How to set a reminder on iPhone is somehow tricky, but with tips in this article, you can easily set a reminder on your iPhone with ease, and stay up to date with the things that need to get done.
We can all be forgetful. Whether it’s a shopping list, tasks for a big project, or just sending out a few emails and calls, sometimes we miss some essential items on our to-do list. Fortunately for all of us, the reminder app is perfect for reminding you of the tasks you want to do.
Reminders aren’t just about making a to-do list. You can set scheduled times for your iPhone to remind you of specific tasks, you can ask your phone to remind you of a particular task when you leave or enter a place, and you can even set reminders to come off repeat. You can remind yourself to do something every month, every week, or even every day.
The Reminders app on the iPhone allows you to create and organize reminders to keep track of events, daily tasks, shopping lists, projects, and other things you want to keep track of.
You can also create subtasks in reminders, add attachments, mark important reminders, create reminders based on time and place, and even remember when you send someone a message.
Setting reminders on iPhone and iPad is very easy, and you will get used to it once you create your first reminder on iPhone by following the steps below.
Below are things you need to know about Reminders and how to set a reminder on iPhone.
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Reminders on iPhone
As with the previous version of Reminders, you can create as many lists as you need in the Reminders app. You can make separate lists for family, friends, work, and any other topic you want.
If you want to keep track of all of the household chores that you need to do with your shopping list and work projects, the reminder app can do it for you. Adding a list is as easy as clicking the “Add List” button.
All of your lists will be displayed individually in the “My Lists” section. Simultaneously, the individual reminders for that list will also be available in the Reminders app’s various areas.
To add a reminder to a list, tap a list, then tap the New Reminder button or the Today, Scheduled, or Starred categories at the top of the app, then select New Reminder.
Fundamentally, organizing, adding and reaching to the lists is intuitive in iOS 13, more than it is on the iOS 12. Reminders on the Scheduled and Today tabs are organized by date and time. However, there are no manual sorting tools to allow for other organizations.
How to Set a Reminder on iPhone
This is how to set a reminder on iPhone:
- 1. Tap the reminder app. it looks like a piece of lined paper with coloured dots on one side.
- 2. Tap the plus sign. This will bring a new line.
- 3. Write your new reminder.
- 4. Tap the info symbol, which looks like an “i” in lowercase letters in a circle on the right. A screen will appear for you to customize your reminder.
- 5. To set your iPhone to remind you of a specific day, tap “Remind me of a day” and scroll the date and time until you find the setting you want. You can also set the reminder to appear in a specific location, for example, to buy something the next time you’re in or near a particular store.
- 6. Finally, you can set a priority level for the reminder by tapping one of the options with one, two, or three exclamation marks at the bottom of the screen.
- 7. Tap “Done” at the top right, and your reminder will be set.
How to Set a Reminder on the iPhone using a Widget.
One of the most convenient ways to quickly add a reminder on an iPhone or iPad is by using the Reminder widget, which you can add to the Today View screen.
To add the reminder widget, first switch to the Today view by swiping your finger from left to right on the home screen’s first page. Scroll down, tap Edit, then tap Reminders in the widget list to add them.
You can also move the Reminder widget to the top of the Today View list for quick access. Once it’s in place, tap it once to expand it, then tap New Reminder to add a reminder quickly.
How to set a Reminder on iPhone using Siri.
You can also ask Siri at any time to create a reminder using just your voice.
First, start Siri by pressing and holding the Home or Side button or saying “Hello Siri”. Then input something that looks like this: “Remind me to mop the floor at 9 am tomorrow”.
A confirmation will be done by Siri and show the reminder you set on the display. It also works for specific dates like “July 17th” or “in three days”.
You can also specify a location in your Siri command, e.g., “Remind me to vacuum the carpet when I get home”. Siri tracks your location via GPS and shows the reminder when you get to your home.
You can also add a reminder in some apps by clicking the Share button (the square with the up arrow).
For example, if you want to browse Safari and read an article later, click the Share button on the toolbar. Then look for “Reminders” in the “Apps” list (you may need to tap “More” and scroll down to find “Reminders” in a long list of apps).
When you later review the Reminders app’s reminder, it will have a link to the website. Just tap the link, and you will be taken to Safari automatically.