How to Use New Reminders App in iOS 13 on iPhone and iPad

Reminders app in iOS 13 has improved a lot! In fact, it has completely changed from what it was in the past! Today, I am going to show you the best way to use Reminders app on your iPhone. Here's more to it!

Notes and Reminders app, I use these two apps to take a note of many things and set reminders as well for my regular tasks. Reminders app wasn’t that impressive because it didn’t even have the basic features that third-party apps have in them! But with iOS 13, it has got a new design and smarter controls! Today, I will show you how to use Reminders app in iOS 13 at its best!

Right from adding people to locations, and from attachments to tags, you can now add multiple things in a single Reminder on your iPhone running on iOS 13. I know that many of you are new to this, but hey, don’t worry, I am going to explain everything in detail about Reminders App. So let’s get started!

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How to Use iOS 13’s Reminders App on your iPhone and iPad

Before we get started, let me tell you that, this app has a plethora of features. To make it simple, I will guide you through every single feature in detail. Here we go!

Quick Access:

How to Create a Reminder in iOS 13 Reminders App

Creating reminders and managing them precisely wasn’t easier. Thanks to the updated features of Reminders App in iOS 13. If you want to create a reminder on your iPhone, follow the procedure given below.

Step #1. Open Reminders App and tap on Today section from the top.

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Open Reminders App and Tap on Today in iOS 13 Device

Step #2. Now tap on “+ New Reminder” option from the bottom left of your screen.

Tap on New Reminder in iOS 13 Reminders App on iPhone

Step #3. This now pop-ups a new access toolbar in the virtual keyboard through which you can set a time, location, attach an image and flag the reminder.

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Set Reminder with Access Toolbar in iOS 13 Reminders App

The “i” icon right beside the reminder has similar options of access toolbar and other features like adding notes to a reminder, repeating a reminder, setting a priority and adding the reminder to a particular list.

Tap i icon to Set Reminders in iOS 13 App on iPhone

Step #4. Once you set your desired time, location etc, tap on Done from the top right corner of your screen.

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Tap on Done to Save New Reminder in iOS 13 Reminder App on iPhone

That’s how simple it is to set a reminder on your iPhone running on iOS 13.

How to Create a New List in iOS 13 Reminders App

If you have multiple tasks to complete at a single place, then creating a list in the reminders app keeps you going. Here’s how to create a new list in Reminders App on your iPhone.

Step #1. Open Reminders App and tap on Add List from the bottom right of the screen.

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Open Reminders App to Add List in iOS 13

Step #2. Give a name to the list and tap on Done from the top-right corner. This creates your list and it appears on the home screen of Reminders App under My Lists section.

Give a Name and Tap on Done to Create List in iOS 13 Reminders App

Step #3. Now tap on the list created by you from the home screen and then tap on ellipsis icon from the top-right corner to add people, edit reminders, show completed or to delete the list. If this isn’t required for you, proceed to the next step by skipping this.

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Choose Option to View or Delete List from Reminders App in iOS 13

Step #4. To add a reminder to a list, on the bottom left corner tap on “+ New Reminder” option and create a reminder in the list. Tap on “i” icon next to reminder name and select the required options as per your needs. Tap on Done.

Create New Reminder in List and Select Options to Set Reminder in iOS 13

This ensures that you need not create multiple reminders separately, instead, for similar tasks, you can simply create a list and add reminders (sub-tasks) to the list.

How to a Scheduled Reminder in iOS 13 Reminders App

Do you often forget to accomplish a task at your office or your home? Well, creating a scheduled reminder will make it easier.

Step #1. Open Reminders App, and tap on one of the lists which you created from My Lists section.

Select List in iOS 13 Reminders App on iPhone

Step #2. Tap on “+ New Reminder” from the bottom of your screen. Give a name to the reminder and tap on “i” right beside the name.

Tap Reminder's i icon in List on iOS 13 App on iPhone

Step #3. Now toggle ON Remind me on a day option. Tap on Alarm and select the desired date. Then, tap on Done from the top right corner.

Turn on Remind me on a Day and Tap Alarm in iOS 13 Reminders App

Step #4. If you want to set a specific time, toggle ON Remind me at a time and tap on Alarm to select your desired time. Tap on Done once you select the date and time of the Alarm.

Turn on Remind me on a Time and Tap Alarm in iOS 13 Reminders App

This way, your Reminder App ensures that you never forget a task and get it done on time.

How to Create a Messages-Based Reminder in iOS 13

How often do you forget a person’s birthday or anniversary who is close to you? And you chat with them regularly too. Well, if you don’t remember these things, you can create a message based reminder on your iPhone.

To start with, ensure that the person you’re messaging is already in your contact list. Here’s how you can create a message based reminder.

Step #1. Open Reminders App and tap on a list to add a new reminder or tap on Today / Scheduled / All or Flagged to add a new reminder if you don’t have a list.

Step #2. Once you add a reminder, say for example, “Wish Happy Birthday to Jignesh,” tap on “i” next to it.

Step #3. Now toggle ON Remind me when messaging option and tap on Choose person. Select the person’s contact and tap on Done.

Now when you message that particular person via the messaging app, you’ll get a reminder that you need to wish him for the birthday.

