If you have an iPhone, you are well aware of how useful this device can be for an almost endless amount of reasons. From conducting basic day to day tasks like making calls and sending to messages to higher-end capabilities such as photo editing and even audio recording, the iPhone is a popular smartphone all across the world. It can put the power of a computer in the palm of your hand with easy access to the internet and beyond.
One feature that many people use their iPhones for today is the calendar. Since the device travels almost everyone you do, it only makes sense that it has replaced the traditional pocketbook in a lot of ways. The ease in which you can set up and sync your calendar comes in handy for a variety of personal or professional reasons. You can even use the built-in AI, commonly known as Siri, to set up your calendar simply using your voice.
And even though the calendar feature on your iPhone is a commonly used tool, it is not free of flaws. Sometimes events can be accidentally or intentionally deleted which could cause problems if the event was important or necessary. It is possible to recover these issues if it happens to you and this article will instruct you on how to retrieve deleted calendar events on your iPhone.
Why Calendar Events Get Deleted
Calendar events on your iPhone can become deleted either by accident or intentionally. Regardless of how it happened, there is always the possibility that you want to recover the deleted event and put it back into the calendar.
You might have accidentally deleted an event that you thought you were going to reschedule or was no longer going to happen when it was actually still in place. Or maybe you got your dates confused and deleted an event that was on a different Tuesday than the one that actually was intended to be deleted. These are intentional accidents that happen to all of us and because the calendar is so easy to use, it’s also really easy to delete events.
Sometimes an event can get deleted completely by accident or due to some sort of user or software error. A glitch in your iPhone may cause an event to become deleted, though this is rare. More common is a mishap involving you entering the information incorrectly or deleting the event unintentionally as described above.
How to Retrieve Deleted Calendar Events on iPhone
Method 1: Check Calendar App on Your Other Device Computer
If you use the Calendar app (iCal) on your iPhone, chances are that you’re also using it on your Mac or iPad. When you couldn’t find some calendars on the phone, they may still be on your Mac or iPad.
For example, if you do find those missing calendars (or entries) are on your Mac, go ahead and select the right ones and export them into .ics files, then import them back to your iPhone.
Method 2: Use iCloud to Retrieve Deleted Calendar Events
Cloud storage makes it possible to recover any deleted events that may have been removed from your iPhone calendar. This remote backup system is available to anyone with an Apple device and once you set up an iCloud account, it can come in useful for a variety of reasons other than recovering deleted files. It is therefore highly recommended that you set up and use an iCloud account if you own an iPhone.
To use iCloud to retrieve deleted calendar events on your iPhone follow these steps:
- Go to icloud.com
- Enter your Apple ID and password
- Click on Settings
- Scroll down and click on Advanced
- Click on Restore Calendars and Reminders
- Locate the date on or before the day your deleted events occurred and select Restore
- You will then see another prompt to confirm this restore and select Restore again
Method 3: Use iTunes to Retrieve Deleted Calendar Events
You can also use iTunes to retrieve deleted calendar events on your iPhone. Before we get into the specifics of this, it’s important to know that you will need a computer to make this method work. It is also not possible on current Mac OS because iTunes no longer exists on this operating system. If you are still using an old version of Mac OS you can use iTunes. If you use a PC, you can still use iTunes to retrieve your deleted events.
To use iTunes to retrieve deleted calendar events on your iPhone follow these steps:
- Connect your iPhone to your computer using the correct cable
- Open iTunes
- Click on your iPhone device icon on the left-hand side of the iTunes window
- Click on Summary
- Click on Restore Backup
- Locate the backup file you wish to backup from
It is important to note that restoring your iPhone through iTunes in this manner will delete its current data and replace it with the information contained in the backup. This will restore your calendar but might also remove other important files and data that are not within the backup file.
Method 4: Use Data Recovery Software to Retrieve Deleted Calendar Events
Another method you can use to retrieve deleted calendar events is through installing an iPhone data recovery software to help you with the task. There are many different data recovery programs that can quickly and easily help you recover many different types of files, including your calendar events, that may have been deleted. This is sometimes the best option if you don’t have luck restoring your events through the methods described above.
Even though there are many options when it comes to data recovery software, there are a few recommended choices. Stellar iPhone Data Recovery is our top recommendation, it is an easy program to use for all of your iOS data recovery needs and is available with a free trial. Other options that also work well are EaseUS MobiSaver and dr.fone for iOS.
Once you have downloaded and installed any data recovery software the process to begin retrieving your lost files is easy and straightforward. Simply launch the program and follow the on-screen prompts or instructions to get started. This is a great option for anyone who wants the ease and peace of mind that comes with having software specifically designed to assist in data recovery.
Losing your calendar events on your iPhone can be troubling and annoying. No one wants to be unorganized or miss a special and important event. Even if you happen to delete an event from your calendar, by following the steps listed above, you will more than likely be able to recover the lost events in a matter of minutes.
Have you ever lost or deleted events from the calendar on your iPhone? Were you able to recover them? Let us know in the comments below.
Chris is a lifelong tech enthusiast with a broad range of interests including coding, data analysis, traveling, and more. He used to work as a software programmer immersing himself in the world of codes, now he finds it more interesting talking to real people.