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Shared iCloud calendar notification problems

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  • chuckp27 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 11, 2012 7:48 AM (in response to drainsdigest)

    I'm having the same issues, and it's getting very annoying. It's a huge waste of time to constantly dismiss alerts that have nothing to do with me.

  • yadayadayad Calculating status...
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    Oct 11, 2012 9:36 AM (in response to Granite Apple)

    Ditto, thanks 'drainsdigest' for the updates. Keep 'em coming!

  • PZnaty Calculating status...
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    Oct 11, 2012 9:51 AM (in response to drainsdigest)

    It's kind of ironic that when you subscribe to this thread (in order to be notified if a fix surfaces), you'll get your inbox flooded by notifications from people saying "I have the same problem, my wife have the same problem etc". ;)


    People, in the original post there's a "I have the same problem"-button. Press that and subscribe to the thread if you don't have anything valuable to add. That way, you won't add to the problem of getting annoying notifications.


    Have a nice day. :)

  • 10000reasons Calculating status...
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    Oct 12, 2012 9:06 AM (in response to PZnaty)

    I didnt know that. Thanks for advice

  • Impaler80s Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)
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    Oct 12, 2012 3:26 PM (in response to drainsdigest)

    Add me to the list with calendar frustrations with my signifciant other.  I saw, too, that the settings are gone for notifications - but in calendar settings, I have the option to choose email or app notifications when she adds something or invites me.  Much better than the email box being filled up. 

    Apple really has lots of work to do on iCloud for collaboration.  They have to know that it is really causing folks to not trust their service for day to day use.

  • MajorIP4 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Oct 15, 2012 10:21 AM (in response to Impaler80s)

    Well as of this morning (10/15) neither me or my wife are getting email notifications at our address. I actually liked the fact that we received emails for shared calendar changes. Both our @icloud addresses do not yet work so that didn't change. I did notice on under calendar advanced preferences for invitations 2 buttons; 1 for in-app notifications and another for email to which is my Apple ID (which says use this option if your primary calendar is not in iCloud).


    I sure hope they give us the option for email notification and/or in-app.

  • flo127 Calculating status...
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    Oct 17, 2012 11:24 AM (in response to MajorIP4)

    Are you still having this problem ? I'm using iCloud for my work (I actually installed iCloud for my department in a Canadian university) and all my colleagues who have a shared calendar are receiving annoying email notifications... According to them, it started 2 or 3 days ago. Strange point, they only receive notifications when I change something into the calendar (they haven't the right to modify anything) however when the second owner (with the rights to modify the calendar) makes change, nobody receives an email notification, weird.



    We are using iCloud either online or with iCal on macbook pro/air.

  • Jim Dysart Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 31, 2012 6:55 AM (in response to drainsdigest)


    Thank you for all your work on this Duane.

    I have been following this thread with the same issues.

    I can confirm that the Invitation and Shared calendar alerts still appear on the IOS 6 iPhone even if both are toggled off.

    This is very problematic because we have multiple shared calendars that are adjusted throughout the 24 hour cycle, so there is a constant barrage of interruptions and alerts for mere "housekeeping" changes.

    There has to be a way for the recipient to control what alerts are received. It appears this is not so with shared calendar alerts (and probably invitations but we haven't tested that feature).

    To be clear here, I am referring to automatic notifications, not emails being sent.

    Keep us posted.



  • 10000reasons Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 31, 2012 6:39 PM (in response to Jim Dysart)

    I agree with Jim. We have been unsuccessful in getting this to work. We still get notifications of changes/updates on our iphones (iOS 6) for our shared office calendar. We have toggled ALL the off switches on both our phones and the icloud website and we are unfortunatly still getting notifications.... any advice? Thanks in advance. Ben

  • Jim Dysart Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 2, 2012 5:01 AM (in response to drainsdigest)

    Thanks  Duane and Ben.

    Ben, I haven't tried Apple yet. My concern is it may not be a big enough issue for them to bother with. I don't imagine many use multiplr shared calendars. However, if the software suggests it should be possible, then obviously there is a problem with the software in IOS6. I haven't upgraded my iPhone to 6 yet, but all the new ones have it installed. Very irritating.

    We will just have to wait and see what the next update of IOS6 brings.


  • sflomenb Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Nov 27, 2012 6:52 PM (in response to drainsdigest)

    I have this same problem. Any ideas?


  • tomizza Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Dec 6, 2012 2:55 AM (in response to drainsdigest)

    as far as i understand iCal it is on the "receivers/subscribers" side to deal with email-updates (and not on the "senders/changers" side):


    snippet from my Re: How do you stop receiving notifications about updated calendar events? (there is a screenshot as well):


    to NOT get email notification about updated events from a shared calendar you subscribed to you have to uncheck "events affect availability" in that calendars "info" (mac os X.7 and X.8: iCal —> calendars dropdown —> right click on the subscribed calendar —> choose "get info" from the context-menu —> uncheck "events affect availability")

  • AMCarter3 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Dec 6, 2012 3:36 AM (in response to tomizza)

    Thanks, tomizza.


    I'm going to try what you suggest. This issue is confusing and hard to figure out. Seems like there are a lot of variables that affect it.

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