How do I use the Samsung calendar app?

How do I use the Samsung Calendar app

Samsung Calendar app has everything you need to organise your diary. Add events, set reminders and even sync other digital calendars to stay on top of your routine.

Getting started

Launch the Calendar app

To find the Calendar app, swipe up or down on the home screen to reveal the Apps screen. If you can't see the app on the Apps screen, look in the "Samsung folder" or use the Search function. If you still can't find the app, download it from the Galaxy Store.

Calendar app icon

Basic navigation

Calendar app is displayed






Tap here for more options.


Date Select

Tap here to quickly change the date, month and year to jump to a specific date.


Drawing mode

This option is only available while looking at the monthly view on specific devices that have an S pen. Use drawing mode to doodle on your calendar just like if it were hung on the wall.



This button will quickly take you to the current date.



You can see the title of your events on the calendar itself. Tap an event to expand it.


Selection box

The outline around a date shows you the date you have selected. When you open the calendar, it will automatically select the current date.


Current date

The current date will be highlighted to make it easier to see.


Add event

Tap this button to create an event. The date of the event will be automatically entered as whichever day is currently selected with the selection box.


Swipe left or right

Swipe left or right to switch the month that you are currently looking at.


Swipe up

Swipe up one or two times to see more information about the date that you have selected.

Change the view

You can change the view of the calendar to easily see the whole year, month, week or just a single day. Tasks and reminders used to be integrated into the calendar app but have been moved to give you greater options. From the menu you can tap Reminder, to jump straight to the reminder app.

1 Tap the Menu icon.
Menu icon is selected in the Calendar app
2 Tap "Year", "Month", "Week" or "Day".
Month view selected in the Calendar app
Add or edit an event

There are two ways to create an event. The quickest way is to tap and hold the Calendar app icon, then tap "Add event". Alternatively, tap to open the Calendar app, then:

1 Double tap the day you'd like to create an event for or tap the + icon.
Day is selected in Calendar view
2 Fill in the event details.

  • Add a title for your event.
  • Tap the dot next to the Title to change the colour for the event.
  • Tap "Start" and "End" to change the date and time of the event or tap "All day".
  • Tap Location to add an address or tap "Map" to choose the location on the map.
  • Tap Calendar to select which calendar that this event is added to.
  • Tap Alert to adjust how and when you will be alerted about your event. Tap the + icon to add additional alerts.To change the alert style and settings, from the calendar, tap the Menu icon, then tap the Settings icon. The alert options can be found under the "More settings" heading .
  • Tap Repeat if you would like to create a recurring event, for example a weekly meeting. To repeat on a specific frequency, tap "Customise". For example, to repeat on the last Friday of each month, select "1" and "month" and "On the 4th Friday".
  • Tap Notes to add more details about your event.
  • Tap Attach file to add an attachment from the Gallery or Samsung Notes apps.
  • Tap Invitee to send an event invitation.


Please note: Some options may not be available for all calendars. For example, the option to add an invitee is not available for the default Calendar (Samsung Account).

Add event details in the Calendar app
3 Tap Save to create the event.
4 To edit an event, tap the day of the event you'd like to change. Tap and hold the event itself, then tap "Edit".
Edit event is selected in the Calendar app
Share an event

You can share your events through email, WhatsApp, Bluetooth and more, so that no matter what platform your connections are on they will never be left out. There are two ways to share events: share the event or add invitees.


Share the event:

1 Tap on the day of the event, then tap and hold the event itself.
2 Tap "Share".
Share an event in the Calendar app
3 You have to option to share as a Calendar file or as Text file. Sharing as a Calendar file allow the recipient to easily add it to their own calendar while a Text file just provides the details of the event.
Calendar file is selected in the Calendar app
4 Tap the app that you would like to use to share your event.
Calendar events can be shared via a variety of apps

Add invitees:


Some calendars, such as your Google calendar, will let you add invitees when creating or editing an event.

Please note: The option to add invitees is not available for all calendars, for example the default Calendar (Samsung Account).

1 Create a new event or edit an existing event.
2 Select a calendar that supports invitees, such as your Google calendar.

Tap to add an Invitee.

Add an invite to an event in the Calendar app
4 Tap "Contacts" or type the email address of the person you would like to invite.
5 Tap "Save" to send the invite.

Once saved, your invitees will receive the invitation. They can then accept or decline your invitation. To check the status of your invitee request(s), tap the event in your Calendar, then tap "Details" which is next to Invitee.

Delete an event

To delete events individually:

1 Find and tap on the day of the event you want to change.
2 Tap and hold the event.
3 Tap "Delete".
Delete an event in the Calendar app

To delete all events in your calendar:

Please note: This will delete all the Calendar app's data including all events, settings and accounts.

1 Go to "Settings", then tap "Apps".
2 Tap the More options icon (three dots), then tap "Show system apps".
Show system apps is selected in the Calendar app
3 Scroll down, then tap "Calendar storage".
4 Tap "Storage", then "Clear data".
Storage is selected in Calendar storage
Clear data for Calendar storage
Add a calendar

The Samsung calendar app lets you bring together your events from other calendars including Gmail, Google, and Microsoft Exchange. This makes it easy to create shared calendars and import any you may already have. You can also add an alternative calendar such as lunar, Hijri or Shamsi calendars. You can also turn on calendar syncing so that your calendars stay up to date across all your devices.


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1 Tap the Menu icon.
2 Tap the Settings icon.
3 Tap "Alternative calendar" to select from the options or skip this step if you prefer to add a Calendar linked to another account such as Google or Microsoft Exchange.
4 Tap "Add new account".
Add account to the Calendar app
5 Tap the type of account you want to add, then follow the on-screen instructions to finish adding your calendar.
Google account type is selected in the Calendar app
6 Once you have added your calendar, tap the Menu icon, then tap "Sync now" to add the events from the calendar you have just added to your Samsung Calendar. If the events are not showing up, make sure that the new calendar is selected under the "Calendars" heading.
Sync Calendar app is selected
Share a calendar

There are a couple of ways you can share your diary with another person. You can either share individual events or you can share an entire calendar. To share an entire calendar with others, create a shared calendar using your preferred platform (for example Google Calendar), then add the calendar to the Samsung Calendar app and sync the events.

Hide a calendar
1 Tap the Menu icon.
Menu icon is selected in the Calendar app
2 Under the calendar heading, tap the down arrow next to the calendar you'd like to change. Then, select or deselect the types of events, such as public holidays or birthdays, that you would like to be displayed in the Samsung Calendar app.
Select the calendars to display
Remove a calendar

Sometimes hiding a calendar from your display isn't enough. If you would like to remove a calendar completely you can do so through your settings.

Please note: Removing an account will also remove it from any other apps. For example, if the calendar you want to remove is associated with an email account it will also be removed from the email app.

1 Go to "Settings", then tap "Accounts and backup".
2 Tap "Accounts".
3 Tap the account that you would like to remove.
4 Tap "Remove account", then tap "Remove account" to confirm.
Add a calendar to your home screen

To add your calendar to your home screen, you can add the Calendar widget to your home screen.


Find out more about widgets and how to add them to your smartphone or tablet.

Calendar app is displayed as a widget on the home screen

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