There are There is an iCloud Calendar Spam problem on the iPhone, iPad and Mac. Apple is finally recognizing the issue and plans to take steps to address it, but there are things you can do to stop iPhone spam calendar invites.
We’ve been inundated with iCloud calendar invites for knock off products like Ray Ban, Uggs and other fashionable brands. These pop up as a notification and stick as a bubble notification on the Calendar app on the iPhone and iPad until you accept or decline.
You shouldn’t do either of these, as both options notify the spammer that your email address is real and a target to be pursued on future iCloud calendar spam invites.
We are also seeing a rise in iCloud Photo Sharing spam that comes in with annoying ads that come through as fake photo sharing notifications.
Apple finally addresses this issue, stating that they are working on it, but for now you need to fix this issue on your own.
Apple’s statement on iCloud calendar spam. They’re sorry and they’re working on it. pic.twitter.com/oaSHSywVxG
— Rene Ritchie 🖇 (@reneritchie) November 30, 2016
How to Stop iCloud Calendar Spam
There are two ways you can stop calendar spam. The easiest is to move it to a calendar that you delete, but you can also turn off iCloud Calendar invites that go to the app. The second option will send all of your invites to email, even the ones you want to see, but if you get a lot of iCloud Calendar spam, this may be the best option.
- Open your iPhone Calendar
- Tap on Calendars
- Tap on Edit and then Add a calendar under iCloud
- Name this Spam and tap done.
- Go back to the main screen and tap on the spam invite.
- Tap on calendar and then choose the Spam calendar.
- Go back to the main screen and Tap calendars at the bottom.
- Tap edit in the upper left.
- Tap on Spam and scroll down to delete calendar.
If you have multiple invites you can add them to this at once, otherwise you need to do this every time you get an iCloud spam invite.
Users who get many iCloud spam invites can go to the iCloud website and change the setting so that these invites go to your email instead of to your calendar.
- Sign into iCloud using your Apple ID
- Click on Calendar.
- Then on Settings in the lower left.
- Click on Preferences.
- Choose Advanced.
- Click on Email to “your email” and then on Save.
That’s all you need to do to stop calendar spam on the iPhone, iPad and MacBook. If you don’t use the iCloud calendar at all you can also simply turn off iCloud calendar on your iPhone settings, but that is something you should make sure you want to do before proceeding — especially if you share accounts with your family.
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