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How to Delete Calendar Events on iPhone or iPad

iPhone’s calendar is very helpful as it can remind you of important events, birthdays, holidays, etc. If you use your calendar to record events frequently, then over time the calendar can get bogged down with old useless entries that could be taking up space on the device. But most people don’t really know how to delete these Calendar entries or even if they can be deleted.

If you have too many old calendar events that are no longer of use to you, you can simple delete them to free up space on your phone. In this article, we will guide you on the way to delete Calendar events on iPhone or iPad.

Part 1. How to Delete Calendar Events on iPhone/iPad

The process to delete old and useless calendar events on your iPhone or iPad is quite easy. Just follow these simple steps to do it:

  1. Open the Calendar app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Locate the event by tapping on the data when it takes place. Or you can find the even name using the search function.
  3. Tap on “Delete Event” at the bottom of the event page.
  4. Then either choose to “Delete This Event Only” or “Delete All Future Events” in the popup that appears.

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If you’re trying to delete Calendar events on your iPhone but there is no Delete option appears, don’t worry, you can try to disable iCloud sharing for Calendar to get rid of the problem. Please note that this will delete all the Calendar data and events including the problematic one. You’d better use this method if you’re OK with that.

Part 2. How to Backup Calendar Events on iPhone/iPad

Before deleting the calendar events on your iPhone or iPad, it may be a good idea to back up the events on your computer. This way, if you change your mind, you can always get them back by simply restoring the backup. One of the best ways to create an accessible backup is using FoneGeek Backup & Restore (iOS). This iPhone data management tool is ideal when you want to transfer and backup data iPhone/iPad to the computer. The following are some of its notable features:

  • It allows users to transfer all data from iOS device to the computer in a single click.
  • You can use it to manage all types of data on the device including photos, contacts, messages, notes, WhatsApp and many more.
  • You can also use it to create a full backup of all the data on the device to the computer.
  • It is also useful when you want to access, view and export data from the iTunes backup files


To create a backup of Calendar events on your iPhone or iPad, download and install FoneGeek iOS Backup & Restore on your computer and then follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Run the program and then connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cable.

Step 2: Once the program detects the device, click on “Backup & Restore” tap from the top menu.

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Step 3: In the next screen, select “Calendar” and any other data types that you want to back up, then click on “Backup”.


The backup process should begin immediately. Keep the device connected to the computer until the backup process is complete. The backup will be saved to a specified location on your computer where you can easily access/view the backup or restore them back to your device.

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Part 3. How to Retrieve Deleted Calendar Events on iPhone

If you lost some important calendar events on your iPhone or you accidentally delete them, don’t worry, you can still retrieve them back even without backup. FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery is a powerful tool that can help you recover lost data directly from iPhone/iPad if you don’t have a backup for the missing data. Some of its most useful features include the following:

  • With it, you can recover up to 12 different types of data including contacts, photos, messages, videos and so many more.
  • It is useful for the recovery of data from an iOS device when you don’t have a backup or retrieving the missing data from your iTunes or iCloud backups.
  • It also recovers lost data under various circumstances including accidental deletion, lost or broken device, data loss due to an iOS update or jailbreak and other common scenarios.
  • It supports all iOS devices and all versions of the iOS firmware, including iPhone 14/13/12 and iOS 16/15.


Here’s how to recover deleted Calendar events on iPhone without backup:

Step 1: Download and Install FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery on to your computer and launch the program. In the main window, choose “Recover Data from iOS Devices” to get started.

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Step 2: Connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer and wait for the program to detect the device. Once your device is recognized, choose “Calendar & Attachment” as well as other types of data you want to recover.

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Step 3: Then click on “Scan” and the program will scan the device for the deleted/missing events. The scan may take some time depending on the amount of data on the device.

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Step 4: Once the scan is complete, you should see the calendars on the device listed in the next window. Select the entries you would like to recover and then click “Recover” to retrieve them.

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Edwin J. Parke

As a professional writer who is interested in technology, Edwin J. Parke has helped thousands of users by offering various tips to solve their problems.

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