Google details process to remove local calendar spam events on Android amid increasing user reports

Google Calendar is one of the most famous applications on Android and is used by millions worldwide.

Since its inception, people have used Calendar to manage their daily routine, schedule meetings, respond to events, and receive reminders.

Google even lets third-party apps access the Calendar app so users can set up reminders and meetings using their preferred solution.

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While it may be a boon for some, many users are now complaining that they cannot delete local spam events from Google Calendar.

Having said that, the majority of users affected claim that the events do not belong to calendars created by them. It seems like the issue is widespread and some popular app seems to be the reason behind these malicious deeds.

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Calendar shows 10 spam meeting invite each day for 3 months. I m able to delete a event. want to delete all events. How to report sender as Spam? I don’t see report as spam option when I open the event
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My calendar getting spam notifications and spam events
I have tried to delete the events but they are set for upcoming 3 months. In a day it’s having 24 reminders. I want to remove all the remainders at a time. I have changed my calender settings to show only the events i accepted.
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Nevertheless, Google has found a way to delete or hide all the spam entries and notifications.

If you are tired of seeing local spam events in Google Calendar, just head over to the app, tap on Menu (can be found on the top left), and uncheck all the calendars you did not create.

In case you do not use the local calendar app, you can simply wipe the app data, and all the entries in the app will be gone.

It is interesting to note that this is not the first time something like this is happening. Back in 2019, a similar incident was reported where users were plagued by event invitations that revealed the spam message when clicked.

The only solution to this problem is that users should always be careful when installing apps from the Google Play Store or otherwise and double-check what permissions you give them.

It should be really easy now that Android asks for individual permissions when you install new apps.

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My fascination with technology and computers goes back to the days of Windows XP. Since then, I have been tinkering with OS, mobile phones, and other things. When I am not working on anything, you will find me enjoying video games on some Discord server.