How to Stop Sharing Calendars on Mac
Want to stop sharing a calendar from the Mac? Maybe you’re trying to remove someone from your shared calendar? Removing someone from your iCloud calendar is as easy as sharing it using Apple’s Calendar app, and of course you can stop sharing a calendar completely too.
The Calendar app can be a savior when you’re organizing events and scheduling meetings with your colleagues since it allows you to share the calendars from your device and make changes to them in a collaborative manner. However, if you’re sharing your calendars with a bunch of people, it’s important to keep the list of users with access updated, since this may change over time. Typically, you’d want to make sure that only the users that you authorize can continue to make any sort of edits to the calendar you’re sharing.
How to Stop Sharing a Calendar from Mac
These steps are the same in basically all macOS versions:
- First of all, launch the Calendar app on your Mac.
- Now, when you hover over the cursor over any of the iCloud calendars that you see on the left pane, you’ll see a profile icon that you can click on to bring up the following sharing options. Now, you’ll be able to see the list of users you’re sharing the calendar with. Right-click on the email address to get the option to delete it. Or, if the calendar is public, simply uncheck the Public Calendar option.
- Alternatively, instead of removing them from the shared calendar, you can take away a user’s edit permissions. Click on the chevron icon next to a user’s email address and select “View Only” from the dropdown menu.
- If you no longer wish to use a Public Calendar and stop sharing it with everyone, you can right-click or Control-click on the calendar and choose “Unpublish” from the context menu.
- When you get a dialog box prompting you to confirm your action, just choose “Stop Publishing” and the calendar will be changed back to private.
There you go. Now, you understand how easy it is to stop sharing iCloud calendars using your Mac.
Note that these steps are only applicable to calendars that are stored on iCloud since you cannot really share or stop sharing calendars that are locally stored on your Mac.
Having said that, you can repeat the above procedure to remove other people you’re sharing your calendar with. Unfortunately, you cannot stop sharing your private calendar with all users at once. Yes, this can be annoying especially if you’re sharing your calendar with a bunch of people.
If you find this to be a hassle, you can learn how to make use of the Public Calendar feature that the Calendar app has to offer. It allows you to quickly share and stop sharing a particular calendar with a large number of people at the press of a toggle. However, unlike regular sharing, you don’t have any control over the people you want to remove from your calendar.
Are you reading this article on an iPhone or iPad? If so, you may be keen on taking a look at how to stop sharing your iCloud calendars right on your iOS / iPadOS device using the built-in Calendar app. This way, you don’t have to wait until you log on to your Mac to stop sharing your calendars, as the changes you make will be synced across all your devices over iCloud.
Did you stop sharing a calendar with this method? What do you think of this Calendar feature?