How to Quickly Create a Reminder on iPhone and iPad

The iPhone reminders icon.

Do you feel forgetful? With these three handy tips for iPhone and iPad, you can quickly add reminders without even launching the Reminders app. This way, you can remember to do the important things (or check out important websites) later.

Add a reminder using a widget

One of the most convenient ways to quickly add a reminder on an iPhone or iPad is to use the Reminders widget, which you can add to your day display screen.

To add the Reminders widget, first go to your Today view by swiping your finger from left to right on the first page of your Home screen. Scroll down, tap “Edit,” then tap “Reminders” in the widget list to add it.

You can also move the Reminders widget to the top of your Today View list for quick access. Once it’s in place, tap it once to expand it, then tap “New Reminder” to quickly add a reminder.

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Add a reminder using Siri

At any time, you can also ask Siri to create a reminder using just your voice.

First, launch Siri by pressing and holding the Home or Side key, or saying “Hey Siri.” Then say something like: “Remind me to feed the goat tomorrow at 9 am”

Siri will confirm and display the reminder you just set up on the screen. It also works with specific dates, such as “July 17th” or “in three days”.

You can also specify a location in your Siri command, such as “Remind me to vacuum the carpet when I get home.” Siri will track your location via GPS and display the reminder when you get to your home address.

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Add a reminder using the Share button

You can also add a reminder in some apps using the Share button (the square with the arrow pointing up).

For example, if you’re browsing Safari and want to read an article later, just hit the Share button on the toolbar. Next, search for “Reminders” in the “Applications” list (you may need to tap “More” and scroll down to find “Reminders” in a long list of applications).

When you check the reminder later in the Reminders app, it will include a link to the website. Just tap on the link and you will be automatically redirected to Safari. Very useful!

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