Currently Being ModeratedJul 24, 2013 11:57 AM (in response to jamesrward)
I realized after posting this that I missed an important setting to suppress #3 on OSX that I had hoped would solve the problem in iOS but did not.
For each of the calendars shared with me I have right clicked the calendar from within the calendar app in OSX click Get Info and checked the box next to Ignore Alerts.
This has no effect on the event alerts in iOS but does stop them from coming up on OSX.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2013 10:27 AM (in response to jdubyaelliott)
Per my original post:
A similar setting exists in iOS under Setting->Mail, Contacts, Calendars scroll to the bottom and you will see Shared Calendar Alerts. Notice that the terminology does not quite match and neither does the effect. Turning this off gets rid of the sounds and pop-ups that would be generated for #1 (notification center) but does nothing to take care of #3 (event alerts).
This has no effect on event alerts. For example a member of my team had an alert set to go off 30 minutes prior to a conference call which has nothing to do with me, I am not a participant in this event. My phone played the alert sound and popped-up a message about the conference call.iOS 6.1.4
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2013 11:41 AM (in response to jamesrward)
Sorry.. I had not read your post clearly enough. What I have done as a work-around which seems to work on both OS X and iOS is to have the person change from sharing the calendar with users to making it a public calendar to which others can subscribe. In order to make this change effectively, you first have to have the person sharing their calender REMOVE the individuals who are sharing the calender, THEN close the dialogue box to confirm. After that they can then publish the calendar and invite those they choose. When the subsribers accept the link, they need to be sure to check the "remove alarms" option. The only drawback here is that there is no way that a subscriber can edit the published calendar. Only the owner can do it. That's actually not a bad thing, but just be aware of that.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2013 11:46 AM (in response to jdubyaelliott)
...The only drawback here is that there is no way that a subscriber can edit the published calendar. Only the owner can do it. That's actually not a bad thing, but just be aware of that.
That is an interesting work around. Losing the ability to edit each-others calendar is not a big deal for us but I would say another large drawback is the fact that the calendars have to be public. I don't think anyone in the organization would like the idea of our calendars being publicly accessible.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2013 11:57 AM (in response to jamesrward)
I think "public" is a bad description for Apple here. My suggestion is to take a look at the URL that is generated and see if you feel better. To try and find a publicly shared calendar of the nature you're describing would be quite difficult. But the point is well taken. Good luck!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 3, 2013 8:59 AM (in response to jdubyaelliott)
After testing for a month I can confirm that this solved my issue. I am still a bit reticent about the fact that the calendars are publicly accesible but it is worth it to no longer have alarms going of for everyone's appointments.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2013 8:54 AM (in response to jdubyaelliott)
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!! I've been looking for a solution for this problem for 2 years. My wife and I share each others cal's and I share my work cal with our secretary. The alerts were driving us crazy. Making the calendar public might not be preferable but I think the chance of anyone stumbling upon it or even being able to use the information for nefarious reasons is highly unlikely.
It would be appreciated if Apple at some point could address this issue for shared private calendars. Not only that, very few people are even aware of this work-around. I will be visiting a number of forums to share this info. Again, thank you!