How to Use Reminders App in iOS 10 on iPhone or iPad [Complete Guide]

This is the perfect guide you would want to use Reminders in iOS 10 on your iPhone or iPad. Read more to check out!

Even though I generally don’t forget to do things that I have to do, I make sure to set a reminder. It enormously helps me in getting the job done in time. How about you?

The Reminders app can be of great help if you don’t want to forget to carry out any important task or wish to remain alert about upcoming events. It’s quite simple to get started thanks to the easy-to-use interface. Don’t want to miss out any upcoming significant task or activity? Let’s get on with it!

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How to Use Reminders in iOS 10 on iPhone and iPad

How to Use Reminders in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad

How to Create Reminder in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad

Step #1. Launch Reminders app on your iOS device.

Open Reminders App on iPhone Running iOS 10

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Step #2. Tap on “+” icon at the top right corner.

Tap on Plus Sign in Reminders App on iPhone

Step #3. Select Reminder at the bottom.

Create New Reminder in iOS 10

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Step #4. Type the reminder.

Assign Name to Reminder

Then, you need to toggle the switch next to Remind me on a day.

Turn On Remind Me On a Day in Reminders AppNext, tap on Alarm. Set the day and time.

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Set Alarm for Reminders in iOS 10Tap on Repeat to set the frequency of the reminder. You can select, Every day/week/month/year.

(You can also tap on custom and set the frequency as desired.)

If you want the app to remind you of a location, toggle on the switch next to Remind me at a location. Then, tap on the Location. Next, you have to allow the app to access your location while you use the app. Tap on Allow in the popup.

You have three options—

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  • Current Location
  • Getting in the car
  • Getting out of the car

Set Location Based Reminder in iOS 10

If you want the app to remind you at a different location, tap on the search field, enter the address. Tap on the address. Then, you will see the address on the map. Now, you have to select either When Arrive or When Leave as per your need. Once you are done, tap on the arrow to at the top left corner to go back. Make sure to tap on Done at the upper right corner to confirm.

How to Create List in iOS 10 Reminder on iPhone/iPad

Step #1. Open Reminders app → Tap on the “+” button at the top right corner.

Tap Plus Sign to Create Reminder List in iOS 10

Step #2. Next, you need to select List at the bottom.

Create Reminder List in iOS 10

Step #3. Write the name of the list. Choose your preferred color then tap on Done at the top right corner.

Create Reminder List on iPhone

How to Mark a Reminder as complete on your iPhone or iPad

Step #1. Open Reminders app.

Step #2. Next, you have to tap the list that contains the reminder.

Open Reminder List on iPhone

Step #3. Now, you need to tap the empty circle next to the reminder, and the reminder will be disappeared.

Mark Reminder As Complete in iOS 10 on iPhone

How to View completed reminders on your iPhone or iPad

Once you complete a task and check it out, it will be removed from the list. However, it won’t be deleted.

Step #1. Open Reminders → Tap on List.

Step #2. Tap on the reminders you want to check out.

Step #3. Tap “Show Completed” from the bottom of the list; Now, completed tasks will reappear in the list. However, they will be checked off and grayed out. To hide it again, tap on “Hide Completed.”

View Completed Reminders in iOS 10

How to Add notes to a Reminder on iPhone and iPad

You can now add a note to a reminder. It will make things a bit easy for you.

Step #1. Open Reminders app → Tap the list.

Step #2. Tap on the reminder to which you want to add a note.

Step #3. Tap on the info button.

Tap on i Icon Next to Reminder in iOS 10

Step #4. Tap on Notes.

Tap on Notes in Reminder in iOS 10

Step #5. Next, you will have to type the notes you wish to add to the reminder → Tap on Done.

Add Notes to Reminder in iOS 10 on iPhone

How to Edit Reminder in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad

You can edit a reminder, change the priority as per your need. Check out this complete guide to getting it done perfectly.

That’s it!

What’s your take on the stock Reminders app? How much has it improved in iOS 10? We would like to have your say in the comments, on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus. Also, make sure to download our app on your iDevice.

Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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