1. Don695Turner's Avatar
    So if it says it's turned on and still not working what could it be?
    09-08-2013 10:45 PM
  2. gingerchef's Avatar
    This was bugging me too, glad I'm not the only one! I've just updated to IOS 7 and my calendar reminders don't go off when I set up an event through Microsoft. The event appears on my calendar on the iphone but no alert. I've checked all the settings and they're all fine. The alert works fine when I set up an event through the phone (alert on both the phone and in outlook) but not the other way round. After a play around with outlook I've noticed the reminders only come through on the phone when I set the event to 'high importance'. Not sure why, it just does. Hopefully this helps, until apple release an update to iron out this bug.
    10-09-2013 12:50 PM
  3. rmosutton's Avatar
    I'm having EXACTLY the problem described -- all the settings are as they should be as far as sounds and buzzing. But if I set a calendar item myself, the alerts go off with the proper sounds. If I am invited to a con call (which is generally through a Microsoft Outlook-generated invitation), only the visual on the screen goes off, which is obviously useless.

    Does anyone know of either a workaround or a plan for Apple to fix this? This is my work phone, and I have lots of con calls and desperately need a competent alerting mechanism.
    10-23-2013 11:39 AM
  4. parijatluthra's Avatar
    I had the same problem, but go to:

    settings->notification center->calendar-> IN ALERT STYLE MAKE SURE ALERTS IS HIGHLIGHTED ( as in Iphone 5s, its too light ).

    NOW TRY
    02-03-2014 07:46 AM
  5. Shawn Lauer's Avatar
    I had the same problem, but go to:

    settings->notification center->calendar-> IN ALERT STYLE MAKE SURE ALERTS IS HIGHLIGHTED ( as in Iphone 5s, its too light ).

    NOW TRY
    The reminder notifications and calendar alerts are run through an email account. You have to go to your notification center and change which ever email account is connected to your reminders and calendar. Just turn the alerts on to that particular account or accounts
    04-01-2014 05:44 PM
  6. Shawn Lauer's Avatar
    The reminder notifications and calendar alerts are run through an email account. You have to go to your notification center and change which ever email account is connected to your reminders and calendar. Just turn the alerts on to that particular account or accounts
    Notification center -> mail
    04-01-2014 05:46 PM
  7. BartleScrivener's Avatar
    I ran into the same issue: I'd set alerts through the calendar app but no alerts would ever activate. I couldn't understand why.

    Here's what I did to solve it: I went to Settings and went into the Notification Center. For some reason, the Calendar app was in the "Do Not Include" list. I clicked on Edit (at the top right, right of the Notification Center text), and moved the Calendar app from the "Do Not Include" list to the "Include" list.

    It's a simple solution but it took me some time to notice that there are two lists in the Notification Center and then to find out how to edit them. I have no clue why my phone by default had the calendar in the "Do Not Include" list but ever since I moved the Calendar app to the right list my alerts have been working perfectly. I hope this helps.
    06-01-2014 01:54 AM
  8. Pcmacbob's Avatar
    I was having the same issue on my iphone 6 plus and got it to work by doing a hard reboot of the phone. Hold both the round button and the one on the side of the phone (opposite of the volume buttons) until the screen goes out. it might restart the phone by doing this or you might have to push the button on the right side of the phone to start up the phone and it worked after rebooting.
    02-25-2016 06:35 PM
  9. davidnicholas59's Avatar
    Happens to me all the time. I had it with a purchased tone used for calendar alerts, but then other alerts started disappearing after a day too. The old power it off then power it on again sometimes works (it did for me just now).
    10-30-2016 08:38 AM
  10. iGnorant2's Avatar
    I am trying to sync my new MacBook Pro with a new iPhone 5SE. I've created test meetings on MacBook that alerts on the Mac, but not on the phone. Then I've created meetings on the phone, which alert on the MacBook, but again not on the phone itself.

    I've tried all of the the above, and more, but it appears as if iPhone 5SE has some software bug that does not allow alarms to be shown. From scanning the internet, it appears as if I am not the only one having this problem, especially with 5SE.

    Any further comment regarding this issue?
    11-04-2016 10:58 PM
  11. scruffypig's Avatar
    I am trying to sync my new MacBook Pro with a new iPhone 5SE. I've created test meetings on MacBook that alerts on the Mac, but not on the phone. Then I've created meetings on the phone, which alert on the MacBook, but again not on the phone itself.

    I've tried all of the the above, and more, but it appears as if iPhone 5SE has some software bug that does not allow alarms to be shown. From scanning the internet, it appears as if I am not the only one having this problem, especially with 5SE.

    Any further comment regarding this issue?
    You might want to post this in the iPhone SE forum.
    11-05-2016 01:42 PM
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