Reminders

How to sort your task lists in Apple Reminders

A Mac screenshot of the Apple Reminders app on macOS Big Sur 11.3 displaying a splash screen with the new sorting option

Aside from manually re-ordering your task lists in Apple Reminders on an iPhone, iPad and Mac, you can choose to automatically sort those lists by due date, creation date, priority or title. Follow the steps in his tutorial to learn how to easily sort task lists on Apple Reminders.

Make better use of all the empty space in the iPad’s Control Center with Yuna

The iPad offers the same useful Control Center interface that the iPhone and iPod touch do, and while that’s great, it’s also the biggest problem.

While Control Center’s features are both convenient and useful, the issue I take with the interface on the iPad is that it leaves so much screen real estate unused. In fact, it’s literally an iPhone’s Control Center interface crammed at the edge of the iPad’s large display.

How to receive a daily reminder to limit your time on Instagram

Daily Limit Reminder on Instagram

As we all know, social media sites and apps can be huge time sucks. You jump on to wish someone a happy birthday and before you know it, you’ve wasted an hour of your workday browsing your feed.

You can use tools like Screen Time to limit the time you spend on specific apps. But Instagram brings their own built-in tool to the app. This tool doesn’t technically limit the time you spend on Instagram but reminds you that you’ve been using it long enough.

Here, we’ll show you how to receive a daily reminder to limit your time on Instagram. But first, we’ll fill you in on how to see the amount of time you’re actually spending with the app each day.

How to set a default time for all-day Reminders and “Show as Overdue”

Set Reminders All Day Alert Time on iPhone

If you use the Reminders app for keeping track of your to-dos, then you know it’s helpful to set a due date and time. When that notification pops up, you know it’s time to take care of a task. After all, what good is a "reminder" if it doesn’t nudge you to take care of a task on your list?

But you may also have things that you simply need to do on a certain day and the time doesn’t matter. Maybe you need to call a relative on their birthday, clean out the fridge, or pack for a trip. The time isn’t quite as important as the day for these types of reminders.

How to use the redesigned date and time picker in iOS and iPadOS 14

Enhanced Date Time Picker Calendar iPad

Sometimes it’s those small improvements that make a big difference. With iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, Apple updated the date (calendar) picker that you use in apps like Reminders and Calendar. No longer do you have to spin the wheel to choose your date and time.

This enhancement lets you select the exact date and time much quicker with a clearer view and simpler method of selection. Here, we’ll show you what’s new with and how to use the redesigned date picker on iPhone and iPad.

How to personalize lists in Reminders with emojis and symbols

Emojis in Reminders Lists iPad

With iOS 13, Apple made many improvements to Reminders including the ability to personalize lists. This allowed users to add colored icons to make lists easier to spot and organize. So with iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and even macOS Big Sur, Apple made another improvement to the appearance options for Reminders.

No longer are you limited to the 60 or so icons provided for your lists. You can select from additional symbols as well as any emoji on your keyboard. Here are your latest options for personalizing lists in Reminders with emojis and symbols on iOS and Mac.

How to assign Reminders in shared lists on iPhone and iPad

Edit Reminder Assignment iPad

The Reminders app has given users the ability to share lists for some time now. And while sharing a list that you can work on with a coworker or family member is handy, something’s been missing. As of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, you can assign reminders to other people.

This is an excellent enhancement to the Reminders app for those who work with others to complete tasks, to-dos, and projects of all sizes. So, open Reminders to your honey-do or business-related list; this tutorial shows you how to assign reminders with shared lists.

How to edit multiple Reminders at once on iPhone and iPad

Selected Reminders Complete or Flag iPad

When using Reminders, has there been a time when you wanted to update more than one item at a time? You may have wanted to apply a due date, add a flag, or mark off several reminders at once. Sure, you could do it one-by-one, but that’s a bit tedious and time consuming.

With iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, Apple brought the ability to edit multiple reminders at the same time. This is a wonderful feature that gives you the flexibility for the changes you want to make. So that you’re ready to make those changes, this how-to shows you how to edit several reminders in one fell swoop.

How to organize Smart Lists in Reminders on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Rearranged Smart Lists in Reminders iPad

The Reminders app received a huge overhaul in 2019 that brought a redesign and terrific enhancements. And with iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and macOS Big Sur the app got a few more features to add to the list. One such feature is the ability to organize the Smart Lists.

Maybe you don’t like the arrangement of your Smart Lists. Or maybe you have one or two you don’t even use.  You can rearrange and hide Smart Lists to make the Reminders app work better for you. Here’s how to organize Smart Lists in Reminders on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.