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How do I change the calendar color on my iPhone 14?

The calendar app on the iPhone allows you to customize the color for each calendar you have synced. This can help you visually distinguish between different calendars at a glance. Changing the calendar colors on an iPhone 14 is easy to do through the Calendar app settings.

Checking Your Synced Calendars

First, launch the Calendar app on your iPhone 14. Tap on the Calendars button at the bottom. This will show you a list of all the calendars you have synced to your iPhone.

The calendars at the top with a colored dot are your iCloud calendars. Below that will be any other accounts you have synced, like Google or Microsoft Exchange calendars from work. You can change the color for any of these calendars.

Changing an iCloud Calendar Color

To change an iCloud calendar color:

  1. Tap on the iCloud calendar you want to change.
  2. Tap on Account Color at the top.
  3. Select a color from the list.

This will immediately update the color for that iCloud calendar across all your devices where you are signed into your Apple ID.

Changing Other Calendar Colors

For non-iCloud calendars synced to your iPhone:

  1. Tap on the calendar name.
  2. Tap Calendar Color at the top.
  3. Choose a color from the list.

This will only change the color on your iPhone. To change it on other devices, you would need to change it in the original account.

Custom Calendar Colors

In addition to the basic colors provided, you can also create a custom calendar color:

  1. From the calendar color list, tap Custom Color at the bottom.
  2. Use the color wheel to select the exact hue you want.
  3. Drag the opacity slider to adjust transparency.
  4. Tap Done to confirm color selection.

Custom colors are great for perfectly matching your calendar to company branding or just getting that exact shade you want.

Additional Customization Options

Along with color, there are a few other customization options for calendars on iPhone 14:

  • Calendar name – Rename a calendar to something meaningful for you
  • Alternate calendar – Choose from Chinese, Hebrew, Islamic calendars
  • Time zone override – Adjust event times for a calendar in a different zone

Tap into any of those options to customize your calendars further.

Calendar Consistency Across Devices

Changes made to calendar colors and settings on your iPhone 14 will sync across any devices signed into that same account, like iPad, Mac, Apple Watch.

However, there are some exceptions:

  • iCloud calendar changes apply instantly across all platforms
  • Third-party calendar changes may take time to sync to other devices
  • Desktop app changes may not always sync back to mobile

In most cases, changes will eventually sync everywhere. But for fastest consistency, change colors in iPhone Calendar app.

Additional Tips for iPhone 14 Calendar

Beyond color customization, there are a few other tips for using Calendar on your iPhone 14:

  • Add calendar widgets to Home Screen for quick glancing
  • Enable Calendar notifications to be reminded about events
  • Share iCloud calendars with other iOS/macOS users
  • Use Siri to add calendar events hands free

And make sure to take advantage of the big, beautiful display on iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max for an extra immersive calendar experience!

Troubleshooting Help

If you are having any issues changing calendar colors on your iPhone 14, here is some troubleshooting assistance:

Calendar colors not updating

  • Check for app update in the App Store – old Calendar version may have bug
  • Toggle iCloud calendar sync off/on under Settings > Calendar
  • Reboot the iPhone to force sync any stuck changes

Calendar colors not syncing across devices

  • Allow plenty of time for changes to sync across devices
  • Ensure devices are on same iCloud account
  • Toggle iCloud calendar off/on to force a refresh

Can’t see calendar events

  • Go to Calendar > Calendars and ensure calendar is selected
  • Tap refresh icon in Calendars to update list
  • Check account sync status under Settings

Still having calendar issues? Contact Apple Support or your device provider for further troubleshooting assistance.


Customizing your calendar colors is an easy way to organize your schedule and events on iPhone 14. With just a few taps in the Calendar app, you can update iCloud or third party calendar colors across all your devices. A little color goes a long way in helping you visualize your commitments. So be sure to take advantage of calendar customization to set up a system that works for you.

Hope this guide helps you master your calendar on your awesome new iPhone 14. And enjoy having your events color coded to keep your days straight!