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Delete Calendar Invite w/o Response?

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dcheng Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Sep 20, 2012 7:45 AM

I think I saw a few people had a similiar issue, but there were no responses to those.  I'm hoping things have changed...


So this is my issue: I have my iPhone 4S running iOS 6 synced to my work Exchange server.  When I receive a meeting invitation, I accept it on my computer.  The invitation remains on my iPhone, however, and I am unable to delete it or acknowledge it somehow unless I Accept/Decline/Maybe again.  I'd rather not have to respond twice to a single meeting invitation.  I have no option to delete the Calendar invitation on my iPhone.


With iOS5, the meeting invitation remained after I accepted on the computer, but it would disappear after I opened the invitation on my iPhone.  Now, it doesn't disappear, so I believe I will have to eventually start scrolling through all of these old invitations.


Anyone have any experience with this and might have some input?

iPhone 4S, iOS 6
  • Motion500 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 20, 2012 11:14 PM (in response to dcheng)

    This is driving my users at work crazy... There has to be away to mark these as 'read' or otherwise remove the Invitations. Please advise if you find a workaround.

  • FdYJkoSxvjs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 22, 2012 3:43 PM (in response to dcheng)

    Wow -who knew I'd ever appreciate the annoying workaround I had in IOS5!  I seem to be forced to respond to a meeting that occurred last week.  Hopefully, I'm just overlooking something really simple.

  • kevinhil Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 25, 2012 7:05 PM (in response to dcheng)

    My users are having the same issue in Exchange 2010.  It also seems to leave appointments unread in their inbox after they have been accepted.  In IOS 5 it would move the appointments to their deleted items folder, but still leave them as unread.  This was somewhat acceptable, but now it is unmanageable.

  • avoidspam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 25, 2012 10:37 PM (in response to dcheng)

    I am having the same issues. I have deleted an appointment in my Inbox (because I noticed it after the appointment passed) and it's still showing up in my Invitations. I do not want to select "Maybe", "Decline", or "Accept". How can I delete this invitation without having to chose the available options? I wouldn't mind Declining, but I know it will send an email to the person who sent the appointment - which I do not want.


    BTW, I do get numerous appointments from various divisions on my company's Exchange (2010) server. I simply cannot keep declining all these appointments. I need a way to delete them without having to respond.

  • galos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 27, 2012 10:31 AM (in response to avoidspam)

    I would also like to add that I belong to numerous message groups on my Exchange server. I receive invites all the time from users on these lists that I am not required to attend, however, now I am required by my iPhone to reply to every one otherwise it won't remove it from my Invitations List. This is a serious problem and I'm hoping Apple can come up with an option to delete appointments rather than require you to respond. I simply cannot decline or accept to every appointment I receive. I'm already writing tons of emails to users who sent out appointments and want to know why I declined and won't be coming to the meeting, when I am not supposed to attend. This is doubling the amount of work I have to do.


    Apple - PLEASE - add a delete appointment option instead of requiring the "Accept/Maybe/Decline" response.

  • pricele Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 3, 2012 12:32 PM (in response to dcheng)

    This is driving me nuts as well.  I receive calendar invites for my boss and do not want to accept or decline them but cannot clear them off my iPhone calendar.  Has anyone found a solution yet?  Hopefully if enough people comment Apple will do something about it!

  • Chuck444 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 2:02 AM (in response to dcheng)

    The workaround is to temporarily delete the Calendar(s) from your device.  Then resync the Calendar(s) from the server.  Instructions:


    Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars


    Tap on the offending account in the Accounts list.


    Turn off Calendars for that Account by tapping the On/Off switch next to Calendars.


    It will ask you if you want to remove the Calendars.  Click "Delete".  This only removes the calendars from your iPhone/iPad, it does not delete anything on the server.


    Now tap the On/Off switch again to turn Calendars back on.


    The iPhone/iPad will redownload all appointments and other calendar data from the server.  Because it will redownload all calendar data, I would recommend you do this when attached to wifi, rather than over the mobile network.



  • pricele Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 3:05 PM (in response to Chuck444)

    Thanks, that worked!  I guess you have to do that every time you get a new meeting notice that won't go away?  Oh well, I am just happy to clear off the little red bubble next to my calendar invite!

  • Chuck444 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 4:27 PM (in response to pricele)

    Yeah, that's why I specifically used the word "workaround" instead of "solution".  Because it's inconvenient, I tend to let a few build up so I'm not constantly resetting.

  • Nicetoknow Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 14, 2012 1:31 AM (in response to Chuck444)

    I had some calendar appointments (recurring), invited by somebody else, that were not applicable anymore.

    I could not delete it from within the calendar app in my iPhone.


    However, I was able to do it on a computer when I logged in into iCloud. There was a delete button.


    After that, my iPhone synced automatically and the appointment was gone.

  • southpawscribe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 30, 2013 8:36 AM (in response to dcheng)

    The iCloud solution seems to only work for that particular calendar. But for all the other calendars synced on our various Macs and devices, we have to accept/decline each meeting on each device, sending out multiple responses to the same thing. This is driving my colleagues bananas.

  • ddt_corp Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 30, 2013 8:40 AM (in response to dcheng)

    Just to keep this alive with my 2cents ... we desparately need a "dismiss" option on the iPhone. I've already replied. I don't want to reply again. Thanks for the reminder, now go away quietly.


    Basic, right? Possible? Not on the iPhone.

  • biogenie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 10, 2013 6:08 PM (in response to dcheng)

    Still facing the problem today.. with iOS 6.1.4


    Apple please fix this... irritating that my bosses are asking why i reply twice!

  • ewg31 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 4, 2013 6:08 AM (in response to dcheng)

    I'm on 6.1.4 with Exchange 2013. On the desktop side I'm Windows 8/Outlook 2013. I followed the advice of deleting the calendar from my iPhone and adding it back (while on WiFi) and that seems to have fixed the issue for me - now if I accept the meeting invite on my PC the iPhone recognizes the response and dismisses the invite.

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