Easter Sunday excluded from user calendars after phone update

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“All other Holidays, including ‘religious’ holidays, are included on the US Holidays calendar, but not Good Friday or Easter,” according to one Apple iPhone user, who found that after a recent update Easter Sunday was missing from their calendar.

The missing holiday was noted by many users, according to Breitbart News, prompting several consumer complaints.

Breitbart News reports: While the previous update displayed both Easter Sunday and April Fool’s Day on April 1, Easter Sunday was removed for some users on their iCal calendars following the latest update.

“Easter Sunday shows up on calendars for iPhone users running versions 11.2.2 of Apple’s iOS operating system, but not some users of 11.2.5, which is the latest version of the OS. However, one user said Easter showed in their calendar,” reported Fox News. “The default setting on iOS devices is for U.S. holidays, which shows holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and Independence Day. However, there is an option to add Alternate Calendars, including Chinese, Hebrew, and Islamic. But Christian is absent from this list on iOS 11.2.5.”

One user claims that Apple support said the holiday had been removed intentionally.

“All other Holidays, including ‘religious’ holidays, are included on the US Holidays calendar, but not Good Friday or Easter,” declared the user.

After trying to fix the problem by trying different app calendars with no luck, the user explained that an Apple service rep said, “he had not been aware of the omission and sent a service inquiry. He phoned me back and sadly to him, informed me the response he received was, the calendar is as it should be and Apple decided to omit Good Friday and Easter from the US Holiday Calendar which is supplied on its products.”

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