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, teaches about digital tools through his work, websites and social media. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. He started this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale. On his Freelance Teaching site you'll find the resources you need to teach like a smart entrepreneur.