How to Create Apple Watch Calendar Events (2022)

You can set calendar events right on your Apple Watch calendar with watchOS 9!

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Have you ever needed to add an event to your Calendar app but didn't have your iPhone handy? You can use your Apple Watch to add a Calendar event before you forget. Here's how to create and add events in the Apple Watch Calendar app with watchOS 9; it's quick and easy!

Related: How to Create & Add Events to Calendar on iPhone & iPad

Why You’ll Love This Tip

  • Add events to your Apple Watch Calendar manually, with more detail than you can include using Siri.
  • Set Calendar events directly on your Apple Watch instead of your iPhone.

How to Create Apple Watch Calendar Events

In the steps below, we'll show you how to set up Calendar events on Apple Watch, which will then sync to your other devices signed in with the same Apple ID. Note that before this watchOS 9 capability, you could use Siri to add an event by saying something like, "Create a calendar event titled Go to Dentist with kids for September 1 at 11 p.m." This new Calendar app feature offers the ability to add many more event details. Sign up for our free Tip of the Day to learn more about Apple Watch features and watchOS 9. Now, here's how to create and add events to the calendar on your Apple Watch. 

  1. Press the Digital Crown on your Apple Watch to see all your Apple Watch apps, then tap the Calendar app

    apple watch calendar app
  2. Tap the more icon in the top-right corner of the screen. Note: You need to be looking at an event, either in Up Next, Day, or List view in order to see the more icon.

    Tap the more icon
  3. Tap + New Event.

    tap + new event to create a new calendar event on apple watch
  4. Now you can enter your event's Title and Location, plus toggle on All-day if your event will take the full day.

    add event title and location to apple watch calendar event
  5. Scroll down more to enter the Start Date, Start Time, and End Date. Scroll down further to add End Time, Repeat, Calendar, Invitees, Alert, Show As, and Notes

    enter more details to apple calendars event on apple watch
  6. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and tap Add

    tap add to add event

It may take a minute or so for the new event to sync and appear on your other devices. 

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Leanne Hays

Leanne Hays is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and has written hundreds of in-depth how-to and troubleshooting articles. She's a former Associate Editor for iPhone Life magazine, and has written for the Iowa Source, as well as web content for education marketing. Leanne has an associate's degree in education, with a focus on curriculum development, as well as a bachelor's degree in science. She has over nine years of experience with SEO, social media management, and web development and writing. Despite years of web work, Leanne is by no means an early adapter; she's only owned a smartphone for five years, which makes her highly sympathetic to the learning curve of new iPhone owners. She enjoys making reader's lives easier and putting her education experience to work by walking them through the most practical ways to use Apple devices, step-by-step.

In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.