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Old Jun 21, 2012, 01:18 PM   #1
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Questions about Reminders

On my iPhone, there is an app called Reminders. I like the app, but noticed that it is not available on my late 2011 model MBP. Someone has told me that, with the new OS update that will be arriving soon, it will be available for syncing to my MBP. Is this true? Will I be able to sync the Reminders app on my iPhone to my MBP?

Similarly, I'm aware that there are now "reminders" in iCal that can be synced to my MBP, but this seems to require iCloud. Honestly, I'm not ready to take the leap to using iCloud, mostly because I've heard horror stories of people losing all of the information they sync, which is not something I can afford.

Am I correct in that the Reminders app on my iPhone will be available for syncing with my MBP when the new OS update comes out? Or am I mistaken in thinking that, and that it is only the "reminders" in iCal that can be synced to my MBP.

Personally, I would like the iPhone Reminders app, which is a stand alone app, to sync to my MBP and not the "reminders" in iCal.

Any information is appreciated.

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Old Jun 21, 2012, 01:21 PM   #2
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Or am I mistaken in thinking that, and that it is only the "reminders" in iCal that can be synced to my MBP.
This is your answer.
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 01:25 PM   #3
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Wow, thanks for the quick reply. Too bad it's not what I wanted to hear.

So, is it possible to sync "reminders" without using iCloud?
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 01:28 PM   #4
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In Lion, the Reminders app in iOS syncs with the iCal app in OS X through iCloud or iTunes Sync.

With Mountain Lion, reminders will be removed from iCal and given there own app in OS X. They will still sync the same ways.

(As far as the iCloud horror stories, a good backup strategy should give you piece of mind! )
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 01:31 PM   #5
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So, is it possible to sync "reminders" without using iCloud?
Sure. You can sync directly with your Mac, either wired or wirelessly.

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With Mountain Lion, reminders will be removed from iCal and given there own app in OS X. They will still sync the same ways.
Thanks for reminding me of this!
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 01:42 PM   #6
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In Lion, the Reminders app in iOS syncs with the iCal app in OS X through iCloud or iTunes Sync.

With Mountain Lion, reminders will be removed from iCal and given there own app in OS X. They will still sync the same ways.

(As far as the iCloud horror stories, a good backup strategy should give you piece of mind! )
Good to hear! Final questions (I hope): will the new app be akin to the current Reminders on the iPhone? If not, do you know whether or not there will be syncing available between the Reminders app on the iPhone and my MBP?

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Old Jun 21, 2012, 01:45 PM   #7
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Good to hear! Final questions (I hope): will the new app be akin to the current Reminders on the iPhone? If not, do you know whether or not there will be syncing available between the Reminders app on the iPhone and my MBP?
Yes, it syncs via iCloud. Reminders
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 02:25 PM   #8
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This is also true if you use either with an Exchange server for email. Syncing occurs on both.
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 04:30 PM   #9
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But don't expect a reminder based on Arriving At/Leaving a location to work on your OS X system (that is until they put a GPS in laptops) :-)
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 09:20 AM   #10
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Sure. You can sync directly with your Mac, either wired or wirelessly.
Would you please tell me how to sync my laptop's Reminders app (10.8.2) with the one on my iPhone (6.0.1) without using iCloud? I couldn't find a relevant setting in iTunes (11.0.1) or my iPhone. Thanks!
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