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Birthdays is very simple application that allows you to keep track of upcoming birthdays. In order for this application to actually work, you will need to add (or have) Birthdays assigned to your Contacts. To add a Birthday to a contact….go to your Phone app, select Contacts, select a contact, tap Edit is the upper right corner, scroll down and tap on Add Field, scroll down and tap Birthday, enter the date of the person’s Birthday and tap Save in the upper right corner.
When you open the Birthdays application, you will see the main screen in which it displays birthdays in the current month, next month and then any other birthdays. The list will display the contacts name and the day and the month of their birthday. If you tap one of the people in the list, you will be able to see that person’s contact info. Though, you can’t actually call them from within the Birthday’s application which I think is most definitely a necessity!!
In the upper right corner you will see a Setting button. In the Setting, you have the option to change the badge notification to the number of birthday’s that are on the current day, in the current week or in the current month. The only issue I have with this is, I would prefer there to be no badge on the icon unless there is an upcoming Birthday. I’m not huge on badges with zeros. There are a few other options in the Setting that are grayed out…I’m assuming we will see these options in future updates…which include; Show notifications in status bar, Play sound notifications and Use vibro for notifications.
Currently, this is a very basic and simple application which probably has to do with the fact that it is still in Beta. We will see what the updates bring. I personally would love to see iBirthday updated for firmware 2.x. Birthdays is an quick way to check for upcoming birthdays! Though, Birthdays is definitely a quick way to check for upcoming Birthdays.