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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.

 

Reader comments

How to color code calendars on OS 10.2.1

51 Comments

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?

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

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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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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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^ 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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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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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

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... "

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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