Previous 1 2 3 Next 32 Replies Latest reply: Dec 7, 2015 9:11 PM by burkinator325
Robert 8 Level 1 Level 1

I cannot sync reminders between my MacBook Pro and my iphone4. I have icloud set up for both. Any help appreciated.

Robert8

2/10/13


MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
Solved by Robert 8 on Feb 12, 2013 6:01 AM Solved

Thanks again Russa. Here is  what finally worked for me. I make certain that the Mac is on Reminders and not Mobile Me. Then I go to Settings on the iphone, go to Reminders and then Sync.Under Sync, All Reminders should be checked. Then, if I am entering a reminder on my iphone, I go to Show More at the bottom of the Details page. I then go to list and check icloud Reminders. Now everything entered will also appear on my Mac.

Entering a reminder on the Mac first requires nothing further.

Now Russa, it is truly automagical.

Thanks for your help.

  • Russa Level 4 Level 4

    If you have iCloud it is automagical.

  • Robert 8 Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks Russa for your reply.

    I thought it was automatic [ or as you say, automagical ] but it isn't and I have to make similar entries on each device. This isn't what I expected.

  • Russa Level 4 Level 4

    .. It looks like it is only sync'ing after you open and close the Reminders app on your Mac; or if you assign a reminder date to the reminder in each List. However, it's not consistent across all platforms... 

  • Robert 8 Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks again Russa. Here is  what finally worked for me. I make certain that the Mac is on Reminders and not Mobile Me. Then I go to Settings on the iphone, go to Reminders and then Sync.Under Sync, All Reminders should be checked. Then, if I am entering a reminder on my iphone, I go to Show More at the bottom of the Details page. I then go to list and check icloud Reminders. Now everything entered will also appear on my Mac.

    Entering a reminder on the Mac first requires nothing further.

    Now Russa, it is truly automagical.

    Thanks for your help.

  • Russa Level 4 Level 4

    .. this sounds confusing... has to be a better way...

  • Robert 8 Level 1 Level 1

    There probably is a better way. There usually is. But once I set this up I found Reminders to be easy and indispensable.

     

    Perhaps I just need an editor.

  • Howard Brazee Level 1 Level 1
    expertise.applications
    Applications

    I looked in spotlight for a "reminders" app, and it did not find it.

     

    I do every bit of typing I can on a real keyboard instead of my phone or pad, and was hoping to be able to set up reminders on my Mac, but I'm not finding out how.   I have been using iCal, but figure Reminders is more appropriate.

  • Robert 8 Level 1 Level 1

    Hi Howard, Are you just trying to enter a reminder on your Mac and have it instantaneously appear on your iphone? If so,my 2/12/13 rreply to Russa, above, which sets out how I do this should work for you. Before replying to you today I went through each of the steps and it works fine. Russa is right in that it may seem a bit confusing but be patient. Good luck.

  • Howard Brazee Level 1 Level 1
    expertise.applications
    Applications

    You said to make certain that the Mac is on Reminders and not Mobile Me.   That's where I got stuck.    I thought Mobile Me is the old name for iCloud, and am not finding any setting for Reminders.

  • Robert 8 Level 1 Level 1

    I have opened Reminders on my Mac. On the left side I have  On my Mac, beneath that i have Mobileme mail to do, next I have icloud and then Reminders. I selected Reminders and then following the directions I gave on 2/12/13 [ above ], I am able to sync the Mac with the iphone.

     

    Make sure you set up Settings as I suggested on 2/12/13.

  • Howard Brazee Level 1 Level 1
    expertise.applications
    Applications

    I don't know how to open Reminders on my Mac.   Spotlight doesn't find it.   If I click it from Finder in Applications, I get the following error window:

     

    You can't open the application

    "Reminders.app" because it may be

    damaged or incomplete.

     

    That must be the problem.  But what is the fix?

  • Robert 8 Level 1 Level 1

    You may need to visit the Genius Bar. However, you can also access Reminders through Launch Pad. See if that helps.

  • Howard Brazee Level 1 Level 1
    expertise.applications
    Applications

    Launch Pad, is one of those features I never think about.   At least I know what it does (unlike, say "Services").   No, it points to the same app as finder does, with the same error.

  • Robert 8 Level 1 Level 1

    It's off to the Genius Bar for you. Sorry I couldn't help you more. Good luck.

Previous 1 2 3 Next