Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2012 2:45 AM (in response to madruy)
I just updated to IOS6 today and noticed these "invitation" tray notices for the first time.
Yikes.. I subscribe to 15 pretty busy business calendars that my partner runs, my invitation tray is going to drown.
It's a great feature, but in my instance it's a problem. You need to be able to turn them off.
I have submitted iCal feedback.
> as a side note I have also noticed that alerts are stripped out of shared calendars - I'm sure they had been working on occasion until recently, (heard the melodic syncronised alerts from different devices), I didn't realise that they wernt happening now until I did some testing today.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2012 2:50 AM (in response to mcg-)
You should be able to turn off the notifications. Go to Settings->Mail, Contacts, Calendars-> and at the bottom of the page "Shared Calendar Alerts" - turn it off. I hope it helps
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2012 3:02 AM (in response to jakudo)
Thanks for your response, I appreciate it.
Unfortunately the "Shared Calendar Alerts" option only seems to have affect on the notification center alerts - not the little "invitations" tray at the top of iCal and at the bottom right of the Calendar app.
I have "New Invitation Alerts" OFF
and "Shared Calendar Alerts" OFF on 2 iPhone4s (tried a few restarts)
and on iCal there are 2 similar settings that mention the Notification Center also - with these settings checked iCal is still showing all changes from shared calendars.
iCloud calendar is doing the same.
It seems like an oversight.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2012 6:45 AM (in response to mcg-)
I have the exact same problem--as soon as I upgraded my iPad 2 and iPhone 4S to IOS 6, each device displayed thirteen pop-up notifications for invitations to events in my wife's shared calendars. I would say this issue isn't limited to Mountain Lion, because all of my Macs are running Lion. Plus, my wife uses her iPad almost exclusively, and I haven't upgraded her devices yet.
I really don't want to get a popup alarm on my IOS devices every time my wife adds or changes something in her calendars, and I'm sure she feels the same way about changes I make to my calendars.
Thank goodness there weren't a hundred of these invitations--I couldn't use the phone until I had acknowledged each notification. That was not fun. There really should have been a way, when upgrading to IOS6, to opt out when the first pop-up appears.I'll checking in here, and looking for a way to turn these off. They show up in icloud.com too, with no visible way of disabling them. Perhaps they have to be turned off at the device that creates or modifies the events.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2012 12:41 AM (in response to Vibeeen)
Yes I agree, that cascade of alerts that interupted the upgrade were ridiculous and they spoiled the usualy slick process of upgrading - couldn't access the device until they were all acknowledged.
The notification center you can turn off, it's those tray alerts that will build up. At the very least there needs to be a way to multi-clear them -- but why bother, there may as well be an option to turn them off.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2012 5:10 AM (in response to Ryttergaard)
I accidentaly found out that it might be not that bad as it is seems now. My mum yesterday updated her calendar, which she shares with me (her shifts at work), and I got just one notification which said that she updated 42 events. So there werent 42 same notifications, but just one. I don't know what is the number, but from some amount of changes, it doesn't show them separately, but just one for all...
Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2012 7:05 PM (in response to jakudo)
Same problem for me:
-I have all alert notifications turned off.
-My wife updates her Calendar on her iPhone 3 (so not iOS 6)
-I get an "Invitation" on both my iPad and iPhone, each running iOS 6.
-The Invitation does not show up in online iCloud or on MacBook.
This is clearly an iOS 6 bug, as the problem did not exist till I updated and only occurs on iOS 6 devices. Like others, when I first updated I was swamped by dozens of invitations and alerts that essentially usurped my iPad and iPhone, until I deleted each one individually.
I look forward to a fix from Apple - although I'm not holding my breath.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2012 2:19 PM (in response to jakudo)
This is a complete joke. Apple have ignored this problem since MobileMe: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2563554?start=45&tstart=0. Hope iCloud would fix - it didn't. Now its got worse with every individual new event in my shared calendars creating an alert for my wife.
To be honest, I've given up. I can only conclude this is a bug that Apple are incapable of fixing. The original thread I have copied above now has over 16,000 views and this thread is already approaching 2,000 views. They are either incompetent or simply don't care.
How incredibly frustrating.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 8, 2012 5:07 PM (in response to cpd5215)
Not that I am aware of, I'm not getting intrusive alerts, but I currently have over 50 changes in the Calendar "Invitations" tray on my iPhone (and OS X) that I'm just ignoring. I'm going to leave them there and see if Apple have built some sort of 'aging' into them - they may eventually drop off.. wishful thinking.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 9, 2012 5:43 PM (in response to jakudo)
I have found a solution to this. On the iphone, go to settings>Mails,Contacts,Calnders>Shared calender alerts. Turn the alerts off. This will turn of the notifications for changes in the shared calender on your calender app.
Hope this helps.