My iPhone 5s calendar will not save events. I enter the event on the date needed, set the time and press done. Nothing appears on the calendar.

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I had this problem. I drove 75 miles to nearest Apple store with an assigned appointment time just to have the "tech" flip a setting button from "Show" to "Hide".

In other words if you press "Hide" it hides the calendar, but in pressing "Hide" it changes the button to "Show". So when I was looking at the button which says "show", I assumed it was in show mode. Silly me. You have to press show to make it actually show, but then the button will display as "Hide", as if you're in hide mode, but you're not. It's an action button. Press for Show or Press for Hide. Whatever is displayed, your phone is doing opposite to that.

The button can be found by pressing Calendars to bring up a list of your calendars, then pressing the relevant Show button for the calendar. Alternatively, you can press the Show All Calendars button to unhide all the calendars at once.


Go to the Calendar app on your iPhone. Once you are in, select Calendar from the middle bottom that is in between Today and Inbox. Select Show all calendars. Select Done.

  • How does this differ from the answer posted in October?
    – grg
    Dec 16, 2013 at 18:38
  • This answer is clear, concise, and to the point.
    – leanne
    May 15, 2014 at 19:30

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