Stop Alerts From Shared Google Calendars in iOS / macOS Calendar.app

At work, I’m shared a whole bunch of Google Apps / G Suite calendars that are very relevant for looking up events, but none of which I need to actually alert me. For several weeks, I was plagued with dozens of notifications that weren’t relevant to me whatsoever, and made a sea of noise that took away from the few importance of the tasks I actually needed to alert me. Meetings were missed.

I tinkered with Notification settings over and over, but nothing worked. For me for whatever reason, the solution to this wasn’t straight forward. It turns out you need to explicitly silence specific calendar alerts – here’s how:

macOS

  1. right click the noisy calendar in the sidebar
  2. Get Info
  3. Select “Ignore Alerts”

iOS

  1. Calendars
  2. Hit the (i) button for the noisy calendar
  3. Turn off “Event Alerts”


I presume there’s a similar process for watchOS.


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