Is reminders the worst app Apple has ever made?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Ben1l, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Ben1l macrumors regular

    Nov 30, 2006
    Here are a list of bugs/issues I can't understand about reminders...

    -You can add but not delete reminders on the iphone
    -In iCal you can't add to a list
    -Changes to reminders made on the iPad/iCal do not sync at all to iPhone (yes reminder is on in iCloud prefs)

    please feel free to add to this list.
  2. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

    Oct 12, 2006
    Can we remove from the list? Because you can delete reminders on the iPhone. Open one up and press delete.
    And yes, they sync to iCloud. Works fine here.
  3. Ben1l thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 30, 2006
    When I open a reminder on the IPHONE there is no delete option
  4. thewitt macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2011
    Just view the reminder detail and there is a delete button
  5. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

    Oct 12, 2006
    Try using the app for more than a few minutes before stating everything that's wrong with it. You'll be less likely to say incorrect things.
  6. thewitt macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2011
    Changes I make on the iPad are instantly reflected on the iPhone and vs vs
  7. Dizzie20vt macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2009
    the only annoyance with reminders I've found in my very limited usage is if you set it to remind you when you leave somewhere the GPS stays connected until the reminder is done.

    I might be wrong with that one though and from my heavy use of run keeper know that when locked battery life isn't massively hit from a constant gps connection.
  8. Ben1l thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 30, 2006
    Am I going nuts? What delete button?[/ATTACH]

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  9. Stotka macrumors regular


    Jul 29, 2009
    Can the ipad 2 reminders app do the location reminds? I cant find it. :(
  10. Zcott macrumors 68020

    Oct 18, 2009
    Belfast, Ireland
  11. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

    Oct 12, 2006
    It's not a constant connection. Apple isn't that dumb.
  12. MythicFrost macrumors 68040


    Mar 11, 2009
    You've made a "new list", not a reminder. Although, you might not be able to delete those, I'm not sure.
  13. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

    Oct 12, 2006
    Can you swipe to delete the list?
  14. craig4568 macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2010
    North Yorkshire

    The only problem im having with reminders its it seems to complete if you put it on a geotag i get no alert it just automatically goes to completed

    to delete a reminder Ben 1

    tap list on the top

    tap reminder so it screen moves in from left

    tap delete in red at bottom

  15. Stiksi macrumors regular


    Dec 7, 2007
    Is there really no Maps integration with Reminders? Every GPS location needs to be in my Address Book?

    So if I would like to set a geofence to say, get milk from the store, like in Apple's examples, I would have to first find the store's address on google or manually approximate it in Maps, then create a new contact with that address, then add a reminder and look up that contact from my address book? Or I would have to actually be at the store, which kind of defeats the purpose…

    Wow, way to stick it to post-its, Apple.
  16. Puonti macrumors 6502a

    Mar 14, 2011
    I'm using Reminders on iPad 2 so exactly how you do this might differ on the iPhone. However:

    At minimum you will always have a "Completed" list and one list of uncompleted tasks with a name of your choosing.

    If you tap on "Edit" when you have only one uncompleted list, you can rename it.

    If you tap on "Edit" when you have more than one list, you can rename and reorder them, or delete all but one of them.
  17. TheSuperSteve macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2011
    Puerto Rico
    All the more reason why i'm sticking with Wunderlist.
  18. Ben1l thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 30, 2006
  19. TheJing macrumors 6502a


    Jun 13, 2011
    Somewhere in Europe
    So how does the device know when you leave if the GPS isn't on all the time?
  20. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

    Oct 12, 2006
    Special hardware tied to the cellular modem. Since your phone is frequently talking to cell towers, the device can judge when you've moved within a certain area, all without having to turn on gps.
  21. MiataMac macrumors member

    Nov 24, 2008
    Wifi networks, cell-phone towers etc. Then when it's needed, it will switch on GPS to get a more accurate lock, but I believe the GPS will stay off for most of the time as long as you stay within the same wifi networks or the same cellphone tower even, perhaps.
  22. eNJayBe macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2011
    Disappointing but probably not worst

    I'm having problems on an iPad2 with reminders freezing when picking a day. I have to quit it from the dock to get it working again.

    The range of options for repeat is also missing a few options I'd like, e.g. every x weeks, x months or first working day of the month.
  23. NWI73 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 22, 2010
    To test, I set a geo fenced reminder and my gps has a constant connection. Hopefully it doesn't kill my battery.
  24. jwc1962 macrumors newbie


    Dec 6, 2015
    I couldn't agree more. You guys defending that crap have no idea! A reminders app that you have to LEARN how to use? It's 2015! Utter garbage ... 100% anti-intuitive.

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