Turn on Notifications

Alerts / Alarms are managed through the notification center.

  1. Go to System Settings
  2. Select Notifications and select Week Cal
  3. Please enable the settings below
  4. Repeat steps 2 & 3 for Calendar

If your Alerts are crossed out, please see Crossed Out Alerts

If notifications are turned on for both Calendar as well as Week Cal and you still don't get any sounds, please reboot your device.

Why activate Calendar notifications as well?

Only Apple's own notification process is running in background 24/7 automatically.
If you close our app and do not leave it running in background we currently have no options to notify you.
We could have you sync to iCloud (or other calendar type) through our servers. This way we would know your appointments and could send you push notifications but then we would still not be able to timely alert you at all times. When your device is in flight mode or it's not connected to either WiFi or cellular you would not be able to receive notifications. That's why our app only alerts you for less important notifications such as a second birthday alert which isn't supported by iOS.

Notification Options

  1. None
  2. Banners
    A slim notification pane that slides into view along the top of the screen before disappearing a few seconds later. You can ignore a banner if you wish, pull down the banner to reveal the full Notifications
    (more on that in a moment), or tap it to jump to the message, calendar event, or app that wants your attention.
    Why it’s handy: Unlike alerts, banners won’t interrupt whatever you’re doing on your device.
    Why they’re annoying: While banners won’t get in the way of your device activity, they can certainly be distracting.
    And since they disappear after a few seconds, there’s always the chance you might miss something.
  3. Alerts
    A pop-up window that stops whatever you’re doing on your device and displays the details of the notification.
    Why it’s handy: They can’t be ignored; indeed, not only do they stop you in your tracks, they also demand a tap before you can proceed.
    Alerts are perfect for anyone who doesn’t want to miss a message or an event.
    Why it’s annoying: See above. As well as being quite jarring, alerts will make anything you’re doing on your device to a grinding halt.

If Week Cal isn't there, please check your parental control settings, see Calendar Access & Restrictions (Parental Control)

Please realize that only Apple Calendar can show in the notification center and you will always be taken to that calendar when tapping on alerts,
because Apple insists their app should always be the default.

App doesn't show in Notifications

Notifications are for missed & recent notifications, not for lists of data, such as upcoming calendar events.
Third party apps, such as ours, cannot show anything besides popup alerts in the iOS Notifications.

Week Cal only alerts when factory installed calendar app does not, which are rolling events & birthdays.
Thus saving your battery, because factory installed calendar app runs in background anyway and cannot be stopped.

Furthermore it ensures you get alerted in case of last minute changes.

Native Calendar shows up

Apple apps are granted special powers that non-Apple apps are not allowed to do.

You can ask Apple to add this possibility by leaving them feedback here:

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