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How to use the S Planner app [Updated]

The S Planner has been Samsung’s calendar option since the Galaxy S1 and in that time it has undergone a few transformations.

Those changes are mostly in the design of the app but there has also been an evolution in freehand calendar entries. Whereas in the earlier models you had to write a note in S Memo and attach it to the calendar, now you can write directly on the calendar. This makes seeing events that last more than a day, such as a holiday, much easier when viewed in Month view.

All the usual features that we’ve come to expect in the S Planner, such as syncing it with your Google and Facebook accounts and adding a location to your event by using Google Maps, are still included. The S Planner is simple and clean but we’ve put together this tutorial to make sure you get the most out of this excellent calendar app, where you’ll learn how to create an event, move them around and even check the weather.

Also read – S Planner Tips, Tricks and Troubleshooting

1. S Planner, Samsung, Note 4, Galaxy, tutorial, How To, mobileView the home screen

You can view the homescreen in a number of formats. For an hour-by-hour look, select Day or Week view, while Month and Year give more general overviews. To just see your events you can select the Agenda view. This can all be accessed by pressing the app’s top left hand corner.


S Planner, Samsung, Note 4, Galaxy, tutorial, How To, mobileMake your event

The ‘+’ symbol at the top takes you to the Add Event screen. Here you can add a name and a time to your event. The teardrop symbol loads Google Maps where you can pinpoint your destination. Alternatively you can enter it manually. Reminders will stop you forgetting that crucial appointment.


S Planner, Samsung, Note 4, Galaxy, tutorial, How To, mobileWrite on time

The calendar and pen symbol in the top right-hand corner enables you to write freehand on your calendar. It only works in portrait mode but can help to make extended or important events visible. You can choose from a range of colours and pen thicknesses and can preset your favourites.



Step 4Track the weather

You can now see what the weather will be like over the next seven days on your calendar. Head into Settings in the top right-hand corner and turn on 7-day weather forecast. This will provide you with a basic overview of the coming week’s weather, which could help with your weekend plans.


Sync calendars

If you are logged into Facebook or your Gmail account, S Planner can sync up with those calendars, adding in important dates such as birthdays and social events. Alternatively you can head to Calendars in the top right-hand corner to choose which of your calendars you want to sync up with S Planner.


S Planner, Samsung, Note 4, Galaxy, tutorial, How To, mobileShift your events

If you need to reschedule an event for the same time on a different day, you can do that easily. Tap the day the event was originally scheduled for and, when it appears in the pop up box, press and drag it to the correct day for easy schedule alteration.