Reminders (Apple)

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Reminders icons in iOS and macOS
Overview in the Reminders app in iOS 11
Overview in the Reminders app in iOS 11
Developer(s)Apple Inc.
Operating systemiOS, macOS, and watchOS
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Reminders is a component of iOS, macOS and watchOS that allows users to set notifications for themselves and create lists.[1] It was a new feature in iOS 5 and OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion". It can sync data between iOS and macOS through iCloud.[2]


The Reminders app can have multiple user-created lists of reminders. Reminders appear in the Notification Center 24 hours before the time a reminder is set for. Each reminder has a title and can be marked as completed (checked), and is automatically hidden.[3] Additionally, each reminder can optionally have the following:

  • A priority, from "Low" to "High"[4]
  • A note about the reminder[4]
  • An alarm at a certain date and time. If a time-based alert is set, it can repeat every day, week, two weeks, month, or year.
  • An alarm when a geofence around an area is crossed ("when I leave the conference" or "when I get home")


  1. ^ Cipriani, Jason (September 13, 2011). "How to use the iOS 5 Reminders app". CNet. Retrieved January 28, 2013.
  2. ^ Snell, Jason (February 16, 2012). "Mountain Lion: Hands on with Notes and Reminders". MacWorld. Retrieved January 28, 2013.
  3. ^ "Reminders App: The Ultimate Guide | iMore". Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "How to change priority for, move, and add notes to Reminders on iPhone or iPad | iMore". Retrieved April 8, 2017.