How to Recover and Restore Deleted Calendar Events on iPhone

If you have somehow erased your calendar events, there are several ways that you can recover the data you need

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Main methods to recover deleted Calendar events

As our reliance on smart devices grows, we have replaced more traditional methods of storing data. Many iPhone users rely on their devices to store all their important events in the Calendar app. It is important to keep track of your schedule, so when you lose or accidentally delete calendar events, it can be very stressful. After deleting an important text message, calendar entry, or contact, sometimes a panic ensues. To ease your worries, there is a way to recover deleted iPhone data, using Enigma Recovery, a simple to use desktop software that helps iOS users recover their deleted files.

If the Calendar App has disappeared from your iPhone completely, you will need to redownload it from the App Store before restoring your data. Follow this link on your device and download the app to your device.

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Method 1: How to Restore Calendar Events from an iPhone without a backup

If you do not have an iTunes or iCloud backup, then you can recover lost Calendar events directly from your device using Enigma Recovery. All you need is your iOS device – the software will be able to scan your iPhone directly and retrieve your deleted data. Once you have recovered your Calendar data, you can export it to your computer, or restore it to our free app and re-save the data to your phone. Follow our simple process below to restore your deleted Calendar events.

Step 1 – Download Enigma Recovery

Download the Enigma Recovery free trial on your Mac or PC and follow the installation instructions. The free trial will allow you to preview recoverable Calendar events.

Download and open Enigma Recovery

Step 2 – Connect your iPhone

Connect your iPhone to the Mac or PC you are using, with a USB cable. You may then need to trust the computer with your iPhone, to continue.

Connect your iphone

Step 3 – Select ‘Calendar’ and scan

Select ‘Calendar’ from the data list options and then click ‘Start scan’. You can also choose to scan for deleted photos, notes, iMessages and more.

select calendar and scan

Step 4 – View deleted calendar items

After the scan, you will be able to view your deleted iPhone calendar events by clicking onto the ‘Calendar’ tab. To view all data, you will need to unlock the full version of Enigma Recovery.

view recovered calendar entries

Step 5 – Export recovered calendar entries

If you have upgraded to the full version of Enigma Recovery, you can now export your recovered Calendar events to your PC or Mac by going to ‘Export & Restore’ > ‘Export’. Available formats for export include CSV, XML, PDF and, Excel.

export recovered iphone calendar entries

Step 6 – Restore deleted events to your Calendar app

Download the Restore iOS app on your device, then plug it into your computer. Once you have recovered your deleted data, click ‘Export & Restore’ > ‘Restore’, and then select the files you would like to transfer. Make sure you keep your phone connected throughout the Restore process. Once complete, open the Restore app on your device and manually restore all the events you need back to your Apple Calendar.

Restore deleted calendar events using the restore app

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Method 2: Restore Calendar Events from iTunes backup

If your preferred method of backing up your iPhone is via iTunes on Windows, or Finder on Mac, and you have a backup file that includes your Calendar events, you could carry out a full device restore through iTunes. However, this will overwrite any data on your device created since your last backup. If you do not want to experience any further data loss, then you can also use Enigma Recovery to retrieve your data.

Step 1 – Get Enigma Recovery

Download the Enigma Recovery software from this website. Once you have installed and opened the software, continue to the next step.

Download and open Enigma Recovery

Step 2 – Choose ‘Recover from my iTunes’

From the tab menu on the left, select ‘Recover from my iTunes’. The computer will then display the Finder and iTunes backup files that have been found on your laptop or computer.

Choose recover from itunes

Step 3 – Select backup file

Select the backup file that you would like to scan for deleted calendar entries. Choose the file that is most likely to contain the lost data you are looking for. Use the date column to help you.

Select itunes backup file

Step 4 – Select data types to scan

Tick the data type you would like to search the backup for – ‘Calendar’. Once you have done this, start the scan.

Select the datatypes to scan

Step 5 – View calendar entries

After the scan, you will be able to view your data by clicking onto the feature tabs. To view all your data and unlock your export and restore options, upgrade from the trial to the full version of Enigma Recovery.

View and export calendar entries

Method 3: Restore Deleted Calendar Events from iCloud

If you sync your iPhone calendars with iCloud regularly then you will likely be able to restore your events directly from iCloud to your device. However, there are some potential downsides to this method, including that it will overwrite your existing Calendar and Reminders app, cancel all your upcoming, scheduled events, and resend event invitations for you. It will also remove any of your sharing settings, so you will need to set these up again once you have completed the restore process. Keep reading to find out how to restore your Calendar events from If you have an iCloud backup file but do not want to reset all of your settings or have event invitations resent, then skip to the next method, which will guide you to recover Calendar events using Enigma Recovery software instead. .

  • Step 1 – Sign in to

    Sign in to your account and navigate to your Calendar app.

  • Step 2 – Look at Sharing Settings

    Look through your Calendars that have been synced with iCloud and make a note of any sharing settings for each one – you will need this later if you want to share your calendars again.

  • Step 3 – Click ‘Settings’

    Click ‘Settings’, scroll down and click ‘Restore Calendars and Reminders’ – this should be in the ‘Advanced’ section.

  • Step 4 – Select a version to restore

    You will be shown available versions by the date and time they were archived. Select the Calendar version you need and click ‘Restore’. You may be asked to confirm again.

  • Step 5 – Complete Calendar Restore

    Wait whilst iCloud restores the calendar events to your device. You will get a confirmation in and to the email address associated with your account once the restore is complete.

  • Step 6 – Restore your Sharing Settings

    Using the notes, you made at the beginning of this process, re-share your calendars with the relevant people. If you had any other calendars that you were sharing, ask the owners to re-share these with you.


Here are some frequently asked questions that many customers have about recovering deleted iPhone calendar events.

Can I get my deleted calendar back on my iPhone?

Yes, but using Enigma Recovery software and our free iOS app, Restore, you can recover and then transfer calendar events back to the app on your iPhone. From there, you can save events back to the native Calendar app on your device.

Why did my Calendar events disappear from my iPhone?

Yes, using Enigma Recovery software and our free iOS app, Restore, you can recover and then transfer calendar events back to the app on your iPhone. From there, you can save events back to the native Calendar app on your device.

Will your software be compatible with my iPhone?

Enigma Recovery is compatible with a range of iOS devices, including iPhone SE/11/XS/XR/X/8/7/6/SE/5/4. We are even compatible with iOS 13!

If you need any help at all using the Enigma Recovery software, please contact our Support Team via the live chat or visit our full list of FAQs.


Matthew has 9 years experience marketing software products across Europe to customers and businesses. As Chief Marketing Officer he concentrates on how we can meet users' needs; identifying new features and products and communicating how we can help you protect your data.

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