Supposedly, you can change the colors of calendars from the iPhone now. How!? (In particular, I'm trying to do it for google calendars synced via exchange, but I can't see how to do it with iCloud ones, either.)

  • As a historical note - on iOS 4 - it was very hard to manage the colors of multiple calendars on multiple devices. On iOS 5 it got better since you could change things by hand. I haven't heard of it being an issue on iOS 6.
    – bmike
    Dec 3, 2012 at 18:27

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You can do this in the Calendar app.

1) Tap Calendars in the upper left corner:

Calendars button

2) Then tap Edit:

Edit button

3) Select the calendar you want to change the colour of:

Calendar selection

4) Pick the colour you want. If you want a more extensive selection than what's in the list, you need to do it from iCal on your Mac.

Colour picker

  • Thanks for the hint, but this only works with iCloud calendars... Google calendar colors cannot be changed this way...
    – user16201
    Jan 9, 2012 at 10:25
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    I am not sure why this did not work for @endelight (so this may not apply to them), but I have two Google Calendars. One was added manually, the other via a profile (by the iPhone Configuration Utility from Apple). The one that I added manually, I can change the color on, the one that was done via the profile I can't. I am guessing because it is in a profile, it is locked down.
    – Jim
    Jan 19, 2012 at 15:06
  • @JimJan same problem here Mar 5, 2012 at 10:02

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