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Random alerts in iCal

206 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 15, 2013 5:53 PM by al379 RSS
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At my work we have an iCloud account set up where we all share the company calendar. The calendar is created and managed through iCloud. A few months ago we started to get a lot of unwanted/random alerts. The are always set for 0 minutes before the event, but I personally seen them pop up after the event as well. A majority of the alerts happen with repeating events. I've tried to manually set them back to none but the alerts come back. I've checked the companies computers and no one has Add Default Alerts set in there preferences. I've even seen alerts get set for events that I personally created and know for a fact weren't set. I know you can just turn off alerts on the iMac, but people that have the cal on their phone still receive that alerts.


So, how can I prevent the alerts from being created, and second is there a way to turn off iCal alerts within the iPhone? Thanks

  • mikebikemusic Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 13, 2013 10:27 AM (in response to al379)

    I just discovered that when I view the events on the ones that are improperly alerting for me show up there with the alert option turned on, even though they don't show as alerting on the macs or ios devices. So far, it seems that turning off the alert on fixes the event on the icloud server (so it won't get sent to all the devices).  It doesn't fix the cause. That's something Apple has to figure out.


    But I think it's related somehow to the mac Calendar Preferences Alerts options. In the latest Lion, either someone has Events>At Time Of Event as their preference, or the default of None is not working. On each mac, try toggling that preference to some value you don't want, like 5 minutes before, then close and reopen preference and turn it back to None.


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