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Cancel?

When I wish to delete a calendar event from my iPhone or iPad, I tap “Delete Event” and then “Cancel.”

And nothing happens.

While “Cancel” seems to make sense — I am canceling the event after all — “Cancel” does not cancel the event. I have to tap “Delete” again to delete my calendar event.

“Cancel” is a tricky computer term. In most applications, “Cancel” means “cancel this request and return me to the previous screen.”

But not always.

For example, if I wish to delete an email I am writing, I do it by tapping “Cancel.”

If you tap “Cancel” and nothing happens, look for some other option; you probably just “cancelled” what you were trying to do!