Remove FB birthdays from Calendar

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by jtrain907, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2012
    I am annoyed with seeing everyone's birthday in my calendar from the Facebook integration. How can this be deleted.
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 9, 2012
    Yorkshire, UK
    Not sure if you can easily remove them but you can hide them.

    Tap Calendars button at the top left then scroll down until you see Facebook, there you untick events and birthdays.
  3. macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2010
    Turn off the calendar integration for Facebook.
  4. macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2007
    That hides in in the Calendar app itself, but the Birthdays still show up in Notification center and I'm hoping it's just a bug. I really don't care if I see the Birthdays in the Calendar app, I just don't want them hiding real events I have created in the Calendar app.

    I know I could turn off Facebook and Calendar integration all together, but I do like the implantation of actual Facebook events better then just subscribing to an ICS or whatever file from the Facebook server.
  5. macrumors member

    Oct 7, 2003
    I agree with this. I have wayyyyy too many birthdays on my ical now. How do I remove them? I like some of the other birthdays. Not 1000's of facebook ones.
  6. macrumors regular


    Jul 18, 2012
    United Kingdom
    Open settings and then choose 'Facebook'.
    Then under "Allow These Apps to Use Your Account" turn Calendar off. Birthdays will be gone but so will your events.
  7. macrumors regular

    Dec 16, 2011
    The birthdays are not (only) in the calendar, but in the (linked) Facebook contacts in your address book. You can hide them in, but they will still show up in Notification Center due to the general lack of a hide option there.
  8. macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2011
    If you turn off calendars and contacts they will disappear.
  9. macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2010
    I actually found a pretty half decent fix:
    If you want to be notified of events, but you don't want them in your notification center, you can turn them off in the notification center, but keep the banner and show in lock screen on. That way if you need an alert, it beeps, but otherwise it won't distract you
  10. macrumors 6502


    Jul 19, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    Yeah this is really annoying me too. I can't remove the birthdays and events, even if I disable them in settings. This is a huge problem for me.
  11. macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2012
    How to remove Facebook Birthdays from the calendar

    You can remove Facebook birthdays from your calendar by opening up the Calendar app itself, clicking "Calendars", and scrolling down to "Birthdays" under the Facebook category. When I unchecked this, they disappeared from my calendar but were still in my notification center. Not sure if it's because they were there already today, or if there's something else I have to do to remove those.
  12. macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2010
    I have to agree with what's been said here. I really like having my facebook events added to my calendar. But I really don't like seeing a birthday on every single day of the month. It would be great to have a setting to toggle what is added to the calendar. Not just an all or nothing toggle like we have now
  13. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 30, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    Not an issue for me. I actually have real friends on Facebook, so having a reminder in my calendar that it's their birthday isn't a big deal.
  14. macrumors member

    May 7, 2010
    Fairfield, Ohio
    In Settings --> Facebook, turn off contacts. This removes any contacts that FB added to your contact list, as well as birthdays. If you leave calendar on and turn contacts off, you have events on your calendar, but not Birthdays. You can still tap "Update all Contacts" to connect your existing contacts with their FB profiles and their profile pictures.
  15. macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2012
    you can remove the birthday from your notifications by turning everything off from your Facebook in the settings, and the go to your apps and if you have the birthday app, DELETE IT. hope this helps! it worked for me!
  16. macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2012
    I found a fix because I had the same problem. I could erase the birthdays from the actual calendar app, but they would still be in the notifications area. so here what I did to rid them...
    1: Settings
    3:scroll down to Facebook
    4:Turn Badge App Icon switch to 'Off'
    and there you go! I was so happy when they went away!!! : D
  17. macrumors member

    Dec 22, 2010
    Solution has been said above so many times but seems like many aren't reading them

    Just disable both Calender and Contacts

  18. macrumors 6502


    Dec 16, 2011
    South Florida

    1. Tap Calendar
    2. Click Calendars on the top left
    3. Uncheck Facebook --> Calendars(I also uncheck Facebook --> Facebook Events)
    4. Click Done on the top right
  19. macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2012
    Got them out of my notification bar but Siri still shows them when I ask what I have scheduled a certain day. How do you fix that?
  20. macrumors newbie

    Dec 12, 2012
    They are reading them.. I don't think YOU are reading them. Your solution does NOT work to remove birthdays from notification centre.... :/


    This works!! Great job, thanks alot :D
  21. macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2012
    Removing Birthdays posted from Facebook

    Go to calendars, tab top scroll down, scroll all the way down to Facebook Birthdays and uncheck it.... you will remove all of your Facebook birthdays without affecting birthdays you put in manually on your phone.
  22. macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2013
    Facebook birthdays in calendar

    Ok so if you still use Facebook and you want to hide birthdays all of your responses are able to do this.
    I have deleted all of the content in my Facebook account including I friending everyone and then sent the request to delete my account, I had my Facebook account since 2008 and over 300 friends. So my account has now completed the 14 days to completely delete what ever is left of my data on Facebook. Which was only my name. My problem is I still have the birthday data on my iPad I don't want to switch it off I want it deleted. This is the exact reason for getting off Facebook we have totally lost control of our ability to chose what we want to look at.
  23. macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2013
    stupid birthdays

    1. I cannot get rid of the birthday notifications!! I have unchecked the birthday box in the calender app, and I have completely turned off facebook in the settings app and the birthday still come back. its like a never ending nightmare. when i uncheck the birthday box in the calender app, it gets rid of the birthdays for a few days and then they come back! what do i do??
  24. macrumors Core

    Oct 17, 2011
    You can try Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Default Alert Times (In the Calendars section a little ways down) > Birthdays > None.
  25. macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2013

    This removes the birthdays from notification center.

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