09-25-2012 6:22 PM
I have an iPhone 3G (will be getting the iPhone 5 ASAP) and have noticed something odd. Not long ago, I upgraded my iMac desktop to Mountain Lion and began to use Notifications for iCal and email. After the first Sync with my iPhone, I noticed that the phone began to display calendar alerts also. It never did so before, and I don't really want it to. I know I can possibly turn off the sound in Settings > Notifications (although this screen lists 3 specific Apps, not Calendar) but I would like to stop the visual notifications AND sounds for iCal alerts only, and only on the phone, not the desktop. I cannot find a way to do this with the settings available and wonder if anyone has an answer. When I get the iPhone 5, maybe there will be a more evident setting. Thanks,
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09-25-2012 6:43 PM
On the iPhone 3 all you can do is turn off the alert sounds. Not the alert itself. I guess they were thinking if you set the event to alert you, that you would want that alert whereever you were at.
When you get the new iPhone 5 you will have this which will probably suit your need:
Settings > Notifications > Calendar.
Notification Center: OFF
View in Lock Screen: OFF
> Calendat Alerts
Alert Tone > None
09-25-2012 6:52 PM
Their thinking is not incorrect, but for some reason the phone alerts always come in the middle of the night, and the sound and/or light awaken me. The desktop is off or asleep at night, not to mention at the other end of the house, so it doesn't matter what time the alerts arrive. I did figure out how to turn off the sound for calendar alerts, but I don't want to turn off the phone at night in case of an emergency call. Guess I'll have to wait for the iphone 5. Thank you, though.
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