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How do I remove  alerts for shared calendars?

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David Bridle Calculating status...
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Oct 31, 2011 6:40 AM

I really don't need my fathers calendar alerting me on my iphone or ipad.  Especially when his is Canadian and I am set to UK!!


I can stop it on my Mac but not on my iOS devices.  If I have done it already on my mac surely it should stop everywhere?!

  • onaffaa Calculating status...
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    Oct 31, 2011 4:58 PM (in response to David Bridle)

    I'm having a similar problem. I have 3 calendars setup on iCloud,(home, personal, and work) I only want to share the alerts with 1 of them with my wife's device, however she gets the alerts from my work and personal calendars. I only have home checked off on her calendar, but she gets the notifications and alerts for all 3 calendars.

  • Chustle Calculating status...

    How did you get it turned off on your Mac?

  • cazabba Calculating status...
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    Jun 19, 2013 6:09 AM (in response to David Bridle)

    I've found three ways to help with this, but not fully eliminate the problem:


    1. In your Mail, Contacts and Calendars settings, at the very bottom, there is a new item called "Shared Calendar Alerts." Sliding this to the OFF position has helped eliminate SOME of this problem, but it is not fool proof.


    2. As most of you know, disabling shared calendars in your Calendars settings has some impact, but for some very strange reason, the calendars I've disabled continue to re-enable themselves. It's frustrating, but the only way I've found to stop the alerts (sometimes) is to continually go back to my calendar settings and constantly disable them. This is a bug that Apple has to fix.


    3. As a last resort, the only way I've found to completely eliminate these bothersome meeting alerts is to delete the shared calendars entirely each time I've used them. So I share a calendar to see the events of my peers, then immediately delete the shared calendar. Sorry, but until Apple fixes this (not easy by the way) this is the only sure fire way to prevent them from bothering me.


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