How to delete calendar spam on your iPhone

Do you see a lot of spam in the Calendar app on your iPhone? Scammers can guess your Apple ID and start attacking you with invitations. Or perhaps you signed up for a spam calendar while interacting with a sketchy website by mistake.

Regardless, you can sort out issues with junk calendar invitations and subscriptions by using trailing pointers. Once you get rid of Calendar spam on your iPhone, you’ll see less clutter and a noticeable reduction in annoying calendar spam notifications.

Report or Remove Spam Invitations

Declining event invitations is not the correct way to deal with iPhone Calendar spam. That sends a response and validates your email address to spammers, so you’ll likely receive even more spam.

Instead, the iPhone’s Calendar app has an option to flag the invitation as spam. You can use it to report and remove suspicious events from all your Apple devices.

Alternatively, you can add spam events to a separate calendar and securely delete them all together. Or you can also set up your iCloud preferences to deal with spam invitations outside of the Calendar app.

Report Spam Invitation as Spam

When you receive a spam event invite on your iPhone, the best way to get rid of it is to use the Calendar app’s spam report feature. However, it will only show up when there are invitations from senders who are not in your contacts.

1. Find the invitation inside the Calendar app and open it.

2. Click Report junk options at the top event details Page.

3. Press Delete and report junk to report and delete events. Repeat any other invitations and you may not receive spam from the same sender anymore.

Tip: You can also mark invitations as junk using iCloud Calendar (visit with a PC or Mac) or the Calendar app on your Mac. On the web app, double-click the invitation and select Report junk. On Mac, hold down the Control key while clicking and select Report junk context menu options.

Add to My Calendar and Remove

For cases where iPhone Calendar’s Report Junk option doesn’t appear, you can rely on an alternative workaround. It involves assigning the invitation to a separate (new) calendar followed by deleting said calendar. That will make the spam go away without notifying the sender of anything.

1. Press Calendar at the bottom of the Calendar app.

2. Select Add calendar.

2. Enter a name for the calendar and select Accomplished.

3. Go through the Calendar app and open a junk event. Then tap Calendar.

4. Select the calendar you just created.

5. Repeat any other spam events you want to add.

6. Once you’ve finished reassigning the trash, display your calendar list and tap Information icon next to the new calendar.

7. Scroll down and tap Delete calendar.

Receive and Report by Email

If you don’t like dealing with spam directly in the Calendar app, you can instruct iCloud to send event invitations to an email. You can then mark them as junk while only accepting or declining legitimate invitations. However, you have to get quick access to iCloud Calendar preferences to make that change.

1. Sign in to with your PC or Mac and select Calendar.

2. Select the gear shape Setting in the lower-left corner of the Calendar web app. Then choose Interests.

3. Switch to Advanced navigation.

4. Select Email Below Receive event invitations as.

5 Select Save.

Whenever you get spam invitations in the mail, just open them and select Report junk right to buy. You can also choose to ignore or delete messages, but it’s best to report them whenever possible. For the rest, choose Accept, Refuseand Probably options as needed.

Note: You may want to revert to in-app notifications after reducing incoming spam. That way, you won’t miss any important events just because you forgot to check your mail.

Turn off or delete calendar subscriptions

Malicious site notifications can trick you into subscribing to spam calendars on your iPhone. If you can’t report an event as junk or reassign it to a different calendar on the Calendar app, that’s most likely the case. You can remove spam calendars by hiding or deleting them from your iPhone.

Hide spam calendar

iPhone Calendar allows you to quickly hide your subscribed junk calendar. That will prevent spam events from showing up in the app. However, we recommend deleting the calendar instead (check the next section).

1. Start by tapping Calendar at the bottom of the Calendar app.

2. Locate the spam calendar in Registered section.

3. Tap the circle next to the calendar to hide it.

Delete spam calendar

If you want to delete junk calendars, you have to take a quick look at your iPhone’s Settings app to do so. After that, it won’t appear anywhere in the Calendar app.

1. Go to Setting application and select Calendar.

2. Press Account.

3. Select Calendar Subscribed.

4. Select the junk calendar that you want to delete.

5. Press Delete the account to delete the calendar from your iPhone.

Note: If you use iOS 13 or an earlier version of your iPhone’s system software, go to Setting > Passwords & Accounts > Calendar Subscribed to delete the junk calendar instead.

Good Riddance

Going forward, you must pay attention to reporting unwanted event invitations frequently on iPhone. You must also exercise caution when dealing with random website pop-ups and notifications. Both actions will help you cut back or avoid calendar spam altogether.

If you encounter any errors after working your way through the suggestions above, here’s what you can do to fix the Calendar app on your iPhone.

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