How to Stop “Time to Leave” Alerts from the iPhone Calendar

Have you noticed that some calendar events trigger a flurry of different types of alerts? One of these alert types even tells you when it’s time for you to leave your current location.

Your phone is able to calculate this based on your current location and the traffic conditions between you and your destination.

This is a pretty interesting feature, but you may find that you either don’t need it, don’t like it, or simply wish to minimize the number of different alerts and notifications that you receive throughout the day.

The tutorial in this article will show you where to find this “Time to Leave” setting so that you can disable it and prevent it from appearing for future calendar events.

How to Disable “Time to Leave” for the iPhone Calendar

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.3.3. This guide is going to disable a specific feature of your iPhone’s calendar where it alerts you that it is time to leave for an event that is currently scheduled on your calendar.

Step 1: Open the Settings menu.

open iphone settings

Step 2: Scroll down and choose the Calendar option.

open the calendar menu

Step 3: Touch the Default Alert Times option.

select the default alert times option

Step 4: Tap the button to the right of Time to Leave to turn the alert setting off. You will know that it is off when there is no green shading around the button. The alert is turned off in the picture below.

how to turn off time to leave alert iphone calendar

Now that you know how to stop the alerts from your iPhone calendar that tell you when you need to leave, you can reduce the number of calendar-related notifications you receive.

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