How to Turn Off Calendar Notifications on the iPhone Lock Screen

Many of the apps and features that you use on your iPhone include alerts and notifications that will inform you about things concerning that app. Whether it’s a new feature or a new event, there are several places where this information can be displayed. One of these places is the lock screen on your iPhone. But if you would prefer that your calendar notifications are not visible in that location, then you can turn them off.

This tutorial will show you the steps needed in order to stop displaying calendar notifications on your iPhone’s lock screen. While you are making this adjustment to your settings you will also be able to make any other changes to your calendar’s notification settings that you might like.


Disable Calendar Lock Screen Notifications

These steps were written in iOS 8, on an iPhone 5. Other iPhones running the iOS 8 operating system will use the same steps, but previous versions of iOS may be slightly different.


Step 1: Open the Settings menu.

open the settings menu



Step 2: Scroll down and select the Notifications option.

open the notifications menu



Step 3: Scroll down and select the Calendar option.

select the calendar option



Step 4: Select the type of calendar notification that you would like to remove from your lock screen. The options that you can choose from include Upcoming Events, Invitations, Invitee Responses and Shared Calendar Changes.

select one of the types of calendar events



Step 5: Touch the button to the right of Show on Lock Screen to turn it off. You will know that it is turned off when there is not any green shading around the button.

turn off the show on lock screen option



You can then press the blue calendar button at the top-left corner of the screen to return to the previous menu. You can then repeat steps 4 and 5 for each additional type of event that you would prefer not to display on the lock screen.


We have previously written about how to change the notification sound for your iPhone’s calendar as well. Click here to read that article. newsletter

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