- 03-20-2013, 02:56 PM #1
Does anyone know how to turn off the calendar birthday notifications? They're obviously synched with Facebook, which I don't mind as it's nice to have them in the calendar, but the pop-ups are annoying. I'm not sure what changed as it's only started happening in the past few weeks.
The only way to actually stop them is to remove them from my calendar, but that's not ideal. I've noticed a number of people have asked about this, but no-one has found a way to stop them or answered. Thoughts?
Last edited by Yaowser; 03-20-2013 at 04:26 PM. Reason: Question has been answered
- 03-20-2013, 03:15 PM #2----
My Device History circa 2007:
Nokia 920 > Nokia 900 > HTC Titan > HP Pre 3 > HP Veer > Palm Pre 2 > HTC Evo > Palm Pre > iPhone 3G > iPhone
03-20-2013, 03:18 PM #3
- 666 Posts
Have you tried editing the reminders from your calendar on outlook.com or Hotmail.com? I'm looking at a couple of past birthday calendar events from my outlook.com account that got automatically added from facebook (it says Source: Facebook right in the details), and there is an option that states "Calendars on your PC and mobile phone" with a reminder set for 12 hours. There's an x right next to it so that you can delete the reminder entirely. I don't have any more birthdays coming up for a while so I have no way to check if this works for the birthdays that come from Facebook.
I couldn't edit directly from the phone though. It's marked as read-only for some reason.
03-20-2013, 04:07 PM #6
- 1 Posts
The birthdays do not come from FaceBook. The live calendar has a Birthday Calendar which pick up b'days from the contacts and populates the calendar.
The 2 options you have:
1) go to live calendar and delete the Birthday Calendar
2) Open up Calendar on WP phone click on the settings "..." and then turn off the Birthday Calendar.
- 03-20-2013, 04:10 PM #7
Calender settings only gives you the option to remove birthdays from your calender.
However, I think Mystictrust and pavvento have nailed it for me. I don't have a Hotmail account, but it does show my birthday calender as coming from there. I logged into my Live (Hotmail) calender and have now turned off the notification. Thanks guys.
I believe what has happened is that the Facebook app has linked birthdays to my WP8 calender and my phone has in turn linked this to my Microsoft Live account, which I use primarily for my Xbox 360. Microsoft have merged Hotmail and Xbox into a single Live account and since I've never used Hotmail I was confused initially.
- 03-20-2013, 04:18 PM #8
My phone syncs my phone calendar with Facebook birthdays and then my phone syncs this with my Live account (used for my Xbox). My Live calendar (same as Hotmail) then controls the notifications. I've turned off the notifications there.
- By jlangner in forum HTC 8XReplies: 4Last Post: 11-30-2012, 04:16 PM
- By trickym81 in forum Windows Phone 7Replies: 3Last Post: 03-20-2012, 01:40 PM
- By power5 in forum Windows Phone 7Replies: 2Last Post: 12-22-2011, 06:29 PM
- By trmnta82 in forum Windows Phone 7Replies: 5Last Post: 12-11-2011, 02:24 PM
- By johnmcd348 in forum Windows Phone 7Replies: 21Last Post: 10-20-2011, 08:51 PM