Questions tagged [calendar]

A calendar is visual representation of time, often charted by months, weeks, or days. Often, a calendar app will help one organize events on a calendar, and sometimes provide alerts or reminders as well.

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Spam iCloud Calendar Invitations

Today I've suddenly received spam calendar invitation for $19.99 Ray Ban sunglasses (never subscribed, checked, searched or visited any related site, so clearly spam) and it has other visible email ...
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OS X Calendar - view shared Google calendars

I've been able to add a Google Calendar (CalDAV) account to OS X Calendar (v6, Mountain Lion 10.8.5) without problem, and all my own calendars show up. Is there a way of seeing calendars others have ...
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What is CalNCService and why does it run hot in macOS Sierra?

Since the upgrade to macOS Sierra I occasionally see a service CalNCService running hot (i.e. on 100% CPU). So going from the name, this seems to be some Calendar Service. I tried disabling Calendars ...
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Increasing the number of reminder snooze options in MacOS

This is an issue I've faced for such a long time on both macOS and iOS, though for the purpose of this question I'd like to focus on macOS as that is where, I hope, manually editing settings files ...
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how to force sync of calendars on iPhone?

I have various calendars from iCloud and Google and it's very often that an event will be deleted from Google calendar but the iPhone will still show it. The same calendar is on iCal on my Mac and it ...
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Quick way to clear Calendar notifications?

For some reason, for exchange accounts, if I accept/deny calendar invitations on one computer, it would still stay as an alert on my other computers. The alert would not ask me to accept/reject, ...
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How to disable notifications for a single calendar, in iOS6

I have multiple calendars on my iPhone (iOS 6) and would like to know how to disable event notifications for just my work calendar (it's an Exchange account, if that makes any difference). I still ...
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Hide specific calendars from Notification Center

I currently have five Calendar events displaying in Notification Center at a time. However, I have one specific calendar that I'd like to hide from it, as it has too many events for the Calendar-in-...
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Can't turn off email alerts for events in Yosemite

After I've upgraded to Yosemite, I've started to receive email alerts about upcoming events from my Calendar. This is a typical email Return-Path: <my-email@gmail.com> Received: from [192.168....
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How to remove calendar event without the sender's notification - serious privacy problem

The facts: Today I got into my iCloud calendar, an event from some "fake ray ban" scammer/seller. The calendar is shared/synced with my iPhone (iCloud). Unfortunately, when I pressing the delete, ...
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Ridiculous number of unnecessary empty birthday calendars that can't be deleted

I have an iPhone 5 running iOS 8.1.1. My Calendar app is showing me a ridiculous number of birthday calendars ("Friends' Birthdays" under Gmail, "Birthdays" under Facebook, and 8 separate calendars ...
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10.8 reminders snooze duration

When I get either a Calendar or Reminders notification, I have the option to 'snooze': I would like to be able to say something like 'remind me in 10 minutes' or 'remind me in 2 hours' (much like the ...
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How do I enable the Debug menu in Calendar?

The following command entered in Terminal will enable the Debug menu in iCal (Lion): defaults write com.apple.iCal IncludeDebugMenu YES I would like to accomplish the same thing in Calendar (...
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How can I diagnose or fix the CalendarAgent occupying a whole CPU on Mountain Lion?

Since I upgraded to Mountain Lion from Lion I see the CalendarAgent process occupying a large amount of 1 CPU on my late-2008 MacBook Pro. To fix this (as suggested by a Google result) I tried ...
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How can I hide **some** birthdays in iOS Calendar?

I have entered the birthday for several of my Contacts, and these birthdays show up in Calendar. I know that I can enable or disable all birthdays by selecting or deslecting "Birthdays" from Show ...
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Calendar notifcation not disappearing

What is this "1" alerting me to? There does not appear to be anything in any of my Calendars that is requiring my attention. How can I get rid of this? I'm using a clean installation of Yosemite.
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How do I limit calendar notifications to certain calendars?

