The Calendars app on your iPhone is very helpful for keeping track of events. But a calendar needs to be attached to an account so that it can sync to other devices and be shared. There are several different calendars that are compatible with the iPhone, but perhaps the easiest one to use is an iCloud calendar, since you have an iCloud account from your Apple ID.
But if you have read any tutorials about managing your calendars, you may have found that you cannot even access a calendar. This is likely due to the iCloud calendar feature being turned off on your iPhone. Fortunately this is a feature that you can enable directly from your device by following our guide below.
Enabling Calendars in iCloud on the iPhone
This tutorial was performed on an iPhone 5 that is using the iOS 7 version of the operating system. If the screenshots below look different on your iPhone, then you may not have updated your phone to iOS 7. You can read this article to learn how to update to iOS 7.
Step 1: Touch the Settings icon on your iPhone home screen.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the iCloud option.
Step 3: Touch the button to the right of Calendars to turn it on. When the feature is enabled there will be green shading around the slider button, as in the image below.
Now that you have enabled the calendars feature of iCloud, you can read this article to learn how to create a new calendar on your iPhone.
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