How to display your Calendar events as list view in iOS 7.1 Notification Center

By , Apr 15, 2014

iOS 7 Calendar (list view, screenshot 001)iOS 7 Calendar (Notification Center, list view 001)

As is our wont, we’re covering iOS 7.x 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 7.1: 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 (top of post), your daily agenda is laid out nicely in the Notification Center (top of post).

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.

iOS 7 Calendar (events view view, screenshot 001)iOS 7 Calendar (Notification Center, events view 001)

The list view is a new feature in iOS 7.1 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.

With the iOS 7.0 release seven months 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?

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How to enable Calendar List view on your iPhone in iOS 7.1

1) Fire up the stock Calendar app on your iPhone.

2) In  your month view, tap the icon to the left of the search icon, as depicted above. If there are no events in the current day, just tap any day that has an event to bring up the list view.

3) Voilà, the interface changes to give you an at a glance overview of your daily agenda in the bottom third section. Simply tap the icon again to return to your regular view.

How to enable Calendar List view on your iPad in iOS 7.1

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.

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This will bring up a panel with a scrollable list of all events on your calendar.

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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?

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  • baerjamin

    Now how do I get Notification Center on my iPhone to DEFAULT to Today View? Every time I launch it it seems to default to the ALL view.

    • 323K137

      NCObey tweak, if you’re jailbroken

  • http://mezcudi.tumblr.com/ Mezcudi

    slowly cries inside, wondering if there will be a tweak for this.
    Also, a way to auto dismiss the calendar when you have no events or something.

  • turco320

    great tip

  • Lance Baker

    Guess this was new in the later betas. I have 7.1 beta 3 jailbroken and I can’t get this to work.

    Also, I find it odd that it will take a whole hour to buy milk. ; )

  • Nuno123

    I wish that exist a way to do that in iOS previous versions…

  • Wieslaw Zajac

    Is there a JB tweak with this functionality for 7.0.4?

  • Eric S.

    I’d really love to see a tweak that integrates 3rd party calendars like Sunrise into the notification center calendar view. Syncing Sunrise with the stock app works, but the calendar colors don’t transfer and it doesn’t play as nicely with Google calendar as I would like it to. And then of of course tapping on the NC opens the stock app…

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  • queen_ir3ne

    NCAgenda is the equivalent tweak.

  • Deertoelk

    I got the list in notification center on my iphone but it won’t work for my iPad. Any ideas?