I'd like to delete all calendars and contacts on an iPod Touch with iOS 5.0.1 without affecting calendars and contacts in OS X.

I've read guides that instruct to disable calendars for accounts in order to delete calendars. In my case none of my accounts have ever had calendars enabled. Calendars have only been transferred by cable using iTunes.

Can this be done without a third party app? If not, what would be needed to accomplish it?

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Delete an Existing Calendar :

  • In iPhone Calendar, tap on the Calendars button at the top-left of the iPhone Calendar display.
  • Tap on the Edit button at the top-left of the Calendars display.
  • Tap on the calendar you wish to delete.
  • Scroll to reveal the Delete Calendar button at the bottom of the Edit Calendar display and tap on it.
  • Confirm the deletion by tapping on Delete Calendar in the confirmation display.
  • Tap Done at the top-left of the Edit Calendars display.
  • Tap Done at the top-right of the Calendars display to return to the main display.

Delete a contact :

  • Select the contact's name.
  • Click on the "edit" button in the upper right hand corner.
  • Scroll down and select delete.

If you want to delete contacts in bulk you can use these apps :

  • Thanks. That worked. Now only the contacts remain to be dealt with.
    – ivavid
    Jan 2, 2013 at 17:46
  • Edited the post how to delete a contact. Hope this works for you.
    – tdhulster
    Jan 3, 2013 at 12:16
  • Thanks. Is there not a way to do this without purchasing an app?
    – ivavid
    Jan 3, 2013 at 12:48
  • Yes there is : see edit.
    – tdhulster
    Jan 3, 2013 at 13:15
  • Excellent. It was even easier as there was a Select All option. I feel gratitude for your help.
    – ivavid
    Jan 3, 2013 at 22:28

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