In Calendar, I have a number of "iCloud" calendars that I share with my wife. ("Family", "Me", "Her", etc.) so we can see when we're both free/busy. While I do want to see her whole schedule on my ...
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How do I stop iCal from launching Mail.app?

I do not use Mail.app, instead using Postbox 2 for all my email needs. I do use iCal for my calendaring, syncing it with my Google Apps accounts. Whenever iCal wants to send a reminder, it tries to ...
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Alert time discrepancies when synchronizing calendars between iOS 6 and OS X 10.8

Mac running OS X 10.8.2 and iPhone running iOS 6. There is an issue synchronizing the alert times of events created on Calendar. Both devices are set so that the default alert times are 30 min before ...
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iCloud calendar not sending invites

As in the title. iCloud calendar is not sending invites to people being invited. No matter whether I try via icloud.com or iCal.app synced with iCloud - it just doesn't. No events no updates. Tested ...
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Setting Outlook.com contacts and calendar on OSX

There are similar questions regarding the synchronization of Outlook.com on AskDifferent, mostly related to the native OSX Mail app. However, I'm particularly interested in connecting the Contacts and ...
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Displaying calendar events as text, in the terminal

Using Yosemite, is there a way to display events from my calendar in the command line? I'm aware of the stock calendars apple supplies for things like holidays and such, /usr/share/calendar/ and the ...
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I want to create a new calendar “on my mac” but the item is missing in calendar.app v. 8

I have migrated to Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Sometimes I use an 'on my mac' calendar. I just wanted to create one for one of my projects, but I can only see "Exchange", "google" and "iCloud" but I don'...
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Sync only accepted Facebook events in iOS calendar

If I activate the Facebook calendar sync on my iOS device all events are input in my calendar. Even those I denied. It's there a way to sync only those I accepted? If it's not possible to do it with ...
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Calendar.app extremely slow in El Capitan. Rebuild cache? Other solution?

After updating to El Capitan, my friend found her Calendar.app runs extremely slowly. Clicking the button to move to the next week's display results in spinning beach ball (the new one). Beach ball ...
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How can I turn off responses to Calendar invites?

When I accept or decline a meeting invite, Calendar automatically sends an email to the person that invited me to the meeting. OS X 10.10.2 calendar app How can I turn this off so that no response ...
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Is it possible to turn off the iPhone Calendar invitations badge/list?

Is it possible to turn off the new invite badge and the list of new invitations within the Calendar application on the iPhone? My boss has his assistant review his invitations and accept/deny them ...
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cal command - start monday

I was wondering - is there a way to make 'cal' (a terminal program) start the week on monday? Usually it can be done with the -m flag, but this does not have any effect on the Mac. AFAIK, for ...
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Is it possible to include a shared calender from Exchange in the calendar app on Mac OS X? [duplicate]

I've Mac OS X 10.9.5 installed. On this machine you can find the calendar app. In Outlook it is possible to add a shared calendar from exchange. Here I don't need a username/password. I can easily add ...
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How to select calendar with “Quick Event” in 10.7 iCal?

I really like the "Quick Event" mask in iCal under OS X lion: insert event name, start time, date and you're ready! except for the fact that sometimes I'd like to add an event to a particular calendar ...
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Google Calendar sync not working in Mountain Lion

Last week my OS X Calendar stopped syncing to Google Calendar. Past events are still there, but new events aren't pushed to Google anymore. I already tried deleting Calendar's/iCals Cache and ...
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How to add location info to Calendar using “Quick Event”

In OS X Yosemite Calendar, I can quickly add an event by pressing Cmd-N and typing "lunch tomorrow 1-3pm at McDonalds". But how can I set a location? In this example, the event title will be "lunch ...
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How to turn off iOS Calendar Notifications for iCloud shared calendars

How can I turn off alerts for iCloud calendars that have been shared with me? I just want to see alerts for my calendar. Example: My girlfriend has a haircut today, and she set an alert to appear 15 ...
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Can gray weekend coloring be eliminated on Calendar for Mavericks?

