Using Calendar.app I can add an event and then add an alert to it, and set when the alert should be. But I only seem to be able to add one alert per event.

How can I give myself a repeating reminder of an upcoming event?


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Have a look at: Set event alerts and receive notifications in Calendar on Mac

Particularly step 3.

Set an alert for an event

  1. In the Calendar app on your Mac, double-click or force click an event to view event details, then click the event’s time.
  2. Click the Alert pop-up menu, then do one of the following:
  • Choose a time or day.
  • Choose Time to Leave. This option only applies if you added a location. For information about how time to leave is calculated, see Add a location.
  • Choose Custom, then choose an option:
    • Message with sound: Displays a notification on the screen and makes a sound.
    • Email: Sends you an email.
    • Open file: Opens the file you choose.
  1. To add another alert, place the pointer over the Alert pop-up menu, then click the Add button.

        You can set only one alert for Exchange events.

To remove an alert, click the Alert menu, then choose None.

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    this seems to be only some calenders ;( The Outlook /Exchange calendars does not have that circled plus sign next to alerts ;( Got bitten by that today (12.5) as the Google Clandars seems to have that plus, not my hosted Exchange work email/calendar ;(
    – Hvisage
    Commented Aug 3, 2022 at 8:47

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