iCloud: Locating Reminders and Tasks

Learn how to locate iCloud Reminders and Tasks when using iOS,, OS X, or Microsoft Windows.

The iCloud Reminders feature is called Reminders in iOS, on, and in OS X. In Microsoft Outlook 2007 and later, it's called Tasks.

Reminders in iOS and on

In iOS 5 or later and on, use the Reminders app. The app icon looks about the same in both places:

Reminders icon

Reminders in OS X

In OS X Mountain Lion v10.8 and later, use the Reminders app:

Reminders icon

In OS X Lion, use the iCal app. Choose View > Show Reminders to display the reminders section on the right-hand side of the iCal window:

iCal window

Tasks in Microsoft Windows

In Microsoft Windows 2007 or later, use Outlook 2007 or later and the iCloud Control Panel:

iCloud Control Panel

Access your tasks by clicking the Tasks button in the lower-left corner of the Outlook window. Tasks are then displayed in the main Outlook window.

Tasks button in Outlook 2013:   Tasks button in Outlook 2007 and 2010:

Outlook 2013 tasks button

If Compact Navigation is turned on:

Outlook 2013 compact tasks button
  Outlook 2007 and 2010 tasks button


Learn more about how iCloud Reminders behave differently on various devices.

Important: Information about products not manufactured by Apple is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute Apple’s recommendation or endorsement. Please contact the vendor for additional information.
Last Modified: Aug 27, 2014
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