I'm running OS X 10.9.1 (Mavericks). The new calendar design has the weekends tinted gray. Fine, I suppose, if you're a 9-5er, but I'm a musician and weekends are my weekdays. Weeks aren't all the ...
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Microsoft Office, Exchange, Calendar, Snooze issue, Resending Invitation

So here is a weird bug, I've created a Reoccurring Meeting in OSX Outlook 2011 but every time I hit snooze using OSX Notifications the Meeting Invite is sent out again with the same time. Why is this ...
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Prevent Outlook meeting requests from auto-deleting

How can I prevent accepted meetings from being deleted in Office 2011? When I accept a meeting in Outlook 2011 for Mac, it always automatically moves the invitation to deleted items. I'd prefer to ...
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How to view public Exchange calendars from iCal?

In my company, people use shared Exchange calendars to organize their work. They see all the public calendars in Exchange after they login. Sadly, this doesn't work for me on Mac: after adding the ...
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Why is iCloud not syncing my calendars on my iOS devices?

When I create or update a calendar event on one device, it is not being propagated to my other devices via iCloud despite having iCloud enabled for calendars on all my devices and the Apple ID being ...
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Can I create a private calendar appointment with an iPhone?

I understand that private is an Exchange concept, but I was hoping Apple would have implemented this feature since they are making use of ActiveSync. If the option is available it is certainly not ...
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OSX Calendar not showing Exchange Account

So because the mail app from Apple is far from perfect and never showed me the date and time of calendar invites from MS Exchange environments (after the Yosemite update) I was adviced to re-add the ...
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Is there anyway to turn off the dreaded slot machine date picker in iOS?

The date picker in iOS is awful. Every time I put something on my calendar it's a "game of chance" if I will notified about it. Combine that with a touch screen and you have a recipe for scheduling ...
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Can I automatically launch an app at a specific time on Mavericks?

For years, I've been using iCal to automatically launch apps using alarms. I'd create a new event in iCal and set the alarm to launch an app rather than show a notification. The option to set alarms ...
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How to set up a local calendar while using iCloud for other calendar on mavericks

I would like to have some additional calendars that are not synced through iCloud on one of my computers. I have been using this calendar to run small programs at certain times. These programs are ...
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sync calendar and contacts without iCloud in Mavericks

How can I sync calender and contacts in Mavericks and iOS 7 without using iCloud (or any cloud for that matter)? Is the only option really to setup a CalDav and CardDav server in my local home WiFi ...
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How can I use iCal and the iPhone calendar when I am travelling?

I often move between Ireland, Germany/Switzerland (same timezone) and Israel. I use MobileMe, iCal and (two) iPhones. The problem is that Apple's calendar applications seem to assume that everything ...
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Disable alert e-mails from Mail / Calendar

I recently got a Macbook Pro for work, and am pretty new to the platform. One of the annoying things I noticed, is that after I configured all of my Gmail accounts, I started automatically getting ...
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How do I change the default sound for Reminders in El Capitan?

It is very important as I use it for medication reminders. I would like to use one of the sounds (.aif) that I already have stored on my computer. Changing default sounds in Calendar would be helpful ...
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Error popups from Apple Calendar application

I am using Macbook running Mavericks OS. Recently I hace synced my Google calendar with Apple calendar in my Mac, but then I regularly get this error message: The server responded with an error. ...
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How are these Chinese spam iCloud Calendar/Reminders invitations sent to me? [duplicate]

Recently, I’ve received a couple of spam event invitations in Calendar on my Mac. The most recent had only Chinese text, and recurred at 5:46am every day. I am able to decline these by clicking on ...
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What advanced calendar scheduling can Siri do?

I just found out that Siri can do complex calendar schedules, such as scheduling something for every three days. The calendar app has a very limited interface for complex scheduling, so I'm wondering ...