How to Search Events in the Calendar App on the iPhone & iPad

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Know you have a birthday party to go to this month but can't remember the date? Need to see when your last haircut appointment was? Here's how to search the Calendar app on your iPhone or iPad to find events and their dates. You'll have to have the events already saved to your Calendar, but most holidays (like Easter or Ramadan) are automatically saved to Calendar by default.

Related: How to Sync Apple Calendar with Google Calendar

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To find the event you're looking for in the Calendar app:

  • Open the Calendar app.

  • Tap the search icon to open the search bar.
  • Tap the search bar. 
  • Type in the name of the event or holiday. 

  • As you type, you will see events that match what you're typing. 
  • Pay attention to the result's date, as you will get results from the previous year. I have some events repeated because I have multiple calendars synced to Apple Calendar.
  • You can't use the search bar to search by date.

To search the Calendar app by month and date:

  • Make sure you are in the Month view.
  • To see a list view of your events starting from a specific day, tap on that date.
  • Tap the list icon at the top of the screen to open the list view.
  • The list view will only show dates with events, starting from the date you tapped.

To see events for a specific day only:

  • Make sure you are in the Month view.
  • Tap the date list icon at the top right.
  • Then tap a date with a grey dot. These dates have events, which will be displayed on the list.

Now you can search Apple Calendar with the search bar or by month and date!

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Hallei is a 2018 graduate of Maharishi University of Management with a BFA in Creative & Professional Writing. She's currently working on a novel about people using witchcraft to clean their houses.