendar events to your chosen online account. This option requires internet connection.
    • Calendars - allows you to view tasks and events from the calendars on your accounts.
    • Settings - allows you to view additional settings depending on the type of calendar view.
      • View Styles - allows you to choose the default viewing style for the Month and Week views.
      • First Day of the Week - allows you to choose the first day of the week on your calendar. By default, the first day of the week is Sunday.
      • Hide Declined Events - allows you to hide events and task that you declined.
      • Lock Time Zone - allows you to lock your time zone so that it will remain the same even if you move to a location with a different time zone.
      • Show Week Number allows you to display the week numbers on your calendar when viewing in Week and Month views.
      • Hide Completed Tasks - allows you to hide the completed tasks. To hide a completed task put a check mark on the tick box beside it.
      • Weather - allows you to display the weather forecast for seven days. Put a check mark on the box to display weather.
      • Set Alerts and Notifications - allows you to choose the type of notification that you will receive when an event or task in upcoming. The following options are available: Alert, Status Bar Notifications, and Off.
      • Select Ringtone - allows you to choose a ringtone for your notifications and alerts.
      • Vibration - allows you to enable haptic (vibrating) feedback.
      • Quick Responses - allows you to create a template with quick responses for email purposes.
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    You have learned about the settings on the Calendar of your Samsung Galaxy Note3.
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Questions and Answers

What happened to the "Group" option in my Galaxy S3 calendar?

I have been using my calendar app on the Galaxy S3 for six months or so. I separate all my tasks by group, like personal, business, organizations (non profits like historical society) It was so convenient. Recently I lost that field. Did I lose them? Did I reset something wrong? Did Galaxy get rid of that field? If they did without giving a people an option to record that info, I would be upset. Thank you for all your work.

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If you just updated the app, it could mean that they somehow removed it, or it's a bug. It's also possible that it can be found in the options and not on the date settings. What you can do is look for it first. If you can't find it, try re-installing the app and check (could be a bug). If you wish to inform them about the missing feature, open the app and go to settings>report a problem.

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Appointments disappear from Note3 Calendar?

The events and appointments in April, May & June have disappeared from the Note3 calendar. I've replaced them and then a week or 2 later they aren't there. Why? Can I back this up somewhere?

As it pertains to your calendar, your appointments should remain in your calendar, however, the day after your appointment, the event is removed from your calendar.

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All of a sudden, my calendar app won't allow me to create reminders or recurring events?

I have lost quite a bit of functionality with the Samsung calendar app on my Galaxy Note3

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How do I delete a repeating event without deleting all future events?

How do I delete a repeating event without deleting all future events. When I try deleting the only option is all repetitive events. The phone is a new Samsung Galaxy Note3.

That's your only option. If you want to delete the repeating event, it will delete all the repeating events in the future. If you do not want that to happen, then you can simply leave the event alone until it passes allowing the other events to stay in tact.

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Reminder notification of calendar events?

I want to use the Adams Family calendar notification on my Samsung Galaxy Note3 SM-N9005. I have changed the notification in the settings but what happens when the 1st notification is made it starts with Adams Family 2-3 bars and then goes another tone 2-3 bars. However if you push snooze it comes up with the complete Adams family as desired. I have been able to customize my message notifications and ringtones but this one is a puzzle. I have tried other calendar notifications and they are all the same, it seems that there is a preset notification there. I would appreciate any help you can give. Thank you.

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My Galaxy Note3 calendar deletes calendar information after one month?

I loose my calendar information one month to the day. Example - March 13 and prior information is gone - it is now April 14. How can I get the calendar to keep the information on the calendar?

You should check your archive settings. Most smartphones these days allow for automatic delete or archiving of certain items, to avoid getting your phone too congested with information at any given time. If you see that your calendar information gets lost after a month, you may have set the archiving for that period of time only. Go to settings and check it and then reset to a longer period of time. You can also opt not to archive at all.

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The calendar header is bright green, yuck?

Is it possible to change the colours of the bar without using an external app?

The default calendar app has the ability to add "stickers" to it while you edit it out which also has the some colors but not all. However, if you wish to have all the colors, you would still have to download the updated Google Calendar app.

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Samsung S3 calendar display date begins with Sat. instead of Sunday?

My calendar begins with Saturday and I want it to begin with Sunday like my wife's phone. How do I change that?

You can go to settings and change the layout of your calendar from there. It will ask you what day do you want the week to start.

If you happen to have different calendars on your device, you should also customize the settings for each of them.

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Calendar app with Note3--does it sync the Tasks with Google?

I use the calendar app that came with the Note3. It syncs with my Google calendar without any problems. I cannot get the Tasks to sync with Google. Any help? I've looked in the settings and cannot find a way to sync the tasks on my Google with the phone.

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It actually should be able to sync both the calendar and the tasks, unless you put a limit in terms of what will be shared between the two devices. Check your privacy settings to see which ones are shared and which ones put a limit in terms of access. What's good with most Samsung devices is that they usually don't have a difficult time syncing with Google apps, so this shouldn't create too much trouble, unless you have personally set some limitations.

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Us holidays disappeared from my calendar. Do you know what happen?

Us holidays disappeared from my calendar. Do you know what happen?

If US holidays seem to have disappeared from your calendars or fail to sync properly then here is what you have to do:

  • Go to "Settings".
  • Click on the running "Apps".
  • Select "All".
  • Hit "Clear Data" option in the Calendar Storage.
  • Re-sync Google Calendars.

That's basically what you have to do to recover US holidays and other missing ones on your calendars.

I want to sync tasks between my desktop Google calender and my Samsung calendar. Everything I read says it can't be done. :-(?

I want to sync tasks between my desktop Google calender and my Samsung calendar. Everything I read says it can't be done. :-(

What you must do is install a Google account onto your device and launch it there. Once you do that, you will see an option to access your device's calendar to sync it. You have to authorize that function in order to make the sync work.

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Using Galaxy Note3's Tasks is not easy - how to find them once entered?

Tasks entered on Note3's native calendar disappear unless they have an alarm. Don't sync with Google

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Phone and Contacts Icons have disappeared from my screen. How do I get them back?

I have a Samsung Note3 phone. It was displaying the phone icon where I could see my call log and contacts icon before but for some reason, I cannot see them. How do I get them back.

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How do I change the account that my tasks are assigned to?

Right now my tasks are only showing in an email account I set up for the phone when I first got it. Now I have a work account and I need the task function for it. The only option I see is Samsung Tasks and it has the original email address tied to it. Can you change this?

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View Gmail Calendar not Outlook / Hotmail?

I added an Outlook calendar to my Note3. I'm having some syncing issues and I'm trying to figure out the best calendar to use - without having to view duplicate appointments. My Hotmail / Outlook calendar is NOT the way to go so now I want to change back to viewing my Gmail calendar. When I put the check mark by my Gmail calendar it just goes away. Also when I try to get rid of the check mark by my Hotmail calendar it won't go away and just reappears.

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Task list missing after Lollipop update?

Is there another calendar available to view the task list after Lollipop update? I can only view events but no tasks now.

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I have a Note3 that updated to droid version 5.0 last night and as ALWAYS stuff has stopped working or changed. This time my calendar display, which was on my desktop has gone and I can't restore it. It was a quick easy way to view my daily agenda without having to open the Samsung calendar app. Is there a way to restore that calendar view?

Samsung Note3 calendar display

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Hi,, it;s me again, I still need your help can you assist me again? Was it me who got disconnected? Hi, are you there still? Can you still help?

Calendar date is wrong I need fixing. I have tried: I'm lost

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