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Jan
21
comment Ridiculous number of unnecessary empty birthday calendars that can't be deleted
I am not trying to remove any events. I am trying to remove the 8 birthday calendars that don't have any events. I tried what you suggested and it didn't fix anything.
Jan
21
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Jan
18
comment Ridiculous number of unnecessary empty birthday calendars that can't be deleted
I backed up and restored my phone as described in one of the comments for this answer and it didn't fix the problem.
Jan
16
comment How to move files to trash from command line?
I was able to fix the error by running brew remove trash and then brew install trash.
Jan
13
comment Ridiculous number of unnecessary empty birthday calendars that can't be deleted
I have already tried disabling the calendars and contacts for each account, as I have described in my contacts to other answers, and that didn't remove the empty calendars. I just tried disabling the calendars, contacts, and notes, all at the same time (even though I can't imagine how disabling notes can fix this problem) and that also didn't remove the empty calendars.
Jan
12
comment How to move files to trash from command line?
I have been using Ali Rantakari's trash command for years, and I like it. But I upgraded to Yosemite and it stopped working. I get an error saying -bash: /usr/bin/trash: /System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/bin/ruby: bad interpreter: No such file or directory. Does anyone know how to fix this?
Jan
7
accepted Can't see drafts folder in Mac Mail
Dec
22
comment Ridiculous number of unnecessary empty birthday calendars that can't be deleted
I disabled all the apps in Settings > Privacy > Calendars and Settings > Privacy > Contacts. Then I killed and restarted the Calendar app and refreshed the list of calendars. I still see the empty birthday calendars.
Dec
21
awarded  Nice Question
Dec
21
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Dec
21
comment Ridiculous number of unnecessary empty birthday calendars that can't be deleted
I backed up, erased, and restored the data like you described. The empty calendars are still there.
Dec
20
comment Ridiculous number of unnecessary empty birthday calendars that can't be deleted
I don't have any "On My iPhone" contacts. That list only shows up when I disable the contacts for Gmail and iCloud, and even then, it is empty. I see the empty birthday calendars even when I disable the calendar and contact syncing for both Gmail and iCloud. You are suggesting that I pay for an unfamiliar app, for which the description is unclear as to whether it will be helpful? I will consider it but I want to see if anyone here finds a better solution.
Dec
20
comment Ridiculous number of unnecessary empty birthday calendars that can't be deleted
I tried turning off the contacts in Settings for both my iCloud and Gmail accounts, killing the calendar app, waiting 5 minutes, restarting it, viewing the list of calendars, and pulling to refresh it, and the "Other" birthday calendars are still there.
Dec
20
comment Ridiculous number of unnecessary empty birthday calendars that can't be deleted
I don't want to move any contacts from one account to another, because I don't know what the effects of that would be, and if that would cause even more weird annoying problems like duplicate contacts or contacts not showing up in Gmail. I'm experiencing enough glitches. But I'm willing to try it if I get really desperate.
Dec
20
comment Ridiculous number of unnecessary empty birthday calendars that can't be deleted
Disabling the Facebook and Gmail groups in the Contacts app didn't prevent the empty birthday calendars from showing, even after closing the app and waiting 5 minutes like you said, and even after pulling to refresh on the list of calendars. Even disabling all of the groups didn't prevent the empty birthday calendars.
Dec
20
comment Ridiculous number of unnecessary empty birthday calendars that can't be deleted
I neglected to mention that I don't usually see the "On My iPhone" group in my contacts. It only seems to show up if I disable my contacts for both Gmail and iCloud. When I tried that, the "On My iPhone" group was empty, as I would expect it to be, since I chose to delete the Gmail and iCloud contacts when I disabled them. I am planning to put all of my contacts in either Gmail or iCloud some day, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. When I turned on my contacts for iCloud, the slider thing just turned on without telling me that anything would be merged.
Dec
19
comment Ridiculous number of unnecessary empty birthday calendars that can't be deleted
I disabled the Contacts in the Facebook settings and it didn't seem to do anything. I also tried disabling the Calendars to see what would happen and that didn't seem to do anything either.
Dec
18
comment Ridiculous number of unnecessary empty birthday calendars that can't be deleted
I just disabled and deleted the contacts from Gmail and iCloud. I then started the Contacts app. I still see some of my contacts (even though I swear I didn't see any the last time I tried that). I clicked the Groups link and I saw 2 groups: one under "Facebook" called "All Facebook" and another under "on my iPhone" called "All on My iPhone". I pulled down to refresh and nothing seemed to change. I looked in the Calendar app and I still have 8 empty birthday calendars.
Dec
18
comment Ridiculous number of unnecessary empty birthday calendars that can't be deleted
Yes, I did. I even verified that the contacts were deleted by starting the Contacts app and noticing that the list was empty. I thought that since that didn't seem to fix the problem, I turned the contacts back on. I can't remember if there was a Groups link but I can try doing the same thing again.
Dec
18
comment Ridiculous number of unnecessary empty birthday calendars that can't be deleted
I have 2 accounts: an iCloud one and a Gmail one. I tried disabling the contacts for both accounts, switching to my Calendar app and refreshing it. I still see 8 empty "Other" birthday calendars.