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iOS Calendar Widget - Privacy concerns?


macrumors 6502
Original poster
Mar 10, 2004
North and east of Mickeyland
First, let me say there may be a setting for this that I have looked for but not found.

I like the functionality offered by the native calendar widget, especially the longer form one that lists several upcoming events quickly. The issue is that anyone holding the device can also get access to that information. No authentication (Face ID or otherwise) is required. Just swipe the screen. Maybe it’s not a huge deal to some, but you might not want some nosy individual at the office to know you have a job interview in two days, or an appointment with a [fill in specialty] medical professional next week. The office situation is just an example since I don’t always grab my phone when I walk away from my desk at work, but you get the idea.

The contents of Notifications (texts, missed phone call numbers/contacts, etc.) are hidden until you unlock and I just thought that would apply to calendar contents.

iPhone 11 Pro Max on iOS 14.3, and iPad Pro on iPadOS 14.2.


macrumors 65816
Apr 13, 2010
You can turn everything off from appearing on the Lock Screen... if that’s what you mean. Go look in settings - Touch ID and passcode.
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macrumors 65816
Jul 31, 2013
Do you have the calendar widget on the Today screen so if you swipe right from the lock screen it shows a list of widgets and you can see the calendar one there? If so the option to see the Today View without unlocking can be disabled within Settings > Face ID\Touch ID & Passcode then scroll down to the "Allow Access When Locked" section.

If you turn off Today View in there you cant see that screen without unlocking. Failing that move the calendar widget to the home screen rather than the Today View so its only viewable once you unlock.
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