iPhone/iPad/Apple Watch apps for upcoming launch countdowns
The workflow for the following steps 1-5 is summarised in this diagram:
1. Tap top-right Filter Launches button
2. Change selection to match screenshot
Filter list I use for spaceports/rocket launch sites:
Tap each listed launch → tap Add to Calendar
This step will export the list of upcoming rocket launch events from the list in LaunchTime, and import the list to the LaunchTime calendar in Calendar.
Calendar (iPhone preinstalled app)
1. Tap Calendars → tap SHOW ALL → tap HIDE ALL → tap tick in circle next to LaunchTime → tap Done
2. Zoom into Calendar day view if not already selected
3. Tap •— × 3 button at top-right if not already selected (this makes iPhone Calendar in general much more useful IMO—why this isn't the default iPhone Calendar view I don't know…)
This step will visually confirm the step 2 export of the list of upcoming rocket launch events from the list in LaunchTime, imported to the LaunchTime calendar in Calendar.
1. Tap Settings
2. Change selections to Settings (1st screenshot)
3. Tap Defaults
4. Change selections to Defaults (2nd screenshot)
My recommended Countdowns app Settings & Defaults (for new Countdowns events):
1. Tap + → Tap Import from Calendar → Tap LaunchTime
2. Tap < and/or > buttons at bottom to select month of rocket launch
3. Tap each listed launch
4. Tap Done
This step will export the list of upcoming rocket launch events from the LaunchTime calendar in Calendar, and import the list to the LaunchTime list in Countdowns.
Following steps 1-5 as detailed above should result in similar results to the Countdowns iPhone/iPad/Apple Watch app screenshots × 3 at the top of this page.
The actual list of rocket launches in LaunchTime → Calendar → Countdowns will of course change over time as LaunchTime updates their launch list. The list of rocket launches in LaunchTime will also change as rockets are actually launched or delayed leading up to a launch.
Abbreviations to prepend to Countdowns list entries (for Apple Watch complications):
launch provider & launch provider abbreviation
rocket(s) & rocket(s) abbreviation
Vega VG / Soyuz-2 S2 / Ariane 5 A5
Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems NGS
Rocket Lab RLB
Falcon 9 F9 / Falcon Heavy FH
United Launch Alliance ULA
Atlas V A5 / Delta IV Heavy DH
Virgin Orbit VIR