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How to Share Calendar Events From Your iPhone

calendarWelcome to the digital age! Are you still using a paper calendar or journal? Well, you may have noticed that it is quite a hassle to invite participants to an event when using a traditional calendar. Far easier for everyone involved: Just send them an iOS calendar invitation. Here’s a tutorial on how to share an iPhone calendar entry with other people and send invitations to the participants of your events, also known as ‘invitees’.

Digital invitations are pretty awesome. Your contact will receive either an email or a notification to which he can respond by accepting, declining or tentatively accepting the invitation.

How to invite your friends or colleagues to an event

All your contacts need to join the digital revolution of calendar entries is a compatible and modern system, such as Google Calendar (comes with every Gmail account), iCloud or Microsoft Exchange. To share an iPhone calendar entry with your contacts by inviting them, you will require their email address(es).

Calendar > + sign > Invitees

Open up your “Calendar” app and tap the plus sign at the top right corner of the screen. You should now enter the appointment creation screen with a list of options, the timeframe and date of your event. If you scroll down a bit, you might spot a button labeled “Invitees”. Tap it to configure the list of invitations. You may add invitees by typing their email addresses in here, or simply by tapping the plus sign to the top right and selecting them from your address book in the “Contacts” app.

iPhone calendar invitees

How to accept a calendar invitation on iPhone

Calendar > Inbox > Accept

What if your contacts want you to join in on a meeting? Open up your “Calendar” app and go to “Inbox”, you can find the button at the bottom right of the screen. The iPhone calendar inbox displays a list of currently open invitations to deal with. Select the appropriate response from the listed options to automatically send a reply to your contact.

How to accept a calendar invitation on iPhone