Frequently Asked Questions

Do you store/track my location or phone contacts?

No, we don’t story any information on our servers. Honestly, we don’t even have servers to store that data on at this point. We care about your privacy to an extreme level. Read about it in our privacy policy.

Do you store/track my calendar events or reminders?

This is very similar to most of our other responses but no, we don’t story any information on our servers. Honestly, we don’t even have servers to store that data on at this point. We care about your privacy to an extreme level. Read about it in our privacy policy.

How do I add another calendar account to Ellie?

Ellie Calendar uses your devices calendars, so go to Settings and then Accounts & Devices on your iPhone. Add a new calendar account there and it will show up in Ellie.

What calendars can I add to Ellie?

Ellie Calendar uses your devices calendars. Your iPhone (as of iOS 12) can add pretty much any calendar account. Some examples include Microsoft Exchange, Gmail, iCloud and Yahoo.

I added an account on my iPhone but it’s not showing up in Ellie Calendar. What gives?

There are usually three reasons for this. One could be that you need to wait for the calendar events to pull from your calendar server if you just added it. Two, double check that “Calendars” is turned on in the settings screen for Passwords & Accounts in iPhone settings. Three, double check that it is not hidden within Ellie Calendar settings under “Visible Calendars”.

If I delete a calendar event or reminder within Ellie, does it delete on my other devices? 

Yes, deleting with Ellie Calendar will sync back to your other devices connected to that calendar account. This is the behavior of every calendar application.

I found a bug or I want to request a feature. How do I tell you?

Within Ellie Calendar, you can tap on Settings, then tap on Send us Feedback. Sending an iMessage through Ellie should yield a very fast response time because it’s literally my iPhone’s iMessage account. We’ll see how long that lasts.

This is free. How do you make money? The math doesn’t add up. What’s the business model.

Still figuring that out.

For now, I have no costs except my time and I am fully supported by my day job at Microsoft. You can show your support though and potentially convince me to do this full time by sending a tip within Ellie Calendar’s settings screen.