Tap a Date in Email to Add to iPhone Calendar
You can quickly add dates to your iPhone Calendar by just tapping on any date in the iPhone Mail client:
This is a super easy trick that works like so:
- Open the Mail app as usual and open any email that contains a date
- Tap on the date, then tap on “Create Event”
You will instantly be taken to Calendar app where you can set any further scheduling specifics, or just go with what it already has filled in for you.
By default, the event will include the subject line of the email as the default events name, and any date and/or time information included in the region you tapped will be configured as the appointment time in the Calendar app.
I’ve used this feature for a long while now and find it to be the fastest way to set appointments that have been discussed in emails, but it’s also great for adding things like concerts, flights, dating details, and so much more. Since we’re all so dependent on our smartphones these days anyway, this is one of those features that is an excellent time saver.
Another handy trick? Email yourself dates and times for quickly adding them to your calendar rather than typing them out, or add dates and events with Siri using simple natural language commands.