The calendar list gives you an overview of all your local and cloud calendars on the device.

To access the calendar list, open the MENU and press 'Manage Calendars'.

1. Open the MENU2. Open 'Manage Calendars'

The shown calendars are grouped by accounts to which they belong to. For each account, you can see the synchronization status right next to it (screenshot below left). The synchronization itself can be configured in the Android account settings, this is also linked to the menu of the calendar list (screenshot below left and right).

At the top of the calendar list, you'll always see aCalendar's birthdays and anniversaries, tasks, holidays and special days.

Calendars that are grayed out are synchronized as read-only to the device.

Adding new calendars

To add a new calendar please press the PLUS button at the bottom right. 

Following options are available: 

  • Holidays & School vacation (Plus Feature), for further information please see: Public Holidays
  • Weather (Plus Feature), for further information please see: Weather
  • New Local calendar, which is only shown and saved on your Android phone. These calendars should be manually backed up by yourself, as you risk data loss when your device breaks or gets lost.
    Please see: Using local calendars
  • New calendars (Google) 
  • Import (ICS), for further information please see: Import event calendar from ICS file

All other cloud calendars are NOT added within aCalendar. Please check on the help pages of your chosen cloud service how to sync your calendar data to the Android calendar storage. aCalendar will show all calendars which are synced to this storage. aCalendar itself is just an user interface to the Android calendar storage and is not involved in synchronization calendar data.
These pages might be helpful for you:

Calendar Configuration

You can enable and disable calendars with the check box at the end of each entry.

For each calendar you can make various advanced settings by long pressing on that calendar:

  • Calendar Color, for changing the calendar color, for further information please see: Calendar colors and event colors (Task color can be configured per task list in the tasks management.)
  • Per-event colors, please see: Calendar colors and event colors
  • Set as defaultdefault calendar for new events
  • Synchronize(not for local calendars) switching on / off synchronization of your cloud calendar, see also: General Information for Calendar Cloud Synchronization / Backups
  • Event notificationswitching on / off, for further information please see: Event notifications
  • Synchronize attachments(only for Google calendars) this is only possible for google drive files within google calendars, please see also: Attachments
  • Monthswitching on / off calendar in month view for having only the most important calendars in your monthly overview shown.
  • Rename(only for Google and local calendars)
  • Share(only for Google calendars) please see: Sharing of calendars
  • Trash(only for Google calendars) link to Google trash can, for further information please see: See deleted events in your trash
  • Extend sync timeframe(only for Google calendars) for further information please see: Past / Future events are missing
  • Delete(only for Google and local calendars), you will be asked to confirm deletion. Hint: Google calendar accounts have one default calendar, which cannot be deleted.

For aCalendar 'calendars' you have following options:

  • Changing the calendar color and switching on / off calendar in month view (please see above)
  • For Birthday and anniversaries, Tasks and Special days there is a link to directly go to further aCalendar settings. (For Special days you can configure which certain days are enabled / disabled.)
  • For Tasks you can decide if finished tasks should be shown in calendar views. Please see also: Tasks in calendar views
  • Holidays & School vacations can be deleted, you will not be asked to confirm, but you can easily re-add it.
  • Holidays & School vacations can be marked as red, so that the date color in the calendar view will be red.

Calendar list MENU

On the top bar, on the right corner, you find an icon with three small points below each other to open some links:

  • Manage profiles, (requires aCalendar+ or business features), for further information please see: Introduction to profiles
  • Synchronize, the option within aCalendar tells Android to tell all cloud calendar services to sync. Your cloud service however should listen to database changes and sync automatically. If not, most likely some battery saving options block it from doing so. Please see also: General Sync Issues / Sync of two devices
  • Android account/sync settings, Direct link to the Android Account settings

Following links are sometimes needed by us for further debugging:

  • Data Repair Tool
  • Update Holidays
  • App Info