Why iPhone Calendar Events Disappeared & How to Recover Them

If your iPhone calendar events have disappeared, there are several potential reasons, such as a software bug or an accidental deletion. Some of the ways to recover the events include syncing them, checking your network connection, and using a data recovery tool.

Keeping events in my calendar is a great way to ensure I never forget an appointment or meeting. However, what if your iPhone calendar events have mysteriously vanished and cannot be found anywhere?

This guide is going to take a closer look at why your iPhone calendar events have disappeared, and what you can do to bring them back.

Key Takeaways

  • Some reasons why your calendar events can disappear include accidental deletion, a software bug, a system crash, settings being reset or incorrect, and many others. 
  • A way to bring your iPhone calendar events back is to sync your calendar events. Doing so is a quick and easy way to instantly bring back all events in many cases.
  • You should also check your network connection and fix it if need be, or even enlist the help of a data recovery tool if that is unsuccessful.

Reasons Why Calendar Events Can Disappear

Before looking at how to recover your iPhone calendar events, I felt it was a good idea to go over some of the potential reasons why they can disappear in the first place. Some of the possible causes of your calendar events disappearing include:

  • Accidentally deleting your events
  • Logging into the wrong Apple ID account or logging out by accident
  • A system crash
  • An unsuccessful jailbreak
  • Incorrect or reset settings, and more

In addition to that, a random software bug or glitch could be responsible for the deletion. If you want to see if this is the culprit, restart your phone and see if the events have returned to your calendar.

This often works as it gives the device a clean slate to work from, and clears out the temporary memory and data. If the calendar events are still gone after restarting the device, move on and try the following methods.

1. Sync Your Calendar Events

The first thing to try to recover your missing calendar events is to sync your calendar events. To do this, go to Settings > Calendar > Sync > All Events.

Having this set to “All Events” will ensure that all events remain synced to your calendar for good, and aren’t removed after a certain period of time has passed.

Also, if you have iCloud Calendar Sync on, toggling it off for a few seconds/minutes and then turning it back on may help to return missing events to your calendar.

2. Check Your Network Connection

Another thing to do is to check your network connection. If you are using iCloud Calendar or another cloud service for your calendar, you need a steady internet connection for it to work as intended.

If your service is poor or you are not connected to the internet at all for one reason or another, the calendar could fail to sync events properly. The way to check your connection is to go to Settings and check your Wifi and Cellular connection.

Make sure you are either on a Wifi network with a solid connection or have a cellular data connection with a strong signal. If everything looks fine, consider disconnecting from the internet and reconnecting again after a few minutes to see if that helps.

3. Use a Data Recovery Tool

If you still aren’t having any luck, you can use some kind of iPhone data recovery tool to attempt to recover the missing events. These can help you restore a variety of different types of data, including calendar events, text messages, photos, contacts, call history, and others.

There are many options out there, and choosing the right one is important. Take your time to do your homework and look at the features, reputation, and reviews for each piece of software to ensure you find the right one for your needs.

The exact step-by-step process to use the tool varies from one to the next, but most work in a relatively similar way. Simply start the software, attach your iPhone to the computer, choose the data you want it to search for, and allow the tool to scan your device.

Once the scan is completed, you can sift through the results and choose the events/other types of data you’d like to restore.

Final Thoughts

Keeping an updated calendar on your iPhone ensures you always know what sorts of commitments you have and makes sure you don’t miss a meeting or appointment. Unfortunately, iPhone calendar events can sometimes disappear for seemingly no reason.

I hope this guide has been able to highlight why these events can disappear, and how you can recover them.

What sorts of things do you generally use your iPhone calendar for? Let me know in a comment below.

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