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ALL YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT SKIMM AHEAD

THE BASICS

What is Skimm Ahead?

Skimm Ahead is a subscription service that gives you all the info you need for the future. Call us your Magic 8 ball. Never again will you wonder when Beyoncé tickets go on sale, what time the State of the Union is on, or when your favorite show is back on Netflix. It's like your calendar ate a smart cookie.

How do I download Skimm Ahead?

Download it from the iOS App Store here.

What if I have commitment issues and just want to try it out?

We feel you. The first month is free. Because we want to give you time to fall in love with Skimm Ahead before you put a ring on it.

What about Android?

Skimm Ahead is only available on iOS right now. But Android users, we want you to know we’re listening. We’re working hard to find the best way to include you in the Skimm Ahead experience. And hope to bring it to you soon. To help us do that quicker, we’d love for you to fill out this quick survey.

SKIMM AHEAD vs THE DAILY SKIMM

How is this different from the Daily Skimm?

The Daily Skimm email is free and comes to your inbox every morning, bright and early, M-F. It gives you everything you need to know about what happened yesterday. Skimm Ahead makes it easier to be smarter for the future. It’s a subscription service for $2.99/month that tells you when you can buy Beyonce tickets, when you should book flights for Memorial Day, and when you should send flowers for Mother’s Day. The best part...it can all show up directly in your iPhone calendar.

Will I still get the Daily Skimm?

Your OG morning routine isn’t going anywhere. The Daily Skimm email will always be in your inbox M-F. And it will always be free.

MANAGING YOUR SUBSCRIPTION

How do I upgrade?

You think Skimm Ahead’s gooorgeous, you want to kiss it, you want to hug it, etc. Bonus: there’s a way to make it a cheaper date. Just open theSkimm app, tap Settings, tap Manage Subscription and save some cash money.

How do I unsubscribe?

ON YOUR iPHONE OR iPAD:

1) Click here

2) Select theSkimm

3) Turn off the auto-renewal option* and tap Done

4) Now, tap Subscription - Manage and select theSkimm

5) Turn off the auto-renewal* option and tap Done

IF THAT DOESN'T WORK:

1) Open your iPhone or iPad Settings

2) Scroll down and tap iTunes & App Store

3) Tap your Apple ID at the top

4) Tap View Apple ID and enter your password

5) Tap Manage under Subscriptions

6) Select theSkimm

7) Turn off the auto-renewal option* and tap Done

*note: the auto-renewal button looks like one you have to slide but you actually just have to tap it! Silly, I know.

And even if you unsubscribe, you can still read the Daily Skimm for free in the app. Every M-F. So don’t delete us.

CALENDAR HELP

What calendars does Skimm Ahead integrate with?

iAm glad you asked. Right now, Skimm Ahead is compatible with the iPhone and iPad calendar app. But we have a lot more up our sleeves. Stay tuned.

Can I customize my calendar?

Yes. You can either “Skimmify” your calendar, so events are automatically added, or you can pick and choose which events you want to see. Buffet style. To Skimmify, go to Settings in theSkimm app and tap Skimmify My Calendar. To add individual events, tap the calendar icon in the bottom right of a specific event.

What if I don’t want it in my calendar at all?

That’s OK, because we’ve thought of everything. You can get all the Skimm Ahead calendar events and read the Daily Skimm in the app too without skimmifying your calendar. So you should still download it.

What to do if...I like the calendar, but don’t want alerts.

1) Open your iPhone Calendar app.

2) Tap Calendars at the bottom.

3) Scroll until you find theSkimm calendar. Tap the info button to the right.

4) Under Notifications, turn off Event Alerts.

5) Tap Done to save your preferences.

What to do if...I like the alerts, but don’t want events in my calendar.

1) Open your iPhone Calendar app.

2) Tap Calendars at the bottom.

3) Scroll until you find theSkimm calendar.

4) Tap theSkimm so it’s unchecked.

5) Tap Done.

What to do if...I’m in the wrong timezone.

First, you’ll have to remove the calendar by following these steps:

1) Open your iPhone Settings app.

2) Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

3) Tap Subscribed Calendars.

4) Tap theSkimm.

5) Tap Delete Account.

Now, re-Skimmify your calendar and pick your new timezone:

1) Open up the app again.

2) Go to Settings.

3) Tap Skimmify My Calendar.

4) Pick your new timezone.

5) Breathe because you’re no longer 3 hours late to watch that show premiere.

What to do if...I no longer want the calendar.

1) Open your iPhone Settings app.

2) Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

3) Tap Subscribed Calendars.

4) Tap theSkimm.

5) Tap Delete Account.

THANKS FOR ALL OF THAT. BUT I STILL NEED HELP.

Contact us at [email protected].

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