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Help your loved ones stay informed by entering important events and reminders in a calendar on the device or a shared online calendar such as a Google calendar. A shared calendar is a great way to keep everyone aware of what's happening next. Just add an entry into the calendar from any device and Folktells highlights it. Visits, appointments, and special events be visible just in time. Use the title, location, and description to add helpful details: "Birthday! Emma's house. Michael and Mia will pick you up.". The next event is always visible on Folktells, helping everyone be prepared and aware.

Calendar permissions

graphic showing system prompts for permissions The first time you load Folktells, you will be prompted to allow permission to access the calendars on the device. By allowing access, Folktells can display upcoming events to help your loved ones stay informed with the details they need. Permissions need to be granted on each device where Folktells is installed.

Select calendars to display

Once you have given Folktells permission to read the calendar, you can control which calendars are shown in the Folktells settings on the device. Many devices, both iOS and Android, have common calendars for public holidays etc. You may want to select only some of the calendars that are available. The selection needs to be done on each device displaying the calendar(s).
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  1. Tap the menu icon in the top left corner of Folktells.
  2. Select the Settings option.
  3. Tap on the Calendars tab.
  4. Tap the Calendar(s) whose events you want to display.

Shared calendars

If the device is connected to the internet, and the calendar is a shared online calendar (such as a Google calendar), you can manage your loved ones events remotely from your own device even if you don't have Folktells installed yourself.

This is a great way to remind them of appointments, friends and family coming to visit, and important events. Folktells displays the title of the calendar entry, the location, and the description of the event.