How To Set Up Reminders On Your iPhone (Within 2 Minutes)

Fortune Osinachi
Fortune Osinachi - Freelance Writer
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Do you have an iPhone but do not know how to set up reminders? This guide is all you need to set up reminders on your iPhone easily.

The Reminder app on your iPhone helps you create reminders with subtasks and attachments based on the location and time when you’ve set the alert.

However, there are a few ways you can add a reminder either by asking Siri to schedule one for you or you can use the app to do that.

In this article, you’ll learn how to set up reminders on your iPhone in less than 2 minutes with the step-by-step guidelines below.

How To Set Up Reminder

The iPhone Reminder comes in handy for your daily schedules, task, shopping, or activities.

There are a few ways you can quickly create and set up your iPhone Reminder and start keeping track of your day-to-day activity by following the steps here.

Step 1: Open Reminder App

To start anything, the first thing to do is to open the Reminder app on your iPhone via the menu.

Step 2: Tap Plus icon ( + )

When you must have opened the Reminder app, the next pop-up tap on New Reminder (the + icon at the top right corner).

Step 3: Tap Reminder

When you tap on the + icon you’ll see options requiring you to create a new Reminder or List. Just tap on Reminder.

Step 4: Input Reminder Subject

On creating a New Reminder screen, you’ll have to input the subject or title, short note, and other necessary details of what you wish to be reminded of. Next, Tap on the Calendar icon.

Step 5: Tap On Calender Icon

When you tap and open the Calendar icon, you’ll see reminder options for today, tomorrow, or next weekend. You’ll need to tap on Date & Time option.

Step 6: Choose Date & Time

On clicking the Date & Time option, you’ll be required to select the date and the time you want the reminder notification.

After inputting your preferred date and time, turn on the toggles next to them.

You can also decide to place the reminder on Repeat, and then choose if it will be on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.

Step 7: Tap The Flag icon

After setting the time and date, look below the screen and tap the Flag icon at the right corner to acknowledge the reminder as important.

Step 8: Tap On List

Tap on List and quickly add the new reminder to an existing list.

Step 9: Tap Add

When you must have finished editing the reminder to your preference, tap on Add located at the top right corner of your screen to complete the process.

How To Create iPhone Reminder Based On Location

You can also create iPhone Reminder based on Location to remind you when to leave or arrive at a stipulated Location.

Below is how you can set up a Location-based Reminder on your iPhone.

Step 1: Open The Reminder app

Quickly open the Reminder App, create a new reminder or use an existing reminder and then Tap on Details the small later i in a circle symbol that will appear next to the reminder.

Step 2: Open The Details Icon

When you must have opened the Reminder Details icon, make sure to turn on the toggle for Location, and then Tap on the Custom icon.

Step 3: Tap On Custom

Tap on Custom (the 3-dotted symbol located in the right corner), and then input the desired location.

Step 4: Tap Done

To finish up, tap Done located at the top right corner to successfully set a location-based reminder on your iPhone.

How To Edit Existing Reminder On iPhone

It is very easy to edit an existing Reminder on your iPhone if you pay keen attention to this guide.

Step 1: Open Reminder App

Open the Reminder app, then tap on any of the follow-up options depending on where you’ve placed the Reminder.

Step 2: Select The Reminder To Edit

Select the Reminder you’ll like to edit and then tap on the Details icon next to the Reminder you want to edit.

Step 3: Tap Done

After setting the new date and time you want the reminder notification, Tap on Done to save the changes you’ve made.

How To Delete A Reminder On iPhone

In a scenario whereby you wish to delete a particular reminder that you have previously saved on your iPhone, just follow the quick procedure below.

Step 1: Open Reminder App

When you open the Reminder app, tap on the reminder

Step 2: Select The Delete Option

Open the All option, gently swipe left on the Reminder you wish to delete and then select Delete to get rid of the reminder from your iPhone immediately.


The easiest way to set up an iPhone reminder is in this article. You only need to read carefully to know how to set up, edit, and delete your iPhone reminder in less than 5 minutes.

FAQs On How To Set Up Reminders On IPhone

The Apple iPhone Reminder is an internal app that helps you save or keep track of events, activities, and schedules paramount to you based on time and location.

Of course, you can do that as far as your iPhone Siri is working. Just call on Siri and drop the request for the reminder. For example; Siri Remind me to feed the cat at 7 am every day.

Yes. You can get Microsoft To Do or Todoist on the Apple App store

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By Fortune Osinachi Freelance Writer
Fortune Osinachi is an experienced freelance tech writer specializing in consumer technology. With 5 years of expertise, he delves into comprehensive guides for iOS, macOS, and Windows on Techvocast. His work also extends to prominent online media platforms including What Gadget, iGeekPhone, Xiaomitoday, and MobiGaming.
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