How to Create Apple Watch Calendar Events (2023)

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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

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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. 

If you enjoyed this Apple Watch tip, you may also want to learn how to answer phone calls with Apple Watch gestures, and how to use Siri on your Apple Watch to navigate apps

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Leanne Hays

Leanne Hays has over a dozen years of experience writing for online publications. As a Feature Writer for iPhone Life, she has authored hundreds of how-to, Apple news, and gear review articles, as well as a comprehensive Photos App guide. Leanne holds degrees in education and science and loves troubleshooting and repair. This combination makes her a perfect fit as manager of our Ask an Expert service, which helps iPhone Life Insiders with Apple hardware and software issues.
In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.