How to Clear Your iPhone Calendar

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If you’re an iPhone user, chances are you rely heavily on your device’s calendar app to keep track of upcoming events, appointments and tasks. With all the different activities that may be taking up space on your calendar, it can be difficult to keep evrything organized and easy to access. Fortunately, clearing your calendar on iPhone is a simple process that only takes a few steps.

First, open up the Calendar app. On the main page of the app, you’ll see all of your upcoming events and appointments listed in chronological order. To delete one or more of these items, simply tap the “Edit” button in the top right corner of the screen. From here you can select all or specific items to delete by tapping them and then pressing “Delete” at the bottom of the screen.

If you need to clear an entire month from your calendar, simply tap on the month icon in the top right corner of the main page and select “Clear Month” from the drop-down menu. All events within that month will be removed from your calendar with no further action required.

To remove a specific type of event from your calendar—such as birthdays or holidays—tap on “Calendars” in the bottom navigation bar and then select which calendars you would like to view or hide from view by tapping their corresponding checkmarks. If there is an event type that is no longer useful to you but still appears on your calendar, simply uncheck its box and it will no longer appear in any future views of your calendar app.

Finally, if you want to delete all entries from past months or years altogether, tap on “Calendars” again and select “Clear All History” from the list of options at the bottom of this page. This will erase any events prior to today’s date so that only current entries remain visible wihin your Calendar app.

By following thse steps, clearing out old entries and staying organized should be a breeze! With just a few taps here and there, you can easily make sure that only relevant information remains visible within your iPhone’s Calendar app at all times!

Clearing an Entire Calendar

To clear your entire calendar, you can click on the “Empty trash” button at the top of the page. This will permanently delete all events that have been deleted from your calendar. Please note that this action cannot be undone, so please make sure that you really want to delete all events before proceeding.

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Why Can’t I Delete Calendars on My iPhone?

It can be confusing to try and delete a calendar on your iPhone, as the Delete button may not always be visible. This is because Apple has put in place certain restrictions to prevent accidental deletion of important calendars. However, if you need to delete a calendar, you can do so by creating a new calendar first, then returning to the original calendar and tapping the Information button (the red i button). This should make the Delete option appear, allowing you to delete the entire calendar.

Why Can’t I Delete a Recurring Event on My iPhone Calendar?

If you’re unable to delete a recurring event on your iPhone calendar, it could be for a few reasons. First, you may not have permission to delete the event. For example, if you’re using a shared calendar that is owned by another person or organization, they may have set the event as non-deletable. Additionally, if the event was created by an app like Facebook or Outlook, it may also be non-deletable. To check if this is the case, you can open the event and look at who created the event at the top of the screen. If you are able to delete the event but it still appears in your calendar after doig so, this is likely because it’s part of a recurring series. Deleting one instance of a recurring event will not remove all future events in that series; instead, you’ll need to delete each instance separately.

Deleting Multiple Events on an iPhone Calendar

On your iPhone, open the Calendar app and select the day/week/month view you want to delete events from. Hold down the “Shift” key and then select each event you wish to delete. Once all desired events are highlighted, press the “Delete” button in the lower-right corner of your screen. All selected events will be permanently deleted from your calendar.

Deleting an Apple Calendar

To delete an Apple calendar, open the Calendar app on your Mac. In the calendar list, click the name of the calendar you want to delete. If you don’t see the calendar list on the left, choose View > Show Calendar List. Then, choose Edit > Delete. Depending on which type of account is assocated with your calendar, you may not be able to delete it.

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Deleting Calendars from iCloud

To delete Calendars from iCloud, first open the Calendar app on You will see a list of your calendars in the sidebar on the left side of the page. Click on the ‘Edit’ button at the bottom of the sidebar. Next to each calendar’s name, you will see a small ‘x’ button. Click this button, then click ‘Delete’ to confirm. Once you have deleted all of the calendars you want to remove, click ‘Done’ to save your chanes and exit the editing mode. Your calendars will now be removed from iCloud and no longer be visible in the Calendar app.

Deleting a Calendar on an iPhone Without the Edit Button

To delete an event from your calendar on your iPhone withut the edit button, you’ll need to add a new calendar first. On the Calendar app, select Calendars, then Add Calendar. Then find the event you’d like to delete, and select the newly added calendar in the Calendar option. Once you’ve done that, go back out to your calendars list, and delete the calendar you added in the first step. Your event should now be gone.

Deleting a Calendar from an iPhone 12

To delete a calendar from your iPhone 12, follow these steps:
1. Launch the Calendars app on your home screen.
2. Tap the Calendars option located at the bottom of your screen.
3. Tap the Info icon next to the calendar you want to delete.
4. Select Delete Calendar from the options that appear below and confirm when prompted.
5. The calendar will be removed from your device and any events asociated with it will also be deleted permanently.


Clearing calendar on iPhone is a great way to keep track of important events and appointments. It allows users to easily view their upcoming events, set reminders for themselves, and make sure that they are always on time for their commitments. By clearing out old or unnecessary calendar entries, users can keep their calendars organized and efficient. Clearing calendar entries can be done in just a few simple steps and is an easy way to make sure that your calendar stays up to date.

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Sanjeev Singh

Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.