How to Add Event to iPhone Calendar from a Text Message

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If your friend texts you to make plans for lunch, you can quickly add the event to your iPhone's Calendar app with a few taps. This is a nice feature because it means you don’t need to switch apps or manually enter the information. You can just add the new event and move along. Here’s how to add an event to the Calendar app from a text message.

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  • Save time adding events to the Calendar app.
  • Avoid switching apps to find events. 

How to Add Events to the Calendar App from a Text Message

You can use this for more than just lunch dates. Any text you receive with event information will be underlined and become clickable. Then it’s just a matter of tapping the text and adding it to your Calendar app. To do this:

  1. Open Messages.

  2. Tap on the conversation.

  3. Find the text message with the event you want to add.

  4. Tap on the event details.

  5. Choose Create Event.

  6. Information included in the text should be auto-filled. Enter in any other information you need, such as title, location, alert notifications, or extra notes about the event.

  7. Tap Add.

  8. Now, you can close your text messages and open Calendar.

  9. Tap on the day that the event is scheduled, and the event should be present.

Now that you know how to add an event from a text message to the Calendar app, make sure to sign up for our Tip of the Day newsletter for more Calendar tips. If you ever lose track of the calendar invite, be sure to search your text messages on iPhone to find it again. If you're looking to clean up and organize your calendar a bit, be sure to check out our tip on how to change the color of your calendar. You can also sync your Outlook calendar with your iPhone.

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