Tips for iPhone Tasks and Reminders

There are several ways you can use your iPhone to help you keep track of your constant list of things you have to do. Take a look at the following tips to help you stay on track.

Create a list

You can create your own lists of tasks to help you keep different parts of your life organized and even edit the tasks on the list in List view.

  1. Tap Reminders on the Home screen to open it.

    If a particular list other than Reminders is open, tap its name to return to the List view.

  2. Tap New List (the + symbol) to display the New List form.

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  3. Enter a name for the list and tap a color; the list name will appear in that color in List view.

  4. Tap Done to save the list.

    Tap a blank line to enter a task, or tap the list name to return to the List view.

Sync with other devices and calendars

Note that to make all these settings work, you should set up your default Calendar in the Mail, Contacts, Calendar settings and set up your iCloud account under Accounts to enable Reminders. (Your default Calendar account is also your default Reminders account.)

  1. To determine which tasks are brought over from other calendars such as Outlook, tap the Settings button on the Home screen.

  2. Tap iCloud

    In the dialog that appears, be sure that Reminders is set to On.

  3. Tap Settings to return to the main settings list, and then tap Reminders.

  4. Tap the Sync button and then choose how far back to sync Reminders.

Mark as complete or delete a reminder

You may want to mark a task as completed or just delete it entirely.

  1. With Reminders open and a list of tasks displayed, tap the check box to the left of a task to mark it as complete.

    When you tap Show Completed, the task now appears as completed and is removed from the Reminders category.

  2. To delete more than one reminder, with the list of tasks displayed, tap Edit, and tap the red minus icon to the left of any task.

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  3. Tap Done.

    On the confirming dialog, tap Delete again.