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Users Complain About Inconsistencies and Lack of Functionality in Apple's Reminders App

Users Complain About Inconsistencies and Lack of Functionality in Apple's Reminders App

30 reviews between Apr 29, 2023 and May 31, 2023.

Users have complained about the Reminders app's lack of functionality and consistency. Some reported it being buggy and not syncing with iCloud, while others said they didn't receive notifications. Many suggested adding more features such as sub-lists, snooze options, and a way to link reminders to notes. Despite its flaws, some appreciate the app's simplicity and Siri integration. Apple has yet to address these concerns.

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30 reviews between Apr 29, 2023 and May 31, 2023.

Apr 29, 2023 - May 31, 2023
  • Recommend 100%

    I just wish it made a noise

    Sentiment
    • Positive
    Content
    • Notification Issues
    May 31, 2023
  • I keep forgetting everything

    I haven't slept in 18 hours

    Sentiment
    • Positive
    Content
    • Notification Issues
    May 30, 2023
  • Crap app

    Totally useless, counter-intuitive. I can’t imagine someone could do a worse job of designing an app that should be simple and helpful. Instead this app will aggravate the crap out of you until you finally uninstall it, which is exactly what I’ll do after leaving this review.

    Sentiment
    • Negative
    Content
    • Usability and Design
    May 29, 2023
  • Some suggestions

    I’ve been looking for so long for a great reminder app. There is none that has everything I’m looking for- but this is close.
    Some things I would Love to see
    -a way to set times as just “morning, afternoon, or night”
    I love the way the Today list looks, but having the items turn red because I missed the time is stressful sometimes.
    -a way to have sub lists. I know there are subtasks, but sub lists would be cool
    -also add lists for “tomorrow” and maybe an upcoming list, that shows tasks for the next week or few days.

    Sentiment
    • Positive
    Content
    • Missing Features
    May 28, 2023
  • Unable to share the reminder list

    I am not seeing an option to share my reminders

    Sentiment
    • None
    Content
    • Sharing and Collaboration
    May 25, 2023
    • Really actually bad now

      Apple. I’m extremely disappointed in all of your programs and app updates lately. Recently I switched back to Apple from android and one of the main features I use of any operating system or reminders. I had brain damage several years ago and I need to remind myself of things, the fact that whenever I set a reminder after the new update, and it does not pop up on my screen like it used to makes me think I will switch back to android again. Terrible. Fix it. Trash.

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Bugs and Glitches
      May 24, 2023
    • Turning Gold into Lead

      I used to love this app, but over the last few updates, it looks like they were more involved in adding as many bugs as possible and fixing things that weren’t buggy.0, rather than correcting bugs

      Things like starting from the screen where you choose what you want to see (Today, Scheduled, All, Completed), where the number for today doesn’t match the actual number that shows up for today (for instance the number that the today button shows is zero, yet the screen shows the four reminders left for today, or the reverse).

      Then again, there are the number of times it is completely unresponsive to any touches on the screen of my iPhone.

      I have even gone so far as to delete all the reoccurring reminders (and the completed) and then adding them back again.

      My previous review was a five star, it is now a one.

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Bugs and Glitches
      May 23, 2023
    • Simply does not work

      I’ve tried everything recommended online and the app does not push reminders to me. I wish I could delete it and find something else that works with Siri.

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Notification Issues
      May 23, 2023
    • Suggestion 5.22.23

      Link reminders to notes app! I can include more details or click in linked note for add to details!

      Allow option to snooze the reminder

      Sentiment
      • None
      Content
      • Missing Features
      May 22, 2023
    • NOT RECEIVING NOTIFICATIONS

      I'm not receiving Reminder alerts. I have checked settings>notifications and the "Reminders" app was not listed. I have also tried deleting the app and reinstalling it and I am still unable to receive notifications from the Reminders app. When. I have also tried toggling the switch for Reminders off and on in icloud backup with no luck. I think this may be a bug. I am running ios 16.5 on my iPhone 14 pro. I used to receive notifications, but I am currently not able to. This is frustrating.

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Notification Issues
      May 22, 2023
    • Love this app

      I LOVE this app! If I didn’t have it I would’ve been so screwed. Use it for literally everything

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Overall Satisfaction
      May 19, 2023
    • Used to be a good app.

      Broken now. When you select Scheduled, the plus sign is now a circle of dots, same for Ventura, but still good in Monterey though. It seems that all of Apple apps are trash now.

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Usability and Design
      May 18, 2023
    • Downhill Spiral

      I’ve used this app consistently for several years for home/work/medical issues with good results. However, over the last two years it’s become more and more inconsistent, with many important “repeating” reminders just disappearing, one after another, causing some serious problems and life-havoc. This app is no longer trustworthy, and I’ll be replacing it today.

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Notification Issues
      May 18, 2023
    • Like the way it use to be

      Before i was able to do hourly and recurrent. Now i set a reminder and no hourly but daily is closest. Even daily after i check off the first day it will not appear again inhave to go back and set them.

      Sentiment
      • None
      Content
      • Missing Features
      May 17, 2023
    • Waste of time

      This app used to work great and is now garbage. The app doesn’t sync with the ONE person I share things with. It might sync the same week, maybe. Maybe if Mars is the southern sky and the sun is at it’s zenith and it’s 71 out will it work. I can’t run to the store with any hope it’s accurate. I stopped using it almost completely. Save time, get another app.

