In iOS 17, Apple offers more precise control over what apps can see in terms of your calendars. Keep reading to learn how to manage app calendar access on an app-by-app basis.
In iOS 16, Apple allowed users to enable or disable individual app access to their calendars with a simple on/off switch, but that was about all you could do. In iOS 17, on the other hand, there are now three options instead of just two. You can give apps full access to your calendars, allow them to add events only, or revoke access completely with the None option.
Here’s how to better manage individual apps’ access to your calendars in iOS 17. Keep in mind that apps that have full access to your calendars can see location, invitees, attachments, and notes, according to Apple.
- Open the Institutions app.
- Crane Privacy and security.
- Crane Calendars.
- Tap the app you want to change access to. (Note that this section also describes how many calendars you have and how many accounts you are logged into.)
- Choose from No, Add events onlyAnd Full access.
That’s all there is to it. When you download a new app that wants calendar access, you’ll be asked to choose from the same three options, and the app will be added to the same calendar list in Settings, so you can change access at any time in the future.
Your iPhone will also periodically remind you of apps that have access to your calendars, and offers the option to limit access to events only.