reminders app

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  1. niallstarling, Oct 22, 2011
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    niallstarling macrumors member

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    hi, couple of questions for anyone who uses the app in ios 5 and with snow leopard...

    - how do you create a new list? or cant you?
    - does it show it in ical? it doesnt seem to have replaced the to do list

    thanks! :)
     
  2. sigp6 macrumors member

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    You can start a new list by clicking the button in the upper left-hand corner (3 horizontal lines).

    Not sure about iCal as I'm a Windows user.
     
  3. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    I Poked around in iCal a bit and I didn't see anything about reminders syncing. there is a "to do items" thing buty reminders from the iPhone aren't synced to it.
     
  4. lfc macrumors regular

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    Yeah reminders are synced to iCal
    Go to View > Show Reminders

    It's also viewable in the iCloud.com calendar
     
  5. austinguy23 macrumors 6502a

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    It irritates me to no end that Apple did not integrate Reminders with the Calendar app. Now I have to check two apps to see what I'm doing for any given day. Very poor design!
     
  6. steve-p macrumors 68000

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    My reminders do appear in iCal in a list on the right hand side of the window. They do sync in both directions too. All the ones I created on my iPhone are also on my MBP, and vice versa. I just set iCal to sync with iCloud and it works fine. This must be one of the few advantages of upgrading to Lion :)
     
  7. niallstarling thread starter macrumors member

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    snow leopard...

    So, I guess the answer is that only reminders sync through iCloud, and not through iTunes (I can't install Lion)

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    That just gives me the list of what I have - Completed and "my calendar" Reminders. Apple say on their website there should be a dialogue here to create a new list - I guess also an iCloud only feature?
     
  8. Alonzo84 macrumors 6502a

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    I believe it only works with Lion as there was no seperate iCal update. There are three windows in the Reminders app: Completed, Reminders on my iPhone, and Reminders iCloud. The only ones that will sync to your iCal are the ones created under Reminders iCloud. And again, I believe it only works with Lion if you have your calendar set to sync with iCloud.
     
  9. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

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    My reminders all sync to iCal fine. There is a column on the right of the screen where they all show up.
     
  10. austinguy23 macrumors 6502a

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    You guys are missing the point. I want my Reminders on my iPhone to also show in Calendar *on my iPhone*.

    I shouldn't have to toggle between the two iPhone apps to see what I need to do for any given day.
     
  11. Alonzo84 macrumors 6502a

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    Then just set a calendar event with an alert option. Reminders aren't meant to be viewed in iCal. They're useful if you want to be reminded of something when you arrive/depart a specific location. Otherwise, just use the calendar.
     
  12. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    You'd think that would be e first thing he did. Why go through another application when you can just make events right there?

    You can even set multiple alarms for each event at different time frames.
     
  13. niallstarling thread starter macrumors member

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    But...

    only in Lion with iCloud sync
     
  14. anac macrumors newbie

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    My grocery list (first list to try the app) which was set to 11:00 am today or when leaving my house went off at 2:25 am on my iPhone 4. Scared the hell out of me! It went off again when I left home at 6:00 am. There was no sign that it had gone off in the iPad 2. At 11:00 it went off on both. :confused: any idea why this happened? Hate to be up all night with reminders !
     
  15. Maskusee macrumors 6502a

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    Is there a way to see reminders in notification top bar which are due in a few days? Seems like it only shows reminders that are due the next day.
     
  16. phlabse macrumors newbie

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    Going to bump this because I have a similar problem - and admittedly, I may just be an idiot. Here's the deal:

    I'm a university student. I schedule my classes/work/meetings as events in my iCal. I have different assignments due different days - so I use the reminders function in iCal (on the right) to schedule in my syllabi with each assignments due dates.

    In iOS5 on my 4S, I want the 'reminders' (that is, those assignments due for that day) to appear in the notification bar. However, simply having 'due dates' (for example, an assignment due on 10/31) will not show up on the notification bar).

    I've read other sources suggesting that an 'alert' for the day after the assignment is due would do the trick. While setting an alert for the day after the actual due date (such that the assignment will appear in the notification bar), it designates that the reminder was 'yesterday'.

    Perhaps I'm missing something blatantly obvious, but it's a little frustrating. And I rather not create 'events' that have the information that my reminders have in them (that is, particular assignments).

    Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
     

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