Trying to figure out how to remove Calendar spam on iPhone or iPad?
Having a calendar is a great way to plan, schedule, and keep track of all the things you have to do. As an adult, it’s almost essential to have one, especially if you’re the type to get into meetings, attend seminars, and so on.
Unfortunately, spam follows us everywhere we go. Reading this article, you’re probably a victim of Calendar spams on your iPhone and iPad. We understand how much of a hassle this can be, so we’ve provided a comprehensive list of steps below.
These methods should help you avoid and completely delete this problem from your device. Here’s how you can remove Calendar spam from your iPhone or iPad.
Let’s get started!
- 1. Foreword.
- 2. Delete Rogue Calendar Accounts.
- 3. Avoiding Spam Invitations.
- 4. Receive Calendar Notifications Via Email.
- 5. Disable Your Calendar App.
If you haven’t declined or rejected any spam events yet, don’t touch it. Any kind of response will let the sender—the one sending the spam—know that your email is active. This will cause them to send more spam events your way, even if you decline all of them.
Luckily, there are a couple of ways that you can go about removing these spam events from your Calendar. We’ll go over all these steps below.
If, on the other hand, you have already interacted with a spam event, don’t worry as there’s still something you can do to fix this issue.
2. Delete Rogue Calendar Accounts.
There’s a very big chance that you might be unknowingly subscribed to a malicious Calendar account. This is a common occurrence and can happen to anyone. Thankfully, the fix corresponding to this is relatively simple.
In this method, we’ll be unsubscribing from the Calendar account that’s sending you these spam events. Doing this should delete all the events that were sent to you as well as prevent any new invites from popping up on your iPhone or iPad.
Here’s how you can delete rogue Calendar accounts:
- First, open up your Settings app and look for Calendar.
- Then go tap on the Accounts option to proceed.
- From there, scroll down and select Subscribed Calendars.
- Now, look for a calendar account that you’re unfamiliar with and tap it to open the details of that account.
- Lastly, at the bottom-most section of your screen, tap on Delete Account to remove that account from your subscriptions. Confirm your decisions by pressing Delete Account again to confirm.
With that out of the way, you should no longer be a victim to the spam events coming from that email. Additionally, go ahead and look through your Calendar app to see if the events are still there. That should remove the Calendar spam on your iPhone or iPad.
3. Avoiding Spam Invitations.
If you haven’t interacted with the spam events yet, then here’s a tricky way to delete all of those invitations without notifying the sender. Doing this before anything else should mean that you’ll no longer have to unsubscribe like the method above.
Unfortunately, there’s no real automatic way of doing this so the entire process can be quite time-consuming. The end result of removing and avoiding an annoying spam subscription is definitely worth all the effort though.
Here’s how you can avoid spam invitations:
- Go ahead and open up the Calendar app on your iPhone or iPad so that you can go to the Calendars tab at the bottom part of your screen.
- From the top-left corner of your device, tap on the Edit button and select Add Calendar. Name the spam calendar and choose any color you’d like. Then tap on Done.
- Now, go back to the main screen of your Calendar app and navigate to Inbox at the bottom-right corner of your screen. The spam invitations should be visible here.
- Tap on the spam invite but don’t respond to the invitation. Simply tap on the Calendar button to switch your interface to the calendar and move the invitation to the spam calendar you just created. Repeat this step for all the invitations you have received.
- Finally, once you’ve moved all the spam invites to the spam calendar, navigate back to the Calendar editing menu. From here, look for the spam calendar that you created and simply delete that calendar. Make sure that you choose the Delete and Don’t Notify option so that the spammers will not be notified.
While this might seem like a meticulous process, spammers will not send any more spam invites to emails that are inactive. By deleting the invitations without notifying the spammer, you’ll fool them into thinking that your email is no longer being used.
4. Receive Calendar Notifications Via Email.
If you’re not the type to receive a lot of invitations from the Calendar app and would just like to remove the push notifications from the spam, then here’s what you can do. By changing your receiving method, you’ll no longer receive notifications on your iPhone or iPad.
Unfortunately, this will also include other invitations from friends, work, and so on. On the plus side, you’ll still be able to receive invitations but you’ll have to open up your Mail app to access them.
Here’s how you can receive Calendar notifications via email:
- First, you’ll need a laptop or desktop to do this since it doesn’t work as well on a mobile browser. Open up the iCloud website and log into your iCloud account.
- Then go to Calendar and click on the Settings icon at the bottom left corner of your screen. This will look like the usual gear icon.
- From there, look for and click on Preferences.
- Now, go to the Advanced tab and, next to Invitations, select the Email to [email protected] option.
- Lastly, you can just click on Save to finalize the changes.
All your event invitations should now be redirected to your email address instead of a push notification on your device.
5. Disable Your Calendar App.
If you’re the type to use a third-party Calendar app and not the default one from iOS 14, then you can also disable this. By disabling the default Calendar app, you won’t receive any notifications from this altogether.
This way, all the annoying spam invitations should no longer bother your iPhone or iPad experience.
Here’s how you can disable the notifications from the Calendar app:
- Start by opening up the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad so you can navigate to the iCloud settings.
- From there, look for and disable the Calendars by toggling off the button next to it.
Doing this process will stop your Calendar app from syncing to the data that’s stored on your iCloud. This way, your calendar app will no longer receive updates which include invitations and so on.
That about wraps up this article. Hopefully, we’ve helped you remove the Calendar spam on your iPhone or iPad. If you have any questions or clarifications, feel free to leave us a comment down below.
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