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.
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?
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.
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?