How to Stop Showing Calendar Events on the iPad 2 Lock Screen

Using the Calendar app on your iPad and iPhone is a simple way to make sure that you are always alerted to events that you have saved. Your calendar will notify you shortly before an event is about to begin, in an effort to help you remember those events. But anyone with access to your iPad can view an event if the notification is displaying on your lock screen, and you might have calendar events that are private, and you would like to keep away from prying eyes.

Fortunately you can adjust your iPad 2 Calendar notification settings so that you stop displaying your events on your lock screen. You can keep other notifications intact, however, allowing you to take advantage of the notification feature without needing to display them on the lock screen.


Turn Off Lock Screen Notifications for the Calendar on an iPad 2

The steps in this article were written on an iPad 2 that is using iOS 7. The steps may be slightly different for other versions of the operating system.

This guide will not completely turn off calendar notifications on your iPad. It will only turn off the setting that causes the events to display on your lock screen. When you get to the Calendar notifications screen in the steps below, you can also elect to turn off other settings if you do not want your calendar notifications to appear anywhere.


Step 1: Open the Settings menu.

open the ipad settings menu



Step 2: Select Notification Center from the column at the left side of the screen.

select the notification center



Step 3: Scroll down and select the Calendar option in the column at the right side of the window.

select the calendar option



Step 4: Touch the button to the right of Show on Lock Screen to turn it off. There will not be any green shading around the button when this setting is disabled, as in the image below.

turn off the show on lock screen option



Would you like to use one of your own pictures as the background of your lock screen? Read here to learn how to set your lock screen photo. newsletter

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