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dcheng Level 1 Level 1

I think I saw a few people had a similiar issue, but there were no responses to those.  I'm hoping things have changed...


So this is my issue: I have my iPhone 4S running iOS 6 synced to my work Exchange server.  When I receive a meeting invitation, I accept it on my computer.  The invitation remains on my iPhone, however, and I am unable to delete it or acknowledge it somehow unless I Accept/Decline/Maybe again.  I'd rather not have to respond twice to a single meeting invitation.  I have no option to delete the Calendar invitation on my iPhone.


With iOS5, the meeting invitation remained after I accepted on the computer, but it would disappear after I opened the invitation on my iPhone.  Now, it doesn't disappear, so I believe I will have to eventually start scrolling through all of these old invitations.


Anyone have any experience with this and might have some input?

iPhone 4S, iOS 6
  • Motion500 Level 1 Level 1

    This is driving my users at work crazy... There has to be away to mark these as 'read' or otherwise remove the Invitations. Please advise if you find a workaround.

  • FdYJkoSxvjs Level 1 Level 1

    Wow -who knew I'd ever appreciate the annoying workaround I had in IOS5!  I seem to be forced to respond to a meeting that occurred last week.  Hopefully, I'm just overlooking something really simple.

  • kevinhil Level 1 Level 1

    My users are having the same issue in Exchange 2010.  It also seems to leave appointments unread in their inbox after they have been accepted.  In IOS 5 it would move the appointments to their deleted items folder, but still leave them as unread.  This was somewhat acceptable, but now it is unmanageable.

  • avoidspam Level 1 Level 1

    I am having the same issues. I have deleted an appointment in my Inbox (because I noticed it after the appointment passed) and it's still showing up in my Invitations. I do not want to select "Maybe", "Decline", or "Accept". How can I delete this invitation without having to chose the available options? I wouldn't mind Declining, but I know it will send an email to the person who sent the appointment - which I do not want.


    BTW, I do get numerous appointments from various divisions on my company's Exchange (2010) server. I simply cannot keep declining all these appointments. I need a way to delete them without having to respond.

  • galos Level 1 Level 1

    I would also like to add that I belong to numerous message groups on my Exchange server. I receive invites all the time from users on these lists that I am not required to attend, however, now I am required by my iPhone to reply to every one otherwise it won't remove it from my Invitations List. This is a serious problem and I'm hoping Apple can come up with an option to delete appointments rather than require you to respond. I simply cannot decline or accept to every appointment I receive. I'm already writing tons of emails to users who sent out appointments and want to know why I declined and won't be coming to the meeting, when I am not supposed to attend. This is doubling the amount of work I have to do.


    Apple - PLEASE - add a delete appointment option instead of requiring the "Accept/Maybe/Decline" response.

  • pricele Level 1 Level 1

    This is driving me nuts as well.  I receive calendar invites for my boss and do not want to accept or decline them but cannot clear them off my iPhone calendar.  Has anyone found a solution yet?  Hopefully if enough people comment Apple will do something about it!

  • Chuck444 Level 1 Level 1

    The workaround is to temporarily delete the Calendar(s) from your device.  Then resync the Calendar(s) from the server.  Instructions:


    Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars


    Tap on the offending account in the Accounts list.


    Turn off Calendars for that Account by tapping the On/Off switch next to Calendars.


    It will ask you if you want to remove the Calendars.  Click "Delete".  This only removes the calendars from your iPhone/iPad, it does not delete anything on the server.


    Now tap the On/Off switch again to turn Calendars back on.


    The iPhone/iPad will redownload all appointments and other calendar data from the server.  Because it will redownload all calendar data, I would recommend you do this when attached to wifi, rather than over the mobile network.



  • pricele Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks, that worked!  I guess you have to do that every time you get a new meeting notice that won't go away?  Oh well, I am just happy to clear off the little red bubble next to my calendar invite!

  • Chuck444 Level 1 Level 1

    Yeah, that's why I specifically used the word "workaround" instead of "solution".  Because it's inconvenient, I tend to let a few build up so I'm not constantly resetting.

  • Nicetoknow Level 1 Level 1

    I had some calendar appointments (recurring), invited by somebody else, that were not applicable anymore.

    I could not delete it from within the calendar app in my iPhone.


    However, I was able to do it on a computer when I logged in into iCloud. There was a delete button.


    After that, my iPhone synced automatically and the appointment was gone.

  • southpawscribe Level 1 Level 1

    The iCloud solution seems to only work for that particular calendar. But for all the other calendars synced on our various Macs and devices, we have to accept/decline each meeting on each device, sending out multiple responses to the same thing. This is driving my colleagues bananas.

  • ddt_corp Level 1 Level 1

    Just to keep this alive with my 2cents ... we desparately need a "dismiss" option on the iPhone. I've already replied. I don't want to reply again. Thanks for the reminder, now go away quietly.


    Basic, right? Possible? Not on the iPhone.

  • biogenie Level 1 Level 1

    Still facing the problem today.. with iOS 6.1.4


    Apple please fix this... irritating that my bosses are asking why i reply twice!

  • ewg31 Level 1 Level 1

    I'm on 6.1.4 with Exchange 2013. On the desktop side I'm Windows 8/Outlook 2013. I followed the advice of deleting the calendar from my iPhone and adding it back (while on WiFi) and that seems to have fixed the issue for me - now if I accept the meeting invite on my PC the iPhone recognizes the response and dismisses the invite.

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