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I like my iPhone, but one thing that REALLY bugs me is that EVERY time I create an event I have to manually set an alert.

(One has to wonder why Apple thinks that I would add an entry into my calendar and NOT want an alert. At the very least this should be configurable - to do some default.)

I am hoping there is such a setting that I have overlooked. Is there?

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Yes, there's a setting!

Settings->Mail, Contacts, Calendars->Default Alert Times->Events

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