How to Create a Location-Based Reminder in iOS 13

Reaching a particular location and collecting needful items for your home is a daily routine for many. But at times, remembering everything is not possible. To overcome this, you can easily set a location-based reminder on your iPhone in Reminders App to collect those needful things when you’re at a particular location.

Earlier, it was a long process to add a location based reminder but now it’s very simple indeed.

Step #1. Open Reminders App and tap on lists to add a new reminder. Once done, tap on “i” next to reminder’s name.

Tap on Reminder's info icon in Remiders List in iOS 13

Step #2. Now toggle ON Remind me at a location switch. Now tap on Location.

Enable Remind me on a Location in iOS 13 Reminders App on iPhone

Step #3. Enter your desired location and select Arriving or Leaving above the map. Tap on Details on the top-left corner once you select the location for arriving or leaving and tap on Done.

Enter Location Details and Tap on Done in Reminders App in iOS 13

That’s it! You will now get reminders when you reach that particular location. Meanwhile, you can also create a location based reminder when you’re getting in or out of the car.

How to Add Attachments to Reminders in iOS 13

Although Reminders App got a new feature to add attachments, it’s limited to adding photos or documents. Here’s how to add attachments to Reminders in iOS 13.

Step #1. Launch Reminders App on your iPhone or iPad. Tap on the desired List and add a New Reminder from the bottom left.

Step #2. Now head over to the text input bar of the Reminder and tap on the Camera icon from the Quick Toolbar in the keyboard. You can select any of these 3 options; Take Photo, Photo Library or Scan Document.

Step #3. Once you select a photo, tap on Done from the top-right corner.

That’s how simple it is to add an attachment to a reminder on your iPhone or iPad.

How to Add Notes and URLs to Reminders in iOS 13

Just by adding a reminder doesn’t ensure that you will quickly remember everything. You may forget the task for which you created a reminder. To avoid this, add a quick note to the reminder in Reminders App.

Step #1. Open Reminders App, tap on the Lists and add a New Reminder Tap on “i” icon next to it.

Tap on Reminder's info icon in Remiders List in iOS 13

Step #2. You’ll now see Notes option right below the reminder name on the top. Enter the required notes and URL if any and tap on Done.

Add Notes and URLs to Reminders in iOS 13

With this, you can elaborate on the particular task which is set as a Reminder on your iPhone or iPad.

How to Repeat a Reminder in iOS 13 Reminders App

Few tasks or things are repeated on a daily or weekly basis. Be it an office task or anything else. You need not add a new reminder for the same thing every time. Simply repeat a reminder by using the new feature in iOS 13. Here’s how you can do it.

Step #1. Launch Reminders App and tap on the Lists to add a New Reminder if you want to or proceed to next step.

Tap on Reminder's info icon in Remiders List in iOS 13

Step #2. Tap on the reminder and tap on “i” icon next to the reminder. Now Slide toggle to ON Remind me on a day option.

Turn ON Remind me on a Day in iOS 13 Reminders App

Step #3. Now tap on Repeat to set Daily, Weekly or other options to repeat the same reminder.

Repeat a Reminder in iOS 13 Reminders App

if you want to customise it, simply tap on Custom and select the frequency as per your needs. Once done, tap back on Details and tap on Done.

Tap on Custom to Customize Repeat Reminders in iOS 13

How to Flag a Reminder in iOS 13 Reminders App

Flagging a reminder is different from setting a priority to a reminder. The purpose of setting a reminder in Flag section might vary from user to user. Here’s how you can flag a reminder in Reminders App in iOS 13.

Step #1. Open Reminders App and tap on the Lists to add a New Reminder.

Step #2. Tap on “i” icon next to the reminder, and toggle ON the Flagged option. Alternatively, you can also tap on reminder name and from the Quick Toolbar of the Keyboard, you can tap on the Flag icon to flag a reminder.

Step #3. Tap on Done once you flag a reminder. You can now find this reminder on the home screen of Reminders App in Flagged section.

How to Change Reminder Priority in iOS 13 Reminders App

There are times when you have a plethora of reminders in your list and you need to prioritize them as per your requirements. To change reminder priority in the Reminders App follow the below procedure.

Step #1. Open Reminders App and tap on the Lists to select reminder and Tap on “i” icon.

Tap on Reminder's info icon in Remiders List in iOS 13

Step #2. Next, tap on Priority to set it to Low, Medium, High or None.

Set Reminder Priority in the Reminders App in iOS 13

Step #3. Tap back on Details and tap on Done from the top-right corner.

Change Reminder Priority in the iOS 13 Reminders App

Now the reminders with priorities ensure that you get your tasks get done on time without any delays.

How to Delete a Reminder List in the iOS 13 Reminders App

If you no longer wish a particular reminder or a complete list of reminders to appear on the home screen of Reminders app, delete it using the below given procedure.

Step #1. Launch Reminders App and see the lists that you created.

Select List in iOS 13 Reminders App on iPhone

Step #2. Swipe from right to left on a particular list and tap on Delete icon. Confirm again to Delete.

Delete a Reminder List in the iOS Reminders App on iPhone

This will entirely delete the list along with the reminders present in the list.

Summing Up…

That’s it! This was a detailed guide on how to use Reminders on your iPhone or iPad running on iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 respectively. What other features you’re using on your Reminders app? Let us know in the comments now!

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Jignesh Padhiyarhttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.
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