How to enable week numbers in Windows Phone 8.1 calendar

Week numbers are important in some places especially in some European countries. Many Windows Phone users have requested to see week numbers in the built-in calendar, and it arrived earlier this year. If this is an important feature, then you probably already know how to enable it. If not, we'll show you how. Follow our step-by-step instructions and/or watch the how-to video.

  1. Open the Calendar app
  2. Tap the three dots on the lower right corner and tap settings
  3. Scroll down and tick the box that says 'Enable week numbers'

That's it! You can also set the first day of the week and first week of the year. The Week numbers option has received over 5,000 votes in the Windows Phone feature suggestions. The update with the new feature was released this January. The week number appears on top of the day view and week view of the calendar.

Calendar week numbers

Why do some people use week numbers? Some businesses use them as deadlines for projects. Some schools use them for class schedules. For example, students take class A if the week number is an even number and class B if the week number is odd.

Do you use week numbers? What do you use them for? Let us know in the comments!

Mark Guim

Mark Guim is Video Editor at Windows Central. He switched to Windows because the MacBook Pro isn't Pro enough. You can follow him on Twitter at @markguim.