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Syncing with Other Devices
      May 17, 2023
    • Broken widget and loss of flexibility

      This must have been an update because suddenly it’s very frustrating to use. The widget no longer shows ‘today’ and the default is the giant running list even when you click the selected pop up to show complete. Ugh. Do I have to move all these to a 3rd party app?

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Usability and Design
      May 15, 2023
    • Loved but buggy

      Will not do daily reminders. Every time it’s set to daily, if you wait, it’ll just delete the repeat and leave it as a one time reminder. I have to take medicine twice a day every day, so this is upsetting. Didn’t want to have to download a separate app, but it looks like I don’t have a choice. Bummer.

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Bugs and Glitches
      May 11, 2023
    • I’m surprised by all the bad reviews

      This is a solid reminder application. Alone, it is as good as any other like Google or Microsoft, with its simplicity superior to many if not most other options. Most importantly, I have seen what seems to be 100 apps and fads in the GTD world come and go over 15 years. I am a lot more comfortable making this app a part of my life knowing it will be around effectively forever.

      Also, the Siri integration is fantastic. Just being able to talk into my watch at any time anywhere is incredible.

      The best productivity tools are the ones you use. Reminders makes that super easy.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Overall Satisfaction
      May 10, 2023
    • Broken search

      Search no longer works!!!

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Bugs and Glitches
      May 10, 2023
    • It won’t give me the notification when I’m not on my phone using it

      It won’t give me the notification when I’m not on my phone using it. I’ve tried everything, this is why I use alarms for reminders the app is crap.

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Notification Issues
      May 09, 2023
    • Horrible

      Constantly turns off my weekday repeat and alert for a reminder. No matter what I do as soon as I leave the reminder app it’s always reverted to “none”

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Bugs and Glitches
      May 09, 2023
    • Reminders has never worked on my iPhone 7

      Never has worked.

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Bugs and Glitches
      May 08, 2023
    • No Longer Functional/Practical

      I used to use this app for everything, it no longer works at all. I have every notification setting turned on, and these reminders just don’t show up in my notification/Lock Screen window. The notification are set to be persistent, but they disappear after a second, so if I don’t see the reminder at the exact time it happens, it’s worthless. All the notification disappear without being dismissed. I have relied on this app doing its most basic function which is to remind me of something at a specific time, and it has failed time and time again. Just download something else, this app is garbage and broken.

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Bugs and Glitches
      May 04, 2023
    • Limited/broken functions

      I thought it would be a good tool to sync between desktop and mobile but unfortunately, it’s usability is terrible. I was making a list of locations I wanted to go and added address info on desktop. I can’t see that address on mobile version. Also, when I want to copy/edit the address info, it keeps erasing the information when I click on it.
      I guess if you don’t plan to edit/copy the information, it’s fine, but that’s not how I use it. Very disappointing.

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Usability and Design
      May 02, 2023
    • Disappointing.

      1. The daily tasks stay on there from previous days if you don't hit the check, meaning day two will have a bunch of repeats

      2. You can accidentally check it too many times as if you did tomorrows task already. This is partially due to a delay in the computers response. If this happens, you have to reset the date manually

      3. I was dissatisfied with the product, so I ended up deleting it, but my iPhone couldn't figure that out apparently. It kept giving me notifications even though the app was gone and there was no way to check mark a list or reset anything.

      4. I never found a way to share lists with other people

      I will definitely be looking for a replacement. Done trying with this!

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Usability and Design
      May 02, 2023
    • Please show all (not just Today)

      Stop changing things which work as-is. Do better Apple.

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Usability and Design
      May 01, 2023
    • Useless and doesn’t work.

      Was this app made in by a kindergartner? It’s completely useless! Doesn’t work. I’m shocked it’s made by Apple. Do better Apple. Steve Jobs is rolling in his grace.

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Usability and Design
      Apr 30, 2023
    • Decent but confusing app

      I just downloaded this game and it doesn’t seem bad it tells and shows what you need to do to remind you but some of the stuff is confusing now I don’t know how to explain it but I don’t know where to put a reminder in certain sections so if you could change that and make it easier that would be appreciated. Thank You

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Usability and Design
      Apr 30, 2023
    • No Notifications

      Apple doesn’t allow me to receive notifications from the reminders app all of a sudden. What’s the point of having a reminder app if it doesn’t notify you the reminder? Stupid app

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Notification Issues
      Apr 30, 2023
    • Big improvements needed.

      I love how I can say “hey siri” remind me but this app to me just has a confusing interface. Idk it’s just confusing and not easy to look at. Add some different ways to look at lists. Put them in squares. Just make it more Apple like.

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Usability and Design
      Apr 29, 2023

Sentiment Analysis

  • Positive(6)
    20%
  • Negative(21)
    70%
  • None(3)
    10%
-50 Net Promoter
Score

Popular Topics

  • Usability and Design(9)
    30%
  • Bugs and Glitches(7)
    23%
  • Notification Issues(7)
    23%
  • Missing Features(3)
    10%
  • Overall Satisfaction(2)
    7%
  • Sharing and Collaboration(1)
    3%
  • Syncing with Other Devices(1)
    3%

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  • English(30)
    100%

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