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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by eilee, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. eilee

    eilee Lurker
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    I am thinking of getting an Eris, but am concerned about the calender. I am a therapist and need the calender not only to make reoccurring appointments, but I often need to change one of the occurances while keeping the rest in tact. Is this possible to do with the Eris? When I went to the Verizon store, they told me the calender wasn't taht sophisticated and that I should stick with my Blackberry.


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  2. cap10mark

    cap10mark Member

    I use my google calendar and use it a lot. I have yet to have a problem with anything relating to my calendar. Not sure on reoccurring appointments, never tried it, but check the google calendar online.
  3. Jlopcpa

    Jlopcpa Member

    Yes you can.

    I just tried it on my ERIS and I had several Google Calendar events set up, when I opened one of the recurring events on the phone and selected edit, the following options came up...Change only this event, Change all events in this series, Change this and all future events.

    That being said, coming from Palm, while the calendar does a decent job it is the one disappointment with the ERIS I have, but I am not that dependent on it. It is a great phone otherwise.
  4. eilee

    eilee Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks. That's helpful.
    Can you tell me what other things about the calender have been disappointing? The calender for me is the most important thing I need to work well.
  5. falexs

    falexs Member

    I remember reading a few threads about issues with the calendar. Try searching the thread.
  6. thetomlin2

    thetomlin2 Guest

    What do you need the calendar to do? Lets us know and we can let you know if these things are possible.

    You are able to create reoccurring appointments and change/delete one or all. You can set up multiple calendars for different types of events. For instance I have three Google calendars; one for myself, one for my Wife and I, and one for my kids. All sync between Google calendar and my phone. There are multiple widgets that allow you to display the calendar on your home screen in just about every size and display type (monthly, weekly, daily, or agenda).
  7. eilee

    eilee Lurker
    Thread Starter

    That's really helpful. I was told at Verizon that this wasn't possible. I use Outlook for my calender. How difficult is it to sync between the two?
    Also, I noticed in another post that someone said you weren't able to sync Tasks and Notes...
  8. whenpigsfly

    whenpigsfly Newbie

    Hi, former BB user here, I have another calendar question: With my BB calendar, I was able to set appointments on a bi-weekly basis (i.e. I have a business meeting every other Wednesday). I have not found a way to do this with the Eris/Google. Am I missing something?
  9. ttran97

    ttran97 Android Enthusiast

    Go to gmail.com on the computer and then click on Calendar. When you add a new event, such as "meeting" for friday, you can click on "edit event details". Then select "repeats weekly". Then you can select Repeats every 1 - 30 weeks (you'll get a drop-down menu).

    Then sync with your phone and you're good to go.

    In case you don't know how to force a sync with your phone, from the home screen, click Menu -> Settings -> Data Synchronization -> Google -> then make sure Calendar is checked...and press Menu -> Sync now
  10. eilee

    eilee Lurker
    Thread Starter

    So are you saying you can only do this from your computer and not on the device itself?
  11. whenpigsfly

    whenpigsfly Newbie


    Easy enough :rolleyes: Thanks for the response.
  12. thetomlin2

    thetomlin2 Guest

    You can create single events on the devise and delete/change events on the devise. Any reoccurring event have to be done online ... I suppose you could do that on the browser on the device. There may also be some calendar apps that allow you to do it on the device, not sure though
  13. ttran97

    ttran97 Android Enthusiast

    eilee...thetomlin2 is correct. I don't see a way to make the event recurring from the phone. I tried using the mobile web version of Calendar, but it would only let me edit the time, but not make it recurring. *** Edit: whoops, see davbak's reply for instructions on how to make events recurring ***

    I'm sure there are many other Calendar apps out there to try from the Market. The beauty of having an Android phone is all the free and/or cheap programs available.

    whenpigsfly... You're welcome! It's all pretty easy and intuitive so you should get the hang of it quickly.
  14. tman065

    tman065 Newbie

    There are apps that sync Tasks, Notes...do a general search for "exchange" and "outlook", and you'll get lots of threads to look at.

    There is one called Touchdown that costs $10 that gets a lot of positive talk here...
  15. Magnus_CA

    Magnus_CA Member

    Anyone have trouble losing the little dog ear marks on their calendar from time to time on the HTC full calendar widget? My reminders/appoint ments are still there but I have to select a day to see them. If I remove the calendar widget and re-add it the calendar marks come back.
  16. davbak

    davbak Well-Known Member

    Maybe I'm not understanding what you're looking for, but you can absolutely create re-occuring events on the Eris calendar. When you're setting up a new event, at the very bottom of the screen (scroll down) there is a "Repeat" drop down. Your options are One-time event, Daily, Every weekday, Weekly, Monthly , or Yearly.

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  17. thetomlin2

    thetomlin2 Guest

    I had the same problem ... there is even a thread about it, no one has found a fix. I dont use it anymore and instead use an adgenda type widget for the calendar, and I like it a lot more. Here is a link to the widget, it is free of charge.

    Android Agenda Widget v0.7.52 Application for Android | Productivity

    Nice find! Very helpful, thanks
  18. optocop

    optocop Lurker

    The calendar is the only thing that has disappointed me. I don't understand why I am not able to swipe from one day to the next, instead of backing out to month view and selecting the next day.
    I've tried several calendar apps that are cool but when viewing a single day, I still connotes just slide to the next day.
    Am I missing something, or does anyone know a better app that will slide to next/previous day?
  19. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead

    Try viewing it in agenda instead of single day view. Agenda will allow you to view a list of events for the week.
  20. optocop

    optocop Lurker

    Yeah, I do that now but when I'm trying to see the best time to schedule future appointments, I'd find it easier to slide back and forth.
    I am both organizationally challenged and a little lazy. So anything that makes calendars easier is good for me.
    Thanks , I'll keep looking. Just seems silly not to have it already.
  21. mj_b90

    mj_b90 Well-Known Member

    To clarify what davbak said about creating re-occuring events, you can create an event and apply those default frequencies that he mentioned but you cannot use custom patterns or set an end date. But then you can edit all of that in Google Calendar on a computer and it will sync with your phone.
  22. dmwiecz

    dmwiecz Lurker

    Anybody figured out how to change the date of one occurence of a recurring appointment on the phone? I also have the Eris. Let's say I have a recurring appointment that happens every Tuesday, but for this week ONLY, I want to change it to Wed. If I say that I want to edit only that occurence, it will let me highlight the date, but nothing I do on the device will allow me to change it. I've tried clicking, long presses, everything I can think of. I'm sure I could change it on the computer, but I need this calendar on my phone to be pretty self-sufficient. If I had my computer with me all the time, I wouldn't need a calendar on my phone. Thanks in advance for any help.
  23. doogald

    doogald Extreme Android User

    I have a recurring event on my calendar for tonight, actually. I clicked on it in the Agenda view, and it showed me the event details. When I clicked "Menu", then chose "Edit", it popped up a menu which asked "Change only this event", "Change all events in the series", or "Change this and all future events."

    Are you seeing something different?
  24. dmwiecz

    dmwiecz Lurker

    No, I see that, but if you click on "change only this event," then try to change the date of that one occurence and tell me what happens. I'm unable to select the date to change it. Thanks.
  25. tbred

    tbred Lurker

    It looks like you have to change the "repeat" option from "weekly" to "one time event" in order to change the date.

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