How do I delete a single calendar from the native calendar app (not only the entries: the whole calendar) without wiping out the app or all calendars, in android >4.0?

This feature was available till ICS. In Kitkat, it's still not possible.

  • Why do you per se want to do it from your phone? No pc browser nearby? I guess you don't need to do this on a weekly basis? – Steven Roose Jun 25 '12 at 23:38
  • I have to do it just a few times during development. How would a pc help? I am using a mac and the calendar appears just local on the phone. – LuckyMalaka Jun 29 '12 at 9:55
  • Ah it's only a local Calendar? It's not synced? Then Chahk's answers makes no sense basically... My default Calendar app on Android 2.3 doesn't seem to support local calendars. – Steven Roose Jun 29 '12 at 11:18

i just ran into the same problem. I created a local calendar with an app and then removed the app before deleting the calendar. I could re-install the app and delete the calendar there. So for you as a developer this means you should probably add this functionality to your app.

However if you need a quick fix or if someone else is running into this problem with a third party app that does not provide a way to remove its own calendars, you can use the app iCal Import/Export CalDAV by Lukas Aichbauer, as this app allows you to remove any local calendars.

Just start it, select "Edit Calendars", then "Choose Calendar", and select the calendar you want to remove. Then click "Delete Calendar" and confirm if you are certain you have selected the right one.

Maybe use the same app first to pull a backup of your calendars you want to keep.

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    Thank you very much! This was surprisingly hard to find. SolCalendar had created a calendar named "My Solcalendar" which remained after I had uninstalled the programme. Now I have been able to delete it. Incidentally, why doesn't Android itself have an interface to manage its calendars? Odd. – Cerberus Sep 1 '16 at 20:44
  • Thank you!!! So happy that app exists. Worked perfectly for my S8 – jaminroe Mar 6 '18 at 12:46
  • This works to delete local calendars added by CrowdCompass AttendeeHub, play.google.com/store/apps/…. Thanks! – bers Mar 20 at 5:58

In Calendar app, go to Menu -> Calendars to display and uncheck the calendar you wish to stop displaying. On that same screen you can also tap the Calendars to sync button, uncheck the calendar(s) you wish to stop from being synchronized to the phone and tap the OK button.

  • Due to development debugging i need to remove the calender. Just hidding the calender is therefore no solution for me. Thx – LuckyMalaka Jun 25 '12 at 14:57
  • Stopping the calendar from syncing should completely remove it. You can also stop the calendar sync via Settings -> Accounts & sync menu. – Chahk Jun 25 '12 at 15:07
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    I think he means permanently remove it from Calendar, so also in his browser. Unsyncing is not removing. – Steven Roose Jun 25 '12 at 23:38
  • Thank to Steven. I mean a permanently deletion. – LuckyMalaka Jun 27 '12 at 8:40

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