When making an appointment in Calendar on my iPhone or iPad, I really like being able to make more than one alert. What happened? I can only make one alert now!

Well, actually you can make more than one. Here’s how! You must first have an appointment saved before you can set another alert. Weird, I know. Follow along.

Step 1
Tap the “Calendar” icon to launch the app.
(if you don’t already have an event to edit, press and hold the point (time) you want to make an appointment or tap the plus sign in the upper right corner and make an appointment)

Step 2
Tap the appointment you want to edit.

Step 3
Tap the “Edit” button to open the event in Edit mode.

Step 4
Tap the “Alert” button to open the Event Alert form and select “15 minutes before”.

Step 5
Set the day and time for the first alert(if you haven’t already”, and then tap “Done” to save the alert. Tap “Done” again to save the event.

Step 6
Tap the event, and then tap “Edit” to re-open the event in Edit mode. When you re-open the event, the Second Alert button is now visible (on some calendars such as Exchange I have been told you would have to have iCloud set as the default calendar to take advantage of this).

Step 7
Tap “Second Alert” to set the second reminder.

Step 8
Set the time for the second alert, and then tap “Done.” Two reminders are configured for the event.