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Is there a quick way to make calendar events for 3 days in a row for like 8am to 4pm without having to make 3 seperate events?

Eg. Make event for 8am to 4pm and repeat for next 3 days ONLY.

Can't see anyway of doing this using the iPhone interface or the iCloud interface.

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Create an Event, and then select "Repeat => Every Day" and click "Done" - you'll now see a new option below "Repeat" called "End Repeat" where you then choose e.g. a date 3 days from today.

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yes but the repeat option is like for everyday... I just want it to repeat 2 times for a total of 3 days. – Kelsey Oct 31 '11 at 18:12
You'll get that option as the next option below "Repeat" - just try it out. – Rene Larsen Oct 31 '11 at 18:14
Awesome thanks. I never tried selecting every day because I didn't think new options would exist! You should clarify it in your answer to include new options will appear etc... anyways thank! – Kelsey Oct 31 '11 at 18:17

Create a new event in iOS 5 Calender and select "Repeat":

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Set repeat to "Daily" and go back to "Add Event" dialog. Now you can select either an end date for the repetition or set it to "forever":

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+1 but already accepted answer. – Kelsey Oct 31 '11 at 18:28
You are welcome :-) – patrix Oct 31 '11 at 18:29

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