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How to color code calendars on OS 10.2.1

By Alicia Erlich on 16 Mar 2014 08:30 am EDT
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One of the features I take advantage of most on my BlackBerry is the ability to color code my calendar. As someone with multiple accounts and appointments that populate more than one calendar, this presents an easy way to distinguish between them. 

Whether it be managing a calendar for work, personal, or for your BBM group, all you need to do is complete these steps to set the colors for each of them.  

  • From the home screen launch the Calendar application
  • Tap Settings > Calendar Colors
  • Tap on the specific calendar you wish to change
  • From the popup, choose from the 15 predefined colors and tap on a color
  • Repeat the above steps for each calendar you wish to set a color for
  • Press the back button twice to return to the main calendar screen

Once this is complete, every calendar appointment will show in separate color so that you can differentiate between events and which ones are associated with a certain account.

For more tips and tricks, be sure to check out all of our BlackBerry 10 help guides.

 

51 comments

Observation Junkie

Cool

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jojo beaconsfield

I love Green ...Happy St. Patrick's Day everybody!!!

Observation Junkie

To be sure, to be sure.
Well my little leprechauns, it's time for some Guinness.

Posted by the Crackberry Pirate

tonythecanuck

Happy St Patrick's Day to you too! Never seen so much snow and ice for the parade in Montreal - coldest St Patrick's Day parade I can remember !

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Stevendon

An excellent feature, but still quite limited if you want to categorise and colour different things.
Effectively you have to create a different account for each project or aspect of life. And even then it's limited to 16 colours.

The best way is to allow categories, subcategories and definable colours for each.
If windows mobile 6.1 could do it, I can't see why BlackBerry can't do better.

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CDM76

Yes!!!
Seems like such an important part of the business persons life. The new BlackBerry target market. But yet is so poorly executed. They need to improve the things that matter to business users, and fast!

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NinjaB

+10..

shouldn't have to create new accts just to set events a diff color

amilardovic

Agreed; this is somewhat cumbersome.

RodolfoAP

They should add all these colours to the hub customisation choices since we only get a limited choice of colours there

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makaiman

I definitively agree. The Hub should have just as many colors as the Calendar and to categorize those accounts/colors as well. It's in these little things that BlackBerry dabbles in, but they do not take it that extra mile for exclusivity in being the standard by which other smartphones are measured by.

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Graheem

Yes, colors should be account and category based.

Come on 10.3!

Graheem

To clarify same account color for calendar, contacts, mail.

Come on 10.3!

Berryville

It would be nice to have this feature on my z30. But Verizon STILL has not released the official version.

Anyone know when (or if) it will be coming?

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Mr.KLScott

You have a Z30 but no 10.2? I thought they came preloaded with the 10.2, no?

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AppReview

Not if you"re French!

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Prem WatsApp

Nice new feature. Love more productivity stuff integrated into the OS. Go BlackBerry!

Zzzzwiped from a Zedevice....

Koepman

How about taking about the today's GP??

Since 2010 

MoritaBB

I'll love to see more apps update then how to color this and that...

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fanks

Is there also a possibility to sort the calendar list by name or search for a calendar? Changing colors is not that useful when it takes me minutes to find a specific coworkers caldav calendar.

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Anthony Roberts5

Nice :). Man lately blackberry leaks been lacking lol......i wish I could see a 10.3 soon.......whos with me?!?!? lol

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blackberry008

Hey Anthony,

Are you in Toronto brother, whereabouts
I'm in T.O too.

BlackBerry 10 - Built to keep you moving

dibbis

How do u get al those accounts? In calendar settings I only have "home".. but I want to have "work" and "school" as well. How do I do that?

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sin-co

I would like to know this also?
I too only have two, Home and Facebook in settings, yet I have 3 emails, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts.
How are you able to add all the accounts and colors?

magsasaka

Your email account should also have their calendars sync to the phone. You can see it on account settings

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tonythecanuck

YES! I voted in last week's round on Techno-buffalo - everyone should got to the site and vote for the Z30!!

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tonythecanuck

Happy St Patrick's Day to you too!! Never seen so much snow and cold temps for the parade in Montreal!

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1guitarguy

How do u add more than 1 account?

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barney009

Go to settings, account, add new account. Then choose whether you want email, calendar etc. The calendars will then be added to your BlackBerry calendar. I have 4 different accounts coming in and the calendar comes in from 3 of them...couldn't be without it!

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dtarin

Calendar color selection and multiple accounts have been around since 10.0. Not sure I see what's new in 10.2 for this.

Would like to be able to create my own colors instead of using just the pre-selected ones.

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ingris

^ agreed. The colors are too limited and to be honest most of these colors are too similar when you're viewing them as tiny rectangles in month view. It's hard to tell them apart sometimes.. either add the ability for custom colors or make the current colors more distinguishable

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Prem WatsApp

You're right. To many funky shades of green, or turquoise, and two browns?

"No Q10?" -> "Buy from Chen... "

amilardovic

Agreed! I'm not liking the colour selection.

CDM76

I want the ability to set different Appointment types to be different colours.

For example, work related to be green, high priority to be red and personal to be blue. That way a quick look at my calendar I can see what is what.

And have custom colours. Giving the consumer only fixed colours to work with is so 1990s.

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Robert Rousseau

I m not able to do this! Is it the basic calendar on blackberry? Cause i have no setting on it

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EastMcCauley

Swipe down from the top bar to see the settings button.

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pididipop

Good feature but I really, really want is access to Google Play services..please, please.

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Robert Rousseau

Thank you very much EastMccauley ;-)

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DallasJohnson11

Wish I had 10.2 from at&t!! Wish they release it. Can't believe other carriers have this update.

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TheStoryUp

Wow you seriously don't have 10.2 yet. That's ridiculous. Wasn't that released like 6 months ago? I would learn to install a leak of an official OS, it's really not that difficult.

Zed30

KOman

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sklotz2000

Unfortunately, the colors don't match those offered for color coding email accounts in the hub. WTH?!?

blackberry008

Happy St. Patricks Day

BlackBerry 10 - Built to keep you moving

blackberry008

www.apktrain.com
.......
All android all flights blackberry 10.2.1

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anusha93

What is the advantage of this color coding? I don't understand.

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Prem WatsApp

I color-code just about everything in my office.

Some frequently used software CDs are green, red, blue, etc., so I can spot them instantly. Same goes for the email accounts on my Q10 in the Hub.

Red personal email, green shopping / spam, blue business. Once you apply color-coding in your life, you won't wanna do without it anymore and seriously, you'll get more done.

If you have a workshop and use second hand parts, you might get those little sticker dots:

Red = broken
Yellow = check, might be still usable
Green = tested working
Blue =....

"No Q10?" -> "Buy from Chen... "

rzodkiew

For my Q10 it's actually 4 times only.

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Mr.KLScott

I think it's just fine

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KSinghania

Ability to attach a file to a calendar appointment is necessary. We tend to attract the relevant documents when scheduling a meeting with the invitees. How can this be conveyed to BlackBerry for 10.3

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