Remember the old annoying iPhone Calendar Events Spam? It’s back and worse than before.
iPhone and iPad Users on multiple Reddit and iPhone forums are reporting a resurgence of the nasty spam. As per Hackread.com research, a rogue Calendar Accounts gets stuck to the Calendar App, causing annoying notifications.
Many are worried whether it’s malware and their account security is at risk. Others are wondering how to delete these events like any other calendar event. However, there is no option to delete them. So now, they are stuck with annoying pop-ups every day!
Well, there’s some good news for all of you.
Calendar Events Spam: What Is it?
It’s not malware, and your account security is not at risk. It gets added to your calendar app because you unknowingly accept an offer from a third party website while surfing the interwebs.
In this particular case, you are first taken to a website, prompting you to download VPN for your supposedly insecure device or an AdBlock app for Safari. Afterward, you are taken to the Official Apple Store to download this application.
As per our initial investigation, this app is totally safe to download as we detected no malware. However, why the developers or advertisers chose to promote it through spam remains anyone’s guess!
Don’t worry, though. You can easily get rid of the dodgy Calendar in 2 minutes. Just follow these steps:
- Step 1: Click Settings on your Home screen and choose Passwords & Accounts.
- Step 2: Under Accounts, you should be able to see an unfamiliar account titled New Calendar, Other Calendar, or something similar. You can check its permissions to see the Calendars feature, among others.
- Step 3: Choose the suspicious account and click on the Delete Account option at the bottom of the page.
Congratulations! You’ve successfully deleted the annoying Calendar. The next step is making sure the same problem doesn’t re-occur down the road. Here’s a walkthrough for your convenience:
Get Rid of the Calendar Events Spam Forever
- Step 1: Sign in to your iCloud and choose Calendar
- Step 2: Tap the gear symbol at the bottom and choose Preferences.
- Step 3: Click Advanced
- Step 4: In the last subsection titled Invitations, tap the button right next to the “Email to [your email address].” Now you will receive event invitations only on your email address instead of your App.
Accidentally clicking on something online entails a great degree of risk. Whether it’s just an innocuous pop-up advertisement, an in-text link, or an Allow Notification dialog box, the outcome can range from a trivial browser redirect to malware hidden in plain sight, compromising your security.
Therefore, be careful out there. If you’re stuck with this spam-virus, just follow the above-mentioned steps. Good luck!