Set reminders on iPad
In the Reminders app , you can easily create and organize reminders to keep track of all of life’s to-dos. Use it for shopping lists, projects at work, tasks around the house, and anything else you want to track. Create subtasks, set flags, add attachments, and choose when and where to receive reminders. You can also use smart lists to automatically organize your reminders.
Keep your reminders up to date on all your devices with iCloud
Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud, then turn on Reminders.
Your iCloud reminders—and any changes you make to them—appear on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch, and Mac where you’re signed in with your Apple ID.
Note: If you’ve been using an earlier version of Reminders, you may need to upgrade your iCloud reminders to use features such as attachments, flags, subtasks, grouped lists, list colors and icons, and more. To upgrade, tap the Upgrade button next to your iCloud account in Reminders. (You may need to tap Lists at the top left to see your iCloud account.)
Upgraded reminders are not backward compatible with the Reminders app in earlier versions of iOS and macOS.
Upgraded reminders are not backward compatible with the Reminders app in earlier versions of iOS and macOS. See Get ready for the new Reminders app.
Add a reminder
Ask Siri. Say something like: “Add artichokes to my groceries list.” Learn how to ask Siri.
Or do the following in a list:
Tap New Reminder, then enter text.
Use the quick toolbar above the keyboard to do any of the following:
Schedule a date or time: Tap , then choose a date for an all-day reminder or tap Custom to set a date and time for the notification.
Add a location: Tap , then choose where you want to be reminded—for example, when you leave work or arrive at home.
Set a flag: Tap to mark an important reminder.
Attach a photo or scanned document: Tap , then take a new photo, choose an existing photo from your photo library, or scan a document.
To add more details to the reminder, tap , then do any of the following:
Add notes: In the Notes field, enter more info about the reminder.
Add a web link: In the URL field, enter a web address. Reminders displays the link as a thumbnail that you can tap to go to the website.
Get a reminder when chatting with someone in Messages: Turn on “Remind me when messaging,” then choose someone from your contacts list. The reminder appears the next time you chat with that person in Messages.
Set a priority: Tap Priority, then choose an option.
Tip: With OS X 10.10 or later, you can hand off reminders you’re editing between your Mac and iPad.
Mark a reminder as complete
Tap the empty circle next to the reminder.
Completed reminders are hidden the next time you view the list. To unhide completed reminders, tap , then tap Show Completed.
Move or delete reminders
Reorder reminders in a list: Touch and hold a reminder you want to move, then drag it to a new location.
Make a subtask: Swipe right on the reminder, then tap Indent. Or drag a reminder onto another reminder.
If you delete or move a parent task, the subtasks are also deleted or moved. If you complete a parent task, the subtasks are also completed.
Move a reminder to a different list: Tap the reminder, tap , tap List, then choose a list.
Delete a reminder: Swipe left on the reminder, then tap Delete.
To recover a deleted reminder, shake to undo or swipe left with three fingers.
Change your Reminders settings
Go to Settings > Reminders.
Choose options such as the following:
Default List: Choose the list for new reminders you create outside of a specific list, such as reminders you create using Siri.
Today Notification: Set a time to show notifications in Today View for all-day reminders that have been assigned a date without a time.
Show Reminders as Overdue: The scheduled date turns red for overdue all-day reminders.