How to Turn Off Shared Calendar Alerts on iPhone or iPad in iOS 7 or iOS 8


Shared calendars are a great way to keep up with family appointments or organization events. You’ll be notified on your device whenever someone adds or changes an event in a shared calendar you’ve subscribed to. But perhaps those pesky alerts in notifications are not welcome or needed. Here’s how to silence the alerts from shared calendars on your iPhone or iPad.

iOS 7
Setting > Mail, Contacts, Calendars
Scroll to the bottom of the column
Turn off Shared Calendar Alerts

iOS 8
Settings > Notifications > (INCLUDE) Calendar > Shared Calendar Changes

You’ll find a setting for Notification Sound as well as other ways to control this item.


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Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, has over 30 years experience in educational technology, including teaching, administration and professional development. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. Andy now runs a professional development business, working on site and online to help others make sense and make use of digital tools. He started this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale to help others become more comfortable and competent with the iPad, in person and online. Click Here for Video Lessons