Notes and Reminders on MacBook

The Notes app is a terrific tool on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac for of course, notes. You can create different folders to organize them, use lists and tables to structure them, and add passwords for security. In addition to these helpful features, you can turn your notes from the Notes app into reminders in the Reminders app.

You may be using Notes as a to-do list at home or a checklist at work. So, turning those notes or specific parts of notes into reminders can come in handy for all sorts of situations. This tutorial shows you to turn Notes into Reminders on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

Turn notes into reminders on iPhone and iPad

If you use Notes on your iPhone or iPad and want to make them into reminders there, this is easy to do. Here’s how to covert into reminders both entire notes and certain parts of notes.

Entire notes

1) Select the note you want to turn into a reminder.

2) Tap the Share button at the top.

3) Pick Reminders.

4) Optionally, tap Details to set the reminder, priority, and list.

5) Tap the arrow to go back and edit the name and contents if you like. Click Add when you finish.

Share Note as Reminder iPhone

Parts of notes

1) Select the text within the note you want to turn into a reminder.

2) Tap Share in the shortcut menu.

3) Pick Reminders.

4) Optionally, tap Details to set the reminder, priority, and list.

5) Tap the arrow to go back and edit the name and contents if you like. Click Add when you finish.

Share Part of Note as Reminder iPhone

Turn notes into reminders on Mac

It’s just as simple to make notes become reminders on your Mac. And again, you can do this with entire notes or just specific parts, here’s how.

Entire notes

1) Select the note you want to turn into a reminder.

2) Click the Share button in the Notes toolbar or select File > Share from the menu bar.

3) Pick Reminders.

Share Note as Reminder Mac

4) In the pop-up window, you’ll see the note as it will be put into Reminders. You can edit the name, contents, and select a list for it. Click Add when you finish.

Add Note as Reminder Mac

Parts of notes

1) Select the text within the note you want to turn into a reminder.

2) Right-click or hold Control and click and select Share from the shortcut menu.

3) Pick Reminders.

Share Part of Note as Reminder Mac

4) In the pop-up window, you’ll see the portion of the note as it will be put into Reminders. You can edit the name, contents, and select a list for it. Click Add when you finish.

Add Part of Note as Reminder Mac

Ask Siri for help

In addition to manually turning notes into reminders, you can enlist the help of Siri. You can say something like, “Hey Siri, remind me about my To-Do note.” Siri should reply confirming your request and allow you to make changes if needed.

Siri Note as Reminder Mac

Wrapping it up

Turning notes from the Notes app into reminders in the Reminders app is easy on any of your devices. Are you going to give it a try? If so, let us know! And remember, you can share your suggestions with us in the comments as well as on Twitter.

For more, check out our Notes or Reminders sections of iDB for tips and how-tos for these apps.