I want to add a historical date in the iOS Calendar app. To do this I currently have to flick through the date picker control like forever, until I roll back to where I want.

This is appalling slow and frustrating. Is there a way of just entering the date I want?


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For older dates it‘s easier to navigate to the date first, and enter the event there:

  • Switch to year view (tap the Month and Year label at top left)
  • Scroll back in time to the year you want to add the event
  • Tap on the day you want to add the event on
  • Tap + as usual

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