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General Calendar changes Are Horrible

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by nicolett, Jun 4, 2015.

  1. nicolett

    nicolett Newbie
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    I use my phone for business so the calendar is very important for me. On my Samsung Galaxy S5, the calendar was great. Now that I've switched over to the S6 I'm realizing all the changes Samsung made to the calendar that has made it worse.

    1) I use to be able to tap on an event and it would then bring up a box with all the event info. The S6 calendar does not do this, now when I tap on an event, it immediately takes me into the edit mode.

    2) On the S5 calendar, I was able to tap on an event, which brings up a box with all the event info,then I could tap on the 3 little dots in the top right and hit "copy". It would copy the entire event so that I could paste it somewhere else. This option is not available on the S6 which is frustrating.

    3) On the S5, if I typed a phone number in when creating an event, later I can go back and just tap on the phone number and it would go to the keypad with that number already there so I can just hit the call button. This is also no longer an option. On the S6, if I tap on the phone number, it just brings up the cursor in edit mode.

    4) On the S5 calendar, I could tap on an event, then long press on the event info that I typed at the top and then tap select all, and it would select all the text, then I could tap copy. This is no longer an option on the S6. I can long press, then tap select all, but then it gives me no options after that to copy what was selected. How does that make any sense.

    So far, these are all the things that Samsung has decided to change going from the S5 to the S6. Really,they just eliminated a bunch of useful options that has now made the S6 calendar difficult to use.
     

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  2. nelamvr6

    nelamvr6 Well-Known Member

    Why, oh why, are you using the Samsung calendar at all? Why aren't you using the Google Calendar?
     
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  3. nicolett

    nicolett Newbie
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    I don't know. LOL.

    I guess, I've always used the one already on the phone and have never tried another. I've never had a reason to since the calendar does everything I needed it too.

    I guess it's time to try the Google Calendar. Will I be able to import all of the events from the Samsung calendar?
     
  4. nelamvr6

    nelamvr6 Well-Known Member

    I believe that the stock Samsung calendar app uses Google's calendar to track things anyway. If you log into your Google account online on your desktop, and then go to Google Calendar on your desktop, do you see all of your events?

    There are literally dozens of Calendar apps in the Play store. If you keep your events in Google's calendar ecosystem, you can use any of them.
     
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  5. nelamvr6

    nelamvr6 Well-Known Member

    I am currently using a calendar app called aCalendar, which is free in the Play Store. Any calendar you try might have a learning curve, but you may find that there is one that really suits you well. And the good news is that you can then use that calendar app no matter which phone you end up using. And so long as you maintain your schedule in Google's ecosystem, the app you use doesn't matter at all, your events will be available to you.
     
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  6. nicolett

    nicolett Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks, I appreciate your help. I will definitely be looking into a new one. It's ashame Samsung changed theirs because it was perfect the way it was.
     
  7. nelamvr6

    nelamvr6 Well-Known Member

    Maybe this is a blessing in disguise. If they hadn't changed their app you might not have seen the benefit of trying different apps...
     
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  8. nicolett

    nicolett Newbie
    Thread Starter


    True lol
     

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