5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 24, 2013 11:40 AM by Frank Malloy
martinneep Level 1 (5 points)

I have a really frustrating problem with iCloud calendar alerts that is driving me crazy...


I don't want to receive any alerts for events unless I specifically set an alert when I create the event.


I'm using the following settings on my iOS devices:


Default Alerts>


Birthdays: NONE

Events: NONE

All day events: NONE


In preferences on the web version of iCal "Add a default alert to new events and invitations" is NOT ticked.


And finally in iCal, I'm using the following settings:




Events: NONE

All day events: NONE

Birthdays: NONE


Now, if I create an event on either my iPad or iPhone, it behaves as expected and there is no alert added. However, if I create an event in iCal, it always shows on my iOS devices with an alert set for "At time of event". This is driving me nuts, is it a bug???

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7), iCal
  • EasyOSX Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm having a similar problem, only it's creating random alert times for me after the event has already started. 

  • pengiefan Level 1 (0 points)



    Have you received any responses as how to avoid this problem? It is also driving me crazy even doing "automatic alerts" when an calendar item has passed.




  • lordgrover Level 1 (0 points)

    Disappointing lack of response to a frustrating issue.

    Currently getting an alert an 09:00 every morning OF MY VACATION that it's my vacation!

  • Andrew Bayly Level 1 (25 points)

    I've started a different thread on this topic as I couldn't find this one with searches, but it was suggested after I'd made my post.


    The other suggested threads referred to google calendar problems, which was interesting. I had added, but then switched off, a google calendar at about the time that I began to have this problem. I have since deleted the google calendar, but the alerts problem persists.

  • Frank Malloy Level 2 (350 points)

    Seeing this as well. I'm getting 15 min alerts on recurring events that I specify None for the alert, for all future events. Some number of quiet event occurrences later, it goes back to alerting at 15 mins again.


    iCloud calendar.