How to Hide the Birthdays Calendar in iCal and iOS

Question:

Barry writes: On my iPad and my iPhone under calendars is a calendar called Birthdays, with a little package as an icon. This calendar does not exist on my Mac or in iCloud. I want to get rid of it, but I cannot figure out how. Please help me get rid of this annoyance.

 

Answer:

CalendarYou can enable/disable the Birthday Calendar in iCal on your Mac via iCal > Preferences > General > Show Birthdays Calendar but on iOS there is no option to delete the calendar.

However, we can hide the Calendar’s event entries by going into the Calendar app, clicking “Calendars” in the upper left corner, scrolling to the bottom of the list and unchecking “Birthdays.” This will keep it from displaying birthday events on your iOS device calendar.