6 Replies Latest reply: Jun 16, 2014 9:13 PM by Darrell Reich
leonard124 Level 1 Level 1

The menial suggests pressing Edit and delete like on iPad, but on my 4s there is no Edit button. How do we delete an event?

iPhone 4S, iOS 5.0.1, No Edit button
  • kb1951 Level 5 Level 5

    When you select an event from the calendar, you should have an edit icon at the top right. Once you tap it, then you have to scroll to the bottom of the page to find the delete icon.

  • leonard124 Level 1 Level 1

    Yes of course. Problem is I have no edit icon on the iPhone.

    Several others have posted about this problem.

  • kb1951 Level 5 Level 5

    I see, so when you select an event, you don't have the edit icon show up at all. I am afraid I have no ideas for that.

  • leonard124 Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks for responding KB. I figured out the reason I have no Edit icon is because the event i was trying to delete was a rogue event on my iphone that was deleted on my ipad. Somehow icloud didn't delete it on my iphone and now it's an orphan event.

  • Michael Stupinski Level 1 Level 1

    I also have no Edit button or icon that shows up to allow deleting calendar events, but NONE of my events present me with a Delete option.  [iPhone 4S and iOS 5.0.1]

  • Darrell Reich Level 1 Level 1

    I asked Siri: "Delete event" she prompted me to select an event

    Sorry Darrell I cannot make changes to this event

    was her reply BECAUSE I said so, it is my calendar, right? I asked confusing her limited ability to reply. It is like arguing with a two year old with no chance of winning.


    I suspect I got into this mess with both the mac's iCal and Yahoo Cal syncing to my iPhone now despite the recurring event being long over, every Tuesday it wakes me up with the alert tone 2 hours in advanced and at the time of the event.


    If I remember to turn off the alert Monday night, it syncs back and resets the alert to wake me up. Sync's with what? I've just gone back to the mac and Yahoo cals and the events are no longer there.


    Out of sync is the diagnosis, how do we fix it and remove phantom iCal events trapped on an iPhone?


    You'd think, would you like me to remove the screwed up recurring event from your calendar? would be the friendly way to go. I'm going back to the paper pocket calendar at this point my digital life is pushing me over the edge and cannot be trusted with such important information. Sorry I can't answer the question only add my additional sympathy / frustration.