I'm facing issues with iOS Calendar notifications on Apple Watch.

I use Fantastical as my phone / watch calendar. I disabled the iOS Calendar notifications on my iPhone, and set the iOS Calendar watch notifications to mirror iPhone alerts.

Then, I deleted the iOS Calendar app.

The issue, is that I get two notifications every time, one from Fantastical (which is fine), and one from iOS Calendar app (which is wrong).

How can I prevent the iOS/watchOS Calendar app to notify me ever again?

  • iPhone 7 (iOS 10.3.1)
  • Apple Watch series 2 (watchOS 3.2)
  • Have you tried force rebooting both the Apple Watch and your iPhone? (holding the digital crown and the side button on the Watch; holding the power button and the Home button/Touch ID on your iPhone (except for the iPhone 7 and newer)
    – oa-
    Apr 19, 2017 at 8:55
  • Yep, several times.
    – jherran
    Apr 19, 2017 at 8:56
  • How did you "delete the calendar app" and on which device?
    – oa-
    Apr 19, 2017 at 8:58
  • On iphone. Same way as you delete other apps.
    – jherran
    Apr 19, 2017 at 9:02
  • This just hides the stock Calendar.app within iOS. Please update your questions with your devices and the iOS/watchOS versions on your them. This may be helpful. I had a similar behavior with notification from another app.
    – oa-
    Apr 19, 2017 at 9:06

1 Answer 1


This seems to be a bug with Bridge.app (Apple Watch app on iOS) not syncing properly.

To force iOS sync all notification settings properly to your Apple Watch follow these steps.

As this takes some time, please try force reboot each device separately first. Check if the bug still persists.

Fix notification issues with an Apple Watch (watchOS 3.2)

  1. iOS App Store: "Re-install" the iOS Calendar app
  2. iOS: In Bridge.app (Apple Watch app on iOS) enable iOS Calendar notifications for Apple Watch
  3. iOS Settings: enable iOS Calendar notifications
  4. iOS: Force reboot your iPhone. Wait for it to connect to your Apple Watch.
  5. watchOS: Force reboot your Apple Watch. Wait for the Watch to connec to your iPhone.
  6. iOS: In Bridge.app (Apple Watch app on iOS) disable iOS Calendar notifications for Apple Watch (without mirroring)
  7. iOS Settings: disable iOS Calendar notifications
  8. iOS: In Bridge.app, unpair your Apple Watch
  9. iOS: Pair your Apple Watch and restore it from your last backup.

Note: After you restore your Apple Watch backup, you may need to re-pair it to your Mac in order to unlock it with the Watch.

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    Points 8 and 9 are no needed. If I delete calendar.app after point 7 actually works.
    – jherran
    Apr 19, 2017 at 13:23

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