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MyCalClock FAQs

New Feature! Reminders Calendar!


Q: How do I set up a Reminders Calendar?


A: Create a Calendar named "Reminders" and these entries will be displayed without times. For example, a Reminder with a Start Time of 10:00 AM and End Time of 10:30 AM could say "Did you take your morning pill?". It would only display during the set time. An "All Day" Reminder could say "Tomorrow is Sue's Birthday", and would be displayed all day.


Be sure to select the "Reminders" Calendar in the "Settings"!



General


Q: What if I don't want to show the part of day message?


A: Uncheck the "Show Greeting Message" button.



Q: How do I add a custom name to the part of day message?


A: Tap on the "Settings" button and type a name in the "Custom Name to Show" text field.



Q: I'm using MyCalClock for a Memory Loss patient. How do I keep them from accidentally displaying the "Settings" view?


A: Tap on the "Settings" button and check the "Double Tap Settings Button" button. Until you un-check this button you will need to "double-tap" the "Settings" button to access this view again.



Q: Can I set the screen dimmer darkness value?


A: Yes, tap on the "Settings" button and select the desired value using "Dimmer Darkness Value" control



Q: How can I set the time that the screen dimmer starts and stops?


A: Tap on the "Settings" button and set the times using the "Dimmer On/Off" time selectors.



Calendar Events


Q: How can I show Calendar Events along with the clock?


A: Tap on the "Settings" button and look for the "Other Settings" section. Next, tap on the "Calendar" section of the control. This will display another section of controls for setting up the view. The following questions will help you set up your calendars.



Q: How can I set the size of the Calendar Events text?


A: Select "Small", "Medium" or "Large" from the "Event Font Size" control.



Q: How is the color of Events determined?


A: Events are displayed in the same color as the Calendar they belong to. Events that have started and are currently happening are displayed in grey.



Q: I'd like to show the birthdays of my family members that are not in my "Contacts". How can I do that?


A: It's easy! Create your own calendar named "Birthdays and Holidays". Add family members birthdays to it, selecting the "All Day" switch for each one. You can also add any special family holidays/events this way too!



Q: I have 10 Calendar Events each day. Can I show less Events than that at a time?


A: Yes, select the number of events that you'd like to show using the "Number of Events to Show" selector. The default value for this control is to show all Events from the selected Calendar(s).



Q: How can I make upcoming Calendar Events more noticeable?


A: Select an amount of time from the "Flash Upcoming Events" selector. An upcoming Event will flash for that amount of time before the Event and for 5 minutes after it has started. The default value for this control is "Don't Flash".

PLEASE NOTE: Entries from your "Reminders" calendar do not flash.



Q: How do I select which Calendar(s) I want to show?


A: Tap on the Calendars you want to display the Events of from the "Choose Calendars to Show" list. Selected Calendars will show a "check mark".



Q: Can I add events to my Mom's Calendar from my home 100 miles away?


A: Yes! Using iCloud set up a "Shared" Calendar. For instructions see:

Apple's "iCloud: Share a calendar with others" Instructions

Select that Calendar from the "Choose Calendars to Show" list.


Photos


Q: How can I show Photos along with the clock?


A: Tap on the "Settings" button and look for the "Other Settings" section. Next, tap on the "Photos" section of the control. This will display another section of controls for setting up the view. The following questions will help you set up your photo display.



Q: How do I set how long each photo will display?


A: Select the amount of time from the "Show each Photo for" selector.



Q: Can I change the currently displayed photo?


A: On the Clock view, tap or swipe left or right to display a different photo.



Q: How do I select which Photo Albums(s) I want to show?


A: Tap on the Photo Album you want to display the photos of from the "Choose Photo Albums to Display" list. Selected Photo Albums will show a "check mark".



Q: Can I add photos to my Dad's Photo Album from my home 40 miles away?


A: Yes! Using iCloud set up a "Shared" Album. For instructions see:

Apple's "iCloud Photo Sharing" Instructions

Select that Photo Album from the "Choose Photo Albums to Display" list.



More


Q: Can I reset MyCalClock to the initial settings?


A: Yes, Tap on the "Settings" button and scroll down to the very bottom of the view. Tap the "About MyCalClock" button. From here click on the "Reset MyCalClock Settings" button and confirm that you would like to reset.



Q: I don't find the answer to my question in this list. What can I do?


A: Email us using the "Contact Us" button in the list on the left of this page.