iOS 15 Reminders Gains New 'Smart List' Feature for Easily Filtering Reminders Based on Locations, Tags, and More

In iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey, Apple is expanding the features built into the stock Reminders app, which received a major overhaul in 2019. With the new updates shipping this fall, users will be able to create "Smart Lists" that corral reminders based on different filters, such as their location, due date, flag, priority, and more.

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With the new functionality, users can create powerful lists that show reminders based only on several filters. For example, users may create a Smart List with a filter to show reminders due on the weekend, with their location set to home. Apple offers five filters as of the current betas for the software, including date, time, location, flag, and priority.

For date, users can select to show reminders only due on a specific date, a relative range, a specified range, such as over the weekend or longer, and reminders due on any date. Users can select a filter for any time of day or more granular options for morning, afternoon, evening, and night. The location filter allows users to see only reminders due in a specific location. Users can also select the flag filter to show only flagged reminders and the priority filter.

‌iOS 15‌, ‌iPadOS 15‌, and ‌macOS Monterey‌ are all currently in beta testing for members of the Apple Developer Program, with public beta versions set to be released soon.

(Thanks, Rubèn)

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Top Rated Comments

lankox Avatar
5 days ago at 08:24 am
Was really hoping that we would get repeat based on completion date. Maybe next year.
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ignatius345 Avatar
5 days ago at 07:31 am
I hope they fix the way notifications sync. Presently, I find myself dismissing a notification three times: on my iPhone and then each of my Macs, because the dismissal of the notification isn't synced. [S]When I dismiss a notification in Things, by contrast, it disappears across all three devices.[/S] (Apparently I was wrong about Things doing this)
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Apple Knowledge Navigator Avatar
5 days ago at 04:33 am
I’ll still go “Oh yeah” and avoid them (like everything else in my sad life), but anything to help me is appreciated.
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Apple_Robert Avatar
5 days ago at 12:08 pm

The only thing preventing me from using reminders is that I cannot quickly add a reminder without opening the reminders app.
Using Siri works fairly well for creating reminders.
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Luke MacWalker Avatar
3 days ago at 11:42 pm

I hope they fix the way notifications sync. Presently, I find myself dismissing a notification three times: on my iPhone and then each of my Macs, because the dismissal of the notification isn't synced. [S]When I dismiss a notification in Things, by contrast, it disappears across all three devices.[/S] (Apparently I was wrong about Things doing this)
I think it must be a bug or a configuration problem: usually, it works well for me in Reminders, and it has been for a few years now. ?
(iCloud synchronisation sometimes break, for example the tabs open in Safari on one of my devices are not available on another one, until suddenly, days or weeks later it starts working again. Maybe there is a similar problem with the synchronisation of dismissals of reminders?)
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ericwn Avatar
5 days ago at 04:46 am
Sounds like some good improvements on the way.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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