Q. I can see the year, month and day views on the default iPhone calendar, but no weekly view. Did Apple really omit the week-at-a-glance option?
A. Apple’s iOS Calendars app for the iPhone does have a weekly view, but you have to take an extra step to get to it. Rotate your phone sideways to the horizontal orientation and tap the Week tab at the top of the screen to get the seven-day schedule.
If your screen remains in the vertical or portrait orientation, swipe up from the bottom to open the Control Center and tap the encircled lock icon. This allows the screen to automatically rotate depending on how you’re holding the phone; you can restore the Screen Lock here later. (In the Calculator app, turning the iPhone sideways switches the display from a simple calculator to a scientific calculator to handle trigonometric problems and other complex mathematic functions.)
If your iPhone model includes the 3D Touch feature, you can see several days’ worth of future events from the month view when you press and hold your finger on a particular day.
For a hands-free approach, you can also command the Siri assistant to recite the calendar events for a specific week by saying, “Hey, Siri, show me my calendar for the week of Aug. 6,” or whichever time frame you need. (If you have not enabled or configured Siri to work with you, you can start by opening the Settings icon on the iPhone’s home screen and selecting Siri & Search from the list.)
The Google Calendar app for Android may vary based on the version you have installed, but you can switch between a running list of scheduled events or the day, week and month view by tapping the Menu icon in the upper-left corner and selecting a view.
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