If your iPhone calendar is spammed by events you didn’t create and that say things like ” Your information is exposed to everyone – fix now ” or other weird events, you’re likely the victim of the calendar rouge account scam.
You probably got it from opening a URL that was sent to you in a text message from an unknown source, and you might have even gone further and clicked a button that said ” subscribe ” or similar after visiting the spam website. Sounds familiar? Don’t worry, it’s very easy to fix it. Let’s see exactly how.
Fix information exposed to everyone issue
- Open your Settings app
- Tap Passwords and Accounts
- Under accounts search for an unknown calendar account.
- If you find any, tap on it, and delete it
NOTE – For iOS 14 or later do this:
1. Open your Settings app
2. Tap Calendar
3. Browse Accounts and locate the rouge calendar account
4. Delete it
Remove spam event from your calendar
If for some reason after deleting the rouge calendar accounts from your iPhone you still see the spam events, you can manually delete them from the calendar app. Here’s how:
- Open your Calendar app
- Tap on the event you want to delete
- Tap Unsubscribe from this calendar
- Confirm, and hit Unsubscribe
How to avoid these spam events in the future
The golden rule of the internet is that never follow or click on links you don’t know, or that was sent to you from unknown sources.
Sometimes even the most trust worthy looking text messages asking you to click here to fix an issue might be a spam text going after your info.
Be extra careful from shortened URL’s that you don’t know. Usually, no trusted source will text you or send you emails with short urls asking you to click.
As we said in the begining, we are pretty sure you got yourself into this by clicking on one of these and seeing the message alert, so now that you know, don’t repeat the same mistake again.