How to Share Tasks with Reminders and Family Sharing in iOS 8 on iPhone and iPad

The family sharing feature in iOS 8 comes with “calendar sharing” facility. But then, most of the users are unaware that they can share not only a calendar, but also the tasks and reminders with all those who are on the list for “family sharing.” You can simply share reminders to a particular group, and the members would have those notifications on their gadgets.

How to Share Tasks with Reminders and Family Sharing in iOS 8 on iPhone and iPad

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Shared reminder with every member of a group will feel this feature as a great feature because by doing this; you simply make tasks easier than ever before. Not only you can share the shopping list, but also day-to-day activities, some special activities and top of all reminding things of works that are to be distributed among you all! For instance, when the festive season is nearing, you might want to distribute the work of decorating houses, bringing a lot of stuff for your kids, etc. You can simply share ‘to-do’ list among the group members, and they will be right on it!

How to Share Tasks with Reminders and Family Sharing in iOS 8 on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Launch the reminder app on your iPhone or iPad.

Tap on Reminders App on iPhone in iOS 8

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Step #2. On the main list view, you see the option of “Family.” Tap on it.

Tap on Family in Reminders App in iOS 8 on iPhone

Step #3. Tap anywhere on the screen. This will drag-in the keyboard.

Step #4. Type down whatever “reminder” you want to upload and share among the family or group members.

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Share Event with Family Members in iOS 8

Step #5. Tap the “Return” key to complete the procedure. If you want more option, tap on “i” icon.

Edit Task to Reminders App in iOS 8 on iPhone

Step #6. When you are taken to the “Info” screen, you can set a “due date” or location.

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Setup Task to Reminders App in iOS 8 on iPhone

Step #7. Tap “Done.”

Enjoy, you just took off some burden from your shoulders! I mean now the task is shared, and others are all up to help you out! By doing this, the Family List is automatically created for you, and all the members you have listed in the group will have these things on their iPhones and iPads the moment you enable Family Sharing. This way, you can easily set up and share reminders and to-do lists. This will make sure that all of you never miss important tasks in your day-to-day life.

Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.


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