iPhone Guess I'm stupid but I cannot figure out how to create a reminder

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  1. james92se macrumors 6502a

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    Go to Reminders, see several "tabs". The iCloud Reminders tab has all my reminders in there from before iOS 7. If I pull up that tab it has my reminders in a list and has an "edit" option in the top right corner. Edit only allows me to delete existing reminders. I can also "show completed" but I cannot find anywhere where to create a NEW task.

    If I go back to the main view with all the tabs I can select "New List" at the top. If I type a reminder it seemingly only adds a new tab/title. It never lets me select a time/date. It lets me choose a color and that's it. I also see an alarm clock type icon at the top right of the main view but that just shows me my scheduled reminders.

    What in the world am I missing or overlooking here?
     
  2. falkedup macrumors regular

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    Just tap in a blank spot(same as ios6)

    Then hit the i to edit time location etc
     
  3. ominx macrumors 6502

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    You're missing the obvious! Just touch any blank space/line and you can create a new reminder.
     
  4. james92se thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hahah, wow, thanks guys. Definitely a dummy here.
     
  5. Unhyper macrumors regular

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    I had this exact same problem. I kept making new lists. I don't think it's as intuitive and obvious as it could be.
     
  6. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    I consider myself pretty tech-savvy and it took me a while to figure this out as well. Definitely not intuitive.
     
  7. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Yep, very tech savvy here and for some reason it wasn't as intuitive as it previously was. No idea why.
     
  8. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    iOS 6 has a plus button as well as the tap in a blank spot function. So people who don't know about the tap in a blank spot trick can just press the plus button.
     
  9. james92se thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's nice to know I wasn't the only one! It makes sense now in hindsight of course but before I knew better it wasn't intuitive to me at all to just press in the blank space, especially since there is the plus sign in the top to create a new tab. I was looking for some other plus sign or something
     
  10. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    you could always tell siri to make a reminder, you can edit all input now so it's not like she'll never be able to understand you
     
  11. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    It needs a least a + button on the next line or some other indication of what to do.
     
  12. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    But that will not fit in with Apple's idea of simplicity of iOS 7. ;-)
     
  13. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I think it's simple and very brilliant. It adds a visual indicator to show where the user should tap, but does not take up extra space in the UI. I mean, the space is blank anyway, so why not employ it for something useful?
     
  14. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Oh I agree completely. I was essentially joking about the occasional almost thoughtless oversimplification of things in the new simplistic iOS 7 design.
     
  15. Densi macrumors member

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    Really Apple? I have to scroll down maybe 50 rows to add the new task in the next empty row... #

    please give us a + at the top.
     
  16. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Great point. Do send feedback.

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/
     
  17. Densi macrumors member

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