How to display only specific calendars in complication?

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  1. El3ctronics macrumors 65816

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    I have a person, work, and multiple shared calendars on Google Calendar that all sync to my iPhone. Is it possible to have the complication on the watch face only show events from specific calendars (ex: only show events from my personal and work calendars and not the shared calendars)? Right now it's showing me information that is useless to me and I hope there is an option to change this.
     
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    I'm thinking there's not a way yet. I also would like to not see some of my shared calendars on the watch, but want to see them on the phone.
     
  4. bjdraw macrumors 6502a

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    The Watch mirrors the iPhone calendar. So select which calendars you want to display on your iPhone and they almost instantly update on the Watch -- it would be great if you could customize these, perhaps you should submit some feedback to Apple.
     
  5. El3ctronics thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I tried hiding those calendars on my phone but the events still show up in the Apple Watch complications. Really annoying.
     
  6. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    If the information is useless, why not simply get rid of the calendar?
     
  7. mrboba1 macrumors regular

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    Because not all of the information is useless. It's showing him useless things, but not everything is.
     
  8. flur macrumors 68000

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    Dunno if this will help but...what I do is I go into google calendar on the web and turn on all those calendars (you probably have them all turned on already), and then go through and select the stuff that matters and copy it to the main calendar (Google makes this really easy, I think it's just right click and select copy, but I don't recall as I do it intuitively). Then you can hide those other calendars on the iphone, which is a cleaner view overall, and you won't get the notifications on the watch.

    That may not work for your use case, but I thought I'd toss it out there on the off chance it did.
     
  9. El3ctronics thread starter macrumors 65816

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    How to display only specific calendars in complication?

    For example my wife and I share each other's calendars so we know what each of our schedules are. While this is useful for me to know when I want to know it, I don't want her calendar events showing up on the complication on my watch face. This is a singular example and there are many other instances where this has been an issue for me (sports calendars, upcoming holidays, etc)....information that I need in my main calendar app but would never want on the watch face complication.
     
  10. bjdraw macrumors 6502a

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    This is surprising to me. I use it all the time. My wife and I share calendars and we also have a family calendar. I go in and add and remove her's all the time, by unchecking it, to avoid scheduling conflicts and the calendar app on my watch always mirrors it -- including the complication.
     
  11. fredr500 macrumors regular

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    I'm having the same problem.
     
  12. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Rather than share a dedicated calendar with your spouse, all you have to do is invite each other using iCloud email address (Calendar > Create a new event > Add Invitee). Much more convenient as the event created will pop up as a notification on the other person's Watch (or iPhone if in use) and it can be added to their own calendar.

    You will also receive a notification when the other person modifies or deletes the event.
     
  13. fredr500 macrumors regular

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    I need to know when she is working but I don't need to be invited to it.

    If I'm making plans I need to know what she has scheduled, but I don't need notification on my watch of all of her events. I need a way to turn it off, haven't found it yet.
     
  14. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    It doesn't mean you're "invited" to her events. All you'll get is "Wife at work," "Out dinner with the girls," etc. and you can use a different calendar color specifically for your wife.

    Do it Apple's way or do it the hard way (or rather, Apple will make it hard on you :) ).
     
  15. fredr500 macrumors regular

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    Google calendar

    The problem I have is that she uses Google Calendar.

    There is no problem sharing the calendars, I can turn hers on and off on my phone, I just wish the watch would just display the same calendars as the phone.

    If I select calendar A and C on the phone, and don't select calendar B, please just show A and C on the watch. Today it shows A, B, C regardless of the phone.
     
  16. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Yep, therein lies your problem. Apple's way is "Do it our way or we'll make it difficult for you." They're no Burger King.
     
  17. bjdraw macrumors 6502a

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    My wife also uses Google calendar, I'm able to add and remove her's from my iPhone view and the Watch updates to match.

    And I agree that adding someone to an event they aren't participating in, isn't a good work around. Especially for this, where you couldn't hide it then.
     
  18. AppleWatchGuy macrumors member

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    If you hide it from the phone you won't see it on the watch, or get reminders. If it doesn't do that for you, it's bugged. Try reboot the watch/phone.
     
  19. El3ctronics thread starter macrumors 65816

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    This is not the case for me.
     
  20. sahnert macrumors 6502

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    According to Apple:



    Maybe this is something that will become more customizable in the future. Can't hurt to provide Apple the feedback.
     

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