How to create, modify, and delete events in Proton Calendar

In this article, we explain how to create new events in Proton Calendar and how to modify or delete existing events. Users on our Free plan can create 1 additional calendar. Users

How to create events in our web app

1. Log in to calendar.protonmail.com and either:

  • Click the New event button.
Create a new event in the web app
  • In Month view, click on any day in the calendar. The date of the event will default to that of the day you clicked on and the time will default to All day. These defaults can be adjusted as required in the next step.
  • In Day or Week view, click on a time slot for your chosen day. The date of the event will default to that of the day you clicked on in the calendar and the time will default to the time you clicked on (in half-hour increments). These defaults can be adjusted as required in the next step.

2. If you create an event by clicking on the calendar (in Day, Week, or Month views) a dialogue box will appear that allows you to quickly create an event. Click More options to enter additional information or perform more actions.

Edit new event (shortform)

If you create an event using the New event button, you will automatically be shown the full More options dialogue.

Edit new even (with more options)

Either way, give your event a title and specify a date, together with a beginning and ending time (or tick the All day box, as appropriate). If no ending time is specified, Proton Calendar defaults to ending events 30 minutes after the start time. 

No other information is required, so you can now click Save to create the event. The event will now appear in your calendar.

View new event in your calendar

It is possible, however, to enter additional information and perform more actions. 

Add location

Enter information about where your event will occur. 

Change calendar

If you have created or imported custom calendars, then you can select which calendar the new event belongs to by clicking the default calendar and selecting another one from the list.

Change calendar using the web app

Add participants

Add the email addresses of participants for your event (Proton Calendar will auto-suggest entries from your ProtonMail contacts as you type). Each participant will receive an invitation to the event. 

Find out more about how to send invitations to new Proton Calendar events

Add description

Add any additional information you wish about your event. 

Specify a time zone

To change the time zone the event occurs in, click Show time zones and change the settings as required. Click Hide time zones to hide this information. 

Specify a time zone in the web app

Set events to repeat

By default, events Do not repeat, but you can set events to repeat every day, every week, every month, or every year. It is also possible to set up a custom recurring event. 

Set repeating events in the web app

Find out more about how to create, update, and delete recurring events in Proton Calendar

Add notification

You can add notifications to alert you about upcoming events. By default, you will receive a notification 15 minutes before the event, but you can add more and /or delete existing notifications (including the default one).

You must enable browser notifications to receive notifications on desktop systems. You will automatically receive event notifications on mobile devices that have the Proton Calendar Android or iOS app installed. 

Add notifications in the web app

Find out about Proton Calendar desktop browser notifications

How to edit and delete existing events in our web app

Once an event has been created, click on it in any calendar to view the event details. Click the Edit button to change details about the event, which takes you to the full More options dialogue described above. 

Edit an event in the web app

You can also Delete an event from here. If the event is a recurring event then you will be asked if you want to delete just this event or all events that you have scheduled.

Delete a repeating event in the web app

If the event has any participants then it is only possible to delete all events in the series. If you do this, a cancellation email will be sent to all the event participants. 

Delete a repeating event that has participants in the web app

How to create events in our Android and iOS/iPadOS apps

1. Open the app, select a date in the calendar, and tap the + button. 

Android create new event

2.  Give your event a title and specify a date, together with a beginning and ending time (or tick the All day box, as appropriate). If no ending time is specified then Proton Calendar defaults to ending events 30 minutes after the start time. 

Edit an event in the Android and iOS app

No other information is required, so you can now tap Save to create the event. The event will now appear in your calendar.

View a new event in the Android and iOS app

Alternatively, you can continue to enter additional information and perform more actions. You can also enter additional details at any later time by editing an existing event (see below).

  • Change time zone
  • Specify a time zone
  • Add location
  • Add participants (Android only at the present time. You must Allow Proton Calendar to access your contacts if you want it to auto-suggest contacts from your Android address book). Note that you will be able to see participants added via the desktop or Android app on your iPhone or iPad when you view the event details (see below). If you need to add participants using your iOS device, this can be done by accessing Proton Calendar via the web interface, as described above (for example, in Safari). 
  • Add notifications
  • Add description.

Unless otherwise noted, these details and features work as described for creating events in our web app (see above). 

Change calendar support is coming to our Android and iOS apps soon. In the meantime, if you change the calendar for an event in the web app, the correct calendar will be displayed in our mobile apps. You can use your mobile browser to change the calendar on your Android and iOS device if required. 

Change calendar on your Android or iOS device (coming soon)

How to edit and delete existing events in our mobile apps

Once an event has been created, tap on it in any calendar view to view the event details. Click the Edit (pencil) button to change details about the event. 

Edit an even on your Android or iOS device

You can also tap the 3-dot vertical ellipsis icon to Delete the event from here. 

Delete an event in Android or iOS

If the event is a recurring event then you will be asked if you want to delete just this event or all events that you have scheduled.

Delete a recurring event in Android or iOS

You cannot edit or delete or events that have participants in our mobile apps at this time. Please use the web app instead.

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