Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2012 3:20 PM (in response to iApp3als821)
This works, but it still is a solution that requires the user to go to their Mac and access iCloud to remove a group of Reminders on their iDevices.
We still don't have a way to bulk delete completed Reminders from within the iOS Reminder App.
I can't believe Tim Cook didn't listen to the e-mail I sent him. :-) I explained to him that a bulk delete functionality for the iOS Reminders App was needed for those who can't (don't have a regular computer anymore), or don't want the endure the inconvenience, of going to a computer to perform this function.
I mean, is it just me, or isn't it crazy that you have to go to another machine to get something done on your iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc. (Unless you don't mind going through the multi-click deleting process for every completed reminder on your iDevice..one by agonizing one.)
Nevertheless, thanks for the help. It is a step forward.
Tim Cook...are you listening to us out there?
(I know, no need to tell me, no one from Apple reads these discussion threads. I'm just venting.)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2012 12:03 PM (in response to Mr. Luigi)
Mr. Luigi, you don't need bulk delete within the Reminders app! If you did, Apple would have put it there, silly. Now don't you worry your pretty little head. Just do things the way Apple tells you, and everything will be just fine.
Just like how you'd never need an "every 6 months" or even an "other" option for how often events repeat in the calendar. If you do, you can just go to your other device. If you needed that option in iOS, it would have been provided.
Silly Mr. Luigi. Silly 100 Watt Walrus.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 29, 2012 7:25 AM (in response to 100 Watt Walrus)
To my Bestest iOS Buddy, Mr. Walrus,
You are sooooo right. My silliness amazes even me sometimes. :-)
Of course, it could be worse. I am a teacher. If they only told me I was "Silly"...well, that would be a good day.
In life, as with iIOS, you need to be thankful for the little things.
The very little things.
Have a Great Weekend.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2012 4:53 PM (in response to 100 Watt Walrus)
100% agree here... So ridiculous that you can't delete all completed reminders in one or two keystrokes. Pretty typical of Apple to try and keep things overly simplified but then not actually think about how it impacts their other business strategies of cutting the cord.
It's now a year later and no fix.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2012 6:59 AM (in response to ShawnieD)
When I click on the calendar or reminders button in iCloud, it does not open and returns an error message. How can I correct this? I am trying to upload my completed reminders to iCloud so I can delete them in bulk.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2012 3:25 PM (in response to Davpcampbell)
Your question is a bit vague, but from the sounds of it, you don't have an icloud email address. Is that correct? You need one in order to access reminders, notes and mail. Be sure to set it up under your existing itunes account or you'll have a whole new account (which gets messy).
Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2012 7:17 PM (in response to mbaltozer)
I don't need a new e-mail address. What will I do with this e-mail address when I have it? Anyway, I created the e-mail address, but am still getting this error message: "Can't load Reminders. There was a problem loading the application" Thank you for your assistance. I also get the error message when clicking on Notes, even though I created the iCloud e-mail address in iOS on my iPhone.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2012 7:30 PM (in response to cheonweb)
Does this have something to do with the iCloud control in my programs list? I have un-checked the item for Mail, Contacts, Calendars and Tasks b/c when I originally set it up it duplicated all of my calendar reminders and contacts in Outlook.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2012 6:26 PM (in response to mbaltozer)
I figured it out. I am able to access my reminders in iCloud. I right clicked on the completed Reminders screen, and pressed Select All. Then, I held down my delete button and they all were deleted, one by one. Thanks!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2013 8:36 AM (in response to Auntie L)
There's another way to batch delete completed. If you're using a Mac w/Mountain Lion, in the Reminders app, click on the date line at the top of a completedlist. you can then use command click, shift click, etc. to select some or all of the completed reminders. Then hit Delete. Gone.