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  • MarcCorbeil Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same very anoying problem. Tried to disable on Iphone 5 as followes.


    In system 7 on the iPhone under Settings go to Mail, Contacts, Calendars and scroll all the way down.  You can turn on or off the shared calendar alerts


    No effect at all.


    I do not think having someone else change the way they use their calendars is a good work around.


    Applie simple needs to make this disable work period.

  • mmmax Level 1 (0 points)

    I have not been able to find a solution to this problem on my iPhone despite reading all the posts here and elsewhere on it. It's a big problem. No matter what I do, events on shared google calendars cause alerts on my phone.

  • mashby Level 1 (0 points)

    I give up. I've tried every option I can find on both the Mac and my iPhone and I just can't take it anymore. EVERY little change my wife makes to her calendar, I get an alert on both my iPhone and both my Macs. It's absolutely maddening and after two years of this constant annoyance, I'm done -- I had her remove me from her iCloud calendar.


    So frustrating that Apple hasn't addressed this issue when it's so basic.

  • Friar'sPoint Level 1 (0 points)

    It really is puzzling why they haven't fixed this yet. People have been complaining about it for YEARS. How hard could it be for them to fix? I can't do it, but I don't know anything about coding. I think they do! Maybe in the next update? (I keep thinking that, but it never seems to happen!)

  • Friar'sPoint Level 1 (0 points)

    What exactly fixed the problem? I can't find what you are referring to as the fix.

  • Friar'sPoint Level 1 (0 points)

    I have that button selected but I still get alerts from her calendar.

  • MouldySquid Level 1 (5 points)

    I have managed to turn of alerts from shared calendars in IOS 8, specifically shared calendar changes. The setting is actually in the Notifications settings under Calendar. So Settings>Notifications>Calendar. Near the bottom there will be a Shared Calendar Changes choice, inside that you can change the behaviour of the notifications for shared calendar changes.


    This has made my life so much easier since I was receiving an alert for every change my wife made to her calendar. I haven't been able to figure out how to turn of alerts from her scheduled events, but at least I won't be getting an alert every time she changes something.

  • Friar'sPoint Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, this is a good step forward. Once you figure out how to stop the alerts from the events on her calendar, can you post it here? Thanks!




  • TJJ1031 Level 1 (0 points)

    I too have tried turning off shared calendar alerts and it doesn't work. I finally found the answer that worked for me!!!

    Click on your Calendar app

    Click on the word Calendars at the bottom of your calendar app.

    Click the little "i" icon to the right of each calendar.

    Scroll all the way to the bottom and switch off Event Alerts.

    Repeat for each calendar.

  • Friar'sPoint Level 1 (0 points)

    Beautiful! Thanks for solving this long-standing problem!

  • joshuafromwaterford Level 1 (20 points)

    Yeah,  I also would ike to be able to see my shared calendars without having to get alerts from them.


    And yeah, Apple should have anticipated this.Part of the job of a software engineer or anyone who writes software is to anticipate what the user will do, or will want to do.


    I guess the "cobbled together" feeling might be an accidental byproduct of the object-oriented approach to programming since it allows you to use a bunch of smaller programs that you've already written and used for other projects instead of having to rewrite the same code; it can make a software writer a bit lazy. The only upside to the procedural programming approach is that each line of code is made specifically for that program and it really forces the writer to think about what he should do instead of just cobbling together a bunch of older subprograms.


    By the way, I know this because I took three semesters of Computer Science classes.

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