Searching old calendars
My Calendar app won’t find items more than about one year old on my iPhone 5 (iOS 8.1). Yet the Calendar app on my MacBook Pro will find things from 20 years ago. It’s hard to believe such a search takes more computing power than in today’s smartphones? Phil Alexandrou Searching arbitrarily far back is clearly possible because there are third-party calendar apps that allow this. But Apple doesn’t think it’s worth adding because this limitation has been around since at least iOS 4. It’s probably an optimisation decision to keep the size of the index file down. Apps that can search further back all have quite slow search functions, probably because they are searching through the entire calendar database. I doubt adding this feature would earn Apple any market share if it slowed down searches for recent events. But try Calvetica (£2.29), Fantastical 2 (£3.99) or Week Calendar (free), straight replacements for Calendar that access the same events database, so there’s no importing to do.