Workers across the UK have been treated to a bumper New Year this time, thanks to festivities stretching out into a bank holidays today.
However, it seems not everyone has got the memo as thousands of iPhone users are reporting that their calendar apps aren't showing updated UK bank holidays through 2022.
This is reportedly due to a bug with Apple's calendar app which causes holiday calendars for different years to sync badly, or even show the wrong country.
One iPhone owner said on Reddit that they're getting "no holidays this year on the calendar", including the current January bank holiday.
"I spoke to Apple last night and they said they're still trying to fix it but they've been saying that for months," wrote one user.
The issue is not affecting all iPhone users, but for those are being hit by the bug, there are some steps you can take to remedy the situation—and ensure that you don't accidentally end up working on your day off.
How to add UK bank holidays to your iPhone calendar
The iOS Calendar app has a built-in feature for showing national and bank holidays for your country or region. Before you panic too much about not being able to see the bank holidays, you should check that this feature is activated by following these steps:
- Open the Calendar app by tapping the icon on your home screen
- Tap the 'Calendars' tab in the bottom menu
- Then, select the tick box that says 'UK Holidays' and hit 'Done'
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This should now show you all the UK bank holidays for this year. But if it doesn't, you'll have to add them manually as events in your calendar.
The dates for 2022 UK bank holidays are as follows:
- January 3 – New Year's Day
- April 15 – Good Friday
- April 18 – Easter Monday
- May 2 – May Day
- June 2 – Spring bank holiday
- June 3 – Platinum Jubilee bank holiday
- August 29 – Summer bank holiday
- December 26 – Boxing Day
- December 27 – Christmas Day (substitute)
By adding these as all-day events, you'll be able to see them in your calendar throughout the year.
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