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How to Remove LinkedIn contact birthdays from your iPhone Calendar

Contacts of LinkedIn, I love you all. honestly I do – but there are a lot of you.

When I added the LinkedIn app to my iPhone it “helpfully” populated by iPhone calendar with everyone’s birthday – which is kind of a problem when you’re challenged for screen estate on the iPhone, and frankly as much as I would love to send you all a card and gift it’s not going to happen, so it’s a bit annoying.


You can remove these by tapping on Calendars at the bottom of the Calendar display.

Then scroll down past you usual calendar settings, look for “other” and uncheck Birthdays.


And presto, they’re gone.

*PS Kenny – I’ll buy you a bourbon next time I see you instead 🙂

6 responses to “How to Remove LinkedIn contact birthdays from your iPhone Calendar

  1. Michael Jacobson (@HRTerminator) November 5, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    This is a terrible solution. By doing this, it ALSO deletes all of your personal contact birthdays from your calendar. The problem isn’t that we have a few birthdays on our calendars, it’s that we’re inundated with LinkedIN birthdays that frankly we don’t really care about that much. There should be a way to keep my grandmother’s birthday on my calendar while getting rid of my 4th degree of separation friend of a friend of a friend of a friend’s colleague’s birthday. Get it?

  2. doncampbell November 13, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    Thank you for this tip! It was driving me crazy.

  3. xtraordinary September 4, 2017 at 10:00 am

    This isn’t a good solution because it gets rid of all the birthdays.
    I just basically removed LinkedIn from my internet accounts this way it’s not associated with my contacts at all.
    There is an option to just turn off contacts.
    1. On your mac
    2. System preferences. (Press cmd and spacebar to bring up spotlight and type “Internet Accounts”)
    3. Find LinkedIn, then you can pick and choose what to allow.

    Your personal contact birthdays won’t be affected. Or at least not.

  4. vfwelch July 31, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    This did not work on iPhone. We had to delete contacts.

  5. Mark Larsson May 3, 2022 at 7:52 am

    Can anybody please solve this in IOS year 2022? I have removed LinkedIn completely from my iPad, but the birthdays continus. Unchecking the Other/birthdays just postpones it 24 hours – then they are back. All other devises is ok – only iPad still g’ets the birthdays from LinkedIn

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