Use Reminders on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

With Reminders, you can keep track of all of life’s to-dos—when and where you need to do them.

Use Reminders for projects, groceries, and anything else that you want to keep track of. You can set when and where you want to be reminded. You can also remind yourself to get back to something you’re doing in another app. And with iCloud, you can keep your reminders up to date across all of your devices.

Add a reminder

  1. From your Home screen, open Reminders.
  2. Tap  to add a new reminder.
  3. Enter your reminder. Tap  to add any additional details like a time or a location to be reminded.
  4. When you're finished, tap Done.

To delete a reminder, tap Edit at the top of the Reminders list, then tap .

Check off a reminder

When you complete a reminder, tap the empty circle to mark it as complete. If you receive a reminder notification on your Lock screen, swipe left over the reminder and tap Mark as Completed or Snooze to be reminded later.

To see completed reminders, tap Show Completed in the Reminders list.

Choose how you're reminded

Need to be reminded to pick up your dry cleaning at 10:00 a.m.? Or to stop by the grocery store when you leave work? With Reminders, you can set notifications that alert you when reminders are due, or when you arrive or leave a location.

Set a time to be reminded

  1. Tap  to the right of the reminder and turn on Remind me on a day.
  2. Tap the date next to Alarm and set a date and time for your reminder.
  3. When you’re finished, tap Done.


 

 

Choose where you want to be reminded

Location reminders notify you when you arrive or leave a location, like your home or work. To receive location based reminders, make sure that Location Services is turned on and that your device supports this feature.

To be reminded at a location:

  1. Tap  to the right of your reminder, turn on Remind me at a location, and then tap Location.
  2. Search or enter the address where you want to be reminded. You can even use your current location.
  3. Choose whether you want a reminder when you leave or arrive at that location.
  4. Drag the black dot on the circle in or out to change the perimeter of your reminder area.
  5. Tap Details to return to the previous screen, then tap Done.

Location based reminders are available in iOS 8 or later on iPhone 4 and later, iPad Pro (Wi-Fi + Cellular), iPad (4th generation Wi-Fi + Cellular), iPad Air and later (Wi-Fi + Cellular), iPad mini 4 (Wi-Fi + Cellular), and iPod touch (6th generation).

Ask Siri to remind you

Siri can help you set reminders too.* To talk to Siri, hold down the Home button. If you have an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus, say “Hey Siri.” When a message asks, "What can I help you with,” tell Siri what you need to be reminded about.

Here are some examples of reminders you can ask Siri:

  • "Hey Siri, remind me when I get home to check the mail."
  • "Remind me to email John when I get to work."
  • "Siri, remind me when I leave here to stop by the grocery store."
  • "Hey Siri, remind me tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. to call Jane."

Siri uses Location Services when your reminder needs to use your location.

If you give Siri your home or work address, you can personalize your requests like, “remind me to call my wife when I get home."

  1. Add your work or home address to your contact card in Contacts.
  2. Then go to Settings > General > Siri > and tap My Info. Tap your contact card to add it to My Info.

*Siri availability varies by country and language. Learn which Siri features are supported in which countries.

Add a reminder from another app

Remind yourself to get back to a website, map location, or something else in another app while you’re using it, without switching to Reminders.

Tap Share

Tap Share  in the app you want to create a reminder for, then tap Reminders.

 

Use Siri

Hold down the Home button until Siri comes up, and then say, "Remind me about this later."

 

Call back later

Can't take a call right now? Just tap Remind Me and choose when you want to be reminded to call that person back.

 

To return to the app you created a reminder for, go to Reminders and tap the app icon to the right of the reminder.

Organize your reminders

Want to separate your reminders into categories like work, personal, or school? Create a Reminders list to keep things organized.

Create a new Reminders list:

  1. Swipe down from the top of a Reminders list, then tap  .
  2. Tap List, then select the account that you want to add the list to.
  3. Name your list and choose a color.
  4. When you're finished, tap Done.

To add a reminder to a list:

  1. Go to a Reminders list and tap on a reminder.
  2. Tap  or swipe left over the reminder and tap More.
  3. Tap List and choose the list you want to add the reminder to.
  4. When you're finished, tap Done.

To switch between lists, tap the name of the Reminders list or swipe down from the top of the Reminders list.

Set up Reminders with iCloud

You can use iCloud to update your reminders across all your devices. To set up Reminders with iCloud, go to Settings > iCloud and turn on Reminders. You’ll see your Reminders on all of your Apple devices that you’re signed in to with the same Apple ID.

Share a Reminders list

Have a list of reminders that you want to share with someone? You can share a Reminders list with anyone signed in to iCloud.

Share a Reminders list:

  1. Tap the list that you want to share, then tap Edit > Sharing.
  2. Tap Add person, then enter their email address.
  3. When you're finished, tap Done.

After they accept your invitation to share the list, all of you can add, delete, and mark items as completed. Family members can also share a list if they set up Family Sharing

Notifications you set for your reminders aren't shared with anyone else.

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