iPhone calendar spam virus is one of the most seen and very common, but a super intrusive adware an iOS user might face. As I have the first-hand experience with the spam, I can confirm that it is ugly and annoying. So let’s dive into the solution and fix it.
Prevention is better than cure, always.
Firstly, let’s see how NOT TO be pulled into the hole filled with free iPhone giveaways and winning an absurd amount of money for doing nothing. A side warning; if someone offers you money almost or entirely for free, it is very likely to be a scam.
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Spammers target their victims through Calendar invitations. You will get three options when someone sends you a calendar invite. Accept, Decline, or Maybe—the usual stuff. But if it is from someone you don’t recognize, then Don’t click any of the buttons- neither Accept, Decline, or Maybe. Because by doing so, you are informing the spammers that your email is genuine, which will make them target your calendar and thus bringing more spam notifications.
What you have to do instead is to click the Report Junk link. And then delete the email. That’s it. Now a small revision to not forget it.
- If you get a calendar invitation from strangers, don’t click Decline or Maybe.
- Click Report Junk link.
- Delete the email.
I’m affected by the calendar spam. Help!
Now, if you are affected by the flooding of junk reminders, then follow the steps below.
To delete the events:
- Go to the Calendar app
- Open the spam event
- Click Report Junk
Then, delete the spam calendars
- Go to Settings
- Navigate to Passwords & Accounts
- You will be able to see the unknown calendar name. Click on that and then delete
You can also try these steps.
- Open the Calendar app.
- Tap Calendars
- From the list, find the spammer
- Tap the (i) button
- Scroll down and delete
That should do the trick. But for some of you, the invitations might keep on coming. So to solve that:
- Open icloud.com and login
- Go to Calendar
- Click the Calendar
- Click the gear icon
- Go to preferences -> Advanced
- In that in the invitations section, change the option from “In-App Notifications” to “Email to.”
Now the spam invitation notification won’t appear anymore. Instead, it’ll go to your mail. And it’ll mostly go to the spam section so you’ll have your well-deserved peace of mind.
So, did this help? Or are you still facing some issues? Just drop about in the comments, and I’ll have a look into it.