iPhone Calendar Disappeared, Top 6 Ways to Get Them Back

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2020-03-10 / Update for  iPhone Recovery

“Hi does anyone know how to restore calander ..it disappeared all of a sudden"

The iPhone Calendar App is one of the most popular native iOS apps. It helps us easily manage our lives by setting important dates. You don't want to miss your son's birthday or a turn up to work on a holiday. However, what happens when the Calendar app disappears? What are your options? Some users have asked, "How do I get the calendar back on my iPhone?" This article lists the possible reasons and explains how to fix iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max)/XS/XS Max/XR/X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/6S/6/SE/5s/5 Calendar disappeared.

Part 1. Reasons for Disappeared Calendar on iPhone

Is your iPhone calendar missing? Below is a list of possible reasons that explain the disappeared calendar app on your iPhone.

  • Mistakenly delete Calendar from iPhone
  • 1. iPhone Calendar disappeared after iOS update
  • 2. Resetting of iPhone to Factory Settings
  • 3. Failure of iCloud calendar to sync to your iPhone
  • 4. Incorrect Time Zone on your iPhone
  • 5. Unsuccessful jailbreak of iPhone

Part 2. Basic Fixes to Calendar Disappeared from iPhone

The solutions described in this section are the first cause of action you should take when the calendar disappears.

1. Restart iPhone

When encountering a problem with your iPhone or an app, restarting it should be the first solution. To restart your iPhone, follow the procedure below.

Step 1: Press and hold the top or side button until a slider appears.

Step 2: Hold and drag the slider to turn your device off.

Step 3: Press the top or side button up until the Apple logo appears.

For iPhone X, hold the side button and either the volume button and hold and drag the slider, when it appears, to turn it off.

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2.Restore Calender App from App Store

If your Calendar app disappeared from your iPhone, you can simply follow steps below to restore Calender app from App store.

Step 1: Go to the App Store.

Step 2: Search for the app. Make sure that you use the exact name of the app. Find the correct name of built-in apps.

Step 3: Tap iCloud Download button to restore the app.

Step 4: Wait for the app to restore, then open it from your Home screen.

3. Turn off iCloud Calendar and Turn It on Again

Think of this method as a way of refreshing your iCloud calendar settings. To do so, follow the procedure below.

Step 1: Launch the Settings app.

Step 2: Tap [your name] > Sign Out at the bottom of your screen.

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(Note: IF you are running iOS 10.2 or earlier, navigate to Settings > iCloud > Tap Sign Out at the bottom of the screen.)

Step 3: Sign back in by using your Apple ID.

4. Check the Date and Time Settings on iPhone

The Date and Time Settings including your time zone should be in sync with your location. To change the settings, follow the procedure below.

Step 1: Launch Settings.

Step 2: Tap General > Date & Time.

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5. Check Network Connection on iPhone

The problem could be as a result of connectivity issues. To check cellular data settings, follow the procedure below.

Step 1: Launch Settings.

Step 2: Navigate to Cellular > Cellular Data and toggle it off then on.

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Step 3: Set automatic carrier selection to ON.

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6. Set Calendar App to Show All Calendar Events

iPhone calendar events disappeared? Some settings on Calendar app may be changed due to restoration, upgrade or reset of your iPhone, which may make calendar events fail to sync to the stock Calendar app on iPhone. What you need to do is setting the calendar app to show all events by following the procedure below.

Step 1: Go to "Settings" > "Calendars" on your device.

Step 2: In Calendar section and tap "Sync" option to see more options.

Step 3: Under Sync page, please select "All Events" from the list.

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Part 3. How to Restore Disappeared/Missing Calendar on iPhone

Want to know how to restore calendar on iPhone? We recommend using Tenorshare UltData. It allows users to restore the missing calendar app and other types of data like contacts, photos, messages and videos among others. Most importantly, users can restore the calendar using iCloud and iTunes backups without erasing their devices. It also allows users to review and selectively restore notes. To use Tenorshare UltData, follow the procedure below.

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1. Recover disappeared iPhone Calendar without Backup

Step 1: Download, install and run Tenorshare UltData on your PC and Mac.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable.

Step 3: Click Start Scan. All the data associated with your calendar will be displayed on the left pane of the interface.

Step 4: Click Recover to recover the calendar and its data.

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2. Selectively restore missing iPhone Calendar from iTunes backup

To restore calendar on iPhone using iTunes backup files, follow step 1 and 2 above and proceed with the procedure below.

Step 1: Click Recover from iTunes Backup File.

Step 2: Select a backup file and click Start Scan.

Step 3: Click calendar on the left pane, select the data you wish to recover and click Recover.

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3. Restore only iPhone Calendar from iCloud Backup

To recover calendar from iCloud backup files, follow step 1 and 2 above and proceed with the procedure below.

Step 1: Click Recover from iCloud Backup File.

Step 2: Enter the same Apple ID credentials you used when setting up your iPhone or click Login Shortcut to automatically log in.

Step 3: Preview and select the calendar data you wish to recover and click Recover.

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If your iPhone's calendar has disappeared, we recommend that you use any of the methods described above to recover it. We however recommend Tenorshare UltData since you can recover using iTunes and iCloud backups without erasing your iPhone data.