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Week start day

March 14, 2014

aticon57 I have received a lot of very positive feedback for my new calendar picker, however a number of people have also asked for the week start date to be configurable. My app has always used Monday as the start date for entering dates, but I can understand that some people would prefer (e.g.) Sunday.

My calendar picker was written with any day in mind, and there is even a setting in the main settings app that I could use (under “Mail, Contacts, Calendars” at the bottom). However there doesn’t seem to be a way to access this setting from within an app. I even have code for this that works fine on OS X but doesn’t on iOS. I have therefore opened a bug against iOS.

If Apple come back with a workaround to this issue, I will happily support the day you choose in the settings app.

UPDATE: no response from Apple after a month. I will probably add my own setting for this in my next update.

  1. Stephen Denford
    March 15, 2014 at 7:33 pm


    I like your new calendar picker too. Thank you.

    I use an IOS calendar called miCal as my diary on iPhone/iPad. This app has a setting option to set any day as the start of the week. That said I am content with Monday so have never changed the default.

    This feedback is probably not much help save that it “works” in another App. I have no idea how the developer has implemented it. Sorry!

    __________ Steve sd@stevedenford.co.uk sdenford@fulcrum-partners.com +44 1794 388416 __________


    • March 15, 2014 at 7:34 pm

      Hi Stephen, I can easily have my own setting too, but it shouldn’t be necessary. There is an iOS setting that I should be able to use.

  2. Steve
    March 15, 2014 at 12:20 am

    Hi Graham – cheers for the update. Fingers crossed on a positive response from Apple!

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