Icon badge for Reminders app?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by jonter19, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. jonter19 macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2011
    For the life of me, I cannot get the reminders app to show icon badges. The setting is turned on in notification settings. I also read some where that it works for items in the TODAY section, but that doesn't work either.

    Anybody having this problem?
  2. HazyCloud macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    I never got them to show up for my current "to-do's" but I did get it to work yesterday when a reminder went off at 5:30 and I still hadn't completed it.

    It may only be for ones that have a time associated with them.
  3. tctony macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2009
    This is correct.
  4. Lara F, Oct 24, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2012

    Lara F macrumors 6502a

    May 5, 2005
    Montreal, Quebec
    I did associate a time with my reminder. It's now 1 hour overdue and still no badge. It shows up on the Mac, not iOS.

    What am I missing?

    ETA - the badge did at least show when I opened and closed the app on the iPhone (obviously not as preferable to it automatically showing). But that's not even happening on the iPad. And yes, notification center shows it's turned on.
  5. alec6542, Oct 24, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2012

    alec6542 macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2012
    Pretty sure it's a bug, but this definitely annoys me too. However, I did figure out how to get the badges to show up. If the iPhone is locked when a reminder notification comes through, if you slide to view the reminder notification directly, that reminder will be reflected with a badge. If you don't slide to view the reminder OR the reminder came through while unlocked but you DISMISSED IT, then the only way to get the badge to show is to go view the reminder VIA the notification center (i.e. not by tapping the reminder icon), OR, clear the overdue reminder(s) from the notification center by tapping clear. Interestingly, if you have overdue reminders whose badges have not yet "posted" so to speak, and one comes through and you tap to view it (and only it), all of the other overdue reminders badges become visible on the app icon.

    Apple needs to fix it so that as soon as a reminder notification comes in, it's badge instantly appears, just like when a text message comes in, regardless of whether or not you cleared it from the notification center.

    EDIT: And yes, all this only applies to reminders that have an alert time. In the above description by "overdue" I mean the alert for the reminder has gone off. Obviously, there is no way to have reminders with no alert associated to be reflected in an icon badge, unlike most every 3rd party reminders app.
  6. Gottahaveit77 macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2011

    I can't tell you how many hours I have tried to troubleshoot this with Apple tech support. This is no longer a useful app. I depended on this app. I hope there is update soon. Restored my phone several times. I'm running Mountain Ljon on my iMac, and the reminders app runs flawless. Only failing on my iPhone 5
  7. Scratchyphone macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2012
    Wow -- still no fix for this? C'mon Apple! This, and the "spotlight search still shows deleted SMS messages in search results" are 2 bugs that are killing me.
  8. sbailey4 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2011

    You have to set a level of priority within the reminder to something other than none. That will make the badges appear when something is due.
  9. StonewallBrown, Mar 25, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2013

    StonewallBrown macrumors regular


    Mar 25, 2013
    Wow! Is this true? I've been searching for a solution for months.

    EDIT: Tried this. Didn't work. Dang!
  10. sbailey4, Mar 26, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2013

    sbailey4 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2011
    Interesting. That's how it works for me. I never had badges (never even thought about them for reminder) then I set some reminder with a high priority and bam badge icon. So starting playing with it and if none no badge if low, med or high I get a badge. However it seems to be broken now! Perhaps iOS 6.1.2 or 6.1.3 broke it. It was working now it isn't!!! It was introduced in iOS 6 so one of the many iOS 6.x updates apparently killed it

    [Edit] Set up reminder with alarm date & time
    Alert goes off at specified date & time.
    Unlock iPhone - Reminder badge has not updated.
    Open Reminders app - reminder is displayed in list, as expected.
    Close Reminders app - badge count has not updated.

    However if either:
    Swipe the lock-screen notification when the alert fires, or
    Select the reminder from Notification Center, the Reminder app opens, the reminder is highlighted briefly in red and the date/time text turns red too. Upon closing the application, the badge app appears. Sorta broken I guess. I don't believe it was working that way before.
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Badge seems to show up for my reminders when they have a due date/time associated with them and it's a little past that--so maybe like an hour or two after the due time. Not quite sure what the exact logic is behind it, but that's how it seems to be working in my case at least. At the same time, reminders will appear in notification center about a day or half a day before they are due. Definitely not really in sync and not really all that straightforward when it comes to reminder notifications.
  12. Scratchyphone macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2012
    Great summary. I'd like to add that if you load up icloud in your computer browser and mess with the reminders app (which properly shows the badge, unlike iphone), the badge will appear on the phone (forgot what exactly you have to do in the icloud, but I think just clicking on the reminder icon will do).

    Also, I'd like to raise this to Apple tech support to get the problem resolved asap. What is the most effective way to do this?
  13. Djs621 macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2008
    Clearly a bug that Apple hasn't addressed. One way to get the badge to show would be to reset the phone. Badges for reminders magically appear.
  14. sbailey4 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2011
    Report to http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html
  15. SilverTT macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2013
    This is pretty annoying. Have had this issue for several months now and I agree as others have stated, it just doesn't work as it should. Clearly a bug.

    Will submit on Apple feedback page.

    Also, I have removed Reminders from notification center to see if that usage pattern at least allows the badge icon to render correctly when I have an overdue reminder, which is the most important feature to me to have working properly.
  16. sbailey4 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2011
    Let us know if that works. The process I outlined works but is not really a solution. We need the red dot to alert without doing anything.That's kinda the whole point. It works in iCloud so something wrong in iOS.
  17. phositadc macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2012
    iPhone 6 on iOS 8.1.2. Still having this problem. Anybody else?
  18. JGN1981 macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2015
    Los Angeles, CA
    Still happening to me too, and I'm on 8.1.3. Driving me nutty, to be honest.

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