Tap the gear icon in the top-left of Fantastical to show the settings.


  • Calendars: Displays all calendars available in Fantastical. Tap a calendar to hide or show it.
  • App Icon Badge: Choose one of various functions for Fantastical's icon badge.
  • Today Widget: Choose which elements to include in Fantastical's Today widget.
  • Highlight Weekends: Choose whether to highlight weekends in the DayTicker, month view, and week view.
  • Light Theme: Choose whether Fantastical uses a light or dark theme.

New events

  • Default Alerts: Configure default alerts for new events. You can also set multiple alerts for new events, as well as choose different alerts for timed and all-day events.
  • Default Duration: Set the default duration for new timed events.
  • Default Calendar: Choose which calendar new events are added to by default.


  • Enable Reminders: Enable this switch to show iOS's Reminders directly in Fantastical.
  • Show Completed Reminders: When enabled, completed reminders will be shown in the event list. When disabled, reminders will disappear after they're checked off.
  • Organize By List: Organizes reminders by the lists configured in the Reminders app.
  • Lists: Select specific reminder lists to hide or show.
  • Default List: The list to which all new reminders are added, unless otherwise specified.


  • Start Week On: Choose any weekday to start your week.
  • Show Calendar Weeks: Enabling to view week numbers in the month and week views.


  • Show All Empty Days: By default, empty days are omitted from the DayTicker. Enabling this setting will ensure that empty days are still displayed, regardless of whether they contain events or reminders.


  • Show: This option lets you choose whether to display all events in the event list, or just the selected day's events.
  • Show End Times: Enable this to see both the start and end times of events.


  • Show Event Location Map: When enabled, Fantastical will show a small map in the event details when there is a mappable location.
  • Go to Today After Adding Items: When enabled, Fantastical will return to the current date after adding an item, instead of remaining on the day the new event was added to.
  • Show Numeric Keyboard: When enabled, a row of numbers will be added above the keyboard, making time entry quicker.
  • Open Links in: Select which browser you'd like to open links in. Most popular iOS browsers are supported. You will not see this option if you have no other browsers installed.
  • Open locations in: Choose what app is opened when opening locations. Choose from Apple’s Maps app, Google Maps, Waze, and other popular mapping apps. You will not see this option if you have no other mapping apps installed.
  • Time Zone Override: When enabled, Fantastical will always show dates and times in the selected time zone. When disabled, Fantastical 2 will use the time zone configured in iOS's Settings app. This option is useful if you are traveling but still want to see your schedule in your home time zone.
  • Notifications: Choose what type of alerts you'd like to receive from Fantastical.