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UK public holidays not in your iPhone calendar? Here’s what to do

If you live in the UK, chances are you enjoyed the first official public holiday of the year yesterday with high feet. But if all you had done was rely on your iPhone’s Calendar app, you might never even have known you had to take a day off. Indeed, a persistent bug that has plagued the app for months is still preventing Apple’s UK holiday subscription option from populating the calendar view for 2022.

Based on the number of complaints online, many iPhone users in the UK have been aware of this issue for some time, but with 2022, that number has increased exponentially. Apple surely knows there’s something wrong with its UK holiday subscription webcal, but until it does something, here’s another way to get the full list of dates for the England and Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland booked into your calendar in minutes. not.

  • Monday January 3 – New Year’s Day
  • Friday, April 15 – Good Friday
  • Monday April 18 – Easter Monday
  • Monday May 2 – May 1
  • Thursday, June 2 – Spring Bank Holiday
  • Friday, June 3 – Platinum Jubilee Holiday
  • Monday August 29 – Summer Bank Holiday
  • Monday December 26 – Boxing Day
  • Tuesday, December 27 – Christmas Day (substitute)

The list of public holidays above is the official list for England and Wales for 2022 provided by the UK Government, which helpfully provides Apple users with their own ICS calendar files which can be imported into the app of iPhone calendar. Follow the steps to import the one that applies to your country into your calendar now.

  1. Tap the England and Wales link on your iPhone or iPad. (Scotland holiday link, Northern Ireland holiday link.) Alternatively, paste it into Safari’s address bar and hit enter. If prompted to open the page in Calendar, tap Open.
  2. Faucet Subscribe. You can give the calendar subscription a recognizable name (and color if you like) and then add it to your iCloud or iPhone account.
  3. Faucet To add.

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After that, the months of your chosen calendar should now be filled with all the holidays you are already looking forward to in the coming year.

Update: As noted MacRumors readers, it is also a problem in Spain, Germany, Portugal, Sweden, Denmark, Australia and several other countries. Since this could be a global issue, Apple may release a fix in a future update.