iOS 6.0.1 How-to Tips: Change Your iPhone Calendars Order via iCloud

iPhone owners expected Apple to allow them to change the order of calendars with the iOS 6 and the latest
iOS 6.0.1 updates. However, that was not the case. With the new updates and the release of the iPhone 5, iPhone owners are still unable to change calendar order. With iOS 6 or iOS 6.0.1 you only allowed to show or hide particular calendars with a tap on the selected calendar with the default calendar app on the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

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Apple simply threw us a bone with iOS 6 by allowing us to only re-order different calendars on the iPhone 5 or any iPhone with iOS 6 or 6.0.1. Below is the instructions on how to do so:

1. Go to on a web browser (not your iOS device)

2. Login with your iCloud account

3. Select Calendar (calendar icons should be visible there – after clicking the Calendar icon, you should see all the iCloud synced calendars on the left hand side)

4. Then click, hold, and drag your Calendars into the order you desire

5. Pick up your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPad-mini, iPod Touch etc)

6. Launch the Calendar app on your iOS device

7. Tap the Calendars icon in the upper right corner of the screen of your device

8. On the very bottom of the screen, you will see a circular refresh arrow. Tap it and watch your calendars re-order themselves automatically. Pretty cool, isn’t it?

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Beware that this trick will only work with the iCloud-synced calendars. The web-based iCloud tricks seem to be more reliable than other methods.

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  • gary77

    This is kind of sad for expecting this feature to get better with the release of iPhone 5. I also have anticipated changing calendar orders via iCloud but Apple failed us this time. Let’s keep the hopes up, besides iPhone 5 is still the most amazing smartphone yet. lol