How to Search Events in the Calendar App on iPhone & iPad (Updated for iOS 14)

Know you have a birthday party to go to this month but can't remember the date? Need to see when your last haircut appointment was? Here's how to search the Calendar app on your iPhone or iPad to find events and their dates. You'll have to have the events already saved to your Calendar, but most holidays (like Easter or Ramadan) are automatically entered in Calendar by default.

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Related: How to Sync Apple Calendar with Google Calendar

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You may need to search in the calendar on your iPad or iPhone for any number of reasons. iPad and iPhone calendar search are easy to use, but keep in mind that the iPhone calendar will delete history older than a year in order to save space in your iPhone storage. 

How to Search Your Calendar Using the Search Bar

  1. Open the Calendar app.

  2. Tap the search icon to open the search bar.
  3. Tap the Search bar

  4. Type in the name of the event or holiday. As you type, you will see events that match what you're typing. 
  5. Pay attention to the result's date, as you will sometimes see results from the previous year. You'll notice I have some events repeated because I have multiple calendars synced to Apple Calendar.
  6. Please note: You cannot use the Search bar to search by date.

How to Search the Calendar App by Month & Date

  1. Make sure you are in the Month view.
  2. To see a list view of your events starting from a specific day, tap on that date.
  3. Tap the list icon at the top of the screen to open the list view.
  4. The list view will only show dates with events, starting from the date you tapped.

How to See Events for a Specific Day Only

  1. Make sure you are in the Month view.
  2. Tap the date list icon at the top right.
  3. Then tap a date with a gray dot. These dates have events, which will be displayed on the list.

Now you can search Apple Calendar with the Search bar or by month and date!

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Hallei Halter

Hallei is a 2018 graduate of Maharishi University of Management with a BFA in Creative & Professional Writing. She's currently working on a novel about people using witchcraft to clean their houses.