iOS 18: Calendar App Design Changes and Reminders Integration

Apple in iOS 18 has given the Calendar app a major update, adding some welcome interface design changes, not to mention long-awaited integration with Reminders.

iOS 18 Calendar Feature
In the month-by-month calendar view, the month now appears in large bold font in the top left, while the Events list toggle has been replaced by a new button that lets you choose between Compact, Stacked, Details, and List views.

ios 18 calendar views
The Compact view looks similar to the standard view in iOS 17, with events indicated by dots (but now colored to indicate which calendar they belong to), while the Stacked view displays each day's events as long thin pills on top of each other.

details calendar view
The new Details view shows the title of every event across the month. One neat additional touch here is that you can use a pinch to zoom gesture to expand or reduce the calendar and create more or less space between the days to view more items. This action also gradually switches between the Compact, Stacked, and Details views. Elsewhere, the List view should be familiar, and shows the month with the selected day's events listed below.

multi day calendar view
In the Today view, you can now switch between a Single Day or Multi Day view, with the latter providing details of all the day's events alongside any upcoming events for the following day.

When you tap the + icon in the top-right corner, a "New" card appears where you can switch between "Event" and "Reminder" tabs at the top. Reminders now appear in your calendar views, where you can mark them as completed.

reminders in calendar
You can also tap a reminder to get a Reminder Details screen, which includes the associated reminder list, plus a link to view that item within the Reminders app. There's also an Edit button in the top-right of the Reminder Details screen, which lets you change everything about the reminder that you can in Reminders, except without you having to leave the Calendar app.

reminder details calendar app
iOS 18 is currently in beta for Apple Developer Program members, with a public beta to follow in July. The update should be widely released in September, but bear in mind that Apple could always make Calendar app changes based on feedback before then.

Related Roundups: iOS 18, iPadOS 18
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Account25476 Avatar
4 weeks ago
I think they added this feature just to stop me from constantly telling them.

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fwmireault Avatar
4 weeks ago
At this point they should just buy Fantastical
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mach Avatar
4 weeks ago
This is huge, Calendar has been miserably barebones for far too long.

I might actually switch back from Fantastical now.
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Lyrics23 Avatar
4 weeks ago
The more detailed monthly view is long overdue, but so, so welcome.

Hopefully it’ll also be extended to the widget in the (not too distant) future.
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4 weeks ago
I'm old enough to remember when they were together the first time. I also remember when Mail let you also have RSS feeds
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4 weeks ago
I wish I could change it so I can swipe left and right between months, not up and down.
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