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  • mattopotamus11 Level 1 (0 points)

    Correct, the person is not getting the Calendar notification or email. 


    I just checked the settings on icloud via web browser and it is set to receive notifications as "in-app notifications," but I still just get the email.

  • joshua773 Level 1 (0 points)

    Make sure the email address that receives the invites is listed as either your Primary or one of your Alternates for your Apple ID. (go to the manage Apple ID page).


    Good luck

  • Lady Z Level 1 (5 points)

    It's been said before, but you ARE a god!  It's been over a year, I just found your solution and it worked.  Thank you, thank you, thank you! 

  • bardabuk Level 1 (0 points)

    Wow..... PROBLEM FINALLY FIXED... This issue/solution should be posted high up in the Apple iCloud technical help... Months of troubleshooting, and a lot of hair loss... Now all behind me!


  • transparent Level 1 (45 points)

    I haven't seen anything that addresses this problem, so hopefully there's a solution:


    I have an iPhone 5 with iOS 7 installed. 


    I use Gmail for all my email addresses, I have multiple accounts that I access via my phone.  The two most important are a personal Gmail and a work email.


    The work email is Gmail also, but I have it mapped to a domain that is used for work. (e.g. so I can send from instead of 


    I received an iCloud invite from someone, and the first time, it entered into my calendar on my iPhone (I use the Apple Calendar app).  The invite got updated, but my calendar invite did not update.  I saw it in my "replied" list under the "inbox" button on the bottom right of the app.  I was able to decline it and it disappeared off my calendar, but it did not update. 


    I tried doing a test invitation from my personal to my work email, and while I can accept the invite (using the iCloud accept / maybe / decline butons), it still doesn't show up on my calendar on my iPhone or Mac. 


    How can I get these to work? 

  • mick kelly Level 1 (0 points)

    Alfabet you are a star! Been trying to get that working for ages. BTW I had to remove all my alternate addresses and logout of all devices before it worked but you nailed it.


    Cheers dude.

  • RobM84 Level 1 (0 points)



    I figured out this only happens when you use a special setup.


    Your setup

    1. You use Google Calendar with your address 
    2. Your is also your Apple ID
    3. An iCloud user sends you a calendar invitation


    The issue

    Apple doesn't send the event as an email, it is only displayed as a calendar notification.


    How to solve

    1. Log into iCloud with your address
    2. Go to calendar
    3. Select the settings symbol in the bottom left corner
    4. Select "Preferences"
    5. Select "Advanced"
    6. Select "Email to" in the "Receive event invitations as:" area

    iCloud Calendar.png


    Robin //

  • Krepi Level 1 (0 points)

    I called Apple support and they checked a few things on my mac:

    • Went to on Safari and logged out from my account.
    • Opened system preferences - iCloud - log out. Then one by one I unchecked all the apps (calendar, notes, contacts. etc.)
    • Finally, I started re-checking all the applications in the iCloud settings, starting by the calendar, and leaving Safari unchecked.

    The problem was solved, and I started receiving notifications in the iCal app right away, and no more annoying e-mails with .ics attachment.

    I checked Safari in the iCloud settings and still working fine.


    Hope this helps

  • mtrosie07 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had the same problem.  We changed e-mail addresses and as it turns out the Calendar app settings are the issue.  go into Mail, Calendars, and Contacts under general settings.  In the calendar settings it has a setting for your primary calendar.  Make sure that you have your iCloud calendar set as your  primary calendar.  This fixed it for me. 

  • judahman Level 1 (0 points)

    All the above is informative but not helpful in my case. My wife and I both use the Calendar app on our MacBook Pros, iPhones and IPads.  She shares her main calendar with me, and we share a joint calendar for activities we do together. We both can see and edit events on these two calendars.


    However, I recently created a third calendar for my work events, and I set it up so she can see but not edit my work events. I sent the invitation to her, but she never received it. She did not get an email. She did not get an alert within her calendar itself. My calendar says the sharing is "pending." Why did she never get my invitation to share the calendar? How can we complete the sharing process, so she can see my new calendar?


    This might matter: I created an active iCloud account with an iCloud email address, but she never activated her her iCloud account with an iCloud address, so I am sharing my calendar with her email address for a third-party webhost. Part of me says this is the culprit, but since we already use our addresses to share two calendars without any problems, why am I having so much trouble sharing this new calendar?


    FYI, we both are still using Mavericks on our MacBooks yet all of our mobile devices use the latest iOS.


    Any help will be welcome. Thanks.

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