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How to delete iPhone calendar spam

iPhone calendar spam

Are you tired of pesky calendar spam on your iPhone Calendar app? We understand how frustrating it can be when spam interrupts your genuine upcoming events and bombards you with annoying notifications. But don't worry, Asurion is here to make your tech life run smoothly. Our team of experts is available 24/7 to solve all your tech troubles, from fixing the dreaded iPhone black screen of death to uncovering hidden iPhone features you may have missed. Today, we're focusing on helping you get rid of that irritating iPhone calendar spam.

How do you get iPhone calendar spam?

So, how did you end up with iPhone calendar spam in the first place? It happens more often than you might think. Accidentally tapping on a malicious ad while browsing, visiting an illegal streaming site, or unknowingly subscribing to a suspicious pop-up calendar can lead to unwanted calendar invasions.


Why shouldn't you tap on iPhone calendar spam?

When a spam calendar event pops up, it's important to resist the urge to click on any links inside. Tapping those links will only confirm to the spammers that your email is active, potentially leading to more spam. Instead, follow these steps to report the spam to iCloud:

  1. Go to icloud.com and open up your Calendar app.
  2. Open the event you want to report, and click Report Junk.
  3. Click OK. You've now deleted the event from your calendar on all of your devices where you've signed in with the same Apple ID.

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How do you remove iPhone calendar spam?

Now, let's focus on removing the spam calendar from your iPhone. The steps may vary slightly depending on your iOS version. Follow these instructions based on your iOS version:

  1. Go to Settings > General, then tap About.
  2. In the list, look for Software Version.

Now follow the steps below that match your operating system to learn how to delete spam calendar events on your iPhone.

For iOS 14.6 or later:

  1. Open the Calendar app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on the unwanted calendar event.
  3. At the bottom of the screen, tap on Unsubscribe from this Calendar.
  4. Confirm your choice by tapping Unsubscribe.

For earlier versions of iOS:

  1. Open the Calendar app.
  2. Tap Calendars at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Look for a calendar that you don't recognize. Next to that calendar, tap the More Info button, then scroll down and tap Delete Calendar.

If you still see the spam calendar, follow these steps to delete the subscription in Settings:

  1. Open the Calendar app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on Calendars at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Look for a calendar that you don't recognize and tap the small i icon next to its name.
  4. Scroll down and tap Delete Calendar to remove it.

If remnants of the spam calendar remain, follow these additional steps to delete the subscription in your iPhone's Settings:

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on Calendar, or for iOS 13, go to Passwords & Accounts and tap on Accounts.
  3. Tap on Subscribed Calendars.
  4. Identify the calendar you don't recognize and tap on it.
  5. Finally, tap Delete Account to permanently remove it.

How do you protect yourself from iPhone calendar spam?

Now that you know how to stop calendar spam, here are a couple of tips for avoiding it. Most importantly, steer clear of untrusted websites, and stream content on reliable sites only. On a related note, here's what Asurion Experts have to say about stopping annoying spam text messages.

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