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iphone calendar reminders problem

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M.Svenson Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Dec 1, 2011 8:37 PM

My Iphone Calendar Reminders won't sort my Reminders by priority - after it asked me to assign priorities to each item.  I logged into and transferred my lengthy to-do list onto the Calendar/Reminders list - which offers several ways of sorting your Reminders.  However, I now find that the same list on the iphone itself won't sort into a useable order.  Having the Reminders list on the iphone is the entire point of typing it all out on icloud.  On you have the option of sorting your Reminders by date due, or by alphabet or by priority.  Since the priority setting is the best part of the function, I gave all my Reminder items a priority each and chose for them to be sorted by priority.  On the iphone itself, all the Reminders downloaded immediately from and remain in an unsorted jumbled list.  On the iphone Reminders function you can choose to see them by list form or by date only.  I didn't "date" most of my reminders on icloud - since the "priority" option made more sense.  The iphone itself will not sort the Reminders in the list mode.  They are not even sorted alphabetically - it seems to limit how many a's, b's or c's it can list.  So if there are more than ten items starting with an "A", it throws the next ones to the very end of the list and so on.


To re-state - the Iphone itself does not accomodate a sort order for the Reminders list that you can create on Icloud - rendering it useless.  Why give an option for prioritizing your Reminders list, when the Iphone can't even use it - and having the Reminders useable on the iphone was the entire point of the Reminders function.  I spent all this time creating a Reminders list that ends up in a total jumble on the iphone - and completely unuseable.


Any advice or  could this Reminders function really be this badly designed?

  • iAmDanielM Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 1, 2011 8:42 PM (in response to M.Svenson)

    iOS 5 sorts reminders by due date.  I think they intended Reminders to be used as a short list of 5 items such as Get Milk, Mail Letter, Call Mom, etc.  Apple needs to realize that many of us would like to use it as a project management tool, not just a short list.

  • Scionwest Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 25, 2011 7:48 PM (in response to M.Svenson)

    OSX Lion supports it within iCal and displays in the correct sort order.  For Windows users that use iCloud though, we seem to be left out.  I agree that 90% of the people though will use Reminders on their iPhone/iPad and not their Mac or web browser.  Really useless tool.

  • DeeDiddley Calculating status...
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    Feb 16, 2012 11:31 AM (in response to M.Svenson)

    I agree. I was happy to see the Reminders on my phone when I set it up, and proceeded to enter a whole bunch of them.


    It's ridiculous to have it set up with such low functionality. Don't bother! I've downloaded Seize the Day free to see how that app works.

  • Ncl2fth Calculating status...
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    May 16, 2012 5:02 PM (in response to M.Svenson)

    Reminders also syncs to exchange task list, which could make it useful, except for the lack of sorting. Please fix the glaring oversight!!!

  • Lwasalittlelark Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 17, 2012 7:44 AM (in response to M.Svenson)

    I thought by now, Apple would have fixed this!  I gave up on reminders months ago for this very reason. The IPhone has NEVER supported reminders at all, so I guess it makes sense that it wouldn't work very well. Too bad!  Doesn't seem that complicated. What's the point of a list of things to do without an order to do them in?

  • gujamin Level 4 Level 4 (1,025 points)
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    Aug 9, 2012 9:52 AM (in response to Lwasalittlelark)

    What's really frustrating is that in Mountain Lion, we actually LOSE the sorting features that were present with reminders in Lion!  Apple, please address this!


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