Use your Smartphone as a planner/calendar

Whether you have an iPhone or an Android phone, you have an awesome built-in calendar for keeping track of appointments. Thanks to digital assistants like Google and Siri, you can add appointments to your calendar by just saying, “Add an appointment.”

Let’s take a look at how to open your calendar.  As you’d expect, just look for the icon that says Calendar.


Tap to open and view your calendar. To add an event, just tap the + icon and put in the details.


Here’s what the calendar icon looks like on an iPhone.



Just as with the Android version, you tap the + sign to add an event.


If you have Google Assistant set up to respond to “Okay, Google” on your phone, you could also set an appointment by just saying, “Okay, Google, set an appointment” and then speak the details.


On the iPhone, Siri works much the same way. Once activated, you could set a reminder by saying, “Hey, Siri, remind me to call my sister tonight.”


You can be reminded of birthdays, anniversaries, work appointments. Weekly, daily, monthly, annual, or one-time occasions. It’s a great use of your phone. And you probably won’t forget much, since your calendar is always with you.

2 thoughts on “Use your Smartphone as a planner/calendar

  1. I have an Android device, Samsung S5, and the Calendar App works fine for noting appointments, but I do not see any way to have it “remind me” of an upcoming event, other me opening the calendar to check what’s coming up. Is there a “reminder” function?

    1. If you have your Google Assistant activated, just either say “OK Google” or tap the microphone and say ‘Remind me to” or set a Reminder.”

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