iCloud: Create, edit, and delete reminders

Create, edit, and delete reminders

With iCloud Reminders, you can create to-do items for all areas of your life—such as work, home, and school—and manage them online. Any changes you make are automatically pushed to each device where you set up iCloud Reminders.

Create a reminder

  1. Select the list you want to add the new reminder to.

  2. Click New Item.

  3. Type the reminder (for example, “board meeting”) in the text field that appears.

  4. Press Return if you’re done, or click the Details button to fine-tune any of these settings:

    • Date and time: Click “On a day,” then set the date and time you want to be reminded. Click the Never Repeat pop-up menu, then choose a reminder interval. You receive an alert on all your devices where iCloud is set up and Reminders is turned on.

    • List: Click the List pop-up menu to move the reminder to a different list.

    • Priority: Click the Priority pop-up menu, then choose an option. In the reminder list, prioritized items appear with one, two, or three exclamation points.

    • Note: Type a description or other information in the text field. To read a note later, select the reminder and click the Details button.

Edit a reminder

  1. Select the list where the reminder appears, then select the reminder you want to edit.

  2. Click the Details button, then make changes to any of the settings.

  3. Click Done.

Delete a reminder

WARNING:   When you delete a reminder, it is deleted on every device where you turned on iCloud Reminders. For example, if you have iCloud Reminders turned on on your iPhone, when you delete a reminder from iCloud Reminders on the web, the reminder is also deleted from the Reminders app on your iPhone.
  1. Select the list where the reminder appears, then select the reminder you want to delete.

  2. Press the Delete or Backspace key, or click the Details button, then click Delete in the Details pop-up window.

If you accidentally deleted iCloud reminders, you can use iCloud.com to restore them, together with your calendars and events, from an earlier version that was automatically archived in iCloud. For instructions, see Restore your contacts, calendars and reminders, or bookmarks.

Last Modified: Mar 25, 2016
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