As is our wont, we’re covering iOS quite extensively here on iDownloadBlog, with Jeff doing roundups of stock apps and features such as Clock, Messages, Music, Siri, Mail and Notification Center (and more to come soon) in excruciating detail. But despite our laser-sharp focus on these things, every once in a while we learn about a new nice-to-have.
This one flew under our radar but thanks to the eagle-eyed iDownloadBlog reader Garen, we now know of yet another gem in iOS: if you switch your Calendar app to daily agenda, your Today section in the iOS Notification Center adapts its layout accordingly to display your daily agenda as a list.
It’s yet another reminder that even the tiniest details matter…
As evidenced on the screenshots top of post and below, the Today view in Notification Center honors your choice of either list or normal view in the stock Calendar app. When you switch to the Calendar’s list view, your daily agenda is laid out nicely in the Notification Center.
Revert back to the ‘normal’ view in Calendar and Notification Center adapts accordingly, with the horizontal red line in the Today view (see below) denoting your current time to give you a feel of when the next meeting is up.
The list view is a feature of iOS that puts up the daily agenda.
Previous iOS versions had the ability to view your daily agenda from the month view in the Calendar app, but you had to switch screens so it was rather counterintuitive.
Starting with the iOS 7.0 release a few years ago, the feature mysteriously disappeared and was brought back months later in iOS 7.1. Adding up to the confusion, there are two ways to access Calendar’s list view, one on your iPhone and the other on the iPad.
So how do you access your daily agenda in iOS Calendar?
How to enable Calendar List view on your iPhone
1) Fire up the stock Calendar app on your iPhone.
2) In your month view, tap the Today button at the bottom left corner of the screen until you get to the view where you see all your events for the day per time slot.
3) Now tap on the List icon right next to the Search icon in the upper right corner of the screen. This will bring up the Today list view.
How to enable Calendar List view on your iPad in iOS
1) Fire up the stock Calendar app on your iPad.
2) In any view (Day, Week, Month or Year) tap the magnifying glass icon in the upper right corner.
This will bring up a panel with a scrollable list of all events on your calendar.
You can use the search field to quickly search for an event, tap the Today button at the bottom to position the list to today’s agenda and tap on any event to edit the details.
You have every right to be confused.
Apple hasn’t made this obvious enough and the nondescript list view icon is downright counterintuitive. This needs to change and I’m hoping Apple will streamline this feature in future iOS releases.
I, for one, really love the ability to quickly glance at my daily agenda, as opposed to tapping on a dot on each day where something was scheduled.
If you like this how-to, there’re a whole lots more in our archive.
Anyway, what do you think of this feature?
Do you like how Notification Center’s Today view changes layout depending on your Calendar view?