Are you annoyed by calendar spam events on your iPhone? This is most likely due to a calendar subscription that you accepted without paying much attention to the pop-up asking for your consent. Do not worry! You can delete unwanted event invitations and unsubscribe from future spam invitations in the Calendar app.
How to remove spam events from the calendar
Follow these steps to get rid of unwanted calendar events on your iPhone:
- Open the Calendar application and press a spam event.
- Tap Unsubscribe from this calendar, available at the bottom of the screen.
- Go for unsubscribe again, to confirm your selection.
Made: This will remove all spam calendar events and get rid of other spam event invitations until you subscribe to a spam calendar again.
Decline anti-spam calendar subscriptions
The most common way spammers target iOS victims is to send an iCloud calendar invitation in the Calendar application.
To block any further invitation to a spam calendar event, carefully read the pop-up window that asks you to “Add a subscription to the calendar”.
- Tapping Okay means you agree to the subscription.
Made: Use a better verb like Subscribe, instead of OK, could help raise awareness and prevent accidental subscriptions.
- Go for To cancel to reject it!
Redirect calendar invitations to email
However, by interacting with the invitation, the attacker will know that your email is valid and you will continue to be targeted by other spam calendar invitations.
What you can do to prevent this from happening is to redirect calendar invitations to your email address instead of receiving them as notifications in the app.
How? ‘Or’ What:
- Sign in to your iCloud account through Safari or any other web browser.
- Open Calendar.
- Click on the tooth, available in the lower left corner of the screen.
- Search Preferences -> Advanced.
- To select Receive event invitations as:. For more details, read here.
Have you been targeted by spam calendar invitations? It’s surprising how much calendar spam is still a thing in 2021. We first covered this topic in 2016, but Apple doesn’t seem to be successful in filtering out all spammers. What is your opinion on this? Use the comments section and share your comments!
Related: Check out the new iOS 15 month calendar widget!