Since the iOS 9.0.x update, I can't set two different alerts on calendar entries.

Whatever I put in for the first or second alert overwrites both time periods.

Is there a fix or workaround for this?


I was able to duplicate this issue on iOS 9.0.2, and these steps worked for me:

  1. Tap "Second Alert"
  2. Set it to "None" (at the top)
  3. Tap "Second Alert" again
  4. Set it to the desired time.
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  • Great workaround for people that aren't ready to jump to iOS 9.1 yet. – bmike Oct 21 '15 at 19:09
  • This doesn't work for me... First alert: 1 day, then set second alert to none, then save, then set second alert to 1 hour, and the first alert is replaced with the second alert, and the second alert is now 1 day. Obviously, the second alert should always be closer to the event than the first alert. – Redtopia Dec 21 '15 at 17:15
  • @Redtopia Updating iOS should fix this problem. – Timothy Mueller-Harder Dec 21 '15 at 17:58
  • I'm all updated, but it may just be confusing because the second alert might be the first one to go off. I read somewhere that the first alert is the closest one to the event. – Redtopia Dec 21 '15 at 18:00
  • oh, it's just switching them? that's not a bug. This question is asking about a bug when they both become one day. – Timothy Mueller-Harder Dec 22 '15 at 6:29

This appears to be fixed on iOS 9.1 for me. Do a backup just in case your upgrade goes south, but my upgrades were all 15 minutes of waiting during reboots once the download was done.

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