How do I clear Reminders on iPhone? Completing, viewing, and getting rid of your completed reminders is a snap!

The Reminders app is a great way to keep on top of your to-dos, especially if you're the forgetful sort. But, once you've completed each task, there's no sense in looking at it anymore!

Here's how to complete and clear your reminders!

How to mark a Reminder as complete on your iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch Reminders from the Home screen.
  2. Tap the list containing the reminder you've completed.
  3. Tap the empty circle next to the reminder.

    Launch Reminders, tap the list, tap the circle next to the reminder

The circle will fill with the color of your list head and the reminder text be greyed out. If you return to the list, the tasks you've checked off as completed will be hidden. You can tap again on the check circle to mark the reminder as incomplete.

How to view completed reminders on your iPhone or iPad

When you complete a task and check it off, it gets removed from the to-do list — but it's not deleted. If you ever need to review completed tasks, you can do so quick and easily, as well as uncheck them to re-add them to the to-do list if things have changed.

  1. Launch Reminders from the Home screen.
  2. Tap the list containing the completed reminders you'd like to see again.
  3. Tap Show Completed at the bottom of the list. Your completed tasks will reappear in the list, though they will be checked off and greyed out.
  4. Tap Hide Completed at the bottom of the list to re-hide your completed tasks.

    Tap the list, tap Show Completed, tap Hide Completed to hide them again

How to delete a Reminder on your iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch Reminders from the Home screen.
  2. Tap the list containing the reminder you want to delete.
  3. Tap Edit.

    Launch Reminders, tap the list, tap Edit

  4. Tap the red button to the left of the reminder.
  5. Tap Delete.
  6. Tap Done when you've deleted all the reminders you want to delete.

    Tap the delete button next to the reminder you want to delete, tap Delete, tap Done

Alternatively, you can swipe left on the reminder you want to delete and tap the delete button.

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