How to Stop Sharing Calendar on iPhone


The iPhone calendar that syncs with iCloud is great for keeping track of all of the work and personal events that fill your daily life. Conveniently, Apple makes it easy to share your various iPhone calendars with people who need to be aware of those events. However, if someone you previously shared your calendar with no longer needs access to your iCloud calendar, Apple also makes it easy to stop sharing your calendar with that particular person.

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Steps to Stop Sharing Calendar on iPhone

  1. Launch the Calendar app on your iPhone, and then tap “Calendars” on the app’s home screen. The Show Calendar screen is displayed.

  1. Locate the calendar in the iCloud section that you want to stop sharing with other people, and then tap to open that calendar. Any calendar you’re currently sharing will say Shared With beneath it. The Edit Calendar screen opens.
  2. Navigate to the Shared With section, and then find the person in this list you want to stop sharing this iPhone calendar with. Tap “View and Edit” to the right of this person. The next screen will display options for this calendar associated with this person.

  1. Tap “Stop Sharing” on this screen. A message pops up warning you that this person will immediately lose access to this iCloud calendar.

  1. Tap “Remove” in this menu. That person’s access to this iPhone calendar will be removed and you’ll be returned to the Show Calendars screen.

Reasons to Stop Sharing Your iPhone Calendar with Someone

1. Privacy Concerns

Respecting one’s privacy is vital in today’s digital era. Shared calendars can reveal personal information, such as daily schedules and appointments. If uncomfortable with this level of transparency, one may stop sharing their calendar. It’s about safeguarding personal data and maintaining one’s privacy boundaries. Ultimately, the decision to share or stop sharing rests solely with the individual.

2. Change in Relationship Status

Life often brings changes in our relationships, both personal and professional. For instance, you might end a romantic relationship or switch jobs. In such scenarios, it becomes necessary to reassess shared digital resources. Ceasing to share a calendar ensures that the person no longer privy to your life doesn’t continue to see your plans or appointments.

3. Decreased Relevance

The need to share a calendar can decrease over time. People might move on from projects, responsibilities may shift, and shared calendars might lose their relevance. In such cases, it is logical to stop sharing to avoid unnecessary calendar clutter and irrelevant notifications.

4. Misuse

Respecting shared digital resources is crucial. When shared privileges are misused, such as adding unsuitable events or reminders, the person sharing the calendar has the right to stop sharing. It’s about maintaining the integrity of one’s calendar, ensuring it serves its purpose, and is not used for unintended activities.

5. Reducing Clutter

When multiple calendars fill up a person’s digital space, it can be overwhelming. It’s not unusual to streamline by eliminating redundant or irrelevant calendars. If your shared calendar isn’t crucial to someone’s routine, they might request you to stop sharing it, simply to reduce their digital clutter.

6. Technical Issues

Sometimes, sharing calendars can lead to technical glitches. Sync errors, incorrect event displays, or faulty notifications can arise. Rather than troubleshooting, one might find it easier to stop sharing the calendar altogether. It’s a way to avoid technology-induced stress and ensure that the calendar continues to serve its primary function smoothly.

7. Transitioning to a Different Platform

If a person decides to switch calendar apps, sharing on the iPhone’s native app may need to stop. Not every platform syncs well with others. Hence, to ensure smooth functioning, they might prefer to stop the existing sharing settings. It’s about compatibility and ease of use, tailored to one’s preferences.

8. Forgetting to Turn off Sharing

Sometimes, we share calendars for a specific, short-term purpose and forget to discontinue sharing afterwards. When remembered, the sharer may decide to stop it. It’s not about the unwillingness to share but rather about restoring the calendar to its original state, which no longer necessitates sharing.

9. Control over Event Notifications

Notification management is a significant part of digital hygiene. When shared calendars send excessive notifications, it might disrupt a person’s routine. In such instances, they might prefer to stop sharing the calendar to better manage their alerts and maintain their digital peace.

10. Maintaining Professional Boundaries

Keeping professional and personal lives separate is crucial for many people. Sharing a calendar with colleagues might blur these lines. If this happens, it’s entirely reasonable to stop sharing the calendar. It’s about preserving the sanctity of personal space while continuing to maintain professional relationships effectively.

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