How to Stop iPhone/iPad from Adding Mail Events to Calendar

How to Prevent iPhone-iPad from Adding Events from Mail to Calendar

Every technology tends to have an ambivalent attitude towards its users. A new gadget can have good features for some while the same machine can be useless for others. Moreover, in different situations, devices act differently. And this also enables users to judge how good or bad that device is.

But there is a third dimension to this argument. What if the device boasts only good features? And sometimes, it tends to be overly good to its users? Well, users would be bewildered by the device and would appreciate if makers could “tone down” the goodness of that gadget.

I experienced this while I was using Mail, Contacts, Calendars feature on my iPhone 6s. After installing iOS 9, it started scanning my inbox and finding events mentioned within the body of the message. Then this feature would use that info to add tentative events to my calendar. The logic is admirable: I should not forget about any small or big event coming next week or month.

I appreciate this extra effort of iOS 9, but it began to clutter my calendar with hundreds of events in a year. In this situation, I was left with only one option to prevent iPhone or iPad from adding events from Mail to Calendar.

How to Prevent iPhone/iPad from Adding Events from Mail to Calendar

Step #1. Open Settings app on your iPhone/iPad.

Tap on Settings on iPhone

Step #2. Scroll down and tap on Mail, Contacts, Calendars option.

Tap on Mail, Contacts, Calendars in iPhone Settings

Step #3. Scroll down again until you reach CALENDARS section.

You can see an option: Events Found in Mail. It’s the last option on Mail, Contacts, Calendars screen.

Step #4. Now toggle off that option: Events Found in Mail.

Disable Suggested Event in Calendar on iPhone or iPad

This action will save you from seeing those unnecessary events added from Mail to Calendar.

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Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of, who has a keen eye for news, rumors, and all the unusual stuff around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting content on social media.

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