Deleting a Calendar Entry

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    Deleting an Appointment - or Not!

    This is SO frustrating! A buddy sent an appointment from his iPhone to my email account, but he set up the appointment incorrectly. I did not know this when I accepted the appointment, but now, I want to delete the one he sent and replace it with my own, but when I open it in the Calendar, I get Event Details with no option to delete.

    No, I am not syncing to any other calendar, and yes, I did ask him to delete it (as he's using mobileme). Yes, I have powered off and back on. I'm leery to do a reset, but I have backed up the iPad using iTunes. Now, if you click around in the original email, you get, "This event has been canceled by its owner."

    I've searched around and found nothing, and I'm about to go finish ripping my hair out. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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    I don't know the answer, but have you tried swiping your finger left to right across the event?

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    Ok I just tried, tap the event to get the details pane open then swipe your finger left to right across the details pane, I did this and got the delete option.........the only thing is, mine is not an invited event so until you try I can't be certain that it will work for you......let us know how you get on?

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    So, if you touch the event in Calendar, it opens up - is there then an Edit button? If so, I'm guessing you're telling us that, when the edit window opens up there's no big 'Delete Event' button at the bottom of the edit window?

    All the events in my calendar have been created locally, so I don't have any appointments etc that have been received from an email. I know - from other cases of other iPad apps - that the iPad often doesn't allow you to delete items - for example photos - that weren't created locally so maybe this is another example of this.

    Let me know what happens when you open up the event - i.e. do you even see an 'Edit' button and, if so, confirm (of course!) that there's no big 'Delete Event' button. If that's the case, I'll try sending myself some invitations and see if I can subsequently delete them!!

    Good Luck...

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    I can confirm that these "invitations" can be a PITA, on a PC as well as an iPad. I no longer accept them - they can be difficult to edit or get rid of. It seems quite random. I haven't really bothered with trying to find a solution, as of course they gradually disappear into the past, and by declining them the problem no longer bothers me.

    There's one exception to this - for some inexplicable reason, my calendar contains an annually recurring note of the birthday of someone I know only slightly, and I honestly have no idea how it got there. Every year it reappears, and I try to delete it each time, but it won't go away. Just as well it's not a female, or Mrs. DM51 might have some awkward questions for me, lol.

    I'm pretty sure it's a software/incompatibility problem, but it would be useful to hear from other members on this. In the meantime, I would recommend the OP (and any others affected) to decline/reject these calendar "invitations" and enter the information manually.
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    The op posted this question twice, this is my response in the other thread.....it may or may not work!

    Ok I just tried, tap the event to get the details pane open then swipe your finger left to right across the details pane, I did this and got the delete option.........the only thing is, mine is not an invited event so until you try I can't be certain that it will work for you......let us know how you get on?

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    Thanks, Gabriel - I've merged the 2 threads.
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    I have a similar behavior when I receive a mail containing an appointment, a *.ics file as attachment and tap on it. It adds a new task in calendar that I cannot edit. Where it should be the "Edit" button I have a "Details" button, so I can't do nothing with the task. Usually, this appointment comes from an exchange server, if that helps.

    Some help would be appreciated for me too.
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    I have tried the swipe on new events created on my iPad and do not get the delete option.
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    Is the birthday also listed in your contacts under that person's name? If so, try removing that birthday information from your contact list.
    Not sure if that will work, but can't hurt to try. :)
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    Delete Events

    I, too, couldn't figure it out, but I finally did...go the event you want to delete, press EDIT, then scroll to the bottom and there's your DELETE EVENT in red. Press there. (iPad2)
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    Cannot delete an "invite" that has been automatically added to the calendar. There is NO delete button that shows up with any of the swipe or scroll options already listed. Any other ideas?
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    Cannot delete an appointment from the Ipad Calendar

    I have a similiar problem. I have an reoccurring appointment on my calendar, from somebody who I don't know, and is not one of my contacts, not even sure how it got there.

    The problem is, I cannot delete it. There is no red delete button on the details window that I normally see. I tried some of the other ideas in this thread to no avail.

    This appointment only shows up on my ipad (and iphone), but does not show up on my outlook, or google calendars when I look at those through my desktop.

    Any ideas?
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    Okay, probably should have done this before I posted, but I went ahead and deleted the account from my ipad (mail and everything, it was on the gmail calendar), and it disappeared. I then readded the account and it has not reappeared, so hopefully it won't show back up.

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    it worked!

    I had the same problem. Except it was the Ex-wife's BDay....a real pisser to keep getting a reminder....deleting it out of her contact information removed the event from the calendar. Yea!!!!!!!
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    Delete event only when logged in icloud.com

    Some events are added to your iCloud calendar, and you cannot then edit it directly on your iphone/ipad as usual (by editing or modifying the event and going down to the red button remove), you need to go on icloud.com -from a Pc or Mac, not from your ios device, and log in, and select the calendar icon: select the event you want to remove, and in the pop up window select "refused" instead of "accepted" (not sure if this is the correct words as my configuration is in French). this will remove the event from the calendar you have on your iphone/ipad ...
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    SOLUTION: Remove repeated event in iPod / iPhone from .ics file

    After working on this problem for an hour or two, I found a solution that may be applicable. First, a few details about my system / situation:


    1) Windows machine & iPod Touch 2G running iOS4 - not using iCal (only syncing with Google calendar)
    2) Don't remember exactly how, but downloaded a .ics file created by someone else and put it on my calendar. The calendar entry repeated indefinitely on my iPod calendar and was undeleteable, despite having deleted it on my Google calendar.


    Solution:
    1) Go to your google calendar
    2) If you haven't already, delete the offending repeating event. You may need to have the person who created the event delete it, I don't know how the syncing between calendars works. The person who created my event had deleted theirs already, but the repeating event was still showing up.
    3) Go to settings -> calendars
    4) Click 'export calendars' to save your google calendar locally as an .ics. You might want to make sure it saves correctly somehow (i.e., open it with Outlook) because if it doesn't you'll lose your entire calendar.
    5) Delete the offending Google calendar (not the .ics, the one in the browser). Note: If the offending event is in your principal calendar, you won't be able to delete the entire calendar, just the events in it, but this will work just fine.
    6) Recreate the particular google calendar, if necessary.
    7) Import the .ics file you saved off previously, saving the events in the pristine calendar.
    8) The offending event is gone!! Once it syncs with your iPhone / iTouch, you shouldn't see it any more.
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    I had the same problem and deleted the birthday information from my contacts as suggested. Great advise and stress reliever!
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    I went to iCloud on my laptop and opened calendar. Clicked on invitation / appointment and hit delete. This deleted it from my iPhone calendar as well.
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    That's it -- thank you! Go to Contacts in Outlook, open the individual contact and click on Details, select Birthday and click on None.

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