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Will "Reminders" on my iPh4 (OS5) synch with my Mac?

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willyjp Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 16, 2011 12:56 PM

If I use the new "Reminders" app in iOS 5 on my iPhone 4, will these reminders be synched or backed-up with an iTunes synch? (I synch with Office Mac '11 Outlook for Calender, Contacts & Notes)?  I am reading that they will be backed up and (potentially) synched thru iCloud, but I am not using iCloud (yet) because my Mac is still running Snow Leopard (and will be for awhile), so I don't see any advantage to iCloud if my only potential synch target is my Mac, which can't use iCloud until I upgrade.  But maybe the need to back-up Remindes is a reason to use iCloud, if they're not backed-up any other way??  Comments appreciated.

iPhone 4, Other OS, iOS 5
  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,420 points)
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    Oct 16, 2011 1:01 PM (in response to willyjp)

    Reminders are part of the iPhone backup, wherever it goes (iCloud, Mac via cable or Mac via iTunes). However, I haven't found an app that they sync with. They do appear in iCloud, but I've found it to be "quirky", in that Reminders in iCloud have different fields and capabilities than those on the iPhone.

  • rodney65 Calculating status...

    I believe that reminders synch as part of calendars through iCloud.  In, reminders show up as a separate calendar.  In iCal reminders show up as a to-do list. On a PC, they show up as a separate calendar.  On iOS devices they show up in their separate application.


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