How to Delete Calendar Events on Your iPhone

Learn how to remove single calendar events and repeating events.

Deleting events from your iPhone calendar is a simple process—with a few quick taps you can clear clutter of canceled appointments. There are two types of events you might want to delete from your iPhone: a single event and an event series. A single event is a one-time event saved in your Calendar app (such as your call with a friend). An event series is a recurring event (like your weekly coffee meeting on Fridays). In either case, the process is the same except that deleting a recurring event requires an extra step.

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Delete a Single Event

  1. Open the Calendar app, and navigate to the event you wish to delete. You can do this by either searching for the event name at the top or tapping on the day of the event to view it.

    Search the calendar event or tap the day of the event to view
     
  2. Tap the event to select and open it.

    Tap the event to edit and delete it
     
  3. Tap Delete Event at the bottom of the screen. 

    Tap Delete Event to remove from your calendar
     
  4. Tap Delete Event from the pop-up window to confirm you want to remove this event.

    Top Delete Event to confirm removal from calendar

Delete a Recurring Event

  1. Open the Calendar app, and navigate to the event you wish to delete. You can do this by either searching for the event name at the top or tapping on the day of the event to view it.
  2. Tap the event to select and open it.

    Tap the recurring event to modify and delete it
     
  3. Tap Delete Event at the bottom of the screen. 

    Tap Delete Event to remove recurring event
     
  4. From the pop-up window, you will have two options:
  • Tap Delete This Event Only if you only want to delete this week’s event.
  • Tap Delete All Future Events if you want to remove the entire event series from your calendar. (Say goodbye to those Friday coffee meetings!)

    Delete instance of a recurring event or entire event series

And just like that, you’re off to a great start on clearing that calendar clutter!

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Ashleigh Page

Ashleigh Page is a Feature Writer for iPhone Life. With a background in computer science and creative writing, she loves blending aspects of the technical and creative. An avid technology enthusiast, she adores Apple products and keeping up with the latest innovations. When she’s not working, Ashleigh is often found crafting whimsical (and sometimes nonsensical) short stories, hiking, and playing sand volleyball.