If you've created lists within the default Reminders app, there are probably lists that you access more frequently than others. For most of us, that will probably be our work lists. While you can easily switch between lists you can also change the order around to set the ones that you use the most with a higher preference. This way, when you switch between lists you'll see them in the order you prefer instead.
Once you've started creating reminders and lists to put them in, there may come a time when you don't need one of those lists anymore. Perhaps you set up a list for a specific project that is now over or you don't need a shared list with a colleague anymore. Instead of leaving a list you don't intend on using anymore within the Reminders app, you can just as easily delete it.
The default Reminders app changed a little when iOS 6 came about and the way you switch between lists was one of those changes. If you're the type that creates Reminders lists for different events, the importance of switching between lists quickly is probably pretty important to you. Many users were left wondering if Apple took this functionality away since they couldn't swipe across their lists like they used to.
As it turns out, Apple just changed up where you swipe...
While creating reminders in the default Reminders list on iPhone and iPad serves it's purpose, we've all got different tasks and things to remember on a regular basis. For most, that will be a combination of tasks between home, work, volunteer organizations, and more. The default Reminders app allows you create custom lists outside of the default ones just for this reason.
Once you've started creating reminders, you'll also start marking them as complete once you've finished with a task. If there's ever a time that you've created a reminder for a task that you later don't need to perform, you could always mark it as complete to get rid of it, but there's actually a better solution. The Reminders app also gives you the option to delete it.
The built-in Reminders app makes for a great way to keep you on task and organized. Once you've learned how to create reminders, you can view them at any time on your iPhone and iPad. Then, when you complete them, you can just as easily mark them as complete so they disappear from your Reminders app.
The Reminders app on the iPhone and iPad can keep all the reminders you create synced between any iOS or OS X device you've got. While many third party reminder apps work well and have stepped in to fill a gap that previously existed in the past, the default Reminders app will be more than sufficient for most.
If you aren't sure how to use the Reminders app, follow along and we'll show you how to start creating entries.
The Reminders app on the iPhone and iPad functions as a great way to make sure you're getting the things done that you need to in a timely manner. If you find yourself creating a lot of reminders, you may notice the Reminders app becoming quite cluttered. To tame the clutter you can change the sync settings in order to only sync more recent events. You can also choose to have it sync reminders further back if you like to refer to older items.