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REMINDERS App. storing old reminders indefinitely

Skoal

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Nov 4, 2009
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I was playing around with the new reminders app overhaul and noticed (this isn’t the first time) that it seems to hold on to old reminders in perpetuity. Outside of manually swiping to delete individual tasks completed is there a way to batch delete old reminders?

I have some going back to last year in there and it just seems silly to have old pointless data taking up space on a device/iCloud by default.

If anyone has any idea as to Apples thinking behind this I’d be interested in your take. Thanks in advance.
 

NoBoMac

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If I recall correctly, in Mojave and older, can go to the Scheduled list, click Completed at the top. Select one item, the Reminders > Edit > Select All. Delete.

On iOS, can create a simple Shortcut that finds Reminders older than X and mass delete.
 
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Skoal

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Nov 4, 2009
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If I recall correctly, in Mojave and older, can go to the Scheduled list, click Completed at the top. Select one item, the Reminders > Edit > Select All. Delete.

On iOS, can create a simple Shortcut that finds Reminders older than X and mass delete.

Ahh shortcuts. Damn I didn’t
Even think of that. Thank you!
 
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