How to Change Calendar Color on iPhone (iOS 16)

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If you have multiple calendars in your phone, assigning unique colors to each one allows you to easily differentiate between different events. We’ll show you how to change calendar colors on iPhone so that you can keep things organized.

Why You’ll Love This Tip

  • If you have multiple calendars, you can keep better track of events using color coding.
  • Stay organized and on top of your most important appointments at a glance.

Change Color of iPhone Calendar

When you want to get organized, color coding is a great way to get started. The iPhone’s calendar settings allow you to assign colors to your different calendars to more easily keep track of your upcoming appointments. For more useful iPhone tips and tricks, be sure to sign up for our daily Tip of the Day newsletter. Now here’s how to change the color of iPhone calendars.

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  1. Open the Calendar app.

    Open the Calendar app.
  2. Tap Calendars.

    Tap Calendars.
  3. Tap the info icon next to a calendar (it looks like an "i" inside a circle).

    Tap the i icon next to a calendar.
  4. Tap the calendar's current color under the Color heading.

    Tap Color.
  5. Select a color from the list to assign it to that calendar.

    Select a color from the list to assign it to that calendar.
  6. You can also select Custom to choose a custom color.

    You can also select Custom to choose a custom color.
  7. You can choose from a wide variety of colors using the color spectrum, a grid, or sliders.

    You can choose from a wide variety of colors using the color spectrum, a grid, or sliders.
  8. Tap the x when you are satisfied.

    Tap the x when you are satisfied.
  9. Tap Back.

    Tap Back.
  10. Tap Done to save your selection.

    Tap Done to save your selection.
  11. All events for this calendar will now show up in the color you have selected.

    All events for this calendar will now show up in the color you have selected.

Now you can go through your work, Google, or family calendars and set a color that fits each one. Now, when you look at your calendar app, you can see which event belongs to which calendar with ease. Maybe you want to color code your most important calendar red or your social calendar your favorite color. With your color-coded calendar app, you can now better manage all of your upcoming events. If you want to add more calendars to your Calendar app, we have an article on that, too.

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Rhett Intriago

Rhett Intriago is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, offering his expertise in all things iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods. He enjoys writing on topics related to maintaining privacy in a digital world, as well as iPhone security. He’s been a tech enthusiast all his life, with experiences ranging from jailbreaking his iPhone to building his own gaming PC.

Despite his disdain for the beach, Rhett is based in Florida. In his free time, he enjoys playing the latest games, spoiling his cats, or discovering new places with his wife, Kyla.